Forcett Grange - Local Attractions Near Your Glamping Site

There’s loads to do on your glamping holiday at Forcett Grange. The glamping site is nestled in beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, with easy access to a range of fabulous outdoor activities and national parks as well as charming small towns and villages perfect for a day of history, window shopping and good food. Whatever you’d like to do on your holiday glamping in Yorkshire, there’s something for you in the area around Forcett Grange.

National parks & AONBs

Nature is everywhere in North Yorkshire, and with Forcett Grange located within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales, the North York Moors and the North Pennines AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), you’ll have no shortage of options for outdoor living in the area around your campsite.

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is about twenty miles from the campsite. Here, you can have a leisurely stroll along the banks of River Ure or take on something a bit more strenuous, like the Yorkshire Three Peaks. The area is also home to steam railways, breweries and medieval castles.

The landscape of the North York Moors National Park is dominated by romantic moors, beautiful heritage coasts and lush woodlands. This makes the area a firm favourite among hikers and bikers, surfers and stargazers alike. The park is located a fifty-minute drive from Forcett Grange. The area is rich with history from the Iron age to the Industrial Revolution and is possibly at its most beautiful in the autumn months when the landscape bursts out in rich fall colours.

The North Pennines AONB lies about 20 miles to the west of our campsite and offers 2000 square kilometres of rolling hills, heathered moorlands and tumbling rivers. It’s a UNESCO Global Geopark, a status only seven places in the UK have. This means the area is geologically significant and protected. The area is also home to an annual stargazing festival, with a host of events suitable for the whole family.

Wonderful towns & villages for day trips

The historic market town of Richmond is only about eight miles south of our glamping site, with picturesque Georgian buildings congregated around the town’s central square with its large church, obelisk and traditional marketplace.

The town is also home to Richmond Castle, an impressive medieval stronghold looking over the rest of the town, and Easby Abbey whose ruins are filled with fascinating history. The stately 17th-century Kiplin Hall has beautiful gardens and an award-winning tea room while The Station offers art exhibitions as well as a good cafe/bar for refreshments.

Close to the campsite, you’ll also find Darlington, home to a steam railway museum, beautiful gardens and a traditional market hall and clocktower typical of market towns in the area. You’ll also find Walworth Castle on the outskirts of the town. Here, you can take part in a range of events, including seasonal fruit picking and falconry for a memorable day out.

Barnard Castle is another charming market town in the region, about ten miles from the campsite on the shore of the River Tees. The town takes its name from the castle that it grew around and offers a range of antique stores, independent boutiques and high-quality eateries. The palatial Bowes Museum is a must-see, with an award-winning collection of fine art housed inside a French chateau-style building that’ll make you feel like a royal character in a period drama.

Castles and other historic sites

Egglestone Abbey 

Raby Castle 

Auckland Castle and Kynren 

Kipling Hall

Binchester Roman Fort

Middleham Castle

Castle Bolton 

Interesting transport

Locomotion at Shildon

Hamsterley Forrest

Wensleydale Railway – Leeming Bar

Places to relax

Garage Spa – Greta Bridge

Tan Hill – UK’s highest pub!

Brownlow Arms – Caldwell