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When celebrated Yorkshire vet James Herriot was tending to all creatures great and small, he did so from his veterinary practice in the North Yorkshire town of Thirsk. That practice is now a museum, the World of James Herriot, and while fans of the books and the TV series will certainly want to check it out there is much else about this historic market town which will appeal to people of all ages. Situated just over 20 miles north of York, the town is easy to get to and courtesy of the Thirsk hotels it is a place which is a delight to stay in.

The town is dominated by the large medieval square at its centre. This is where open air markets have been held for many centuries and continue to be held today, each Saturday and Monday. There is a museum in the town which details some of the local life and history and an imposing and impressive 15th century church, St Mary's. Further to this, in neighbouring Sowerby there is the Ritz Cinema, dating from 1912 one of the longest running cinemas in the country. It is run by volunteers and shows modern films in an traditional setting. For those who like to get out and about in the great outdoors, the town forms a start point for exploring the North York Moors.

There are plenty of visitors who come to the town for no other reason than to enjoy some horseracing at Thirsk racecourse, which hosts well attended and highly regarded flat racing events throughout the spring and summer months. Thirsk hotels offer a means of staying overnight for those attending such events and are just as amenable for a longer term stay to fully appreciate all there is to offer in the town and the beautiful surrounds of North Yorkshire.