Book this Private Guided Tour, just for your group, to experience the stunning landscape of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, visiting Bolton Castle, Askrigg (filming location for Darrowby in the original James Herriot All Creatures Great and Small TV series), Grassington (main filming location for the new All Creatures Great and Small TV series), The Oldest Sweetshop in the World at Pateley Bridge and the traditional Dales Market Town of Hawes, where you will have the opportunity to sample the cheeses at the award winning Wensleydale Creamery, the home of Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese.
The itinerary for this tour is flexible, talk to your Guide when you set off and we can make adjustments to suit your personal preferences.
Departs 9.00am and drops off 5.15pm. Available from York, Leeds or Harrogate for private groups of 1-4, 5-8 or 9-16 people.
ItineraryItinerary based upon a pick-up from York (route and timetable may differ from Harrogate or Leeds):-
9.00am: We will pick you up from your hotel or other location and head off for the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
10.30am: We arrive at Wensleydale's most famous landmark, the 14th century Bolton Castle which once housed Mary Queen of Scots, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy and photograph the magnificent views over Wensleydale, learn a bit about the history of the area from your Guide, or just have a leisurely Yorkshire Brew in the medieval castle's Tea Room - the choice is yours!
11.15am: We then take the scenic route towards Hawes, passing through Askrigg, the fictional village of Darrowby in the original James Herriot All Creatures Great and Small TV series.
11.45am: We spend one and a half hours in Hawes, the highest Market Town in England, where you can maybe grab some lunch and sample the complimentary handcrafted cheeses at the world-famous Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre, visit The Dales Countryside Museum, or just explore the quaint shops and cafes of the town itself - the choice is yours!
1.15pm: We leave Hawes and travel into the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park for some photo stops as we pass through the picturesque Dales villages along the meandering route of the River Wharfe.
2.15pm: We arrive in the traditional Dales village of Grassington, made famous in 2020 as the main filming location for Darrowby in the new All Creatures Great and Small TV series. You can explore the village and see the buildings they filmed, or just enjoy a beer or coffee with the locals in one of the pubs and cafes - whatever you prefer!
3.00pm: We continue our journey through the beautiful countryside of the National Park as we head through the rolling hills of Nidderdale, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
3.40pm: Finally, there will be a short stop in in the charming little town of Pateley Bridge, category winner in the Great British High Street Competition in 2016, where you have the option to visit "The Oldest Sweet Shop in the World" (2014 Guinness Book of Records).
4.00pm: We leave Pateley Bridge to arrive back at the pick-up point at around 5:15pm and say our goodbyes.
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