Yorkshire and The Humber Nature & adventure

Our most recommended Yorkshire and The Humber Nature & adventure

From Leeds: Yorkshire Dales Emmerdale Locations Bus Tour

1. From Leeds: Yorkshire Dales Emmerdale Locations Bus Tour

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.

From York: Full-Day Yorkshire Dales Tour

2. From York: Full-Day Yorkshire Dales Tour

Leave York at 9:00 AM to explore the stunning landscape of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Stop at the 14th-century Bolton Castle, former home of Mary Queen of Scots, to enjoy the magnificent views over Wensleydale. Next, enjoy some free time in Hawes. Sample the cheeses at the world famous Wensleydale Creamery, visit the Dales Countryside Museum, or explore the quaint shops and cafes. Move on to the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Pass through the picturesque villages on the way to Kettlewell, the main filming location for the Calendar Girls movie. Explore the village, learn more about the true story behind the movie, or relax with the locals in one of the pubs and cafes. Finally, stop in the charming town of Pateley Bridge, winner in the Great British High Street Competition in 2016. Visit the oldest sweet shop in the world before heading back to York, arriving at around 5:15 PM.

Sea Life Scarborough

3. Sea Life Scarborough

Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary is a unique indoor and outdoor attraction ideal for a family day out as well as an entertaining and educational experience. Enjoy regular talks and feeding demonstrations throughout the day, and try your hand at the new Dive Adventure Quiz trail. Waddle with adorable Humboldt penguins in their walk-through home at Penguin island. This specialist enclosure was designed so you can get closer than ever before to incredible feathered friends who will be eager to say hello. Visit the specialist Seal Hospital and meet this year’s seal pup patients that have been saved from our local coastal waters. Follow their journey through rescue, rehabilitation and release. Meet Boo, the newest resident seal, and discover his story as you watch him splash around with his new pool-mates. Discover the truth about the much-misunderstood shark, the plight of the endangered sea turtle, the remarkable life of the seahorse plus countless surprising facts about these and hundreds of other fascinating creatures.

From York: Day Trip to Whitby and The North York Moors

4. From York: Day Trip to Whitby and The North York Moors

The tour heads out of the hustle and bustle of the city for a scenic drive through the Vale of York. The first stop is at the Kilburn White Horse hill figure on the boundary of the North York Moors National Park, where your guide will tell you the story of how it was carved into the hillside in 1857. The next stop is in the picturesque market town of Helmsley, where you can view the medieval castle, explore the quaint shops, or just have a leisurely Yorkshire brew in one of the cafés. After Helmsley, you will head off through Hutton-le-Hole into the heart of the scenic North York Moors National Park for some photo stops, passing the 16th century Lion Inn on Blakey Ridge (the highest point on the Moors) and Ralph’s Cross.   Then, stop in the quaint and picturesque Yorkshire village of Lealholm to see the stepping-stones over the River Esk — a great photo opportunity. It is then just a short journey into Whitby. Whilst hearing stories about the seaside town’s history from your guide, you will also learn about the main places of interest that you may want to visit. As you arrive in Whitby, there will be a brief stop at the Captain Cook Statue and Whalebone Arch on the West Cliff then alternative drop-offs at the harbour or Whitby Abbey (recommended if you wish to start your visit there and avoid having to climb the 199 steps).   You will have a leisurely 3 hours of free time in Whitby where you can visit the town’s newest attraction, The Endeavour Experience — 1 of only 2 full-size replicas of the HM Bark Endeavour in existence. See also the Captain Cook Museum, take the Bark Endeavour scale replica boat trip around the harbour, or view Whitby Abbey, inspiration for the Dracula books. You may also just explore the shops and market of the seaside town and experience fish and chips from the famous Magpie Café. After Whitby, you will head back onto the North York Moors and arrive in the picture-postcard village of Goathland (filming location for Aidensfield in the Heartbeat television series and Hogsmeade in the Harry Potter movies) where you can explore the filming locations, or maybe just grab an ice cream from the village store. The tour leaves Goathland for a final stop to enjoy the stunning views at the Hole of Horcum before heading back to York.

From Liverpool: Full-Day Yorkshire Sightseeing Adventure

5. From Liverpool: Full-Day Yorkshire Sightseeing Adventure

Get a taste of Yorkshire on a full-day minibus tour from Liverpool. Explore the county's history and cuisine, admire feats of Victorian engineering, and see the picturesque Hardraw Force waterfall. After a partially-narrated 2-hour journey, arrive in Haworth to discover the stories of the Bronte Sisters – Anne, Charlotte, and Emily. From there, head to the stunning limestone feature of Malham Cove, formed by melt-water from glaciers over 12,000 years ago. See the impressive Ribblehead Viaduct, a masterpiece of 19th-century engineering, and take a stroll to get a closer look at its 1.5 million bricks. A stop at the must-visit Wensleydale Creamery follows. Sample some of its famous cheeses, made originally by Cistercian Monks. Next, visit the pretty village of Hawes, a honeypot of a town boasting shops, cafes, pubs, and locals sipping John Smith's while munching a Yorkshire Pudding. Once you have explored Hawes, head to Hardraw Force, the UK's highest single-drop waterfall, which is over 100 feet tall. Enjoy the splash pool and the breathtaking natural “amphitheater” before beginning your journey back to Liverpool.

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What people are saying about Yorkshire and The Humber

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 578 reviews

The guide (Duncan) was brilliant, very knowledgeable, with a great sense of humour, our driver was great too, we were taken to lots of village locations Inc original Emmerdale farm village and woolpack, where we had a drink and a look round the pub,lots of photo opportunities along the route, with a quiz on the way back to Leeds, all in all a fabulous day out, a must for Emmerdale fans esp original Emmerdale Farm fans

Our tour guide was knowledgeable and drove us around at a speed at which we could take in all of the information. The day was full without being frantic and both my husband and myself really enjoyed it. A wonderful way to see the Yorkshire countryside

A wonderful ramble through the Dales with a knowledgeable and personable guide, who also is a talented van driver, maneuvering the narrow paths with ease. Each stop along the way afforded a different view of the multi-faceted areas in Yorkshire

Thanks Beverley for a great tour and the weather was great for us as well. Well worth the money I will be watching out for emmerdale stars on my next visit to Leeds.

It was a very enjoyable tour & Mark was an excellent guide. He was so knowledgeable & made it very interesting.