Brickyard Lakes Country Park is located in a woodland, semi-rural location, however just a short distance from the bustling market town of Malton with its superb collection of shops, restaurants and bars.
Staying in the Vale of York provides visitors with miles of lush green countryside to explore. Whether you like to explore by foot or bike, you will be able to see beautiful streams, rivers, and wildlife. The Vale of York has so much for visitors to see and do from family attractions and beautiful gardens to historical landmarks and tea rooms.
Whether you’re visiting with the whole family, a group of friends or your partner, the Vale of York is the perfect destination for your next UK holiday. Visit some of the activities and attractions including Thirsk Museum, and Sutton Park which is dog-friendly and a great place to enjoy a walk in the Yorkshire countryside.
The city of York is a must-visit when you’re staying in the Vale of York. This Roman city is packed full of history! Take a walk on the city walls and visit the Shambles, dating back to the 14th century this medieval narrow street is full of quaint shops in the original timber-framed buildings.
Visit in November or December for the Christmas Market and in the summer months, you can enjoy a boat ride on the river.
Choosing to stay in a cottage provides the perfect base for exploring the beauty of the Vale of York. Enjoy a good night’s sleep in the comfort of your own cottage before exploring the surrounding countryside and the city of York. Then return with goodies from the city and relax in your cosy cottage or enjoy al fresco dinner in the summer. There are cottages throughout the Vale of York to suit all tastes, budgets and group sizes.
The Stables is a lovely cottage that offers stunning views of the surrounding Howardian Hills. This pet-friendly cottage sleeps up to 6 guests and 2 dogs, providing the perfect base for a family with dogs. Ivy Cottage on Nelson Parks is another dog-friendly option which sleeps 2 and is close to the city of York. This cottage is ideal for a couple who want to enjoy a countryside break with easy access to the city. There is also a hot tub which is a fabulous addition for guests to enjoy after a day of exploring.
Don’t miss these market towns on your lodge break
Harrogate – A fantastic family friendly day out with loads to see and do. This elegant spa destination surrounded by picturesque gardens and green spaces. It boasts Victorian architecture, tea rooms, and relaxation opportunities. Enjoy the healing waters at the Turkish Baths and Health Spa, wander through beautifully landscaped Valley Gardens, and indulge in the town’s tea rooms. Dog lovers will find it very welcoming to pets too!
Knaresborough – Knaresborough offers a plethora of activities to engage in and the town’s central marketplace is a wonderful spot to savor a cup of tea or relish delectable homemade treats. Every Wednesday, the marketplace comes to life with stalls brimming with scrumptious goods, wholesome foods, vibrant plants and flowers, and a wide array of other items, forming the ever-popular Knaresborough Market.
Selby – Selby, a picturesque town, is defined by its remarkable Abbey, established in AD1069. Withstanding nearly 1,000 years of history, the Abbey stands as a testament to endurance through England’s tumultuous periods. Enjoy the fab location, concerts, Pennine Trails, paintballing or just lose yourself in the renowned pubs. Selby Town Hall is a celebrated live venue, while history enthusiasts can explore the Abbey’s Washington Window, a precursor to the American flag. Walkers will love exploring the Trans Pennine Trail, which leads all the way to York. Selby harmoniously blends heritage and leisure pursuits.
Easingwold – A small town surrounded by rural landscapes and characterized by Georgian architecture and a friendly atmosphere. Explore historic St. John the Baptist Church, enjoy walks in the North York Moors National Park, and discover local shops in Easingwold.
Thirsk – A quaint North Yorkshire Market town, situated between the captivating North York Moors and the charming Yorkshire Dales. Its unspoiled charm centres around a lively cobbled market square featuring markets, independent shops, and the iconic town clock. The warmth of its residents adds to Thirsk’s allure, while various walks and connections to historical figures like James Herriot make for a memorable day out.