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Askrigg, England

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Askrigg Feb 21, 2017
A classic, unspoilt, Wensleydale village -- and I suppose that's the reason they chose it to be the home of a long-running TV series, James Herriot's 'All Creatures Great and Small' which ran from 1978 to 1990.

Askrigg goes back a long way -- it received its market charter in 1587, but that was only because nearby Wensley was virtually wiped out by the plague in 1563. Askrigg therefore enjoyed prosperity for many years but the age of the steam railway brought a sudden decline as the main Wensleydale train station was to be situated at nearby Hawes -- and thus Hawes became the 'capital' of Wensleydale as it is today.

So now Askrigg receives visitors interested to see the home of the vet of the TV series who bring some welcome trade to Askrigg once again.

Directions: Just north of the A684 between Hawes and Leyburn
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