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World of James Herriot receives tourism award

The award winning team

The World of James Herriot museum in Thirsk has been awarded the Dalesman Yorkshire Rural Tourism Award for 2013.

Ian Ashton, managing director of The World of James Herriot, said: "The daily visitor numbers have been increasing over the last two years and this award recognises the efforts that we have made to work with our partners in the Herriot Country Tourism Group.”

Video: Herriot's heritage

He's probably the world's most famous vet and his stories of life in the Yorkshire Dales have sold millions of copies worldwide. Many years after his death James Herriot fans still flock to the Dales to visit the places he lived and worked.

Now one fan has donated his entire collection of memorabilia to the museum in Thirsk set up in his memory. Charlie Garforth reports.