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World of James Herriot

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Address: 23 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL, England
Phone Number: +44 1845 524234
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Description: You’ve probably read the books written by James Alfred Wight or watched...
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!
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worth visit. Allow 1.5hrs to 2hrs ..parking in town cost money. If pop into the James herriot vets center..get parking permit for out side the vets only..or park in the town... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

worth visit. Allow 1.5hrs to 2hrs ..parking in town cost money. If pop into the James herriot vets center..get parking permit for out side the vets only..or park in the town.. THE WHOLE EVENTOR INTO JAMES HERRIOT WORTH VISIT..THERS NO CONSESHIONS..ON PRICE..THE STAUE GOES UP THIS WEEK IN THE GARDEN,,THAT BE NICE TO SEE.

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Harrogate
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Lovely welcoming staff, great authentic exhibit, plenty to amuse even the most sceptical visitor. Love the TV Studio and the nostalgic pharmaceuticals!

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Dumbleton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My husband and I had a wonderful time wandering through the house; meeting Mrs. Pomfrey and Tricki Woo; sitting on the well worn sofa on the TV set and learning lines from the script; and just imagining all of the wonderful times spent in this welcoming place. Highly recommend a visit, especially if you are a fan of the books... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Went here really good place read all the books very interesting kids loved it will go again loved it that much

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Powhatan, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My wife and I really enjoyed connecting the James Herriot books and the place together. This was a very quant experience for us. The whole experience was interesting, the exhibit, the town, St. Mary's church, the restaurants and the B&B lodging.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Lovely place to visit for three to four hours, visited with a close friend who like me was a lover of the series and books in the 70/80s. Lots of museum type pieces to see but all set in and around the home of "James Herriott". Also lots of old veterinary items on display. Entrance fee was a little bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Easily located by following the signs around Thirsk centre and this month kids go for a pound when you say 'kids for a quid'. It is a MUST see for all Herriot fans. The rooms downstairs bring the books to life and you can envisage the dogs clattering down the hallway barking at the door. The short film about Alf... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Easy free parking on a Sunday, and loads to see. Went with friends and as well as seeing the lovely vintage rooms (kitchen was my favourite), the film sets were great fun. When the old telephone rings do pick it up, there's a farmer on the other end of the line. We had no children with us, but there is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Have visited this wonderful place on several occasions. You see something different every time, there's that much to look at, read and do! For fans of the Herriot stories and the Alf Wight, it is a must. Even if you aren't, the wealth of vintage memorabilia on display is just fascinating. Your visit starts with a wonderful journey through the... More 

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Bourg-en-Bresse, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Very enjoyable morning visiting the Museum. It was great to see the house he lived in. They also show a small film about him, which I enjoyed. Even had a mock up of a TV studio. Well worth a visit if you enjoyed the TV series. Staff were lovely too.

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