This new, super value weekend takes us to Yorkshire where we follow the trail of some of the most popular TV shows on British television including ‘Emmerdale’, ‘Last Tango in Halifax’ and the ‘Last of the Summer Wine’. We even include a drink in Emmerdale’s Woolpack!
The 3 star Mercure Bradford Bankfield Hotel is an impressive Gothic mansion that would not look out of place on a film set. Located in private grounds, the hotel retains the atmosphere of a private residence with views over the Aire Valley. All bedrooms are en-suite and have television, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. This hotel does have a lift.
Saturday We depart our front door to join the waiting Club Class coach and head north to the familiar surroundings of Yorkshire to reach the market town of Skipton, known as ‘The Gateway to the Dales’. Some scenes form the ‘Calendar Girls’ film were shot here. We have free time to wander around the town and perhaps look at Skipton’s market before we re-join the coach for out next destination. We enjoy a delightful scenic drive through the ‘Emmerdale Country’ to the tiny village of Esholt, where the show was filmed for decades. We include a drink at the Woolpack and we have time to look around the sleepy lanes known to many as ‘Beckindale’ and then ‘Emmerdale’. We enjoy the famous familiar sights in this beautiful corner of Yorkshire before we head to our hotel, the Mercure Bradford Bankfield Hotel where on arrival, tea/coffee and biscuits will be served. Later we enjoy a delightful dinner together.
Sunday After breakfast we bid farewell to our hosts at the Mercure Bradford Bankfield Hotel and head to Haworth, legendary home of the Bronte sisters and their notorious brother. Here we will find the Bronte Parsonage Museum with its visitor centre and gift shop. There is time for a short stroll along the ancient cobbled street before we head over to Oxenhope Moor to Hebden Bridge and the Calder Valley, the setting for the acclaimed ‘Last Tango in Halifax’. We continue through Halifax and Huddersfield to Holmfirth, ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ country where we can see Sid’s Café and Nora’s steps. We then continue our journey home to our awaiting taxis.
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