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View from Sutton Bank by Chris J ParkerView from Sutton Bank by Chris J Parker

Opening times for the National Park Centre and Tea Rooms

  • January and February, weekends only until 17 February, 10.30am to 4.00pm
  • Daily from 18 February until 31 March, 10.30am to 4.00pm
  • Daily April, May, June, July, 10.00am to 5.00pm
  • Daily August, 9.30am to 5.30pm
  • Daily September and October, 10.00am to 5.00pm
  • Daily November and December, 10.30am to 4.00pm
  • Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Open 26 December - 5 January 2020, 10.30am to 4.00pm

Opening times for Sutton Bank Bikes

Please note Sutton Bank Bikes may be open at different times to the National Park Centre, see opening times on their website for the most up-to-date information.

Summer: Open daily (10am-5pm)

To find out more, call 01845 597759.

How to get here

Sutton Bank National Park Centre is six miles (9.5km) east of Thirsk (or 7.5 miles (12km) west of Helmsley) at the top of Sutton Bank on the A170. 

There is limited public transport to Sutton Bank. The nearest railway station is in Thirsk (7.5 miles away). 

From 5 May to 29 September, Moorsbus operates a seasonal bus service (M5) on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays with a stop at Thirsk Railway Station that will take you to Helmsley. From here pick up the Moorsbus M4 service to Sutton Bank. You can also pick up the M4 service from Guisborough and Stokesley and travel direct to Sutton Bank. Download the 2019 timetable.

There are pay and display car parks.

Sutton Bank National Park Centre
Sutton Bank
Thirsk
North Yorkshire
YO7 2EH


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