History & Heritage The World of James Herriot, Thirsk – 2.2 Miles AwayA fitting tribute to the remarkable man that was James Herriot. Thirsk Museum, Thirsk – 2.2 Miles AwaySpend some time at the superb Thirsk Museum, the birthplace of the founder of Lord’s Cricket Ground; Thomas Lord, Busby Stoop Chair and a whole host of local history exhibitions on display. Sion Hill Hall, Thirsk – 2.6 Miles AwayA superb 20th century hall designed by Walter H. Brierley ‘the Lutyens of the North’. Displaying some wonderful collections, this beautiful home is a showcase for some fascinating pieces. Aldborough Town – 8.9 Miles AwayThe town, once occupying some 55 acres, evidently began life as a fort with a small civilian settlement at its perimeter. Newby Hall and Gardens, Ripon – 8.9 Miles AwayA superb hall built in the late 17th century. Designed by Robert Adam and supervised by Sir Christopher Wren.