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James Alfred Wight, who wrote under the pseudonym of James Herriot, became one of the most popular writers of the twentieth 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 great success spawned two feature films in the mid 1970s, followed by a television series, All Creatures Great and Small, which enjoyed global success in the late 1970s and early 80s.
Alfred Wight died in 1995 but his books still sell, the television series is still played throughout the world, and thousands of visitors continue to flock to The World of James Herriot Museum, which was established in 1999 in his hometown of Thirsk, North Yorkshire.
Yorkshire’s Herriot Country
Herriot Country has always been the heart of Yorkshire with lots of places to visit, including historic market towns, some of the country’s finest national parks and a range of attractions for the whole family. These, together with an array of visitor attractions, hotels and accommodation, offer visitors the ultimate getaway. It’s easy to see why Herriot Country is the heart of Yorkshire. So come and take the time to explore God’s Own Country, immerse yourself in all it has to offer, and make your holidays and days out truly unforgettable!
- The World of James Herriot is a finalist in the British Coach Tourism Awards 2017By WOJH on 10th March 2017
- Feeling Low? 7 Ways Animals Can Improve Your HealthBy WOJH on 10th January 2017
- Black Tie Gala Dinner promo video – 100th Anniversary of the birth of Alf WightBy WOJH on 1st December 2016
TICKET PRICES 2017
Children (5-15yrs): £5.00
Family Ticket (2+2): £24.00
Family Ticket (2+3): £28.00