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Welcome to our “spick and span” award winning attraction

We have installed a one-way system with 2m distancing (not 1m) and regular hand sanitizers throughout the attraction. Rest assured we have taken every precaution to safeguard you and our staff during your visit, and suggest for your own added safety and for the safety others you bring your own mask. You will be assured of a warm and safe welcome from all our caring staff.

Ian Ashton Managing Director & Staff of the World of James Herriot.

James Herriot

Step inside… The World of James Herriot…

Like millions worldwide, you’ve probably read his books or watched All Creatures Great and Small, or maybe you’ve heard of James Herriot on the TV series The Yorkshire Vet. Well why not come and see where James Herriot, the world’s most famous vet, lived, worked and wrote his incredibly successful series of books based on his experiences as a young North Yorkshire vet.

There’s so much to see & do…

Walk through his fully-restored 1940s home and surgery in Thirsk; travel back in time to what life was like when James was practicing. See the car he drove, step into the TV set, try your hand at being a vet and even experience what it was like to hide in a World War 2 air raid shelter, plus so much more including interactive games for Herriot fans of all ages. A visit to the World of James Herriot is something you will never forget.

World of James Herriot
World of James Herriot

There’s loads to see and do behind that famous red door. Well worth a visit to experience his work place, home and where his writing emerged”.