AN ATTRACTION dedicated to the work of North Yorkshire’s most famous vet welcomed an entourage of visitors from the Far East.

Nine Journalists from China made a fact-finding visit recently to the World of James Herriot in Thirsk.

The leader was Tamily Liu who is a press and PR marketing executive and journalist along with eight colleagues from various magazines and newspapers covering China and Hong Kong.

They were enthralled by the visit to the centre and asked many questions about Alf Wight (James Herriot) and the books he wrote.

The visit was arranged by Welcome to Yorkshire, VisitBritain and Virgin Atlantic.

Managing director Ian Ashton welcomed the group and provided the full tour of the Centre before presenting a Chinese language version of James Herriot’s All Creatures Great and Small to leader of the group, Tamily Liu.

Mr Ashton said: “This visit is another example of the importance of the World of James Herriot to its worldwide audience.”

“We have visitors from all over the world and this is one of the many throughout the year from schools, veterinary colleges and universities.

“To have welcomed so many journalists from China in one visit is excellent news for us.”