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Herriot Country Tours is run by Peter & Christine Chilton. We have lived in North Yorkshire all our lives and have spent our working lives running our own bed & breakfasts. In September 2014 we left and said a fond fairwell to Westfields Farm B&B near Leyburn where we have spent a most enjoyable and rewarding 6 years. We have spent nearly a year converting a barn in the village which was ready for our guests in summer 2015. Curlew Barn has been loving converted into a beautiful, warm home and has 2 en-suite rooms for our tour guests.

With our knowledge and experience of Yorkshire we can take you off the beaten tourist trail and show you the real towns and villages of James Herriots Yorkshire Dales.

Part of the Yorkshire Dales are known as ‘Herriot Country’ due to the books of author James Herriot, later portrayed by the TV series ‘All Creatures Great and Small‘. His vivid descriptions bring to life the wonderful atmosphere of the Dales.

In my daily work I was always aware of the beauty around me and had never lost the sense of wonder which had filled me when I had had first sight of Yorkshire … My eyes strayed again and again over the towering flanks of the fells, taking in the pattern of walled green fields won from the yellow moorland grass, and I gazed at the high tops with the thrill of excitement which always came down to me from that untrodden land.

James Herriot

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