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.
We are ideally located in Thirsk for access to the Moors, the Dales, and the nearby towns of York, Ripon and Harrogate and the famous York Races.
FREE James Herriot App
Your ideal companion for your visit to Herriot Country is now available to download from the app store!
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!
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!
The 'Flavours of Herriot Country Awards' celebrate the best of the food and drink businesses across the districts of Hambleton and Richmondshire. This years awards will be held on the 22nd of November at Thirsk Racecourse.
Enter now for your opportunity to win an award in this prestigious Yorkshire event!
This year's AGM will be held at the Leeming Bar Service Station Hotel on the 30th May 2013 at 7pm.
Apart from the AGM's statuary agenda we have some very exciting news to announce for the 2013/14 season.
Would you please make every effort to attend as your support is now vital to maintain the viability of the Herriot Country Tourism Group.
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