Tel: 01845 524234

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

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Herriot the puppyMeet Herriot the puppy!!!

We have a new member of staff here at the World of James Herriot. Check out his blog!



We are thrilled to have been awarded a 'Scoot Headline Award'


Herriot Gift Shop!
Why not visit our new gift shop for all your Herriot goodies? For great gift ideas click here!


White Rose awards 2013Highly Commended Visitor Attraction!
We are thrilled to have received the 'Highly Commended' award for small visitor attraction at this years White Rose Awards. Click Here

The Number 1 Visitor Attraction!

We are consistently ranked first for tourist attractions in Thirsk - check out our excellent reviews on

Award Winners!

We're delighted to announce The World of James Herriot has won the Dalesman Rural Tourism Award for 2013.

Step Inside... The World of James Herriot

You’ve probably read the books written by James Alfred Wight or watched “All Creatures Great and Small” on TV.

Now come and see where James Herriot, the world’s most famous vet, lived, worked and relaxed. See his home and surgery in Thirsk; travel back in time to what life was like when James was a vet in Yorkshire. See the car he drove, step into the TV set, try your hand at being a vet and even experience what it was like to hide in a World War 2 air raid shelter, and don’t forget the chickens!

Disabled Access with the exception of the Air Raid Shelter.


Make sure you save these details in your contacts and on your satnav:

World of James Herriot Ltd,
23 Kirkgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1PL
Tel: 01845 524234

Sorry no dogs except Guide Dogs.

New for 2014!

The Flavours of Herriot Country Awards 2014!

Now in their third year - The 'Flavours of Herriot Country Awards' celebrate food and drink businesses across the districts of Hambleton and Richmondshire.  This years award categories are: Breakfast of the Year, Best Tearoom of the Year, Food Producer of the Year, Best village/Farm Shop, Specialist Retailer of the Year, Best "Foods of the World", Drinks Producer of the Year, Dining Pub of the Year, Butcher of the Year, Restaurant of the Year, Best Attraction Catering, and the Special Award - **Customer Services Personality of the Year**.

CLICK HERE to nominate your business!