Remember 'All Creatures Great and Small'? Welcome to
Thirsk, home of vet and author, James Herriot. This riverside
market town nestles in the Vale of York and is a great base to
explore North Yorkshire. And the best place to stay? One of our
Thirsk holiday cottages, of course.
First stop the 'World of James Herriot', an
award-winning attraction set in his 1940s' home. Next stop
Thirsk Museum, birthplace of Thomas Lord - founder of the legendary
Lord's Cricket Ground.
Other hotspots include the 15th Century Church of St. Mary's
and Thirsk's bustling street market. The cobbled square comes
alive on Mondays and Saturdays, with stalls selling everything from
local produce to clothing. Soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the
banter with the friendly locals!
From mice to mud, Thirsk is full of surprises!
Close by is the Mouseman Visitor Centre, showcasing beautifully
handcrafted oak furniture and gifts, each piece embellished with a
tiny carved mouse. Swap wood for the real thing and enjoy furry
encounters at the Monk Park Farm. Or feel the adrenalin rush
tackling humps, bumps, mud and water on off-road quads at Yorkshire
4x4 - just remember to hose yourself down before returning to your
For walkers, the Blue Plaque and Thirsk Past & Present
Heritage Trails take in the town and neighbouring region's
notable buildings and historic sites. Otherwise head for Sutton
Bank and enjoy some lovely walks, with sweeping views across the
Vale of York and Dales. Round off the day watching movies at The
Ritz or simply relaxing in your Thirsk holiday cottage.