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Voted Best Small Visitor Attraction 2024

Come and visit the Award-winning REAL World of James Herriot in Thirsk #Darrowby, for a great family day out!

The World of James Herriot family visitor attraction is a wonderful destination for anyone interested in the life and work of James Herriot, or the hit TV series, All Creatures Great & Small, and The Yorkshire Vet. Here are 5 great reasons why you should come and visit us for a great day out!

1. Learn about James Herriot’s Life and Work: The museum provides a fascinating insight into the life of James Herriot and his work as the world’s most famous veterinarian, and how he became one of the most famous writers of his generation.

2. See Unique Exhibits and Artefacts: The museum has a vast collection of original artefacts and objects related to James Herriot’s life and work, including photographs, letters, and pieces of equipment used in his veterinary practice.

3. Explore the Interactive Exhibits: The museum has several interactive exhibits that allow visitors to learn more about the science of veterinary medicine. These exhibits are engaging and immersive, providing a great educational experience for visitors of all ages.

4. Experience the Beauty of Thirsk: A picturesque market town in North Yorkshire that’s steeped in history. Thirsk is a charming destination in its own right, with plenty of shops, restaurants, and historic landmarks to explore including Thirsk’s Blue Plaque Trail. Visitors to the World of James Herriot can take advantage of the region’s charming accommodations, including historic inns and cosy cottages, where they can relax and unwind after a day of exploration.

5. Scenic Beauty: The surrounding area “Herriot Country”, offers stunning landscapes that served as inspiration for James Herriot’s beloved books. From charming village scenes to picturesque countryside, visitors can immerse themselves in the same tranquil settings that captivated the author.

The James Herriot visitor attraction is a ‘must-visit’ for anyone wanting to learn more about the life and work of James Herriot. It offers a unique glimpse into the world of veterinary medicine and the origins of the worldwide hit TV series ‘All Creatures Great & Small’, as well as a chance to immerse yourself in the charming market town of Thirsk in the heart of Herriot Country. Whether you’re a fan of James Herriot’s literature, a lover of scenic landscapes, or simply seeking a unique winter getaway location, the World of James Herriot offers an array of compelling reasons to visit in #2024.


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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