Yorkshire's Herriot Country takes its name from one of the world's best loved writers, James Herriot. For more than 50 years it was home to the vet-cum-author, whose books have enthralled fans and put Yorkshire firmly on the map.
Herriot Country has always been the epicentre of the area with a variety of places to visit, including historic market towns, and some of the country's finest national parks. These blended together with an array of visitor attractions, hotels and accommodation offer visitors the ultimate getaway. From this it's easy see why Herriot Country is the Heart of Yorkshire. So come and take the time to explore God's Own Country, immersing yourself in all that it has to offer, and make your holidays and days out truly unforgettable!
Enjoy nature and art at the Dutch house ecological sculpture garden and learn about sustainable gardening and attracting wildlife.
Lilac Cottage is in the perfect location for a holiday or short break, situated only a few 100 yards from the centre of the market town of Thirsk.
FREE James Herriot App
Your ideal companion for your visit to Herriot Country is now available to download from the app store!
Now in their third year - The 'Flavours of Herriot Country Awards' celebrate food and drink businesses across the districts of Hambleton and Richmondshire.
They have been built on the success of the 'Flavours of Hambleton' awards which were established by Hambleton District Council in 2004.
This years award categories are:
Breakfast of the Year, Best Tearoom of the Year, Food Producer of the Year, Best village/Farm Shop, Specialist Retailer of the Year, Best "Foods of the World", Drinks Producer of the Year, Dining Pub of the Year, Butcher of the Year, Restaurant of the Year, Best Attraction Catering, and the Special Award - **Customer Services Personality of the Year**.
CLICK HERE to nominate your business for this years awards!
It has been an outstanding year of awards and tributes for Dave and Charlotte Reilly, owners of the stunning and stylish Yorebridge House, a boutique hotel in the village of Bainbridge, North Yorkshire. It has an idyllic setting in the North Yorkshire National Park, nestled in the countryside landscape, with the surrounding area rich in wildlife and historical interest.
To find out more about Yorebridge House visit - www.yorebridgehouse.co.uk
Your Direct Line to Herriot Country
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For routes, train times and tickets visit the Grand Central website - www.grandcentralrail.com
James Herriot’s works have been enjoyed by so many both in the UK and around the world, and we have now created the ultimate app for people to visit the area in which he lived and worked.
From booking your hotel through to hiring a car, all this is now possible in the palm of your hand. The app also allows you to explore all the places that feature in James Herriot’s books with our unique ‘Trails’ feature. It’s your ideal travelling companion!
Situated in the West of Herriot Country - the Yorkshire Dales is a rugged place of outstanding natural beauty rich in cultural heritage, and is both an arena for outdoor persuits, and a haven for relaxation!
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