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Emmerdale Tours

Leeds, West Yorkshire
REF: BMTOEM

• Emmerdale tours from Leeds city centre
• See the 'original' village locations 
• Get all the behind the scenes info on filming
• Tours include transport & are guided



 

What's Included

Old Emmerdale Village Tour

  • Professional guide
  • See the original Woolpack pub and Home Farm
  • See many of the locations used in the show since the 1970's including the original Emmerdale Farm
  • See how locations in the old Emmerdale village were used in the special December 2016 episode about Ashley's battle with dementia
  • Enjoy the beauty of the Yorkshire Countryside scenes featured in Emmerdale's opening title sequence from 1998 - 2005
  • Return mini coach tour
  • Please allow 4 hours for this experience

What Can I Expect

A classic Emmerdale Village tour - perfect for fans of the ‘original version' of the show. If you liked your soaps in the 70s, 80s and 90s, you'll love these trips to Emmerdale, which pay homage to the long-running ITV evening soap opera.

These guided tours offer a fabulous insight into 'old' Emmerdale. You will be harking back to the bygone era when the show was still called Emmerdale Farm for this trip. Setting off from Leeds city centre, a luxury coach will take you around some of the spots in lovely Yorkshire used for filming, starting with going past the TV studios, where the interior scenes are currently set.

Filming for the exterior scenes for Emmerdale was done in the picturesque and very real village of Esholt for 22 years, but word has it that shooting there became almost impossible, as so many Emmerdale fans were visiting the village. The solution was to build a closed set at Harewood Estate, but on this tour you'll be visiting the original Emmerdale village of Beckindale at Esholt.

So it's back to classic times, when Annie Sugden was the farmer's widow running Emmerdale Farm in Beckindale with her three children. All the talk was about lambing season and everyone met for a pint at the Woolpack with Amos and Henry. On this guided Emmerdale tour you'll see all these familiar sights at Esholt and you'll even have time to pop in for a pint at the pub that played the role of the Woolpack, which was the heart of the farming community.

You will also be taken to Otley, which has doubled for market town Hotton since 1972. You even get to see the original Home Farm buildings, which are near Leathley and Moira Barton's Butlers Farm.

After a fun, informative and fascinating tour of the original Emmerdale filming locations, your coach will drop you back in Leeds near the railway station. If you're an older generation Emmerdale fan, you will be beside yourself with glee on these tours.

Availability

  • Operates on selected Saturdays departing at 12:30pm (May – Oct)

Location

  • The meeting point is at the bus stop located in front of Bibis Italian Restaurant  on Swinegate and return is just next to the Black Prince Statue in City Square (approx 3 minutes walk from Leeds Railway Station)
  • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time 

Suitable For

  • Under 16s must be accompanied by a participating adult
  • Unfortunately this tour is not accessible for wheelchair users or for parents with prams or buggies

Spectators

  • Not suitable for spectators

Anything Else

  • Please note that this tour visits old Emmerdale locations and not the current Emmerdale village tour
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