Thirsk & Sowerby North Yorkshire

Thirsk is an old fashioned market town in the Vale of Mowbray North Yorkshire. Famous for its race course, 15th Century Church and Thomas Lord. Thirsk is the Darrowby of the late James Herriot (Alf Wight), famous vet and author.

Thirsk and Sowerby are set in the centre of "Herriot Country" gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the west and the North York Moors National Park to the east.

Thirsk is about 320km north of London, 230km south of Edinburgh and 35km north west of York. In 2011 the population of Thirsk (including Carlton Miniott) was 5988 & Sowerby 4249.