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Soap Opera, Yorkshire
last of the summer wine location
Holiday dates: 7th to 14th July 2019
Holidaying are: Sofia, Stevie, Clive & Stephen,
 along with Leanne, Coleen & Heather.
Sunday 7th July

After a long journey we arrived at our hotel which is surrounded by the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. We unpacked and settled into our rooms before going for our first group meal and a quiet drink in the bar.

The Emmerdale studio set
Emmerdale studio set
Sid's Cafe Monday 8th July

We travelled to Holmfirth and toured "The last of the Summer Wine" TV show exhibition which was much enjoyed by all. Their were videos to watch and a chance to 'dress up'. We ate lunch at the famous 'Sid's Cafe' from the same show. later we went to a photo exhibition being held in the church and the group voted for their favorite photo. We ate out at a pub in Thirsk for our evening meal.
Tuesday 9th July

We had a delicious breakfast in the hotel and then headed to Thirsk where we spent the morning at The James Herriot museum. We found a lovely little cafe for lunch before strolling over to the Thirsk museum. After learning all about the history of Thirsk we decided to visit the church. Then we all had a lovely piece of cake and a drink. Later in the evening we enjoyed a meal out at The Black Lion.
Jame Herriot museum
Harewood House Wednesday 10th July

Today we visited Harewood House and it's beautiful gardens. It is a country house in Harewood, near Leeds. We began by walking around the grounds looking at all the animals. We saw some rare birds, penguins, guinea pigs and farm animals. We then took a boat trip across the lake to the walled vegetable garden. After lunch we went inside Harewood House and marvelled at the beautiful interiors. We also stopped for a drink and a cake. For our meal this evening we visited The Crown and Anchor where we had a heart warming meal.
Thursday 11th July

There were "fry ups" all round this morning for breakfast then into the minibus for a beautiful scenic drive to Goathland where "Heartbeat" the TV series was filmed. Goathland is in the heart of the North York moors. We visited some of the 'sets' from the TV series such as the train station, Scripp's and the Aidensfield garage. We then headed up to the village and had lunch in a lovely tea room before having photos taken with the cars from the TV series "Heartbeat". Then we got back into the minibus and drove to Pickering Castle for a visit. In the evening we went for a scrumptious pub meal.

Sea life Friday 12th July

This morning after breakfast we headed to the seaside town of Scarborough. We took a scenic route across the moors and our first stop near Scarborough was The Sea Life Centre. We spent a while looking around at the fish, penguins, seals, turtles and otters. We then headed to the cafe for lunch. After lunch we drove along the coast into Scarborough itself and had an afternoon drink and ice cream before heading home. In the evening we ate a delicious meal at The Old Oak Tree.
Saturday 13th July

Today was the day we had been excited about all week! We had our usual hearty breakfast, got on to the minibus and headed to The Emmerdale Studios. We spent the first half of the tour looking at the dressing rooms, outfits and some of the sets. We got to pull pints in The Woolpack and had 'coffee' in the Emmerdale cafe. On the 2nd part of the tour we took a shuttle bus to the ITV Studios where got to look around more sets and see the canteen that the actors use. Then we drove to look at the real life Woolpack and the original village location for Emmerdale Farm (before the village set was built).
Emmerdale set
Woolpack Sunday 14th July

 Today we had our last breakfast together at the hotel. It was then time to get everyone onto the minibus and to head for home.
Harewood House and gardens

Harewood House
James Herriot Museum at the James Herriot Museum

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