How to Get Here

The World of James Herriot welcomes and appreciates visitors from the UK, Europe and all over the world.

Alternatively – you can now pay upon arrival

By Road

By Road Thirsk is just off the A19 and close to the A1(M). Save YO7 1PL in your sat nav.

There are a number of nearby car parking sites in Thirsk town centre.

By Bus

Our bus travel partners are Reliance (Route 30).

Regular York to Thirsk timetable (Monday to Saturday).

By Rail

Our rail travel partners are Grand Central. Regular London to Sunderland route (seven days a week).  You may require a taxi from the station to World of James Herriot (around 1.5 miles). Contact our taxi partners Chapman’s Taxis, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 1FH. Tel: 01845 609957



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Thirsk, The heart of Herriot Country

Thirsk is found in the heart of Herriot Country in North Yorkshire. Accessible from neighbouring York, Harrogate, Darlington and Teesside, we’re close to the A1(M) and on the East Coast mainline.

The World of James Herriot is a short walk from the Thirsk town centre. 23 Kirkgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1PL.

There’s so much to see & do in Thirsk…

In addition to the World of James Herriot visitor attraction, Thirsk has so much to offer visitors and groups from around the world.

St Mary's Church, Thirsk

St Mary's Church

Just a 3 minute walk away we have the Church that Alf Wight married Joan Danbury on the 5th of November 1941.  St Mary’s Church dates from the 15th century and was restored in 1877 by George Edmund Street.

Herriot Country Website

Blue Plaque Trail

This is a walk around 20 local historical sites marked by blue plaques. These record important buildings or people associated with our town.
Herriot Country Website

Independent Retailers

In addition to many high-street favourites such as WH Smith’s, The Co-op and Timpson’s, you’ll find a range of classic and tradition retailers, including gift and charity shops.

food and drink i Thirsk

Food & Drink

There’s no shortage of, Cafes, takeaway food shops, and pubs and restaurants with fine dining in Thirsk.  You can enjoy a wealth of local ingredients and the hospitality of friendly Herriot Country staff.

Great places to stay in thirsk

Great places to stay

James Herriot’s hometown offers you a great range of accommodation during your visit. From self-catering cottages, B&B’s, pubs with rooms to independent and branded hotels, all with the warm Yorkshire welcome that inspired Alf Wight to make it his home.

Herriot Country Website

Herriot Country

For more information on Thirsk and the surrounding area, visit the Herriot Country website.