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*EMMERDALE The Studio Experience 
including admission 

You’ve enjoyed a guided walking tour of the outdoor filming set of ITV’s hugely popular TV series Emmerdale, now be part of the ultimate Emmerdale Studio Experience Tour at the iconic ITV studio in Leeds. 

 
 


   
*EMMERDALE The Tour 
including admission 

The live working TV set located within the Harewood Estate in Leeds, that has witnessed many-a spectacle, will open its gates as cast and crew down scripts for the weekend. Visitors will be able to marvel at the beauty of the picturesque farming village 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 Home Farm, Bob’s Café, The Woolpack, the village Church and rows of stone cottages known as home to your favourite Emmerdale characters, guides will share secrets, stories and reveal fascinating facts behind the making of the, multi award winning, ITV soap.

 
 


   
A Brief Encounter & Leighton Hall * 
including afternoon tea 

Carnforth Station Heritage Centre and the Brief Encounter Refreshment Room opened in 2003 following 3 years work to renovate the derelict buildings of Carnforth Station. Visitors from all over the world, come to enjoy the nostalgia of the station, which has been restored to its 1940s glory when it was used as the setting for David Lean’s film “Brief Encounter”. In the afternoon we visit Leighton Hall for an entertaining house tour, take a stroll through the pretty gardens before witnessing a breath taking display of falconry from our birds of prey, weather permitting. Finally, we visit the tea rooms, serving afternoon tea like it used to be, in proper tea cups, with sandwiches and homemade cakes especially made for our party.

 
 


   
Alton Towers 
including admission 
 
 


   
Ambleside & Bowness on Windermere 
including cruise 

After first visiting Ambleside we move onto Bowness for some free time (taking a cruise from Ambleside to Bowness Bay).

 
 


   
Appleby Horse Fair 
 

One of the largest horse fairs in Europe. It is held in a field commonly known as Fair Hill. Caravans range from large shining modern ones towed by cars, to the colourful horse-drawn vardos.

 
 


   
Ashton under Lyne Market 
 

One of the biggest outdoor markets in the region (140 stalls) also Ashton’s famous Indoor Market Hall for fantastic fresh produce, all situated in a flat, pedestrianised, compact town centre.

 
 


   
Bakewell Market & Derbyshire Dales 
 

A world class destination stretching from the dramatic moorland and breathtaking landscapes of Britain's first National Park to the ancient oaks of the National Forest in the south of the county. With a fascinating historical and cultural heritage, this unique and diverse region is home to some of the country's finest stately homes, enchanting market towns and picturesque villages.The name Bakewell originates from 'Bad-kwell' meaning 'bath-spring'.  Bakewell is the only market town in the National Park. The charter for its Monday market was granted in 1330, the third year of King Edward III's forty year reign. The market consists of both domestic stalls and a cattle market. There are many shops clustered around Bakewell's marketplace.

 
 


   
BANGOR ON DEE RACES * 
including coach travel & course admission 
 
 


   
Barnard Castle & Highforce Waterfalls 
 

A historic ‘beacon status’ market town full of local character, built around the 12th century castle from which it took its name. The town boasts Georgian Buildings, with cobbled market place, riverside & woodland walks. A short drive takes us to High Force Waterfall, England’s largest waterfall that is reached via a short woodland walk from the coach park, with a picnic area and gift shop.

 
 


   
BBC Gardners World Live & Good Food Show * 
including admission 

two shows for the price of one.

BBC Gardeners’ World Live and the BBC Summer Good Food Show take place at The NEC at the same time and your tickets will give you entry to both shows.

 
 


   
Beaumaris & Plas Newydd 
National Trust Property 

Beaumaris is a well known historic town on the Menai Strait with its medieval castle dating back to the reign of Edward I and its Victorian pier, gaol & courthouse. 

Plas Newydd is set amidst breathtakingly beautiful scenery on the Menai Strait, this elegant house was redesigned by James Wyatt in the 18th century. There is a fine spring garden and Australasian arboretum, with an under storey of shrubs and wild flowers, a summer terrace and massed hydrangeas, which give autumn colour.

National Trust Members (free admission)
Non-members (including admission from £26.50)

 
 


   
Biddulph Grange Gardens & Little Moreton Hall 
National Trust Properties 

Biddulph Grange Gardens is a delightful high Victorian garden – an extraordinary survival from the 19th century.

Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire's most iconic black-and-white house – Tudor skill and craftsmanship at its finest.

 

National Trust Members (free admission)
Non-members (including admission from £32.50)

 
 


   
Black Country Museum * 
including admission 

Discover a fascinating world when you visit this urban heritage park in the shadow of Dudley Castle at the heart of the Black Country. Electric tramcars and trolleybuses transport visitors back in time from the modern exhibition halls to the canal-side village, where costumed demonstrators and working craftsmen bring buildings to life with their knowledge, skills and humour.

 
 


   
Black Country Museum 1940's Day 
including admission 

Discover a fascinating world when you visit this urban heritage park in the shadow of Dudley Castle at the heart of the Black Country. Spend the day in wartime Britain at Black Country Living Museum’s highly popular 1940s Weekend. For an entire weekend the Museum will be transformed, recreating an electric wartime atmosphere of vintage entertainment, food and fashion! Explore 26 acres filled with vintage vehicles, 40s civilians and army personnel. 

 
 


   
Blackpool 
 

The biggest and most popular seaside resort in Europe, Blackpool offers just about everything you can wish for. Everyone has heard of the Tower and the Golden Mile, but there's so much more to offer. Start with the Pleasure Beach, the single biggest tourist attraction in Britain with six and a half million visitors a year. Try the fabulous Sandcastle and the Big Wheel, go on to the Sea Life Centre, Louis Tussaud's, the three piers,. . . . and there's still so much more.

 
 


   
Bodnant Gardens & Llandudno 
National Trust Property 

Bodnant Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in the UK, spanning some 80 acres and is situated above the River Conwy on ground sloping towards the west and looking across the valley towards the Snowdonia range. The garden has two parts. The upper garden around Bodnant Hall consists of the terraced gardens and informal lawns shaded by trees. The lower portion, known as the’Dell’ is formed by the valley of the River Hiraethlyn and contains the wild garden.

Llandudno is Wales  largest resort, uniquely situated between the Great and Little Ormes with two wonderful beaches, the award winning North Shore and the quiet, sand duned West Shore. Llandudno has kept its Victorian and Edwardian elegance and splendour, despite its modern attractions.

 
 


   
Boundary Mill 
including lunch 

A visit to the Colne Store with an all-inclusive package that offers Lunch at Banny’s Fish & Chip Restaurant and time for shopping.

 
 


   
Boundary Mill & Canal Cruise 
including cruise and tea/cofee & scones 

Enjoy a relaxing cruise on a section of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, which starts and ends in the attractive village of Foulridge. Step aboard the Marton Emperor as it sails along one of the highest and most scenic stretches of canal with tea/coffee & cream scones included.

 
 


   
Bridgnorth, Severn Valley Railway & Bewdley 
including train journey 

Journey back in time as one of the vintage steam-hauled trains meanders its way through 16 miles of glorious countryside from Shropshire’s Gem of a medieval market town Bridgnorth, through Highley then onto the timeless village of Arley slumbering on the river banks, and onto Bewdley Station where we disembark for a short walk to the town centre for some free time before heading home.

 
 
 
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