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Yorkshire Treasures & Magic of the Moors

Yorkshire Treasures & Magic of the Moors

Visit one of Britain's finest stately homes, Castle Howard, and the picturesque towns of Whitby and Helmsley are just waiting to be discovered!

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In this tour, combine the city of York, rich in ancient history and renowned for its exquisite architecture and quaint cobbled streets with the breathtaking landscape of the North Yorkshire Moors.

 

Built in the 1840s and maintaining many of its original features, the Parsonage Hotel is set in six acres of formal gardens and woodland, just a short drive away from the historic city of York. The hotel offers stylishly decorated bedrooms which all include hairdryer, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Meals are served in the intimate Lascelles Restaurant. The hotel also has excellent spa facilities including an indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room. With a beautiful conservatory and elegant lounges, this is a traditional, country-style hotel with high standards.

Day 1

We depart Kent and head to Ely for a lunch stop before arriving to a warm welcome and a tea/coffee at our hotel and will have time to settle in prior to dinner.

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Day 2

Today we will spend time exploring the splendid city of York and its fantastic attractions. We will start the day with an entertaining and informative 45 minute round-trip sightseeing York City Cruise along the River Ouse, from where we can enjoy the scenery from the comfort of our all-weather cruise boat. Live commentary is provided by local skippers who will regale us all with fascinating facts about the incredible history of York whilst we leisurely cruise past its attractions. Following our cruise, enjoy free time exploring the many attractions York has to offer, from York Minster, the Yorkshire Museum Gardens, the National Railway Museum, the Jorvik Viking Centre and York Castle Museum, to the historic medieval lanes of the Shambles.

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Day 3

This morning, we make our way to the 1930's themed Pickering Station and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway that will transport us back in time to the steam era. We board a steam or heritage diesel train and sit back to experience 24 miles of Yorkshire's amazing scenery as we travel to Whitby. We have time to explore the seaside town with its narrow cobbled streets, museums and picturesque harbour and perhaps shop for Whitby jet before enjoying lunch in one of the numerous cafés or pubs. Travelling back on our coach, we stop in Goathland, a village nestled at the bottom of a wide valley surrounded by the heather-clad hills of the North York Moors that was used as a film set for the early Harry Potter films, and is also known as Aidensfield in the UK television series 'Heartbeat'.

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Day 4

After breakfast this morning we visit Castle Howard, set within 1000 acres of breathtaking landscape in the Howardian Hills. Built over 300 years ago, the castle's rich and varied history is waiting to be discovered. During our free flow visit, friendly and knowledgeable guides will be on hand to share the stories of the house, family and collections. Castle Howard featured in ITV's Victoria, and most famously starred in the film and television adaptions of Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited. We can follow the 'Seen on Screen' trail which will tell us all we need to know about its exciting connections to these popular shows. We spend the afternoon in what is regarded as 'the perfect English market town' of Helmsley. There are plenty of unique stores, galleries and boutiques, along with charming tea rooms overlooking the bustling market square and its ancient cross. Soaring above the town are the imposing ruins of Helmsley Castle, with the Walled Gardens dating back to 1759 sitting beneath them.

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Day 5

After breakfast this morning, we bid farewell to the staff at our hotel and begin our journey home with a lunch stop en route.

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B=Breakfast Included, D =Dinner Included

What’s Included:

 

•        Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

•        Porterage

•        Welcome tea/coffee on arrival

•        Choice of menu

•        Tea/coffee after dinner

•        Free use of leisure facilities

•        York City Cruise

•        Free time in York

•        North Yorkshire Moors Railway

•        Free time in Goathland

•        Entrance into Castle Howard

•        Free time in Helmsley

 

Your Hotel

Built in the 1840s and maintaining many of its original features, the Parsonage Hotel is set in six acres of formal gardens and woodland, just a short drive away from the historic city of York. The hotel offers stylishly decorated bedrooms which all include hairdryer, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Meals are served in the intimate Lascelles Restaurant. The hotel also has excellent spa facilities including an indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room. With a beautiful conservatory and elegant lounges, this is a traditional, country-style hotel with high standards.

 

Single Supplement

Single room supplement is charged at £95pp for our intial allocation. Single rooms extra to allocation may incur an additional charge.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashford Park Street Bus Stop A, Ashford
Canterbury St George's Lane, between bus station and Fenwicks
Canterbury
Deal South Street, Deal (surcharge applicable)
Dover Market Square, Dover
Faversham Railway Station, Faversham (surcharge applicable)
Folkestone Bus Station Bay D, Folkestone
Hawkinge Haven Drive, bus stop outside Lidl, Hawkinge
Herne Bay Bus garage High Street, Herne Bay
Hythe North Bound Red Lion Square next to pub, Hythe
M2 Medway North Bound M2 Medway Services, North Bound
Maidstone Bus stop outside Vinters Road Car Park,
Sittingbourne Road, Maidstone
Rainham Bus stop next to St Margaret's Church, Rainham
Sandgate Outside Royal Norfolk Pub, Sandgate
Sittingbourne Railway Station, Sittingbourne
(surcharge applicable)
Walmer Thompson Bell pub, Walmer (surcharge applicable)
Whitstable Bus layby outside Tesco Extra, Whitstable

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3a-3b Defiant Close, Terlingham Forum, Hawkinge, Kent, CT18 7SU
01303 261 870

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Monday – Wednesday, Friday
09:00hrs – 17:30hrs

Thursday
09:30hrs – 17:30hrs

Saturday
10:00hrs – 14:00hrs