N.B. The following itinerary is from DM Tours 2015 brochure ex Ireland. However it can be used in conjunction with an independent itinerary as part of a tailor-made tour around Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the rest of England.
The county of Yorkshire in northeast England is the setting for a number of popular TV series and films, and inspired many a writer including the Bronte sisters whose former home we visit. Quaint villages and delightful landscapes dotted with sheep and dry-stone walls are characteristic of the area and its two National Parks, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. This relaxed and gently paced tour takes in both parks and several familiar locations from TV and film.
DEPARTURE DATE: 08 JUNE 2015
5 DAY TOUR
- Luxury coach transportation throughout with experienced Driver/Guide
- Return ferry crossings Dublin-Holyhead
- 4 nights hotel accommodation with dinner and breakfast
- Entrance to the Bronte Parsonage Museum
- Single journey on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway
- Visit to Emmerdale’s “Woolpack” at Esholt
- Scenic Yorkshire Dales excursion
PRICE AND SUPPLEMENTS
€495.00 per person sharing a twin/double room
€99.00 per person single room supplement
Land based prices ONLY
Mercure Bradford North
Monday 8th June
Pick up from our designated pick up point and travel to Dublin Port for the ferry to Holyhead. Continue across North Wales and Cheshire then along England’s highest motorway to the hotel in Yorkshire. Time to relax before dinner in the hotel.
Tuesday 9th June
Excursion to the village of Haworth, home to the Bronte sisters Emily, Charlotte and Anne. Visit Haworth Parsonage, their home for many years. It is now a fascinating museum dedicated to them. After free time return via the village of Esholt, where Emmerdale used to be filmed. Take a stroll around this charming village and enjoy a drink in The Woolpack which still contains Emmerdale memorabilia. Dinner in the hotel.
Wednesday 10th June
Today’s highlight is a journey on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Goathland Station is better known as Aidensfield in TV’s Heartbeat, or as Hogsmeade in the first Harry Potter film. Return via Thirsk, home of the author James Herriott who wrote “All Creatures Great and Small”. Dinner in the hotel.
Thursday 11th June
A lovely trip through the beautiful Yorkshire Dales countryside with stops in the picturesque village of Grassington. One of the most popular of the Dales villages, there will be time to have lunch in one of the many pubs or coffee shops. We visit Kettlewell, which provided the setting for the fictional village of ‘Knapely’ in the internationally acclaimed film ‘Calendar Girls’. Return to the hotel for dinner.
Friday 12th June
Leave Yorkshire after breakfast and return via Holyhead to Dublin, then transfers to original pick up points.