Thirsk's famous son
You won't have to walk far to discover one of this country's favourite attractions; the World of James Herriot. Anyone who's ever seen All Creatures Great and Small will jump at the chance to leap back in time to the 1940s and experience the life and times of this popular vet. Based in his original surgery, you can interact with TV sets, see what his living quarters would have been like and inspect veterinary artefacts old and new.
Day at the races
Fancy a day at the races? Then gee-up for a day at Thirsk Racecourse. Set almost entirely against a background of open countryside, you'll enjoy magnificent views of the North York Moors in between cheering on your flat race winner. And depending on how flush you're feeling, you can choose anything from a cheap day out in the Family Ring to that big event feel in the Members' Enclosure.
Timeless watering holes
Whether you're celebrating a big win, or just in the mood for a swift half (or two!), why not trot over to one of Thirsk's great coaching inns. By the 18th century, the town had become an important coaching stop and many of its historic inns still exist today. Try the The Golden Fleece, which still sports its original Georgian coaching clock.