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Members can take advantage of a ‘two-for-the-price-of-one’ offer at The World of James Herriot
Fans of Siegfried, Tristan, Helen – and Mrs Pumphrey’s pampered pooch Tricki Woo – are in for a treat at the World of James Heriot attraction in Thirsk, North Yorkshire. For this unassuming building was once the home and workplace of James Alfred Wight, the veterinary surgeon behind the James Heriot books that were adapted into the All Creatures Great and Small television series.
Step through the red front door into the entrance hall, glance at the long coats hanging on the wall and admire the grandfather clock, as you soak up the atmosphere of Wight’s faithfully recreated 1940s business. Around the corner is the ‘dining room and office’ where a lifelike Mrs Pumphrey and aforementioned Tricki sit waiting, and you soon come to the medicine-filled dispensary and sitting room where ‘Alf’ would listen to Bing Crosby.
Further areas are dedicated to memorabilia from the motion picture and BBC television series, while upstairs is a display representing the latest Channel 5 incarnation. On the first floor you’ll also find rooms devoted to historic veterinary medicine (some of the instruments were on loan to the programme makers during my visit) and a great interactive area where youngsters can try quizzes and games (fancy delivering a calf?).
Other highlights include a recreation of a BBC television set (with the chance to see yourself on camera), a movie theatre, and a room focusing on the popular Yorkshire Vet series.
A great, nostalgic day out that won’t be lost on younger members of your touring party.
Members can take advantage of a ‘two-for-the-price-of-one’ offer at The World of James Herriot. Visit https://www.caravanclub.co.uk/membership/great-savings-guide/discovery-the-world-of-james-herriot/ for more information and to download a voucher. Please present valid Caravan and Motorhome Club membership card on arrival to authenticate the discount. Offer valid until 31 March 2024.