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The World Of James Herriot, Skipton & Yorkshire - Jg Explorer

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS9789

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Luxury Coach

5 days

UK 2024

PRICE FROM ? £399 per person
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Travel in deluxe style on this holiday aboard a JG Explorer coach!  

Stroll through the red door at 23 Kirkgate and into the restored 1940s home and practice of James Herriot, author of the widely popular All Creatures Great and Small book series, in Thirsk. This award-winning museum offers a fascinating insight into the life of the legendary vet, plus a behind-the-scenes look at the beloved TV programme. Our celebration of all things Yorkshire continues with visits to the cathedral city of Ripon and the picture-perfect village of Haworth, the world-famous home of the Brontë sisters, as well as a relaxing cruise on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal through Skipton.  

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  • Return coach travel on a JG Explorer Coach (see Helpful Information below)
  • 4 nights at the Corn Mill Lodge Hotel, near Leeds with dinner & breakfast 
  • Excursions to the World of James Herriot Museum, Thirsk, Ripon, Skipton & Haworth
  • Cruise on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Optional excursion to Harrogate & York (£14pp)

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  • 4 nights at the Corn Mill Lodge Hotel, near Leeds with dinner & breakfast 
  • Excursions to the World of James Herriot Museum, Thirsk, Ripon, Skipton & Haworth
  • Cruise on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Coach Itinerary

Included Excursions

The World of James Herriot Museum, Thirsk & Ripon (full day)

Today we step into the world of James Herriot, the popular author and one of England’s most famous vets. The fascinating museum gives us a glimpse into Herriot’s life where we can see the spaces where he lived, worked and penned his beloved series of books that document his North Yorkshire experiences. There is so much to see, including plenty of memorabilia, a Second World War air-raid shelter, Herriot’s car and the original dispensary filled with potions and remedies.


We then enjoy some free time in picturesque Thirsk, where Herriot moved to in 1940 and remained for the rest of his life. There are some lovely cafés, pubs and shops in the town, all set against the stunning backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors.


Our next stop is the charming city of Ripon, renowned for its narrow, atmospheric streets lined with historic buildings and the ancient cathedral, which boasts the country’s oldest surviving Anglo-Saxon crypt. The city also offers a trio of award-winning museums which delve into the Victorian courthouse, prison and workhouse system.


Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Skipton & Haworth (full day)

This morning we take a relaxing cruise on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, one of the highlights of the Yorkshire Dales and a lovely way to soak up the surrounding scenery. We then have free time in the market town of Skipton, known as the ‘Gateway to the Dales’ and complete with a grand medieval castle as its centrepiece.


Afterwards, we make our way to Haworth, where the Brontë sisters spent much of their lives. Boasting a historic cobbled main street, the village has a wonderful collection of quaint tea rooms, craft and gift shops, tempting restaurants and cosy pubs while the Brontë’s former home, Haworth Parsonage, is now a museum.

Optional Excursion

Harrogate & York – £14pp (full day)

On our optional excursion we visit the historic city of York. Make time for the glorious York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe with world-famous stained-glass windows. Other highlights include the narrow streets of the ‘Shambles’ where the buildings date back to medieval times, the Jorvik Centre which tells the story of York’s Viking heritage, and the ancient walls surrounding the city. The famous Betty’s tea room is also worth a visit after all that exploring!
traditional seaside fun, with its promenade and long, sandy beach, and pebble beach near the harbour,

Next, we head to the elegant Victorian spa town of Harrogate,located in the heart of scenic Yorkshire. Notable sights include the Royal Pump Room and the Grade II listed Royal Hall, and don’t miss the attractive Montpellier Quarter with its pedestrianised streets lined with 19th-century buildings.

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Hotels with a JG3 rating tend to be a more formal style of hotel, often part of a hotel chain, or are very-welcoming family-owned properties. Generally, they offer a greater range of facilities and services, and bedrooms tend to be a little more spacious with additional features. Public areas are larger and include lounge seating, bar and restaurant with good quality food served either buffet style or waiter service.

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JG Explorer Coaches 

We are pleased to introduce JG Explorer – a brand-new deluxe coach, thoughtfully designed to provide an elevated coach experience and ensure your journey is special and memorable.

Exclusive to the JG Travel Group, the design of these coaches has been meticulously thought through with your comfort in mind – with only 44 seats meaning more room on board and padded seats. There’s improved legroom and a footrest, making certain that wherever you sit, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your journey. We know it’s the small things that make a big difference in terms of ease and added convenience, so our Explorer coaches feature a floor-level, rear-mounted toilet, accessible to all customers.

On-board entertainment throughout your journey is easy to find on the JG Explorer, with access to Azimut, our wireless media system, providing films and quizzes. Simply bring along your smartphone or iPad and enjoy this entertainment interruption-free, with the use of our extra reliable Wi-Fi, free to all passengers and a handy USB port at each seat.

The layout of the JG Explorer includes a floor-level, rear-mounted kitchen with a sink, an espresso machine to purchase delicious Nespresso coffee, dispensed by your driver during comfort breaks, and a fridge stocked with cold drinks and milk. Customers are welcome to help themselves to complimentary JG bottles, that can be used for refill at the built-in cold-water filter, cutting down on the need for disposable plastic bottles and doing our part for the environment. 

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Corn Mill Lodge Hotel

The family-run Corn Mill Lodge Hotel is located close to the vibrant city of Leeds. The en-suite rooms are well appointed with TV and tea and coffee-making facilities, and the hotel also features a bar, restaurant, gardens and a patio area. (JG3 rating)

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