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 two famous cars, one from the TV series and the other from the movie “It Shouldn’t Happen to a Vet”, step into the TV set, and try your hand at being a vet. There really is something for everyone, including: The dining room and practice office, the Yorkshire Vet and All Creatures Great & Small rooms, the original dispensary, Herriot memorabilia, TV Studios, the foldyard and Farrier’s Workshop, the gardens & Alf Wight Statue, and even an interactive gallery featuring onscreen quizzes for Herriot fans of all ages. It’s easy to see why the World of James Herriot visitor attraction attracts visitors from all over the world; it’s not just for fans of the books! A visit to this multi-award winning visitor attraction is God’s Own Country, something you will never forget. Herriot Country covers some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK.
From the grand sweeping hills and rich valleys of the world famous North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales to the charming market towns and picturesque villages of Thirsk, Northallerton, Easingwold, Great Ayton & Bedale, Where you can expect stunning scenery and a warm welcome to 'God's Own Country'.