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Visiting Post Vintage
Situated in the picturesque village of Pool in Wharfedale at the heart of the Wharfe Valley, Post Vintage is easily accessible.
Located just 10 miles from Leeds City Centre, travel by road and rail is most convenient. If travelling by rail, connections can be made in Leeds to our local station of Weeton. Post Vintage can collect you from the railway station to complete your journey.
If travelling by road, we are easily accessible from the A1, M1 and M62 motorways. Post Vintage is situated on the A659, Pool Road, just off the A658, Harrogate Road.
If travelling by air, we are located 4 miles from Leeds Bradford Airport. If arriving by private transport, a terminal operated by Multiflight is situated at Leeds Bradford Airport complex. Again, Post Vintage can arrange for transport to and from the airport terminals to assist your journey.
Multiflight can be contacted on 0113 238 7100 or see www.multiflight.co.uk/ for details.
Places to Stay
A wide range of accommodation is situated close to Post Vintage, some recommendations are as follows:
Leeds Bradford Airport
Leeds Bradford Airport Premier Inn – http://www.premierinn.com – 0871 527 8578 – Located just half a mile from the airport and less than 4 miles from Post Vintage, the Premier Inn is ideally situated for a short stay.
Leeds Bradford Airport Travelodge – http://www.travelodge.co.uk – 0871 984 6275 – Located at Leeds Bradford Airport, just 4 miles from Post Vintage, the Travelodge is ideally situated for a short stay if travelling by air.
Hotel du Vin - http://www.hotelduvin.com/hotels/harrogate - 01423 856 800 – Situated in the centre of Harrogate, a short walk from the railway station, Hotel du Vin has everything for a relaxing stay in the area. With fabulous in house restaurant, bar and spa facilities available, Hotel du Vin is just 20 minutes drive from Post Vintage.
The Majestic Hotel - http://www.barcelo-hotels.co.uk/hotels/northern-england/barcelo-harrogate-majestic-hotel - 01423 700 300 – This historic hotel is located just 20 minutes drive from Post Vintage. In the heart of Harrogate, it is easily accessible if travelling by air, train or car.
Radisson Blu - http://www.radissonblu.co.uk/hotel-leeds - 0113 236 6000 – Located in The Light in Leeds City Centre, The Radisson is ideally located for combining a trip to Post Vintage with either leisure activities or business in Leeds. On the edge of both the shopping and business districts of the city and with parking close by The Radisson is ideal if driving or travelling by train or car. It is located just 30 minutes drive or a 20 minute train ride from Post Vintage.
Malmaison - http://www.malmaison-leeds.com/ - 0113 398 1000 – Malmaison is located just 5 minutes walk from the shopping district of Leeds and is also ideally situated for business commitments in the city. In easy reach of the railway station and the motorways, Malmaison is also just 30 minutes drive or a 20 minute train journey from Post Vintage.
There are many things to see and do in the local area whilst you are visiting Post Vintage; a few local attractions are listed below:
Harewood House – The home of the Earl and Countess of Harewood, Harewood House was voted as Enjoy England’s Large Visitor Attraction of the year 2009.
With the magnificent stately home housing furniture by Thomas Chippendale and paintings by Turner and El Greco and immaculate gardens to enjoy, it is a great day out. Harewood also houses wonderful bird gardens with 100 species to see.
Many events are held throughout the year, with the Vintage and Classic Car Rally and Yorkshire Post Motor Show in the spring, Great Yorkshire Food Show in the summer, the Great North Country Fair in autumn and a Christmas Festival in winter, there is plenty on offer.
Visit http://www.harewood.org/home for further information and opening times.
Yorkshire Dales National Park – covering 680 square miles, the Yorkshire Dales National Park straddles the Pennines in North Yorkshire and Cumbria. Situated just a 30 minute drive from Post Vintage, there are fabulous views and roads to explore with many villages and landmarks to visit.
There are also many excellent pubs and hotels, including The Devonshire Arms hotel and Brasserie situated at Bolton Abbey http://www.thedevonshirearms.co.uk/ .
The Bull at Broughton http://www.thebullatbroughton.com – with a menu by Michelin Starred chef Nigel Haworth, this fabulous country pub has a locally sourced menu complemented by a fabulous wine list and local ales.
The Angel Inn at Hetton http://www.angelhetton.co.uk – with a long and well established reputation, The Angel serves freshly prepared, locally sourced food in either their bar or dining room. Accommodation is also available in their converted barn. Booking in advance is essential.
Harrogate – Harrogate town centre is located a short drive away from Post Vintage and has a wealth of shops, attractions and accommodation on offer. There are the famous Betty’s Tearooms and the Royal Pump Room Museum, celebrating Harrogate’s history as a spa town, alongside the Harrogate International Centre which holds conference exhibitions and entertainment from a wide variety of comedians and musicians.
For further informaion about visiting Harrogate go to: http://www.harrogate.gov.uk
Ilkley – the Spa town of Ilkley is situated just 10 miles away from Post Vintage. With its abundance of independent shops and cafes it is a great day out. If you are feeling more adventurous, however, there is also Ilkley Moor with its famous Cow and Calf Rocks to explore. There are many walks across the Moor of varying levels of difficulty which take in the local sites of the rocks, Ilkley Tarn and White Wells with its infamous plunge pool.
Further information on days out and activities in Ilkley can be seen at http://ilkley.org/
Leeds City Centre – Post Vintage is also conveniently located for a stay in Leeds City Centre. Weeton train station is a short drive away from Post Vintage and is on a direct line from Leeds City Station, or it is just 10 miles away by car.
Whilst in Leeds there is an abundance of sites to see. There is the Royal Armouries Museum, with its large collection of armour, arms and artillery from many historic eras, such as Tudor and Stuart and the English Civil Wars. The museum also holds special exhibitions and events throughout the year. See http://www.royalarmouries.org/visit-us/leeds for further details and opening times.
There is also the Thackray Medical Museum displaying medical exhibitions, objects and research suitable for families and adults alike. http://www.thackraymuseum.org/
Leeds City Centre also has several theatres, The West Yorkshire Playhouse, The Grand and The City Varieties, showing a range of plays, comedy and music events throughout the year. All three are located in the city centre making them easily accessible.
Drinking and dining in the city is also very diverse, there is a wealth of independent and chain restaurants catering for all tastes and cuisines, whether you like steak from Gaucho (http://www.gauchorestaurants.co.uk/restaurants/restaurant.php?id=leeds ) or Italian by Jamie Oliver (http://www.jamieoliver.com/italian/leeds) or wish to try something unique to the city such as one of ex El Bulli chef, Anthony Flinn’s restaurants (http://www.anthonysrestaurant.co.uk/).
If you would like any further assistance in planning your trip to Post Vintage, transport or accommodation, please do not hesitate to contact us.