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With its medieval town centre, Thirsk has all the charm you would expect from a North York Moors town. From colourful market stalls every Monday and Saturday, to the World of James Herriot museum Thirsk offers something for all ages and visitors.

At the World of James Herriot Museum, you can discover the life story of this international celebrity. The late James Herriot was famous as a veterinary surgeon and author of ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ which was later made into film and television adaptations. You can also transport yourself back to the 1940’s and see what life was like back then, whilst the kids learn the basic of becoming a vet. Opposite to this is Thirsk Museum, the birthplace of Thomas Lord, founder of ‘Lord’s Cricket Ground’. With eight rooms full of exhibits including cricketing memorabilia, farming equipment and even Saxon bones, we’re sure the whole family will be fascinated by this historical centre.

For ‘Country Racing at its Best’ visit Thirsk Racecourse with meetings from April to September, you’ll find everything from Ladies Day to Summer Jazz Nights. There are even one or two family days available at the course. For other family excursions, the Thirsk Falconry Centre is sure to put a smile on the children’s faces with their spectacular flying displays and opportunities to interact with and handle these wonderful creatures.

You will find a wide selection of accommodation to choose from in Thirsk including central hotels, cosy bed and breakfasts and pretty self catering cottages. Also nearby are several caravan and camping sites. Thirsk is located just off the A19, north of Harrogate.