We travel over the famous Ilkley Moor known for the inspiration of the ‘Yorkshire County’ anthem – on Ilkley Moor Bhat ‘at to the picturesque town of Ilkley. We will enjoy a short stop here, perhaps for tea & cake at Betty’s Café & Tea Rooms, or browse the independent shops selling everything from gifts to vintage clothes and books. We continue our journey to Harewood Estate for the highlight of our trip, the Emmerdale Village Tour.
From this spring, the live, working TV set located within the Harewood Estate in Leeds, that has played witness to many-a spectacle, will open its gates as cast and crew down scripts for the weekend and allow guests to tread the tarmac and indulge in a fully guided tour of the popular, fictional village
Visitors will be able to marvel at the beauty the picturesque farming village boasts as they meander down the lane to the surreal sight of stone cladded shops and homes nestled amongst the rolling hills.
Sauntering past the familiar haunts of Bob’s Café, The Woolpack, the village Church and rows of stone cottages known as home for over 43 years to your favourite Emmerdale characters, guides will share secrets, stories and reveal fascinating facts behind the making of the, multi award winning, ITV soap.
Emmerdale village as it is today, was purpose built in the grounds of Harewood House over 17 years ago after the programme’s former location of Esholt became so popular with visitors, filming scenes became impossible. Until now, its secluded and somewhat secret new home has been steeped in security to stop general public access.
Immerse in the poignant world of the small, extraordinary rural village of Emmerdale, where the only real drama will be if you miss out…