The World of James Herriot - Thirsk, North Yorkshire


James Herriot World



All Groups Great and Small!





The World of James Herriot is a popular multi-award winning Visitor Attraction which is based in the former home and surgery of James Alfred Wight, more famously known as the author James Herriot. He became one of the most popular writers of the 20th century.

His books ,a series of stories based on his experiences as a young veterinary surgeon working among the farming community of North Yorkshire, sold in their millions throughout the world.





Their huge success spawned two feature films in the mid1970s, followed by a BBC television series, ’All Creatures Great and Small’ which enjoyed global success in the late 1970s and the early 1980s. Alf died in 1995 but his books remain extremely popular and the television series is still broadcast throughout the World today.

Glowing reviews are regularly posted on Trip Advisor and several prestigious awards have been won by the Centre including the VisitEngland Gold award for ‘The Best Small Visitor attraction in England 2015.’







Telephone : 01845 524234

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Address : 23 Kirkgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 1PL