The Herriot News Blog

All the latest news and articles relating to the World of James Herriot Visitor Centre in Thirsk

All Christmases Great and Small

All Christmases Great and Small

A time for family and nostalgia, is Christmas.  That’s why The World of James Herriot is the perfect place to experience the warmth and joy of this festive period. We’ve decked out the house with all the trimmings; the Christmas cake […]
Award Winners

Award Winners

At the risk of sounding like we are blowing our own trumpet, we are extremely proud to announce that we have received yet another award to add to the others on our ‘top shelf’.  On 17th November, at the prestigious […]
An APPsolutely APPealing APP

An APPsolutely APPealing APP

We have the perfect App and the perfect companion when planning a trip to Herriot Country and the wider Yorkshire area. We give you the ability to organise or book a holiday to God’s Own County all from the palm […]
A Tribute to Lynda Bellingham

A Tribute to Lynda Bellingham

Renowned for her films, television series, advertisements and presenting roles, in her final weeks of life Lynda Bellingham became more widely known for something far more poignant and courageous – she made speaking of  death and dying less of  a […]
One Puppy & Two Young Vets

One Puppy & Two Young Vets

It has often been said that Britain is a nation of animal lovers.  I am sure, therefore, that most of them tuned in to the BBC2 program, ‘Young Vets’ to follow with avid interest the experiences of ten students in […]
Introducing… Herriot the Puppy

Introducing… Herriot the Puppy

Hi Everyone!  My name’s Herriot! My friends at The World of James Herriot have given me special permission to write a post on here to introduce myself.  As many of you will already be aware, I am their new mascot […]
Letter from America

Letter from America

Here at The World of James Herriot we often get letters and emails from grateful visitors or enthusiastic fans.  This always makes us proud as we are keepers, if you like, of Alf Wight’s legacy to the world.  A recent […]
James Herriot, Man of the World

James Herriot, Man of the World

James Herriot, as I’m sure you are aware, is popular with readers all over the world. Interest in Alf Wight, the vet and James Herriot, the author  is still huge.  This was made very evident to us a couple of […]
The Hub of The Home

The Hub of The Home

It has often been said that the kitchen is the hub of the home.  Closing the door on the dining room and sharing a meal around the kitchen table has a far greater warmth, ease of conversation and sense of […]
The Austin 7

The Austin 7

The Austin 7 ‘AJO 71 had no brakes to speak of and very little in the way of steering. The producers wanted someone to drive it through the Dales and park it in a stream ready for filming. No one […]