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Yorkshire Food and Craft

Yorkshire Food and Craft

This Special Yorkshire tour takes in the varied foods and crafts of the county, as well as the varied scenery and lifestyles of the Dales.

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YORKSHIRE FOOD & CRAFT

 

24 – 28 June 2019

Monday - Friday

5 Days

From £369

 

This special Yorkshire tour takes in the varied foods and crafts of the county, as well as the varied scenery and lifestyles of the Dales, you will be enchanted by the picturesque countryside and amazed at the rugged landscapes which hone the character of Yorkshire towns and villages.

 

Highlights

 

Leyburn Teapottery & Little Chocolate Shop   |   Hawes Cheese Experience at Wensleydale Creamery   |   Harrogate   |   Ripon   |   Masham Black Sheep Brewery   |   Kilburn Mousey Thompson Visitor Centre  |   Helmsley   |   Thirsk ‘World of James Herriot'

 

Day One

We depart from your home with our exclusive door to door pick-up service and travel to Yorkshire with refreshment stops enroute, arriving late afternoon, time to relax before dinner.

 

Day Two

Today we make our way to Leyburn and visit the Teapottery, where a huge variety of teapots in all shapes and guises are produced and is next door to the Little Chocolate Shop where you can see all kinds of chocolate being handmade.  We continue our journey to the delightful town of  Hawes where we visit the Cheese Experience at the Wensleydale Creamery, home of Yorkshire’s most famous cheese and discover the history of real cheese.  Hawes is also home of Wensleydale Pottery and Hawes Ropemakers and the town abounds in antique shops and tea rooms.  Leaving Hawes we head along the dales to Aysgarth and Bishopdale over the hills to Upper Wharfedale and Grassington, this is one of the Dales best loved villages with its cobbled square and interesting little alleyways.

 

Day Three

Morning at leisure to explore Harrogate with broad tree lined boulevards, abundant greenery, flowers and plants, it is little wonder that the town is a frequent winner of Britain in Bloom.  Harrogate also boasts the world famous Betty’s Tearooms, founded in 1919 by a Swiss confectioner and just around the corner is Farrar’s of Harrogate, established in 1840 and best known for its Original Harrogate Toffee, favourite sweet of the late Queen Mother.  We continue our drive to Ripon with its magnificent cathedral, here we will have time for lunch and a wander before continuing to delightful Masham where we visit the award winning Black Sheep Brewery.

 

Day Four

Our first stop this morning is the small village of Kilburn under the famous White Horse, the village is home to Mousey Thompson, the famous woodworker renowned for his little mouse carvings which adorn his hand carved oak furniture, whilst here we will visit the Mousey Thompson Visitor Centre to get an insight to this artisan.  We continue via Byland Abbey and Ampleforth to Helmsley where we take a break and have time to obtain lunch.  A visit to the cheese shop in the market place is a real treat or you may wish to visit Helmsley Walled Garden.  Just around the corner from the garden is Ryeburn of Holmsley, purveyors of award winning ice-cream and serving just about the best ice cream you will every taste.  Leaving Helmsley we make for Thirsk and visit the ‘World of James Herriot’ a fascinating tour including many of the props and three studio sets as featured in the long running TV series based on the life and times of local vet Alf Wright.

 

Day Five

This morning after a leisurely breakfast we begin our journey home with refreshment stops enroute.

 

Price Includes:

·          Luxury coach travel

·          Home pick up

·          4 nights’ accommodation, dinner & breakfast

·          Admission Wensleydale Creamery

·          Admission Brewery tour in Masham

·          Admission World of James Herriot

·          Mousey Thompson Visitor Centre.

 

MERCURE WETHERBY HOTEL, Wetherby

The Mercure Wetherby hotel is to be found in a peaceful setting amid the Yorkshire countryside, midway between York and Harrogate.  This modern hotel with comfortable facilities is just minutes from the market town of Wetherby, all bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities.

 

DAY ONE

Begin your holiday with our exclusive home pick-up service, join your tour coach and travel to Yorkshire with refreshment stops enroute, arriving late afternoon, time to relax before dinner.

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DAY TWO

Today we make our way to Leyburn and visit Ceramic Inspirations, where a huge variety of items in all shapes and guises are produced. Next door to the Little Chocolate Shop where you can treat yourself from a delicious selection of something chocolatey! From Leyburn we travel along Wensleydale to the delightful town of Hawes where we visit the 'Cheese Experience' at the Wensleydale Creamery, home of Yorkshire's most famous cheese and discover the history of real cheese kept alive by a proud Yorkshire tradition. Hawes is also home of Wensleydale Pottery and Hawes Ropemakers and the town abounds in antique shops and tea rooms. Leaving Hawes we head along the dales to Aysgarth and Bishopdale over the hills to Upper Wharfedale and Grassington, this is one of the Dales best loved villages with its cobbled square and interesting little alleyways.

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DAY THREE

Morning at leisure to explore Harrogate with broad tree lined boulevards, abundant greenery, flowers and plants, it is little wonder that the town is a frequent winner of Britain in Bloom. Harrogate also boasts the world famous Betty's Tearooms, founded in 1919 by a Swiss confectioner and just around the corner is Farrar's of Harrogate, established in 1840 and best known for its Original Harrogate Toffee, favourite sweet of the late Queen Mother. We continue our drive to Ripon with its magnificent cathedral, here we will have time for lunch and a wander before continuing to delightful Masham where we visit the award winning Black Sheep Brewery

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DAY FOUR

Our first stop this morning is the small village of Kilburn under the famous White Horse, the village is home to Mousey Thompson, the famous woodworker renowned for his little mouse carvings which adorn his hand carved oak furniture, whilst here we will visit the Mousey Thompson Visitor Centre to get an insight to this artisan. We continue via Byland Abbey and Ampleforth to Helmsley where we take a break and have time to obtain lunch. A visit to the cheese shop in the market place is a real treat or you may wish to visit Helmsley Walled Garden. Just around the corner from the garden is Ryeburn of Holmsley, purveyors of award winning ice-cream and serving just about the best ice cream you will every taste. Leaving Helmsley we make for Thirsk and visit the 'World of James Herriot' a fascinating tour including many of the props and three studio sets as featured in the long running TV series based on the life and times of local vet Alf Wright.

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DAY FIVE

This morning after a leisurely breakfast we begin our journey home with refreshment stops enroute.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Mercure Wetherby Hotel, Wetherby 3 star

The Mercure Wetherby Hotel is to be found in a peaceful setting amid the Yorkshire countryside midway between York and Harrogate.  This modern hotel with comfortable facilities is just minutes from the market town of Wetherby, all bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee facilities.

 

INCLUDED:

Door to door pick-up

4 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

Admission Wensleydale Creamery

Admission Brewery tour in Masham

Admission World of James Herriot

Mousey Thompson Visitor Centre

 

Rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis and are limited. If no single supplement applies this is limited to single room allocation and therefore additional cost may apply.  Prices displayed are per person unless otherwise stated. If door to door pick up is included there may be additional charges for out of area. Itineraries and hotel inclusions may be subject to change.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Bodelwyddan Bodelwyddan, Marble Church
Chester Services M56 Chester Services on M56
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station
Garden City Garden City , Amontola Restaurant
Holywell Holywell, Bus Station
Llandudno Junction Llandudno Junction, Train Station Car Park
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