Book a Stay Play Explore short break from £149

The Wonderful World of James Herriot

The Wonderful World of James Herriot is one of Yorkshire’s top tourist attractions, it covers the life and work of James 'Alf' Wight - the legendary local vet whose books, written under the name 'James Herriot', thrilled millions all over the world and still do today.

Set in the beautiful market town of Thirsk - the heart of Herriot Country and Channel Five’s Yorkshire Vet TV programme – the experience shows what it was like to be a vet in a busy country practice. Wander through the real Skeldale House and try your hand at acting on a mock-up studio set from the TV series All Creatures Great and Small. You can also explore the world’s largest collection of Herriot memorabilia.

STAY PLAY EXPLORE OFFER: Entry for 2 adults.  Stay Play Explore visitors receive a complimentary souvenir book (1 book per couple).

Visit the Wonderful World of James Herriot during your family fun short break in Yorkshire The Wonderful World of James Herriot

Opening times: Open seven days a week

Nov to Feb: 10am - 4pm last entry 3pm; Mar to Oct: 10am - 5pm last entry 4pm; Closed: 25th Dec, 26th Dec and 1st Jan

Address: 23 Kirkgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, Y07 1PL

For information about the World of James Herriot and accessibility information see the website