Visit Thirsk - Home of James Herriot

Welcome to Herriot country. As well as being a traditional Yorkshire market town, Thirsk was also the home of renowned fictional vet, James Herriot (real name Alf White, whose veterinary practice was in the town). Boasting the spectacular backdrops of the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, it’s no wonder this much-loved author was so inspired living and working here.

Thirsk Accommodation

Jackson Cottage in Thirsk

Jackson Cottage

Jacksons Cottages, Station Rd, Thirsk YO7 1QE, UK

Manor Farm Cottage

1 Manor Farm Cottages, Little Thirkleby, Thirsk, YO7 2BA

The Byre

Thirsk, YO7 2HJ, United Kingdom

The Granary, Thirsk

Thirsk, YO7 2PX, United Kingdom

Wren’s Nest

Thirsk, YO7 1JJ, United Kingdom

Woodside Barn

Thirsk, YO7 2PY, United Kingdom

The Cottage

Thirsk, YO7 2HJ, United Kingdom

Stable Cottage, Thirsk

Thirsk, YO7 2PX, United Kingdom

Number 15

Thirsk, YO7 1QX, United Kingdom

Kemps Yard Retreat

Thirsk, YO7 1PL, United Kingdom

Jasmine Cottage, Thirsk

Thirsk, YO7 3HS, United Kingdom

Gormire Cottage

Thirsk, YO7 2PY, United Kingdom

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Thirsk on the Map

Thirsk is well served by the road network with good links to the A1(M), A19 to the North York Moors and York as well as the A61 to Ripon & Harrogate or the A170 to Scarborough.

Rail links

On the Western outskirts of Thirsk is a train station with trains heading via Northallerton to Darlington, Durham & Newcastle, or via York to the East Coast mainline (including London).

Where Next?

Take a drive to the North York Moors from Thirsk, and you’ll head up the terrific Sutton Bank, or go the other direction via Masham into the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Head to the South, and you’ll be in York in no time, or journey north up the A19 and head out to the North East Yorkshire towns of Redcar or Guisborough. Or simply stay a while and enjoy Herriot Country!