Welcome to West Yorkshire


Leeds and Bradford, two adjoining cities so big they've virtually become one, are undergoing radical redevelopment and reinvention, prettifying their centres and tempting more adventurous tourists with new museums, galleries and restaurants. Beyond the cities lies a landscape of wild moorland dissected by deep valleys dotted with old mill towns and villages, scenes that were so vividly described by the Brontë sisters, West Yorkshire's most renowned literary export and biggest tourist draw.


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$39.62 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.

$653.67 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.You will then make the short journey to Aysgarth to see and photograph the major falls which were a filming location for Robin Hood – Prince of Thieves, before following 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.Spend one and a half hours in Hawes, the highest Market Town in England, where you can maybe grab some lunch and see how cheese is made 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 traditional Dales villages along the meandering route of the River Wharfe.Arrive in the stunning setting of the conservation village of Arncliffe where you will see the famous Falcon Inn, the original "Woolpack" in the "Emmerdale Farm" TV series. You can either join your guide for a walking tour of the village or just enjoy refreshments with the locals in the Falcon Inn, whichever 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 2016 Great British High Street Competition, with the option to visit "The Oldest Sweet Shop in England" (2014 Guinness Book of Records), before heading back to Leeds.The tour arrives back in Leeds at around 5:45pm but you should not book onward travel arrangements too close to the drop-off time, just in case of traffic problems.

$133.83 Transfers & Ground Transport

Low-Cost Private Arrival Transfer From Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport to Leeds City

Enjoy the luxury of a private driver who brings you safely to Leeds. Avoid the stress of waiting in lines and the hassle of public transportation. Do not worry about finding your way to the taxi’s while carrying a big luggage as your private driver will be waiting for you in the arrival terminal holding  a sign with your name on it. The driver will monitor your flight in case of delay. Once you arrived he will assist with your luggage and lead you to the car. After you and the driver double-checked the destination you provided us with he will take you straight to your destination in Leeds. While driving you can enjoy the rural and urban areas of Leeds and might pass by the famous Roundhay Park or the Kirkstall Abbey.It is important that when you book you provide us your flight number and the address of destination in Leeds to ensure that your trip proceeds without any problems. Once you have booked you will receive a booking confirmation in the form of a travel voucher to present to your private driver.

$41.53 Transfers & Ground Transport

Leeds Bradford Airport to Leeds City Center Private Transfer

Enjoy the luxury of a private driver who brings you safely to Leeds. Avoid the stress of waiting in lines and the hassle of public transportation. Do not get confused or worried because of language barriers or other problems. Once arrived to the arrival terminal you will find your private driver awaiting you with a sign bearing your name on it. Once you made contact with your driver he will assist and direct you to the vehicle and make sure you arrive to your destination in Leeds city in comfort and safety. Enjoy a piece of mind knowing that everything is organised and enjoy the views while passing by the famous Temple Newsam or the Kirkstall Abbey.To make sure that your transfer progresses smoothly you are asked to provide your flight number and the address of destination in Leeds when you confirm the booking. As soon as you booked you will receive a transfer voucher to present to your private driver.

$251.51 Transfers & Ground Transport

Low Cost Private Arrival Transfer From Leeds Bradford Airport to Manchester

Sit back and relax while our driver leads you the way and assists you with your luggage. You will not have to worry about any details on how to get to your location in Manchester.Do not get confused or worried because of language barriers or other problems. Once arrived to the arrival terminal you will find your private driver awaiting you with a sign bearing your name on it. Once you made contact with your driver he will assist and direct you to the vehicle and make sure you arrive to your destination in Manchester city in comfort and safety. Enjoy a piece of mind knowing that everything is organised and enjoy the views while passing by the famous Manchester Town Hall or the Etihad Stadium.It is important that when you book you provide your flight number and the address of destination in Manchester to ensure that your trip proceeds without any problems. Once you booked you will receive a booking confirmation in the form of a travel voucher to present to your private driver.

$51.50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Bronte’s Parsonage and Historic Yorkshire

We leave York heading west to the edge of the Yorkshire Dales before making our way above Ilkley and up to the famous landmark of the Cow and Calf Rocks and the famous Ilkley Moors where the unofficial Yorkshire Anthem was penned. Enjoy a hot brew in the Café and take in the views over Wharfedale and Ilkley in the Valley below or for the more energetic head up explore the moors a little. We then head for Salts Mill. In the centre of the industrial West Yorkshire the Mill was the focal point of Saltaire Village. The World’s first Model village designed to improve the health of the mills employees and of course increase its profits. We stop at the grade II listed building which has been converted into gallery, shopping and food complex as well as a small museum about the mills history. In its time the mill was the largest and most advanced mill in the world its architectural design is inspiring. From here it is a short scenic drive through more of West Yorkshire where the Railway children was filmed and into Haworth. Your Driver will drop you outside the Bronte Parsonage where you will have plenty of time to explore the Parsonage and learn all about the famous family. You can take lunch in one of the traditional pubs, cafes or tearooms and potter around the plethora of unique shops. After Lunch we take another scenic drive out of the industrial west and into the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Just a mile into the boundary of the Park we stop at Bolton Abbey. A 12th Century Abbey ruin, with the unique feature of its priory church standing and still in use after rest of the sire was dissolved. The abbey ruin, located on the banks of the River Wharfe is of referred to as “one of the most Beautiful historical sites in England” and has inspired artists like Turner and writers like Wordsworth.  

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