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Herriot Country

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.


The Heart of Yorkshire

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!

Herriot Country Destinations Map - Click on a region below to plan your days out!

Map of Herriot Country

Featured Attraction

Dutch HouseDutch House

Enjoy nature and art at the Dutch house ecological sculpture garden and learn about sustainable gardening and attracting wildlife.


Featured Accommodation

Kirkgate House

We pride ourselves on offering real value for money and are just place to unwind after a day on the road, sightseeing, attending the races or just passing through


Featured Event

FREE James Herriot App

Your ideal companion for your visit to Herriot Country is now available to download from the app store!


The Flavours of Herriot Country Awards 2014!

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!

A Year of Awards & Rosettes for Yorebridge House

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

Creature comforts great and small...


  • Extra legroom as standard

  • More luggage space

  • Buffet service with produce sourced locally in Yorkshire

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!

There's no countryside in England quite like 'The Yorkshire Dales'

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!

Check out places to stay, and places to visit in the West of Herriot Country and see what this stunning part of England has to offer!

Yorkshire's Herriot Country Tourism Group is supported by.....

TennantsLuke miller & Assoc.Jet2Welcome to YorkshireGrand Central Railway

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