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The World Of James Herriot

23 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL, UK


About The World Of James Herriot

The World of James Herriot museum encompasses the very essence of the world-renowned vet. It offers visitors an unforgettable experience of the life and times of a man who became an international celebrity after the publication of his books. The museum is located in a 1940s period house with veterinary science exhibits. It was the original practice of Wight and his partners at 23 Kirkgate, known as "Skeldale House" in the books.

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Sutton Bank8.46km from The World Of James Herriot

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White Horse8.65km from The World Of James Herriot

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Byland Abbey12.49km from The World Of James Herriot

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Lightwater Valley Theme Park15km from The World Of James Herriot

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Rievaulx Abbey15.02km from The World Of James Herriot

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National Trust - Rievaulx Terrace15.45km from The World Of James Herriot

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North Yorkshire is the largest non-metropolitan county and lieutenancy area in England, covering an area of 8,654 square kilometres . Around 40% of the county is covered by national parks, including most of the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.