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The World Of James Herriot, Skipton & Yorkshire

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  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS9329

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

UK 2023

PRICE FROM ? £349 per person
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Ey up All Creatures Great and Small fans! Stroll beyond the famous red door at 23 Kirkgate and through the restored 1940s home and practice of James Herriot in Thirsk. This award-winning museum offers a fascinating insight into the legendary vet and popular author, plus a behind-the-scenes look at the beloved TV series. 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 & Liverpool Canal through Skipton.  

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  • Return coach travel
  • 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 (£13pp)

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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 is the perfect chance to see where he lived, worked and penned his beloved series of books documenting 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 on offer here, 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 enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, one of the highlights of the Yorkshire Dales and a lovely way to soak up the surrounding scenery. We then enjoy 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. Take the chance to browse the award-winning market, which still operates under a charter granted by King John over 800 years ago. 

Afterwards, we enjoy free time in Haworth, where the Brontë sisters spent much of their lives. Boasting a historic cobbled main street, the village offers quaint tea rooms, craft and gift shops, tempting restaurants and cosy pubs while the Brontë’s former home, Haworth Parsonage, is now a fascinating museum.

Optional Excursion

Harrogate & York – £13pp (full day)

On our optional excursion 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.

Next 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 cobbled 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 rooms are also worth a visit after all that exploring! 

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Corn Mill Lodge Hotel

The modern, 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.

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