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Enjoy an immersive visit to 'God's Own County'

5 days From £795 per person

2023 Tour code: YSS23

About the tour

Relax in 'God's Own Country', exploring Yorkshire from our elegant 19th-century mansion house hotel. Discover the charms of the Yorkshire Moors and picturesque Robin Hood's Bay, sample local cuisine and journey on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and Wensleydale Railway.

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What’s included

Itinerary

Day 1 - Guisborough

We meet at our hotel near the market town of Guisborough, Gisborough Hall.

Includes
  • Dinner
Day 2 – Robin Hood’s Bay and Whitby

We travel along the coast, pausing at Goathland, familiar to viewers of 'Heartbeat' as 'Aidensfield', before arriving in quaint Robin Hood's Bay. With its jumble of historic cottages nestled on the side of a cliff, this is one of the most scenic spots on the Yorkshire coast. We enjoy an insight into the village's smuggling history on a guided tour with the 'Whitby Storyteller', before continuing to Whitby. From its clifftop abbey to its charming cobbled streets and sandy beach, Whitby is a delight to explore. We visit an award-winning restaurant for a fish and chip lunch, before time to explore. Later, we transfer to Grosmont for a journey on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Meandering through the unspoiled landscapes of the North Yorkshire Moors, we travel in restored carriages to Pickering. From here, a coach takes us back to our hotel.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 - Hawes and the Wensleydale Railway

We travel by coach to Hawes this morning, visiting the Wensleydale Creamery - home of the famous Yorkshire cheese. We explore the museum, where we see live demonstrations from experienced cheesemakers and sample some of the different varieties of Wensleydale. There's free time for lunch in Hawes, a lovely market town set in the heart of the breathtaking Yorkshire Dales National Park. This afternoon, we join the Wensleydale Railway, enjoying an afternoon tea on board, watching the beautiful Yorkshire Dales from our windows. We alight in the village of Leeming Bar and transfer by coach back to Guisborough.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 - Castle Howard and Malton

A coach takes us to one of the country's grandest stately homes, Castle Howard. Set in the Howardian Hills 'Area of Natural Beauty', the house is breathtaking, with a symmetrical Baroque design crowned by a central dome. We have exclusive access to the house, enjoying a private tour before it opens to the public. We visit the Walled Garden - a paradise with fragrant roses and an ornamental vegetable patch - the intricate Atlas Fountain and Temple of the Four Winds. We continue to the market town of Malton. A hive of gastropubs, independent eateries, and a food court serving local produce, Malton showcases the best of the region's culinary offerings, and is known as 'the food capital of Yorkshire'. We immerse ourselves in Malton's gastronomy with a walking tour, stopping along the way for tastings. We end our tour with a Yorkshire pudding masterclass, learning the secrets to this iconic Yorkshire staple.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 - Home

Our tour comes to an end today, and you're free to make your way home or continue exploring.

Includes
  • Breakfast

Additional information

Departure times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Hotel

Gisborough Hall

Gisborough Hall, Guisborough

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Trains

North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Wensleydale Railway

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Reviews

3.8 stars3.8 / 5 · 20 reviews

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J Dempster

5 stars

Submitted 12/Oct

A great holiday.

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L Mcewan

5 stars

Submitted 7/Oct

I forgot to arrange journey from Glasgow

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Roger Beadell

4 stars

Submitted 3/Jul

Very well organised lots of interesting things and places to see,the guide Karen was very knowledgeable and helpful.hotel was excellent and the food was very good.overall good value for money.

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C Gardner

2 stars

Submitted 1/Jul

Lovely scenery , but was more of a coach tour , and only really 3 days , not 4/5 as advertised, read very carefully, can’t justify calling meeting in the evening day one , and breakfast day 5 , all crammed into 3 days not enough time to really enjoy the areas and places we went , luckily weather was kind .

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Mr Joy

3 stars

Submitted 30/Jun

Have completed post tour survey regarding holiday experience.

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John

5 stars

Submitted 19/May

Great tour. Hotel was really wonderful, great food and very comfortable. Tours were a great view of what the North Yorkshire Moors have to offer, and now looking at revisiting some of the villages.

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