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The Wonderful World of James Herriot

The Wonderful World of James Herriot is one of Yorkshire’s top tourist attractions for all the family, 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 visitors receive a complimentary souvenir book.

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