Thirsk, North Yorkshire
Thirsk is a small market town and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. The local travel links are located a mile from the town centre to Thirsk railway station and 20 miles (32 km) to Durham Tees Valley Airport. Local bus services to and from York, Ripon and Northallerton and nearby villages and long distance National Express Coaches call at the bus stop in the market place. Also, the main road running through the town is the A61, connecting Thirsk to Ripon. The parish has a population of 4,703 according to the 2001 Census. Thirsk is a popular tourist destination attracting visitors, especially with Thirsk Racecourse and the North York Moors.