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Yorkshire Food & Craft Trail .

Yorkshire Food & Craft Trail .

Enjoy a variety of food experiences. We take you on a tour of Wensleydale Creamery, enjoy a guided Brewery Tour in Masham and visit the Little Chocolate Shop to see the making of hand made chocolates.

MERCURE WETHERBY HOTEL, WETHERBY 3*

In a peaceful setting amid the Yorkshire countryside between York and Harrogate, this modern hotel is just minutes from the market town of Wetherby. En-suite bedrooms and have a TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee facilities.

 

PRICE INCLUDES:

 

Door to Door Service

4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast

Entrances to Wensleydale Creamery, World of James Herriot & Mousey Thompson Visitor Centre

Brewery tour in Masham

Porterage

Day 1

We depart the local area and travel to Yorkshire, arriving late afternoon.

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Day 2

Head to Leyburn and visit the Teapottery where a huge variety of teapots in all shapes are produced. Next door is the Little Chocolate Shop where you can see delicious chocolates being hand-made. From Leyburn, drive along Wensleydale to Hawes, for the ‘Cheese Experience’ at the Wensleydale Creamery. Hawes is also the home of Wensleydale Pottery and the Hawes Ropemakers, and the town abounds in antique shops, tea rooms and pubs. We then head along the dale to Aysgarth and Bishopdale, over the hills to Upper Wharfedale and Grassington, one of the Dales’ best loved villages.

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Day 3

Explore Harrogate with its broad tree-lined boulevards, elegant buildings and the world-famous Betty’s tearooms, founded in 1919 by a Swiss confectioner. Just around the corner is ‘Farrar’s of Harrogate’, established in 1840 and best known for its Original Harrogate Toffee – the favourite sweetie of the late Queen Mother. We drive to Ripon, with its magnificent Cathedral, where we have time for lunch before continuing to delightful Masham to visit the award-winning Black Sheep Brewery.

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Day 4

Our first stop is the small village of Kilburn, under the famous White Horse. This village is the home of Mousey Thompson, the woodworker renowned for his little mouse carving, adorning hand carved oak furniture throughout the land. Whilst here, we visit the Mousey Thompson Visitor Centre. The day continues via Byland Abbey and Ampleforth to Helmsley, where we take a break for lunch. Leaving Helmsley, we make for Thirsk and visit ‘The World of James Herriot’, a fascinating tour including many of the props and three studio sets featured in the long running TV series based on the life and times of local vet, Alf Wright.

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Day 5

After breakfast we begin our homeward journey

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