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

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20212022
5 days From £825 per person

2022 Tour code: YSS22

About the tour

Relax on this scenic holiday to 'God's Own Country' and explore Yorkshire from our elegant 19th-century mansion house hotel. Discover the charms of the Yorkshire moors, explore picturesque Robin Hood's Bay, sample local cuisine and enjoy journeys aboard the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and the Wensleydale Railway.

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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, famous as 'Aidensfield' in Heartbeat, 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 cobbled streets and sandy beach, Whitby is a joy 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 a splendid afternoon tea on board as the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales passes by our window. 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, as well as 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 even a food court serving local produce, Malton showcases the best of the region's culinary offerings. 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.

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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4.3 stars4.3 / 5 · 11 reviews

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Charles

5 stars

Submitted 23/Sep

The Yorkshire moors and dales trip was a joy from beginning to end

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ANN REES

4 stars

Submitted 23/Sep

This was a very good break. The hotel and food were excellent. The only disappointment was that we were unable to go to Castle Howard as they were filming Bridgerton there at the time. Otherwise the tour was very well organised but it would have been better spread over 6 days instead of 5. Very packed days and tiring. The tour guide was excellent. As I live in North Somerset it was a very long way to travel.

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Steve

1 stars

Submitted 23/Sep

not as promised

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Graham Stephenson

5 stars

Submitted 23/Sep

Really enjoyable experience.

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David

4 stars

Submitted 4/Jul

Gisborough Hall was a good hotel, good room and in a quiet location. enjoyed the steam train ride from Grosmont to Pickering and the shorter ride on the Wensleydale Railway. For a "Great Rail Journey" there could have been more train rides, for example a journey from Middlesborough to Whitby, which I understand is quite a scenic route.

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T Wheaton

4 stars

Submitted 3/Jul

Would have preferred a greater train content

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