Welcome to Wigwam Holidays at Water Hall Farm, at the very foot of Sutton Bank, nestled in the famous hills of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Credited with being the “Longest” place name in England.
In the heart of “Herriot Country” home to vet and author “James Herriot” who once declared the tremendous view from Sutton Bank over the Vale of Mowbray & Vale of York as “The Finest view in England”.
A stroll along the wheelchair accessible path from the Visitors centre to the sensational viewpoint is a must, or go south along the dramatic landscape to the famous “Kilburn White Horse”.
For those with a passion for walking, running and biking, you really are in the perfect place, the routes really are endless………… from total beginner to the most advanced routes, some of which are classed as part of the most challenging “Tour de Yorkshire” bike race.
Here at Water Hall we provide the perfect stepping stone to a huge range of attractions & activities. Located within 20 miles of the Historic City of York & Harrogate.
Visit the “World of James Herriot”. (Approx 5 miles)
Millions world wide have read his books, watched All Creatures Great and Small on T.V. See where James Herriott, the world’s most famous vet lived and worked as a North Yorkshire young vet.
Set in the heart of stunning Herriot Country, the world of James Herriot is a multi-award winning, all weather attraction, open 7 days a week offering visitors of all ages so much to see and do.
Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden (National Trust) – (Approx 17 miles).
Enjoy the Ancient Abbey ruins and an awe-inspiring Water Gardens at this world heritage site. Take in some of the best countryside around Ripon with a walk through Woodland, high sided valley and Medieval Deer Park , on the way to explore the ruins of a lost spa. Fun for all the family spotting creatures that make their home in Studley Royal Deer Park, Seven Bridges Valley and surrounding Countryside.
Duncombe Park – Helmsley (approx 10 miles)
One of Yorkshires finest historic houses and estates, and home to the Duncombe family. Located in Helmsley, in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, the estate boasts over 450 acres of spectacular gardens, parklands and nature reserve, including the national centre for Birds of Prey.
Market Towns of Thirsk & Helmsley.
Thirsk Market – Weekly on Mondays and Saturdays, Thirsk’s Monday market charter was granted in 1145. Today the town hosts markets on Mondays and Saturday every week, in the towns traditional cobbled market place, offering fresh, local produce from friendly knowledgeable stall holders. Come and enjoy the atmosphere and experience of our open-air markets – part of the proud tradition of English.
Helmsley Market – This pretty market town lies right on the edge of the North Yorkshire National Park. There is a Norman Castle and an ancient Market Cross as well as old coaching inns and a varied selection of tearooms. The market is held in the central ancient square every Friday and is alleged to go back to the 13th century. In addition to the market a craft fair is held most Fridays above the old town Hall.
Lightwater Valley and Flamingo Land Theme Parks.
One for the thrill seeker. Flamingo land and award winning Zoo, one of the U.K’s most visited parks. Lightwater Valley hosts Tree Nets, Sky high thrill rides, Europe’s longest roller coaster, Splash falls and Wild River rapids. Smaller children can run free in the outdoor play area & visit Riggmoor petting farm.
Yorkshire Gliding Club - (approx. 3 miles)
Sit and watch the gliders take off from the dramatic. drop off Sutton bank, or treat yourself to a lesson and glide over your very own Wigwam.