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People come from all over the north to indulge in shopping weekends, concert trips and the lively nightlife, giving the town a decidedly confident Yorkshire swagger. There's not much in the way of tourist sights except for the national Royal Armouries museum, but excellent transport links to the Dales, York, Harrogate, Manchester and Haworth (of Brontë literary fame) can make it a good base, without the touristy veneer of neighbouring York.

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The Emmerdale Studio Experience

Visit: The Emmerdale Studio Experience, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England• Interactive experiences throughout - try your hand at lighting or editing • Exact set reconstructions - including The Woolpack and Beauty & Bernice  • See authentic costumes • Stroll down memory lane as you wander through the model village • Have your photo taken on the most iconic sofa in soap land on the Dingles replica set • Visit our gift shop for David’s Shop bags, Emmerdale mugs, Yorkshire goodies, and more! • Complete your tour with a trip to the café to enjoy a brew, lunch, or treat yourself to some delicious locally made cakes.Shop exclusive Emmerdale Studio Experience merchandise and fantastic Yorkshire gifts. Located within The Emmerdale Studio Experience, you can explore the gift shop before and after your tour to take home exclusive Emmerdale Studio Experience merchandise. Follow the tour with a souvenir guidebook, or take home a David’s Shop bag to do your shopping in style.

$39.81 Cultural & Theme Tours

Emmerdale Classic Locations Bus Tour from Leeds

** PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE THE CURRENT EMMERDALE SET**Although the current Emmerdale is now filmed on a closed set this tour will take you to the original locations dotted around West Yorkshire as well as a few sites featured in modern Emmerdale.You will visit the market towns of Otley and the beautiful village of Esholt in West Yorkshire – ‘Hotton’ as well as ‘Emmerdale Village’ where you can stop at the inn that was once used as the ‘Woolpack’ in the popular TV series. You’ll also be able to drive past the farm near Leathley where Emmerdale farm was originally shotDuring the tour you’ll have the chance to get off the bus on several occasions, stretch your legs, take pictures and see the locations up close.

$656.81 Private & Custom Tours

Private Group Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from Leeds

Starting in the morning from Leeds, this private guided full-day trip takes you to the stunning landscape of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, including Wensleydale, Littondale and Nidderdale. The tour departs at 9.00am from any location in Leeds of your choice and heads off for the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The first stop is at Wensleydale’s most famous landmark, the 14th century Bolton Castle which once housed Mary Queen of Scots, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy and photograph the magnificent views over Wensleydale, learn a bit about the history of the area from your Guide, or just have a leisurely Yorkshire Brew in the medieval castle’s Tea Room! The tour then follows the scenic route to Hawes, passing through the traditional Dales village of Askrigg, the filming location for "Darrowby" in the James Herriot "All Creatures Great and Small" TV series. You will have one and a half hours free time in Hawes, the highest Market Town in England, where you can maybe grab some lunch and sample the cheeses at the world famous Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre, visit the Dales Countryside Museum or just explore the quaint shops and cafes of the town itself - the choice is yours! After Hawes you will head into the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park for some photo stops as you pass through the picturesque villages along the meandering route of the River Wharfe. You will arrive in the traditional Dales village of Kettlewell, made internationally famous in 2003 as the main filming location for the Calendar Girls movie. You can explore the village and learn more about the true story behind the movie, or just enjoy a beer or coffee with the locals in one of the pubs and cafes - whatever you prefer! Continue your journey through the beautiful countryside of the National Park, passing Kilnsey Crag and the village of Grassington, then into the rolling hills of Nidderdale, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The final stop is in the charming little town of Pateley Bridge, category winner in the Great British High Street Competition in 2016, where you will have the option to visit "The Oldest Sweet Shop in the World" (2014 Guinness Book of Records), before heading back to Leeds.  The tour arrives back in Leeds at around 5:30pm but you should not book onward travel arrangements too close to the drop-off time, just in case of traffic problems.

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Afternoon Tea Cruise

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Skipton Boat TripsAdmission is free

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Day Boat Hire

A new memorial erected in 2007 for the crew of a Wellington bomber that crashed during a training flight. The memorial is located in a dedicated area by the canal near a swing bridge. A short distance along the tow path is a cross located at the crash site

$10.61 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

1-Hour Public Cruise

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Skipton Boat TripsAdmission is free