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The World of James Herriot

The famous vet's home recreated in its 1940s glory.

Immerse yourself in the life and times of one of Yorkshire's favourite sons.

A short drive to the Market Town of Thirsk takes you to the World of James Herriot that is the original home and veterinary surgery of the world’s most famous vet, Alf Wight OBE, aka James Herriot. The attraction tells the story of the vet who became a multi-million selling author with his stories of life in practice in rural North Yorkshire in the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s. It houses many artefacts of veterinary life from a time gone by, has the largest collection of

Herriot memorabilia in the world, plus, props from two movies and the most popular BBC TV series ever shown ‘All Creatures Great and Small”.  Many vets of today joined the profession after reading and watching the Herriot stories and Interest has now sparked to a new generation with the channel 5 TV series the Yorkshire Vet that is based on the modern day Skeldale Surgery made famous by James Herriot.

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