Thursday We head north with a lunchtime stop in the Peak District town of Bakewell.
Friday The live, working TV set, that has played witness to many-a spectacle, has opened its gates to allow guests to tread the tarmac and indulge in a fully guided tour of the popular, fictional village. Visitors will be able to marvel at the beauty the picturesque farming village boasts 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 Bob’s Café, The Woolpack, the village Church and rows of stone cottages known as home for over 43 years to your favourite Emmerdale characters, guides will share secrets, stories and reveal fascinating facts behind the making of the, multi-award winning, ITV soap. Emmerdale village as it is today, was purpose-built in the grounds of Harewood House over 17 years ago. Until now, its secluded and somewhat secret new home has been steeped in security to stop general public access. Following our tour we will enjoy a buffet lunch in the Woolpack with a star from the show! Later we visit Harrogate.
Saturday All day in the fabulous city of York.
Sunday We have a local guide on board to enjoy a tour of Last of the Summer Wine Country. Our tour takes in Holmfirth, where much of the filming took place and home to Sid’s Café and Nora Batty’s house. Later, we cross the Peak District and make a stop at Uppermill set in its picturesque location on the high moorland.
Monday We return down the other side of the country with a drive across the Snake Pass and a stop at Trentham Estate Shopping Centre.