We'll be staying in York for 3 nights in August. We're considering a visit to the Herriot museum in Thirsk and wondering if we should drive or take the the bus from York. A car would allow us to check out a little of the countryside around Thirsk after visiting the museum, but we're not sure if we'd have much time for that anyway (how long does the museum visit take?). Would driving to Thirsk be faster than taking the bus? We're actually not sure that having a rental car with us in York makes sense (We're flying into Manchester, heading straight to York, and from York we'll be making our way to London, with one night along the way--not sure where yet). If having a car allows us to see more in the little time that we have, it might be worth it. Would love to hear your views. Thanks!