James Herriot Country & Darrowby - Askrigg in Wensleydale
At the bottom of the Main Street in Askrigg, next to the historic village Church, is 'Skeldale House', the sturdy stone-built building used in the famous BBC television series of 'All Creatures Great and Small'. Indeed the setting of the 'Drovers Arms' can still be found here as well! Therefore it can be argued that this is the very heart of what is still known as 'Herriot Country'.
It is true that today, the focus of 'Herriot Country' has moved towards Thirsk and the North Yorkshire Moors because of the opening of the'World of James Herriot' visitor attraction in 'James Herriot's' original veterinary surgery in that country market town.
However, we must not forget that the area served by 'Herriot' extended far into the Dales to the top of Swaledale and Upper Wensleydale, with a partner practice at nearby Leyburn. So thisarea was very dear to the author vet, reinforced by the fact that he had a weekend and holiday cottage not far from Askrigg!
More importantly is the fact that nost of the scenes seen on television screens were largely filmed in Swaledale and Wensleydale. Therefore, to stay at the White Rose Hotel is to stay in the very heart of Herriot Country.
If you want to find out more about the Yorkshire Dales and James Herriot, then follow the following link.
Some Publications Featuring North Yorkshire and Borders
For further information and more details of these publications, please follow this link to the ONLINE TOURISM BOOK SHOP.
THE YORKSHIRE DALES Connoisseur Series £4-99 RRP THE YORKSHIRE DALESBest of Britain Series £3-99 RRP HERRIOT COUNTRY Heritage Series £3-99 RRP HERRIOT COUNTRY PHOTOGUIDEPhotoguide Series £3-99 RRP
For more information, please contact The White Rose Hotel now on 01969 650515.... or write to us at
The White Rose Hotel, Main Street, Askrigg, North Yorkshire, DL8 3HG
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The White Rose Country House Hotel, Inn and Restaurant is located at Askrigg in Wensleydale at the heart of Herriot Country and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. We provide excellent hotel accommodation, inn accommodation and bed and breakfast accommodation, as well as warm and friendly hospitality and an ideal base for exploring the delights of Swaledale, Teesdale and the southern dales. Nearby famous tourist destinations include Aysgarth, Hawes, Leyburn, Masham, Ripon, Richmond and Reeth. This is excellent walking country amidst beautiful scenery and dramatic landforms such as Aysgarth Falls and Hardraw Force. History too abounds with renowned sites including Bolton Castle, Richmond Castle, Fountains Abbey and the Dales Countryside Museum. Why not give us a call today for more information?