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Sutton Bank Visitor Centre

Sutton Bank Visitor Centre

Sutton Bank, Near Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2EH

The car park at Sutton Bank National Park Centre is a great place to discover the night skies (24 hour pay and display). In 2021 a new stargazing pavilion and warm-room opened to help astronomers host public stargazing events. Photo used with kind permission by Will Owen.


Sutton Bank Visitor Centre is a Dark Sky Discovery Site, an officially recognised place where anyone can stargaze. Most such locations have overnight parking (sometimes with a fee); however, many do not allow overnight camping. There may or may not be toilet facilities.

Weather forecast

  • 16/05/22

    16° 14%
  • 16/05/22

    14° 29%
  • 17/05/22

    11° 2%
  • 17/05/22

    2%

Weather forecast for Shandy Hall (3.6 miles away) updated 16/05/22 at 16:00.




Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Sutton Bank Visitor Centre. View these events on a calendar.

  • Green Space Dark Skies – North York Moors National Park (CANCELLED)

    Friday 1st July 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Sutton Bank Visitor Centre, Near Thirsk, YO7 2EH

    More info

Stay and gaze nearby

  • Carr House Farm Bed and Breakfast – Ampleforth

    Ampleforth, York, North Yorkshire, YO62 4ED (4.1 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Easterside Farm

    Hawnby, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5QT (4.6 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Carlton Lodge – Helmsley

    53 Bondgate, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EY (6.1 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Carlton Grange – Helmsley

    Carlton, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5HH (6.4 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • High Farm – Beadlam Rigg

    Beadlam Rigg, Pockley, North Yorkshire, YO62 7TG (8.3 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Cropton Cabins Holiday Park

    Cropton, Wrelton, North Yorkshire, YO18 8ES (15.9 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info