Grassington is the location for the fictional market town of Darrowby in the new series of All Creatures Great & Small. In 2020, The bookshop was transformed into grocers G F Endleby, and the coffee shop & kitchen was transformed into a private house, behind whose doors the actors and crew assembled in between takes.
Our shop and cafe are en-route to the Herriot Surgery, 'Skeldale House', which means that much of the filming is taken of our premises and much of the action taken outside our doors. We even appear on all the opening credits!
We were lucky enough to meet most of the cast and all of the film crew - who were very friendly and approachable. We hope that some of the images shown in this gallery, taken during the filming of the first series, will give you an idea of what went on outside our doors.
In 2021 the crew returned for the 2nd series and once again, G F Endleby was part of the set.
The actors in All Creatures Great and Small are frequent visitors!
You can see Skeldale House from the second photo - just over the road from us. We are handily en-route from The Drovers to Skeldale House.
We now have an All Creatures Great and Small 'room' in our shop, where there are photos from the filming that we have taken, plus mugs, cards and of course the James Herriot books for sale. Do make sure you come and have a look.