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Whitby - Goathland and the North York Moors from York

Whitby - Goathland and the North York Moors from York - York, United Kingdom

Duration: 8 hours
Location: York, United Kingdom

From USD
$47.61

Enjoy a visit to Whitby and see the North York Moors in winter on this exclusive small-group tour from York. Travel through the beautiful Yorkshire countryside to the medieval market town of Helmsley, discover the idyllic village of Hutton-le-Hole and travel across the heart of the wild and rugged North York Moors National Park ... More info ›

Enjoy a visit to Whitby and see the North York Moors in winter on this exclusive small-group tour from York. Travel through the beautiful Yorkshire countryside to the medieval market town of Helmsley, discover the idyllic village of Hutton-le-Hole and travel across the heart of the wild and rugged North York Moors National Park. Enjoy two hours in the fabulous seaside town of Whitby, famous for fish and chips as well as its association with Captain James Cook and Bram Stoker's Dracula. You'll also enjoy a stroll through the charming moorland village of Goathland, known as "Aidensfield" to Heartbeat fans and as "Hogsmeade" to Harry Potter fans, before returning across the Moors and through Pickering on the way back to York.

This exclusive small-group tour has only 8 passengers per group, so you'll be guaranteed a truly personalised tour of Yorkshire with a native, born and bred Yorkshireman. You'll meet your Yorkshire guide at 8:45am in the heart of York, close to York Minster, and hop into your climate-controlled minivan for the day's excursion across the North Yorkshire countryside.

The tour begins with a drive to the market town of Helmsley, pausing on the way to admire the ruins of Byland Abbey. In Helmsley you can enjoy 45 minutes to explore at leisure, taking the chance to wander through the charming streets or to enjoy tea or coffee in a local cafe or tearoom. The tour then continues up to the idyllic stone village of Hutton-le-Hole, where you'll have time for a short stroll across the village before travelling through the heart of the North York Moors National Park, learning about the amazing history, wildlife and culture of the region and enjoying a scenic photo stop along the way.

Your destination on the far side of the Moors is the seaside town of Whitby, where you'll have two hours at leisure to explore at your own pace. You can discover the famous cliff-top Abbey, enjoy a fish-and-chips lunch, explore the cobbled streets, historic cottages, and beautiful beach, or shop for Whitby jet.

From Whitby, you'll return through the North York Moors as you travel through Sleights and onto the village of Goathland, nestled at the bottom of a wide valley surrounded by the heather-clad hills of the North York Moors. Fans of Heartbeat, the long-running ITV drama series, will recognize this as Aidensfield: you'll have chance to visit the Aidensfield Arms, pop into Aidensfield Stores and Post Office, and see what's happening at Scripps Garage. Love Harry Potter? Don't miss the chance to capture pictures at Goathland station, which did duty as Hogsmeade Station for the filming of the Harry Potter movies.

The return journey to York offers the chance to see the ancient wall paintings in Pickering's Church of St Peter & St Paul. The tour concludes back in York city centre, in time to attend Evensong at York Minster.

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Helmsley, Rievaulx Abbey, and North York Moors half-day tour from York

Helmsley, Rievaulx Abbey, and North York Moors half-day tour from York - York, United Kingdom

Duration: 6 hours
Location: York, United Kingdom

From USD
$40.09

Explore the Yorkshire countryside, discover the medieval ruins of Rievaulx Abbey and enjoy a scenic drive into the North York Moors on this afternoon small-group tour from York. Along the way, you'll visit the market town of Helmsley, see the ruins of Byland Abbey and have the option to take a walk through the gorgeous countryside of North Yorkshire.

Meet your group and your Yorkshire-born guide in the center of York at midday for the scenic 50-minute drive to the medieval market town of Helmsley on the edge of the North York Moors ... More info ›

Explore the Yorkshire countryside, discover the medieval ruins of Rievaulx Abbey and enjoy a scenic drive into the North York Moors on this afternoon small-group tour from York. Along the way, you'll visit the market town of Helmsley, see the ruins of Byland Abbey and have the option to take a walk through the gorgeous countryside of North Yorkshire.

Meet your group and your Yorkshire-born guide in the center of York at midday for the scenic 50-minute drive to the medieval market town of Helmsley on the edge of the North York Moors. Along the way, you'll pause for photos at the ruins of Byland Abbey and pass close to the White Horse of Kilburn, a giant chalk figure carved out of the hillside, as well as countless travelling through quaint villages and the open farmland scenery of North Yorkshire.

You’ll have 90 minutes to explore Helmsley at leisure. Visit some of the town’s many independent shops, enjoy an early lunch in a quaint tearoom, pub, or cafe, or take in sights including the stunning church and medieval Helmsley Castle (own expense).

Alternatively, take the optional walk to Rievaulx Abbey, travelling across farmland and through woodland as you cross the Feversham Estate from Helmsley to the village of Rievaulx.

Those who do not wish to walk will travel by minibus from Helmsley to Rievaulx, where everyone will have the chance to explore the well-preserved ruins of Rievaulx Abbey (entrance tickets not included), a once wealthy and powerful Cistercian abbey that is a truly remarkable sight.

Then it's back on the minibus to drive through the idyllic village of Hutton-le-Hole and out onto the wild and rugged Moors. The scenic drive into the National Park pauses at one of the best viewing points in the Moors, where you’ll have chance to take photos, walk across the heather, learn about the history and wildlife of the region and how it has changed dramatically over the centuries.

Finally, hop back on the minibus for the drive back to York city centre, enjoying another scenic cross-country route that avoids the busy main roads: you should arrive back in York at around 6:00pm. If your hotel is on the way, feel free to ask your driver if they can drop you off.

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Lake District Highlights Day Trip from York with Windermere Cruise

Lake District Highlights Day Trip from York with Windermere Cruise - York, United Kingdom
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Duration: 12 hours
Location: York, United Kingdom

From USD
$87.70

This fantastic tour allows you to tick off Britain’s two most popular and famous National Parks in one day. The Morning section take you for a gentle drive through the Yorkshire Dales ... More info ›

This fantastic tour allows you to tick off Britain’s two most popular and famous National Parks in one day. The Morning section take you for a gentle drive through the Yorkshire Dales. You will enjoy fantastic Dale’s views including the Medieval Castles of Middleham and Bolton, Aysgarth waterfalls and beautiful villages before arriving in the unofficial capital of the Dales, Hawes. Enjoy a brief stop to sample some Wensleydale cheese, enjoy a brew or just potter around the town. After our stop we head out of the Dales and into the Lake District where you will start the Lake District section of the day.

After arriving in Windermere we set off to enjoy views of Wray Castle before heading to Beatrix Potter’s House, Hill Top. You are given time to visit her old home before heading for lunch in Hawkshead. After our lunch stop we enjoy a scenic drive to the famous beauty spot of Tarn Hows and then onto board the ferry for a cruise across England's largest lake, Windermere.

Highlights
• Explore the landscape of the Yorkshire Dales
• Explore the Lake District
• Hill Top
• Tarn Hows
• Lake Cruise of Lake Windermere

We depart York bright and early and head west toward the Yorkshire Dales. This scenic drive brings us to the edges of the Dales where we can expect views of both Yorkshire National Parks, The Moors and the Dales. Heading into the edges of Wensleydale we soon start to pick up views of the famous landmarks of Middleham Castle, the childhood home of Richard III and Bolton Castle, Prison of Mary Queen of Scots.

There will be a brief photo opportunity at Aysgarth Water Falls before we head into the unofficial capital of the Dales, Hawes. Here we will enjoy a short stop of approx. 30-40 minutes where you can stretch your legs, explore the town a little and grab a morning coffee in one of the many cafes. Alternatively you may wish to see head to the Wensleydale Creamery and sample the famous cheese. Made in the area since monastic time it is protected by law so it can only be made in the area. They also have a fantastic gift shop full of all thing Yorkshire.

From Hawes we head for another scenic drive out of the western edges of the Dales and into Cumbria and the Lake District. Here you will get a brief comfort stop and join the Lake District part of the day.

Following Lake Windermere (England’s Longest Lake) the tour heads into the stunning scenery of the Lake District with views of Wray Castle before arriving at Hill Top. Hill top is famed for being where Beatrix Potter penned many of her Peter Rabbit Tales. The House is now part of the National Trust estate and is open to the public. You will have time to see the house (additional £10.50) or if you prefer the gardens to the house are open and free of charge or have a meander through the picturesque village of Sawrey.

From here we take a short drive past Esthwaite water and on for Lunch to Hawkshead. This beautiful white washed village is where William Wordsworth was educated. It has a host of cafes and tea rooms and pubs to choose from as well as plenty of shops to buy that important Peter Rabbit souvenir.

After Lunch we head to the famous beauty spot of Tarn Hows. A tranquil lake surrounded by steep volcanic rock faces and high mountains. Not to be missed.  You will get time to take in the scene and capture a few photos before heading down towards Coniston water and onto catch the ferry for a lake cruise across Lake Windermere.

After the Cruise you will have some time to use the facilities and grab a quick drink for re-joining the bus to start the journey home. The Drive back is a direct route back to York skirting the edges of the Yorkshire Dales once more.

 

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Private Group Haworth, Bolton Abbey and Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from York

Private Group Haworth, Bolton Abbey and Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from York - York, United Kingdom

Duration: 8 hours
Location: York, United Kingdom

From USD
$494.90

This Private Day Trip from York provides the opportunity to explore Bronte Country and the Yorkshire Dales National Park, including the West Yorkshire Pennine Village of Haworth (made famous by the Bronte sisters and home to the Bronte Parsonage Museum), Bingley Five Rise Locks (the most spectacular feature of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal), the traditional Yorkshire Dales village of Linton (with its stone bridges and limestone falls), Bolton Abbey (where you will see the stunning setting of the ruins of the 12th Century Augustinian Monastery); and learn about the history of the area from your guide as you enjoy the spectacular scenery of the National Park.

You will be picked up at 9.00am from your choice of location in York for this guided day trip to explore Bronte Country and the scenic and picturesque Yorkshire Dales National Park. You will have a comfortable minicoach with air-conditioning and a driver/guide, exclusively for your group of up to 15 people. .

You will head off for Bronte Country in the West Yorkshire Pennines, with your Tour Guide telling you about the history and features of the area as you pass through. 

The first stop is at the Bingley Five Rise Locks where you will see the highest Staircase Lock in the UK, a spectacular feat of engineering constructed in 1774 as part of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and still in use today ... More info ›

This Private Day Trip from York provides the opportunity to explore Bronte Country and the Yorkshire Dales National Park, including the West Yorkshire Pennine Village of Haworth (made famous by the Bronte sisters and home to the Bronte Parsonage Museum), Bingley Five Rise Locks (the most spectacular feature of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal), the traditional Yorkshire Dales village of Linton (with its stone bridges and limestone falls), Bolton Abbey (where you will see the stunning setting of the ruins of the 12th Century Augustinian Monastery); and learn about the history of the area from your guide as you enjoy the spectacular scenery of the National Park.

You will be picked up at 9.00am from your choice of location in York for this guided day trip to explore Bronte Country and the scenic and picturesque Yorkshire Dales National Park. You will have a comfortable minicoach with air-conditioning and a driver/guide, exclusively for your group of up to 15 people. .

You will head off for Bronte Country in the West Yorkshire Pennines, with your Tour Guide telling you about the history and features of the area as you pass through. 

The first stop is at the Bingley Five Rise Locks where you will see the highest Staircase Lock in the UK, a spectacular feat of engineering constructed in 1774 as part of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and still in use today. You can explore and photograph the working locks, or just enjoy a leisurely Yorkshire Brew and soak up the local atmosphere in the nearby cafe.

You will then arrive in Haworth, on the edge of the rugged Pennine Moors, where the Bronte family lived from 1820 and the sisters wrote their famous novels, for a two hour stop over lunchtime. You can visit the Bronte Parsonage Museum and the Bronte Memorial Chapel in the nearby Church where their father preached, or just explore the quaint shops on the cobbled main street and have a leisurely lunch in one of the traditional cafes - the choice is yours!

On leaving Haworth, you will head up Penistone Hill for a photo stop to admire the moorland views towards Top Withens, where the Bronte sisters walked to gain inspiration, before travelling north into Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

You will arrive in the picture postcard setting of the traditional Dales village of Linton for another photo opportunity at Linton Falls, before continuing your journey through the National Park.

The final stop is at Bolton Abbey, where entry is free and you will have time to explore the Priory Church and ruins of the 12th Century Augustinian Priory in its beautiful riverside setting, or maybe take the stepping stones challenge if you are feeling more adventurous!

After leaving Bolton Abbey, you will head through the rugged landscape of Blubberhouses Moor past RAF Menwith Hill and through the famous spa town of Harrogate as you head back towards York.

You should arrive back at the pick-up point in York at approximately 5.15pm but should not book onward travel too close to the arrival time just in case of traffic problems.

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Private Group Haworth, Bolton Abbey and Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from Leeds

Private Group Haworth, Bolton Abbey and Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from Leeds - Leeds, United Kingdom

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom

From USD
$494.90

This Private Day Trip from Leeds provides the opportunity to explore Bronte Country and the Yorkshire Dales National Park, including the West Yorkshire Pennine Village of Haworth (made famous by the Bronte sisters and home to the Bronte Parsonage Museum), Bingley Five Rise Locks (the most spectacular feature of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal), the traditional Yorkshire Dales village of Linton (with its stone bridges and limestone falls), Bolton Abbey (where you will see the stunning setting of the ruins of the 12th Century Augustinian Monastery); and learn about the history of the area from your guide as you enjoy the spectacular scenery of the National Park.

You will be picked up at 9.15am from your choice of location in Leeds for this guided day trip to explore Bronte Country and the scenic and picturesque Yorkshire Dales National Park. You will have a comfortable minicoach with air-conditioning and a driver/guide, exclusively for your group of up to 15 people.

You will head off for Bronte Country in the West Yorkshire Pennines, with your Tour Guide telling you about the history and features of the area as you pass through. The first stop is at the Bingley Five Rise Locks where you will see the highest Staircase Lock in the UK, a spectacular feat of engineering constructed in 1774 as part of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and still in use today ... More info ›

This Private Day Trip from Leeds provides the opportunity to explore Bronte Country and the Yorkshire Dales National Park, including the West Yorkshire Pennine Village of Haworth (made famous by the Bronte sisters and home to the Bronte Parsonage Museum), Bingley Five Rise Locks (the most spectacular feature of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal), the traditional Yorkshire Dales village of Linton (with its stone bridges and limestone falls), Bolton Abbey (where you will see the stunning setting of the ruins of the 12th Century Augustinian Monastery); and learn about the history of the area from your guide as you enjoy the spectacular scenery of the National Park.

You will be picked up at 9.15am from your choice of location in Leeds for this guided day trip to explore Bronte Country and the scenic and picturesque Yorkshire Dales National Park. You will have a comfortable minicoach with air-conditioning and a driver/guide, exclusively for your group of up to 15 people.

You will head off for Bronte Country in the West Yorkshire Pennines, with your Tour Guide telling you about the history and features of the area as you pass through. The first stop is at the Bingley Five Rise Locks where you will see the highest Staircase Lock in the UK, a spectacular feat of engineering constructed in 1774 as part of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and still in use today. You can explore and photograph the working locks, or just enjoy a leisurely Yorkshire Brew and soak up the local atmosphere in the nearby cafe.

You will then arrive in Haworth, on the edge of the rugged Pennine Moors, where the Bronte family lived from 1820 and the sisters wrote their famous novels, for a two hour stop over lunchtime. You can visit the Bronte Parsonage Museum and the Bronte Memorial Chapel in the nearby Church where their father preached, or just explore the quaint shops on the cobbled main street and have a leisurely lunch in one of the traditional cafes - the choice is yours!

On leaving Haworth, you will head up Penistone Hill for a photo stop to admire the moorland views towards Top Withens, where the Bronte sisters walked to gain inspiration, before travelling north into Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

You will arrive in the picture postcard setting of the traditional Dales village of Linton for another photo opportunity at Linton Falls, before continuing your journey through the National Park.

The final stop is at Bolton Abbey, where entry is free and you will have time to explore the Priory Church and ruins of the 12th Century Augustinian Priory in its beautiful riverside setting, or maybe take the stepping stones challenge if you are feeling more adventurous!

After leaving Bolton Abbey, you will head back towards Leeds and should arrive back at the pick-up point at approximately 5.00pm, but should not book onward travel too close to the arrival time just in case of traffic problems.

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