Yorkshire Dales, TV Soap Country
We visited “The last of the Summer Wine” and around the Holmfirth area. We took a tour on a vintage bus that drove us around the town and into the countryside where different scenes had been filmed. We visited 'Sid's Cafe' in Holmfirth where we enjoyed some lunch and had our photographs taken next to the pictures of the cast. We also took a stroll to Nora Batty’s famous cottage and museum.
We had a great Yorkshire beer experience whilst touring the brewery. We saw the traditional brewhouse in action and learned everything about how to brew beer. And of course we got to try a few of the beers back in the bar.
We drove through the beautiful countryside to Wensleydale Creamery where we visited the factory. We watched a demonstration of cheese making and tasted all the different cheeses before visiting the museum.
On a beautiful sunny day, we went to a working farm and had a tremendous time feeding the lambs and brushing the pigs. We also met the goats, horses, cows and handled the rabbits and many other animals.
We visited Oxenhope, a Pennine village set in the beautiful countryside. We enjoyed lunch on board the British Railways, Mk.1 buffet car, positioned alongside the platform at the station. We then had a look at the locomotives in the shed before boarding a steam train for a scenic railway journey.
We visited Whitby, one of the North East coast’s best-loved seaside towns. On board the tour bus we enjoyed the magnificent views of the seaside and loved experiencing the narrow, winding streets as we made our way up the steep climb to the impressive ruins of Whitby Abbey.