We would fly into Manchester, rent a car and try to get in as much sight-seeing, pub-grubbing and James Herriot reminiscing as possible before catching our flight out of Heathrow on the 10th of August. Is this itinerary manageable?
Here is what we are seeking in the way of suggestions and information:
1. Places to stay. We'd like to stay in Thirsk one or two of the nights, then a little further South on the last night, to shorten our drive to the airport on the last day. We don't need 3 or 4 star, just clean and safe. Hostels are right up our alley.
2. Suggestions as to sights to see in the Yorkshire area. We are interested in culture, history and gardens. Is Hadrian's wall too much of a drive? The Herriot museum in Thirsk sounds perfect to us.
3. Any events of musical, cultural or culinary interest in the area at that time.
4. Any other tip that a couple of Yanks need to know.