Timothy Barber’s Real Yorkshire Travel and Tours

Timothy Barber’s Real Yorkshire Travel and Tours puts ‘Gods own country’ into your itinerary with a real Blue Badge guide’s insight into the county. His Herriot Country tour will take you to the real places that James Herriot made famous with his multi-million-selling books about life as a vet in rural North Yorkshire.

You’ll enjoy the in-depth knowledge that the tours provide and the opportunity for memorable visits to some of the most attractive parts of the country. Meet real local people who will offer the renowned Yorkshire welcome and friendliness known world-wide.

The tours include locations that appeared in the long-running BBC TV series ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ including the watersplash scene from the opening credits of the TV series. You’ll see the Wensley Church where James’s wedding was filmed before stopping at Askrigg where the Kings Arms Pub featured as Darrowby’s Drovers Arms in the TV series and Skeldale House played Herriot's practice.

There also visits to attractions in Herriot Country including the Wensleydale Creamery and its award-winning cheese plus the stunning views on route in Swaledale and Wensleydale which are second to none. The Yorkshire Dales is home to so many high-quality food and drink producers, tea rooms, coffee shops, pubs and restaurants, you are sure to enjoy the Flavours of Herriot Country on your tour. The World of James Herriot is available as part of your Herriot Country tour.

Real Yorkshire Travel and Tours also offer tours to many Yorkshire destinations including Bempton birds and wildlife, the Bronte Experience, Calendar Girls, Captain Cook Country, Hull, Leeds, the North York Moors, the Yorkshire Coast, Historic York and has special Sign Tours for the hard of hearing.

Tim and his team bring these delights with bespoke private driver guided tours for one to four guests in a luxury 4x4 vehicle plus other tours including walking tours for larger groups, experiences and exciting family adventures.


Please give us a call on 01943 590009/ 07970 105562 to let us know when you plan to be in the region and which trips you may be interested in. If there is no-one in please leave a message with your telephone number and we’ll ring you back within 48 hours. You’ll understand if we are guiding it would be unfair to take calls. Alternatively, email us at detailing your requirements, and again we’ll email you back or call you within 48 hours.

Brymor Ice Cream Masham

Brymor Ice Cream has been made at High Jervaulx Farm in the rolling hills of Wensleydale near Masham for over 30 years and what makes it so special is the love and care that is taken in creating ice cream from the milk of its Guernsey cow herd. Blessed with a social and friendly nature the Brymor ‘girls’ are at the heart of the farm and good animal welfare and respect for them is crucial to the business.

Guernsey cows are very inquisitive and known for their friendly and social nature and although they do not produce as much milk as the more common black and whites we all are familiar with, they do have much creamier milk that provides more quality than quantity and that’s why Brymor Ice cream is so good.

The Brymor Ice Cream Parlour and Café at the farm is a perfect place to enjoy some of the 25 flavours of ice cream (it may take you some time to decide) and is a popular stop where you can sit back and enjoy the Yorkshire Dales in this picturesque part of Herriot Country. The Café offers a light menu sourcing as many ingredients as locally as possible - cheese on the Ploughman’s lunch is from the famous Wensleydale Creamery the home of Wallace and Gromit no less!

Our four-legged friends are even catered for in the Parlour with a dedicated area with plentiful bowls of fresh water, an exercise area outside and even dog ices are available, it’s bound to guarantee some vigorous James Herriot-style tail-wagging!

There is also ample outdoor space including a garden play area where youngsters can let of steam and even when it is raining the undercover play barn keeps them occupied and dry. There’s a great choice of play equipment, including a bouncy castle, inflatable obstacle course, Giant Jenga and a sand pit, plus smaller games and fun stuff for our younger customers. Rabbits and guinea pigs also have their homes in the play barn so come and say hello to our furry friends as part of your visit.

In the Parlour there’s also the Brymor Shop that stocks a range of carefully selected goodies all crafted using local products including famous Wensleydale Creamery, Brymor’s own range of foodie treats, jams, chutneys, cakes and biscuits and Yorkshire tea from Taylors of Harrogate and of course Brymor’s own real ice cream in take home packs to stock up your own freezer.

There’s a big welcome for Groups at Brymor and whilst our super scoopers may be kept very busy it’s an amazing experience for people travelling together when they share the experience of our Guernsey cows, taste the multitude of flavours and take the chance to shop for those local specials in the shop. There a very large flat easy access area for drop-offs and ease of movement for coaches and the well-marked car park has a dedicated coach parking area, close to the parlour and cafe and plenty of turning space. Brymor offers complimentary driver refreshments and drinks during your visit as our way of saying thank you.

High Jervaulx Farm, Jervaulx, Masham, North Yorkshire HG4 4PG

Tel: 01677 460337


Black Sheep Brewery Visitor Centre

Black Sheep Brewery Visitor Centre is a fantastic insight into the workings, history and taste of a local brewery at work in Herriot Country. The family story of the business also emerges in your tour and you’ll get to sample the goods!

Alf Wight (James Herriot) loved a pint of local ale and he would definitely like the taste of the traditional and modern brews that come out of this small but internationally renowned brewery. The brewery tour gives visitors the opportunity to listen to experienced tour guides take a look behind the scenes and get a first-hand insight into the unique processes used to create the perfect pint of Black Sheep beer. You’ll see a video featuring Paul and Rob Theakston and after you have seen the brewhouse the tour finishes at the bar, where you can sample a range of our delicious beers.

The Sheepy Shop is where you can buy your own choice of beers and memorabilia and merchandise and offers you the chance to take a little piece of Black Sheep home with you. With our full selection of award winning bottled, canned and kegged beers all available from the shop, there’s sure to be something that will tickle your taste buds. Away from the beer, we offer exclusive clothing, beery gifts, glassware and other Yorkshire treats to take away after your visit.

The Baa…r and Kitchen offers home cooked food with locally sourced ingredients which provides a true taste of Yorkshire to accompany your Black Sheep beer. Open daily from 10am so you can get your coffee fix and then lunch through to evening service on Tuesdays to Saturdays.

Black Sheep Brewery Visitor Centre is one of Herriot Country’s most popular tourist attractions, just off the centre of Masham, which is an attractive Yorkshire Dales town itself, and is less than half an hour from the World of James Herriot.

The Black Sheep Brewery Wellgarth Masham North Yorkshire HG4 4EN

Tel: General Enquiries: 01765 689 227 | Email:

Visitor Centre: 01765 680 101 | Visitor Centre Email:

Group Tours & Events: 01765 680 100 | Sheepy Shop: 01765 680 101