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Yorkshire Soap Opera Tour
James Herriot museum
Holiday dates 11th to 18th June 2017
Holidaying are: Sheila, Anthony, Christopher & Peter, with Geraint and Jane.
Sunday 11th June

After picking up Peter, Anthony and Christopher we arrived at The Holiday Inn, in York. Sheila made her own way there and met us at the hotel. We all unpacked and relaxed in our rooms. In the evening we met in the bar for a drink and had a lovely meal and retired to our rooms afterwards.
Soap Opera
Abbey Monday 12th June

We met for breakfast at 9am and after an hour we headed out for our first trip. We visited 'The world of James Herriot' in Thirsk, it has won a White Rose Tourism award. Everyone said they enjoyed it. We had sandwiches for lunch then drove to Rievaulx Abbey, on the way we met a farmer with a quadbike, sheepdog and many sheep. The Abbey is a former Cistercian Monastry. We enjoyed walking around the Abbey and we rested in the cafe for a drink and a cake. (yum) Later in the evening we had our meal in a pub close to the hotel.
Tuesday 13th June

Today we travelled to the village of Esholt, this is where they used to film the soap opera 'Emmerdale'. We saw the Post Office, the church and The Woolpack from Emmerdale, where we had a drink. We also saw the local cafe from the soap. Haworth was our next destination. We watched a steam train coming in to the station. Peter and Anthony walked up a very steep cobbled street and stood outside 'The Bronte Parsonage'. In the evening we had our meal in The Toby Carvery.
The Woolpack
police car Wednesday 14th June

Today we all went to Pickering and boarded a steam train to go to Goathland. Goathland is where the TV series 'Heartbeat' was filmed. We saw The Aidensfield Arms Pub and bought souvenirs from Scripps garage. We then had lunch in the tea room and all had our photo taken with the police car from the series. The weather was very warm today. After a chance to relax back at the hotel we then had our evening meal in The Fox and Roman pub, opposite the hotel. 
Thursday 15th June

Tjhursday and we travelled to Holmfirth, this is 'Last of the Summer Wine Country'. We stopped for a drink in the cafe, visited Compos museum and walked up a very steep hill to see the Compo's grave in the churhch yard. Afterwards we had a lovely lunch in The White Horse Inn where many scenes were filmed. They served sandwiches with the biggest nachos anybody had ever seen!
The Royal Friday 16th June

We visited Scarborough before going to the sea front. We parked outside The Royal TV series building and bought souvenirs. It was time for lunch and afterwards we had fun in the Arcade spending and winning 2p's ! We enjoyed an ice cream in the hot sunshine. In the evening we went for a pub meal close to the hotel.
Saturday 17th June

Today we went to the National Railway Museum. It was fantastic to see these huge locomotives and know that most of them are still in working order. We learned how they work and had a go at pulling the leavers. We also saw the royal train carriage and marvelled at how posh they were. We had lunch amongst the engines and after doing some shopping went to York Minster by local train. In the evening we had a lovely dinner before going to bed to prepare for the journey home.
Train museum
  Sunday 18th June

The end of the holiday and time to travel home !
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