James Herriot

The Wonderful World of James Herriot

The Wonderful World of James Herriot is a multi award-winning tourist attraction with so much to see and do for all ages.

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.

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