All Creatures Great and Small

Full Day Tour
Departure Point:
Duncombe Place, York
Adult Price:
from £65.00
Runs throughout the year

24-hour cancellation policy 

City centre pick-up

Minimum age: Travelers need to be at least 5 years-old

Discover the landscape that inspired James Herriot

Explore the beautiful landscape of the Yorkshire Dales and discover the breathtaking landscape that inspired James Herriot, creator of All Creatures Great and Small. Visit the villages of Grassington which doubles as Darrowby in the series, visit Bolton Castle, the location Herriot proposed to his wife. Travel over the Dales and enjoy the views and scenery that makes the Yorkshire Dales so special. 



Summer 2024

23rd March 2024 - 27th October 2024

Adult Senior Student Child
£65 £63 £63 £56

Tour Days

Summer 2024

23rd March 2024 - 27th October 2024

Mon Tues Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun


Full day 09.15 - 17.30

Activity Level




Group Size

16 Maximum


  • Transport in a 16-Seater mini-bus;
  • Knowledgeable & friendly driver-guide
  • On-board commentary in English

Main Departure point

Duncombe Place, York, YO1 7EF

How to find us

Pickup Service

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This tour will start opposite Dean Court Hotel in Duncombe Place next to York Minster, Y01 7EF.

The pick up point is in the heart of city, approximately 10-minute walk from York Railway Station.

Welcome to the All Creatures Great and Small tour from York, where we will take you on an unforgettable journey through the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, visiting the most iconic filming locations from both the old and new series of the beloved TV series.

The Yorkshire Dales is known around the world for its unique and epic landscape of green rolling hills crisscrossed with mile upon mile of dry stone walls, dramatic limestone crags, thousands of sheep, historic ruins and picture perfect little towns and villages.

Recently the Yorkshire Dales has seen a flurry of extra interest due to the new series of All Creatures Great and Small, the show has become synonymous with the Dales. So much so that the two go hand in hand. Join us we get off the beaten.

The tour departs York at 9.15 and makes its way out of the city, gain an insight into Yorkshire place in history as you make your way through the plains of York onwards towards the Yorkshire Dales.

Our first stop of the day is in the old village of Grassington. This charming village, with its small Market Square has lots of quaint little shops, cafes and pubs and has a second life as Darrowby in the new series of All Creatures Great and Small.

After you've explored Grassington we head off the beaten path, taking the fine scenery of Wharfedale, eventually leading up and over the highest road in the Dales. The Beggermans Pass takes us through breathtaking scenery, through tiny little villages and filming locations for the new series of All Creatures Great and Small including St Michaels Church in Hubberholme (Wedding between James and Helen) and Yockenthwaite Farm (the Aldersons farm).

Eventually the Beggermans Pass ends up high over Wensleydale, at a height of 589m and drops down serenely into the unofficial Capital of the Yorkshire Dales, Hawes.

Hawes is a Historic and busy little market town, typical of the Yorkshire Dales. Enjoy a look around its busy little centre (a stark contrast to quiet hills of the Dales), find a nice pub for some lunch or head up to the Wensleydale Creamery for a taste of the historic cheese.

After Lunch we head further into Wensleydale and to the famous Robin Hood Waterfalls, Aysgarth falls to give them the correct name is where Robin Hood Prince of Thieves was filmed. Spend a little time taking in the scenic waterfalls and get that great selfie before we head on to the last stop of the day at Castle Bolton. This was a favourite place for Herriot and where he proposed to his wife. 

Castle Bolton is a 14th century Fortress home of the Le Scrope Family. You will have chance for tea and coffee in a castle. There will be a chance to have a look around the gardens and look out for the Birds or Prey and wild boar, use the facilities and have a stretch whilst enjoying panoramic views across Wensleydale. For an extra charge you may wish to discover Mary Queen of Scots Bedroom or climb the tower for a spectacular selfie opportunity.

As we leave Castle Bolton we get yet more fabulous view over Wensleydale before we drop back into the plains of York and eventual back to the City.

(Please note: the tour may be run in reverse)

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You may cancel 24 hours prior to departure to receive a full refund. After 24 hours no refund will be issued.

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Visit the filming location of All Creatures Great and Small

Discover the National Park

Bolton Castle where James Herriot proposed to his wife

Explore the scenery and locations that inspired James Herriot.


  • Grassington 
  • Bolton Castle 
  • Wensleydale Creamery 
  • Hawes


  • Activity level: You will have the option to walk up to a few hundred metres to take in a view or point of interest.
  • There is space on-board for hand luggage.
  • There are plenty of stops for photos, toilet breaks and refreshments. 
  • All passengers must have their own seat
  • We ask all passengers to arrive on time, as we will leave promptly at the displayed time.


  • Entrance to Bolton Castle grounds 
  • Transport in 16-Seater 
  • Commentary from our knowledgeable driver-guide in English


  • Food and drink 
  • No dogs 
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