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*CORONATION STREET - The Tour 
including admission 

Walk down the famous cobbles

 

Calling all Corrie and TV fans, it’s time to get a taste of the real thing!

Coronation Street The Tour gives you the chance to explore the sensational external sets at MediaCityUK, open to the public for the first time.

Your 80 minute experience will take in Coronation Street, Rosamund Street and the newly extended, never before seen, Victoria Street.

Wander through Weatherfield on a fully guided tour of the working set. Recall stories from yesteryear, hear filming secrets, take selfies on the street and follow in the footsteps of your favourite characters down those Coronation Street cobbles.

We also visit Salford Quays.

 
 


   
*EMMERDALE The Studio Experience 
including admission 

Be part of the ultimate Emmerdale Studio Experience Tour at the iconic ITV studio in Leeds. The studio has been transformed into an interactive experience showcasing the behind-the-scenes magic that takes place during the making of the much-loved series. As the walk through tour unfolds you will discover how sets, storylines and characters are born; initially on paper and then brought to life using state-of-the-art technology and set designs.  Later spend some free in Leeds City Centre

 
 


   
*EMMERDALE The Village 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.

 
 


   
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.

 
 


   
Arley Hall Garden Festival 
including admission 

Join us at the Arley Garden Festival, which this year will be celebrating its 25th year! The Festival, which regularly attracts 5,000 visitors, has become one of the highlights of the horticultural year in the North West. Once again there will be 15 specialist plant nurseries being judged in the Floral Marquee and a wide variety of plant nurseries on the show ground as well as Garden tours throughout the day lead by Lord Ashbrook and Gordon Baillie the Head Gardener.

 
 


   
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.

 
 


   
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 £27)

 
 


   
Bewdley on Severn & Bridgnorth Cliff Railway 
including railway 

England’s oldest and steepest inland ‘electric funicular railway’. For over a century Bridgnorth Cliff Railway has been transporting the people of the town up and down the 111ft sandstone cliffs that separate High Town from Low Town, and the River Severn.

 
 


   
Biddulph Grange Gardens & Little Moreton Hall 
National Trust Properties 

Biddulph’s amazing Victorian Garden was created by James Bateman. A visit takes you on a global journey from Italy to the pyramids of Egypt, a Victorian vision of China and a re-creation of a Himalayan Glen. Little Moreton Hall, ‘logically it should not still be standing up’ seeing the tumbling architecture for the first time, engineers in 1990 could not believe their eyes. Fortunately, this timber-framed building, curled around with a scenic moat, has defied logic for over 500 years.

 

National Trust Members (free admission)
Non-members (including admission from £35)

 
 


   
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 * 
including admission 

Black Country Living Museum is a remarkable place to explore, enjoy and spend time. Set in a landscape of 26 acres, it is one of the most extraordinary open-air museums in the UK; offering a glimpse into 300 years of history like no other.

 
 


   
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.

 
 
 
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