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Yorkshire Dales Emmerdale Locations Bus Tour from Leeds

1. Yorkshire Dales Emmerdale Locations Bus Tour from Leeds

Although the current Emmerdale TV soap is now filmed on a closed set this tour will take you to the original locations dotted around West Yorkshire. You will visit the market town of Otley and the beautiful village of Esholt in West Yorkshire, used as Hotton and Emmerdale Village in the long-running TV show. Here, you can have a drink at the inn that was once used as the fabled Woolpack, site of many of the popular TV series most memorable scenes. You’ll also drive past the farm near Leathley where Emmerdale farm was originally shot. During the tour take the opportunity to get off the bus at several occasions. Stretch your legs, take pictures of the recognizable buildings and landmarks, and see the locations from one of Britain's longest-running TV soaps.

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Leeds: 2-Hour Highlights Walking Tour

2. Leeds: 2-Hour Highlights Walking Tour

Meet your Blue Badge-certified guide in the heart of the city. Whether a tourist or a long-time local, let your guide lead you on a fascinating journey through the history of Leeds. Discover how it has come to be the city known and loved today.  Learn the story of wool, how it made the city rich, and how the industry paved the way for some great engineers. See what must be the most beautiful factory in the world, made out of local materials. The two-hour walk will take you to some hidden corners, as well as past art galleries, arcades, markets, trading places, and pocket gardens. Pick up some quirky facts along the way. Finish back at City Square with the history of the city brought to life and lots of tour tips for making the most out of the rest of your stay.

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Leeds: Heritage Pub and Beer Tour

3. Leeds: Heritage Pub and Beer Tour

Begin your tour at The Tetley, which was the Headquarters for Leeds' most famous brewery, Joshua Tetley and Sons. Here, learn about the history of the brewery and take a look around the site. Then, make your way to The Adelphi, Tetley Brewery's flagship pub built in the late Victorian period. Learn about the history of the pub, other old breweries in the city, and how it compares to the modern brewing scene. From here, make your way to the Duck & Drake via other sites of historical interest. These include the location where one of the first-ever moving pictures was recorded by Louis Le Prince at Leeds Bridge, and Leeds Minster church. Find out why the railway embankment is covered in gravestones. Stop at the Duck & Drake on Kirkgate, Leeds' oldest street. Learn about the dark past of this pub as well as Kirkgate's reputation. Continue towards the fourth stop, the Pack Horse on Briggate. Find out more about the pub that claims to be the oldest in Leeds. Here, you will also learn about the brewing process on-site, as told through the operation of a Leeds-based brewery in the mid-1900s. Finally, the tour ends at Whitelocks Ale House, also on Briggate. This is arguably Leeds' most iconic pub, with it's internal decor dating to the 1890s. Discover the rich history of Whitelocks and the wider Briggate area as your tour comes to an end.

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Private Transfer Leeds Bradford Airport to Leeds City

4. Private Transfer Leeds Bradford Airport to Leeds City

Travel in comfort and style between Leeds Bradford Airport to Leeds City Centre on your very own private, chauffeur-driven transfer that is both easy and stress-free. · Having cleared customs, you will be greeted by your driver, holding a sign displaying your name at the Arrivals Halls. In case of uninformed delays, the driver will wait for 45-minutes from the time of landing after which time your transfer voucher will no longer be valid. You will be escorted to your chauffeur-driven car, and your luggage taken care of and loaded into the vehicle. Then you will drive safely and in comfort to your chosen destination. On arrival, your driver will unload your luggage. Rest assured all flights are tracked therefore we will accommodate for any flight delays and flights set for early arrival.

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Leeds: Guided Craft Beer Tour

5. Leeds: Guided Craft Beer Tour

Meet your guide at the Nomadic Beers in Leeds, a leading microbrewery specializing in craft beer inspired by traditional styles. See the brew kit, learn about the brewing process and sample some of Nomadic's brews right at the source. The second stop is Brew York New Briggate, Leeds' taproom for York-based brewery, Brew York. Founded in 2016, Brew York is one of Yorkshire's leading craft breweries. Learn about the brewery and taste some of their leading-edge craft brews. Continue your tour as you make your way to The Turk's Head, the craft beer sister bar of 300-year-old Whitelock's Ale House. Learn about the history of both pubs and try a selection of pioneering craft beer styles. Head to your final stop, Friends of Ham. Opened in 2012, this has been one of Leeds' pioneering craft beer bars of the last ten years. Hear about at least another three modern craft beers. After the tour finishes here, opt to stay longer and purchase some food if you wish.

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Leeds: Urban Axe Throwing Experience

6. Leeds: Urban Axe Throwing Experience

Experience the thrill of axe throwing to a pumping soundtrack in Leeds. Benefit from the skills of professional instructors as you toss around some steel in the heart of the city. Pick a spot in one of 10 lanes and size up your two targets. Let your instructor show you the basics before letting loose. Aim for the bullseye and feel the thrill as your axe hits the targets. Unwind with some drinks at the on-site bar after your experience.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 123 reviews

This was a Christmas gift for my Brother who loves Emmerdale. I was never a fan but after Bev talked us through the locations, even I have started to watch it again after a 25 year break. Bev was full of amazing facts, she was absolutely lovely and appeared to enjoy the tour as much as we did. Thank you so much. XxXx

A lovely experience. Well done to our guide Sarah who was knowledgeable and given the cold weather, kept us all warm. Lots of history about this great city. Well worth the fee.

Got this for my friends birthday and highly recommend! Mike was great and really knowledgable. Was a really enjoyable day with the perfect mix of learning and fun!

Visit some great pubs, have a few bevvies, and find out about the brewing past of Leeds while you do it! Sets you up well for the evening and a few more ales.

Excellent tour and a lovely tour guide! Would highly recommend. Some history of Leeds thrown in too, along with the history of brewing and pubs in Leeds!