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Cheap train tickets to James Herriot Country

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A visit to James Herriot Country is well worth a trip. Whether you choose to travel to Northallerton or Thirsk train station, you will arrive in the heart of all the action and be well placed to explore the Moors and Dales of North Yorkshire.

Cheap rail travel is always available from Grand Central, so you can buy your train tickets online and be on your way to beautiful countryside in no time!

Off-peak tickets allow you to travel during times which are less popular, so it’s likely that you can take advantage of the cheapest train tickets if you can be flexible with your timings.

What to do in James Herriot Country

Peacefully sandwiched between the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales, you can experience an area of sweeping hills, valleys, charming market towns and pretty villages known as James Herriot Country.

Also known by some as ‘God’s own country’, this region features miles and miles of unspoilt rural landscape, which is favoured by walkers and cyclist alike. Whether you fancy a competitive hike up Sutton Bank, or a gentle stroll followed by lunch in Bedale, this is the perfect place to visit. 

Visit Yorkshire.com for more information, suggested trails and recommended places to stay.

Plan your visit with the James Herriot App

The World of James Herriot have launched a fantastic free travel app which makes it easier for visitors to North Yorkshire’s Herriot Country to explore the region.  The ideal travel companion, the app allows you to book your train travel and accommodation as well as planning your trip to over 140 local attractions.

The app also includes suggested trails, directions, opening times and money-saving offers.

You can also plan your visit using the links below:

Grand Central serve the following stations in this region:


Special offers in James Herriot Country

2 for 1 entry at The World of James Herriot

Travel with Grand Central and present your 'Grand Central only' ticket to gain 2 for 1 entry into this attraction (cheapest admission goes free).

  • 2 for 1 tickets to discover everything about the world’s most famous vet.
    • The World of James Herriot is the former home and practice of the world's most famous vet, James Herriot.

      Whether you have read the books or watched on TV, you will know just how fascinating All Creatures Great and Small really was as a series. Featuring the enigmatic young vet - James Herriot - the show captured the hearts of millions of viewers across the world as he set out on his everyday adventures.

      Located in Thirsk, you can visit The World of James Herriot, travelling back in time to explore his 1940s home and surgery. Kids can see his old car, learn about what it takes to be a vet and even experience what it was like to hide in a World War 2 air raid shelter.

      Booking

      See the website at www.worldofjamesherriot.org or call 01845 524234.

      Location

      The World of James Herriot
      23 Kirkgate
      Thirsk
      North Yorkshire
      YO7 1PL

      Get directions with Google Maps

      Terms and conditions

      This deal is available on all normal opening days (excluding special events and Bank Holidays).

      If you have a return Grand Central ticket you should present the return portion of your ticket to claim your discount before the expiry date on the ticket. If you have a single ticket you must visit within 28 days of the expiry date on the ticket to claim your discount.


Ideas for days out in James Heriot Country

The Wensleydale Railway

  • Travel 16 miles through the Yorkshire Dales and Herriot Country on an authentic heritage railway.
    • The Wensleydale Railway is an authentic heritage railway offering families and transport enthusiasts a great value day out in the Yorkshire Dales with lots to see and do along the way.

      Discover what train travel was like during the 1950s through to the 1980s on a 50-minute journey, passing through the beautiful market towns of Bedale and Leyburn. 

      Booking

      http://www.wensleydalerailway.com/

      Location

      Wensleydale Railway plc,
      Leeming Bar Station,
      Leases Road,
      Leeming Bar,
      Northallerton,
      North Yorkshire,
      DL7 9AR

      Get Directions with Google Maps

Visit award-winning food shop Lewis & Cooper

  • Shop at the world-renowned gourmet food emporium, established in 1899.
    • Lewis & Cooper is a multi-award-winning independent food store, packed with the most flavoursome foodie treats, fine wines, delicious gift baskets and sumptuous food hampers.

      Don’t miss the York ham, local cheeses and North York Moors honey on the comb, or the coffee which is roasted and ground on the premises.

      Take time out and enjoy the views of the bustling market square in the tearoom, where you can enjoy fresh roasted coffees and a wide selection of teas, delicious hot and cold snacks, handmade cakes and sweets.

      Visit here for more information

      Booking

      www.lewisandcooper.co.uk

      Location

      Lewis & Cooper Ltd,
      92 High Street,
      Market Place,
      Northallerton,
      DL7 8PT

      Get directions with Google Maps

Thorp Perrow Arboretum

  • Explore 100 acres of flora and fauna in the heart of Bedale.
    • A must-visit attraction for garden and wildlife enthusiasts, Thorp Perrow Arboretum boasts one of the largest collections of shrubs and trees in the North of England. Beautiful all year round, there is acres of stunning woodland space for all the family to run wild and free!

      Here you can find one of the largest Bird of Prey and Mammal centres in the North. Why not watch one of the fascinating flying demonstrations, meet the owls or ogle at the cute hand-reared baby Meerkats on Meerkat Island.

      Visit here for more information.

Sutton Bank National Park Centre

  • Stunning views of Yorkshire.
    • Located in the North York Moors National Park, you can visit Sutton Bank to experience stunning views over the vales of Mowbray and York. With family cycle tracks and wheelchair-accessible paths, the sensational viewpoints are available to all, and there is even a bird-feeding station for wildlife lovers to enjoy. 

      The visitor centre features interactive installations, a lovely tearoom and a gift shop selling local crafts, ale and foodie treats.

      Visit here for more information.