|Harrogate & Yorkshire
|Mon Aug 5 2024
|Harrogate & Yorkshire
- Luxury coach with experienced driver throughout.
- Return ferry Dublin – Holyhead.
- 4 nights hotel accommodation D,B&B
- Single journey on North Yorkshire Moors Railway
- Local guide for 2 full days
- Entrance to Castle Howard
- Visit to York City with guided tour
- Entrance to Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth
|Monday 5 August 2024
|You will be picked up at your designated pick-up point and we will travel to Dublin to catch the morning ferry to Holyhead, departing 08.15hrs. On arrival in Holyhead, we will continue the journey to Harrogate where you will check in to the hotel for the first of 4 nights with dinner in the evening.
|Tuesday 6 August 2024 – Yorkshire Moors
|After breakfast this morning, we will be joined by a guide who will travel with you for the day to the bustling fishing port of Whitby where the famous Abbey, the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, stands guard, high above the town. There will be a little time to explore the narrow street and perhaps buy some Whitby jet – the “black amber of the north”. In the afternoon, we take the steam-hauled North Yorkshire Moors Railway, departing from Whitby for a trip through the spectacular National Park and “Heartbeat” country to Pickering. The NYMR is one of the earliest and most historic lines in the North of England. Its origins go back well over a century and a half, and was an important trade link between Pickering and Whitby. Pickering Station is a must-see 1930’s themed station that will transport you back in time to the steam era. A highlight of Pickering Station is the magnificent roof structure which was recently re-instated to the same design as the original, built in 1847, by G T Andrews. The coach will meet you in Pickering and we will return to Harrogate and the hotel in time to freshen up before dinner. D,B&B
|Wednesday 7 August 2024 – Castle Howard & City of York
|This morning, after breakfast, we will travel to Castle Howard, one of the grandest private houses in the country, made famous for its starring role in the TV series” Brideshead Revisited”. The 18th Century residence is set within 1,000 acres of breath-taking landscape, dotted with temples, lakes, statues and fountains. The Castle has been home to the Howard family for over 300 years. It is one of England’s finest houses and here you will experience the grandeur of the building and discover world renowned collections, featuring statuary, furniture and paintings. After departing Castle Howard, we will make our way to the historic City of York. The City is renowned for its Roman, Viking and Medieval heritage. The streets are full of historic buildings, traditional shops and cafés and a number of museums and art galleries. The City’s historic sites are impressive, contained within the city walls which date back to Roman times and are themselves an integral part of York’s unique character. York Minster, the largest Gothic Cathedral north of the Alps, is a masterpiece in stained glass and stone and a highlight of any trip to York. You will be joined by a guide for a walking tour of approximately 90 minutes and then you can have the rest of the afternoon at your leisure before we return to the hotel in time for dinner. D,B&B
|Thursday 8th August 2024 – Yorkshire Dales (* itinerary revised)
|After breakfast today we will be joined by a guide for a full day exploring the wonders of the Yorkshire Dales. We will depart the hotel and drive to Haworth where we will visit the Bronte Parsonage which was the home of the Bronte family from 1820 to 1861. The Bronte Parsonage remains as the family would have known it - the father’s study, with its piano and view of the church, the dark and rather cramped kitchen, the little bedrooms and the dining room, where the Bronte sisters worked, long after their father had gone to bed, walking around the table, helping each other with their writing. Items on display include letters, Emily’s paint box, Charlotte’s wedding bonnet and pebbles collected by Anne. There will be free time after the visit for refreshments. We will move on to Grassington, otherwise known as “Darrowby” in All Creatures Great and Small and there will be a stop off in the charming town of Pateley Bridge where there are numerous quaint local shops and tea rooms. No visit to Pateley would be complete without a stop off at England’s Oldest Sweet Shop to stock up on your favourite traditional sweets from childhood. We will depart for Harrogate and the hotel for dinner. D,B&B
|Friday 9th August 2024
|After breakfast, we will check out of the hotel and start the journey back to Holyhead where we will board the afternoon ferry to Dublin, arriving at approximately 18.00hrs. You will then be returned to your original pick-up points.
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