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Shandy Hall

Shandy Hall

Shandy Hall was the home of Laurence Sterne from 1760 until his death in 1768. Here he wrote The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. Serialised on Radio 4 (2005) and now adapted for the screen by Michael Winterbottom (‘A Cock and Bull Story’ starring Steve Coogan) this novel is as fresh today as it was when it scandalised London in the late 18th century. Laurence Sterne created his masterpiece, Tristram Shandy, which brilliantly plays with the conventions of…

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World of James Herriot

World of James Herriot

Explore the home and surgery of James Herriot in 1950’s themed rooms. Experience hands on activities and fun in the visible farm. Try your hand in the TV studios. Investigate the variety of veterinary equipment. Evening tours and children’s activities arranged. Map reference: SEĀ 428821 By Road: Situated on Kirkgate in the centre of Thirsk just off the Market Place. By Public Transport: Approximately 2 miles from Thirsk station and a few minute walk from the bus stop in Thirsk Market…

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Thirsk Museum

Thirsk Museum

Housed in the 1755 birthplace of Thomas Lord, one of the founding fathers of modern cricket who gave his name to the London cricket ground, Thirsk Museum stands in Kirkgate, a short walk from the Market Place, just across the road from The World of James Herriot and within a few minutes of the magnificent 15th century Parish Church of St. Mary. First opened in 1977 and located in the very heart of Herriot Country, Thirsk Museum is a registered…

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