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Group Visits

Calling all group organisers, tour operators and coach companies!

The World of James Herriot is a perfect place to visit in North Yorkshire and will take your guests on a nostalgic journey through the former home and veterinary surgery where the world’s most famous vet lived, practised and wrote his best-selling books “All Creatures Great and Small” that went on to become a hit TV series and films that are still shown around the world.

coachThe award winning attraction houses the largest collection of Herriot memorabilia in the world and is a ‘must see’ visitor attraction that is the heart of Herriot Country in North Yorkshire. 
Please call to ask about group rates, booking your group visit and to learn more about our partnership arrangements with other attractions nearby. We’ll help you to build a worthwhile and interesting programme for day visits, provide a welcome and interesting attraction for a stopover when on route North or South or working with our partner accommodation providers in the area to find the best group rates and dates for an overnight based in Herriot Country.

Tel: 01845 524234 – Email: kate@worldofjamesherriot.com


The World of James Herriot in Thirsk has been voted the best Visitor Attraction in Yorkshire (50,000 visitors) at this year’s Welcome to Yorkshire’s White Rose Tourism Awards.

“This is fantastic news for the team at the World of James Herriot. Previously owned by the local council, The World of James Herriot has been run since 2012 by a management team with a vision to continually develop it and attract more visitors. Our passion for The World of James Herriot means we have increased visitor numbers year on year since acquiring the business.”  Comments managing director, Ian Ashton.

For further information please contact: Ian Ashton, World of James Herriot, 23 Kirkgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1PL.. Tel: 01845 524234. E-mail: mail@worldofjamesherriot.com

Press Contact: John Gallery, Herriot Country Tourism Group. Tel: 07967 032623. E-mail: johngallery@herriotcountry.co.uk