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Did you know that Askrigg acted as "Darrowby" in the 1970s BBC TV series " All Creatures Great and Small ", based on the adventures of author James Herriot (pseudonym of the rather less euphoniously monikered Alf Wight)? The Wensleydale village, whose Norse-derived name means ‘ridge with ash trees’ is still visited by many fans seeking The Drover’s Arms (actually the King’s Arms ) and other Herriot-country landmarks.

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