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Discover Thirsk

Thirsk is a fine and bustling, traditional rural market town in the Vale of Mowbray, North Yorkshire. With its medieval cobbled market square, historic fronted shops, and historic coaching inns the town is attractive and welcoming. The hustle and bustle of Thirsk is charming and makes for a great day out. Thirsk was home to the renowned vet and author, Alf Wight, more famously knows as James Herriot.

Nestled perfectly between the spectacular Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, it’s no wonder this much-loved author was so inspired by Thirsk and the surrounding area.

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Market days

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