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Sutton Bank Visitor Centre

Sutton Bank Visitor Centre

Sutton Bank, Near Thirsk, 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.


Weather forecast

  • 18/10/21

    14° 12%
  • 18/10/21

    14° 7%
  • 19/10/21

    14° 5%
  • 19/10/21

    13° 5%

Weather forecast for Shandy Hall (3.6 miles away) updated 18/10/21 at 04:00.




Forthcoming events

Display events on a calendar

  • Dark Skies at Sutton Bank with York Astronomical Society

    Saturday 30th October 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Sutton Bank Visitor Centre, Near Thirsk, YO7 2EH

    More info

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  • The Bivouac – Nidderdale

    High Knowle Farm, Upper Nidderdale, HG4 4JZ (21.2 miles away)

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  • North Shire

    Liverton, Saltburn by the Sea, TS13 4TJ (22.2 miles away)

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  • The Wensleydale Experience

    Swinithwaite, Leyburn, DL8 4UH (29.5 miles away)

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