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Hidden Corners of Yorkshire

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

This tour covers a splendid variety of magnificent scenery and contrasting countryside, with quaint Yorkshire towns and villages.

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HIDDEN CORNERS OF YORKSHIRE

 

26 – 30 July 2021

Monday - Friday

5 Days

From £459

 

This tour covers a splendid variety of magnificent scenery and contrasting countryside, with quaint Yorkshire towns and villages. We also feature a ride on the Wensleydale Railway, reopened after 50 years, re-living rural railway travel as it used to be all those years ago, as well as a boat trip on the Tees to Yarm.

 

HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

 

Whitby   |   North Yorkshire Moors Railway   |   Wensleydale Railway   |   Richmond   |   Teesside Princess River cruise   |   Bilsdale   |   Thirsk   |   Preston Park & Museum

 

 

DAY ONE - Arrival

We depart from your home and travel north, arriving this afternoon at Blackwell Grange Hotel. Tea/coffee and biscuits while be served on your arrival.

 

DAY TWO – Richmond, Thirsk & Wensleydale Railway

We begin today with a drive to historic Richmond, high above the River Swale. Here you will find a castle, The Green Howards Museum and the Richmondshire Museum, which houses the ‘set’ from ‘All Creatures Great and Small’.

 

Leaving Richmond, we head for the ‘Wensleydale Railway’ for a nostalgic ride through rural scenery from Leyburn to Leeming Bar where we rejoin the coach. Afterwards, we head to Thirsk, home of James Herriot, and a chance to take in the acclaimed World of James Herriot Centre and explore before we return to the hotel.

 

DAY THREE – Preston Park & Museum, Teesside Princess River Cruise

Our first visit today is to Preston Park and Hall Museum. The attractive parkland surrounds the museum. In the museum, you will find a delightful collection of memorabilia from times gone by. Take a walk back in time through the cobbled Victorian street and imagine life as it was in times past.

At Preston Hall, we join the ‘Teesside Princess’ and take a gentle cruise on the River Tees through beautiful countryside to the cobbled town of Yarm, famous for its location on the River and the awe-inspiring railway viaduct.

 

In the afternoon, we drive through Bilsdale - “Little Switzerland”, past the Sun Inn, which has had the same landlord for 200 years! We then pass Rievaulx Abbey and drop into Helmsley with its 12th century castle. On our way back to the hotel we journey over the spectacular Sutton Bank, giving you fantastic views of the moors and the Vale of York.

 

DAY FOUR – North Yorkshire Moors Railway & Whitby

We travel over the moors, across Blakey Ridge, through picturesque Hutton-le-Hole to Pickering, where we join the North Yorkshire Moors Railway for a steam train journey through rugged moorland to Whitby – passing through Goathland – ‘Aidensfield’ in TV’s ‘Heartbeat’. Whitby is a maritime town, bursting with character and quite unique. Wander the alleyways and narrow streets and climb the steps up to Whitby Abbey.

 

DAY FIVE - Departure

After a leisurely breakfast we depart for home.

 

YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

  • Luxury coach travel

  • Home pick-up

  • 4 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

  • Tea/coffee and biscuits served on arrival

  • North Yorkshire Moors Railway

  • Wensleydale Railway

  • Preston Hall Museum

  • ‘Teesside Princess’ river cruise.

 

BLACKWELL GRANGE HOTEL, Darlington

The Blackwell Grange Hotel is a stunning 17th Century mansion, which enjoys an enviable setting in the beautiful County Durham countryside. The hotel is nestled in wooded parkland in Darlington, located between the North Yorkshire Moors and the Pennines. Hotel facilities include leisure club with heated indoor swimming pool, spa and sauna. All bedrooms are en-suite and have television, radio, telephone, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities.

DAY ONE

We depart from your home and travel north, arriving this afternoon at Blackwell Grange Hotel. Tea/coffee and biscuits while be served on your arrival.

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DAY TWO

We begin today with a drive to historic Richmond, high above the River Swale. Here you will find a castle, The Green Howards Museum and the Richmondshire Museum, which houses the 'set' from 'All Creatures Great and Small'.
Leaving Richmond, we head for the 'Wensleydale Railway' for a nostalgic ride through rural scenery from Leyburn to Leeming Bar where we rejoin the coach. Afterwards, we head to Thirsk, home of James Herriot, and a chance to take in the acclaimed World of James Herriot Centre and explore before we return to the hotel.

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DAY THREE

Our first visit today is to Preston Park and Hall Museum. The attractive parkland surrounds the museum. In the museum, you will find a delightful collection of memorabilia from times gone by. Take a walk back in time through the cobbled Victorian street and imagine life as it was in times past.
At Preston Hall, we join the 'Teesside Princess' and take a gentle cruise on the River Tees through beautiful countryside to the cobbled town of Yarm, famous for its location on the River and the awe-inspiring railway viaduct.
In the afternoon, we drive through Bilsdale - "Little Switzerland", past the Sun Inn, which has had the same landlord for 200 years! We then pass Rievaulx Abbey and drop into Helmsley with its 12th century castle. On our way back to the hotel we journey over the spectacular Sutton Bank, giving you fantastic views of the moors and the Vale of York.

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DAY FOUR

We travel over the moors, across Blakey Ridge, through picturesque Hutton-le-Hole to Pickering, where we join the North Yorkshire Moors Railway for a steam train journey through rugged moorland to Whitby - passing through Goathland - 'Aidensfield' in TV's 'Heartbeat'. Whitby is a maritime town, bursting with character and quite unique. Wander the alleyways and narrow streets and climb the steps up to Whitby Abbey.

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DAY FIVE

After a leisurely breakfast we depart for home.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

·          Luxury coach travel

·          Home pick-up

·          4 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

·          Tea/coffee and biscuits served on arrival

·          North Yorkshire Moors Railway

·          Wensleydale Railway

·          Preston Hall Museum

·          ‘Teesside Princess’ river cruise.

 

BLACKWELL GRANGE HOTEL, Darlington

The Blackwell Grange Hotel is a stunning 17th Century mansion, which enjoys an enviable setting in the beautiful County Durham countryside. The hotel is nestled in wooded parkland in Darlington, located between the North Yorkshire Moors and the Pennines. Hotel facilities include leisure club with heated indoor swimming pool, spa and sauna. All bedrooms are en-suite and have television, radio, telephone, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities.

 

Rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis and are limited. If no single supplement applies this is limited to the tour single room allocation and therefore additional cost may apply.  Prices displayed are per person unless otherwise stated. If door-to-door pick-up is included there may be additional charges for out of area. Itineraries and hotel inclusions may be subject to change. Covid-19 restrictions may apply.

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