You’ve enjoyed a guided walking tour of the outdoor filming set of ITV’s hugely popular TV series Emmerdale, now be part of the ultimate Emmerdale Studio Experience Tour at the iconic ITV studio in Leeds.
The live working TV set located within the Harewood Estate in Leeds, that has witnessed many-a spectacle, will open its gates as cast and crew down scripts for the weekend. Visitors will be able to marvel at the beauty of the picturesque farming village as they meander down the lane to the surreal sight of stone cladded shops and homes nestled amongst the rolling hills. Sauntering past the familiar haunts of Home Farm, Bob’s Café, The Woolpack, the village Church and rows of stone cottages known as home to your favourite Emmerdale characters, guides will share secrets, stories and reveal fascinating facts behind the making of the, multi award winning, ITV soap.
Carnforth Station Heritage Centre and the Brief Encounter Refreshment Room opened in 2003 following 3 years work to renovate the derelict buildings of Carnforth Station. Visitors from all over the world, come to enjoy the nostalgia of the station, which has been restored to its 1940s glory when it was used as the setting for David Lean’s film “Brief Encounter”. In the afternoon we visit Leighton Hall for an entertaining house tour, take a stroll through the pretty gardens before witnessing a breath taking display of falconry from our birds of prey, weather permitting. Finally, we visit the tea rooms, serving afternoon tea like it used to be, in proper tea cups, with sandwiches and homemade cakes especially made for our party.
Beaumaris is a well known historic town on the Menai Strait with its medieval castle dating back to the reign of Edward I and its Victorian pier, gaol & courthouse. Plas Newydd is set amidst breathtakingly beautiful scenery on the Menai Strait, this elegant house was redesigned by James Wyatt in the 18th century. There is a fine spring garden and Australasian arboretum, with an under storey of shrubs and wild flowers, a summer terrace and massed hydrangeas, which give autumn colour.
Discover a fascinating world when you visit this urban heritage park in the shadow of Dudley Castle at the heart of the Black Country. Electric tramcars and trolleybuses transport visitors back in time from the modern exhibition halls to the canal-side village, where costumed demonstrators and working craftsmen bring buildings to life with their knowledge, skills and humour.
The biggest and most popular seaside resort in Europe, Blackpool offers just about everything you can wish for. Everyone has heard of the Tower and the Golden Mile, but there's so much more to offer. Start with the Pleasure Beach, the single biggest tourist attraction in Britain with six and a half million visitors a year. Try the fabulous Sandcastle and the Big Wheel, go on to the Sea Life Centre, Louis Tussaud's, the three piers,. . . . and there's still so much more.
Enjoy a visit to Bury Market, and then venture back on a nostalgic journey through time on a full size steam train, from Bury to Rawtenstall following the 8 mile winding route of the River Irwell. Finish off with a visit to Oswaldtwistle Shopping Mill.
Bury Market has dominated the consumer retail sector in the area. Over the past thirty years, retail giants have developed in the vicinity, yet Bury Market remains the undisputed champion of the North, attracting 250,000 visitors every week. Quite rightly world famous, Bury Open Market oozes charisma and atmosphere. The ambience and layout offers visitors the opportunity to seek out and visit every stall.
Enjoy a fascinating tour of Bourneville on board our coach with a member of the heritage team. Discover the Cadbury brothers’ vision of a ‘Factory in a Garden’ and view examples of beautiful architecture, the unique village green and pretty tree-lined streets, before taking a guided tour of the Cadbury World exhibition. Later enjoy scones and sandwiches, served in the themed Cadbury Café with tea or coffee.
Chatsworth is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, one of Britain's best loved historic estates and the heart beat of the Peak District National Park. With famous works of art, a working farmyard, spectacular fountains and the finest shopping and eating, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Chester Zoo including admission
Be inspired by the many beautiful museums and art galleries. Admire the beautiful architecture and majestic college buildings. Explore quaint passages set around the historic market place and colleges, where a unique and relaxing shopping experience can be found or perhaps relax in the many beautiful pubs, restaurants and cafes
Lincoln offers an experience rich in history combined with independent boutique shopping, great arts and culture and a wealth of places to eat and drink. The city is easily walkable for visitors with good mobility - the main shopping and tourist area stretches from St Marks Shopping centre in the south up to the Cathedral Quarter - known locally as 'Uphill'. Steep Hill, voted Britain's Great Street, connects 'downhill' and 'uphill' Lincoln and is well worth the walk!
The City of Dreaming Spires, is famous the world over for its University and place in history. For over 800 years, it has been home to royalty and scholars. Nowadays, the city is a bustling cosmopolitan town; with a mixture of ancient and modern there is plenty for the tourist. There are many historic buildings, colleges or museums and later perhaps time to relax with a drink or bite to eat.
Visit York and be inspired. Renowned for its exquisite architecture, tangle of quaint cobbled streets and the iconic York Minster, York is fast developing a flourishing, cutting-edge scene. Delve into the city's vibrant café culture, take time out to enjoy some of the country's most talented street entertainers or simply watch the world go by while sipping a drink by the river.