York, Harrogate & Castle Howard 5 Days - Hawkhills
Tucked away at the foot of the Howardian Hills, is the fabulous market town of Easingwold. This attractive Georgian market town has a multitude of places to eat, shop and stay.A host of independent stores, cafes, restaurants, galleries and boutiques, all brimming with individuality will tempt you to explore further.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - Full Day - Harrogate & Ripon
The beautiful spa town of Harrogate is famous for its elegant gardens and health-giving waters./nThe area was voted the happiest place in Britain for two years running./nRHS Garden Harlow Carr stand on what was once part of the Forest of Knaresborough, an ancient Royal hunting ground (entry fees apply). /nRipon is a beautiful market town that was founded over 1300 years ago and is famous as an old Cathedral City where monasteries have stood since the 7th Century./nHome to many historical buildings and museums such as the Cathedral, the Wakeman’s House, Studley Royal, Fountains Abbey and Ripon Spa Gardens (entry fees may apply)./nThe Cathedral allows visitors to soak up the atmosphere and architecture, enjoy special music, explore the ancient crypt or perhaps light a candle in memory of a loved one./n
Day 3 - Full Day - York
York's medieval walls were built by Henry III around 1220. Some stretches can be walked on today (steep stairs)./nYork's Minster (entry fee applies) is the largest medieval cathedral in England - it took over 250 years to complete. /nThere are museums of Roman, Viking and medieval history (charges apply), as well as many interesting shops in "The Shambles"./n
Day 4 - Full Day - Castle Howard & Helmsley
One of Yorkshire’s grandest houses, the construction of Castle Howard took nearly a full century./nThe grand house was extensively restored following a fire in 1940./nThe house and its extensive gardens offer many elegant and dramatic scenes to delight the eye. /nHelmsley is a charming small town with a variety of interesting shops and cafes./nThe mais sight is the ruined Helmsley Castle and adjoining walled garden (entry fees apply)./n
Day 5 - Return Travel
This charming Georgian and Victorian building is set within a 240 acre countryside estate and is steeped in heritage. The modern, well equipped accommodation is just a short walk from the main house, and offers 102 comfortable double en-suite bedrooms with views of the garden. The Hawkhills has an enviable reputation for first-class cuisine and outstanding service. The Hawkhills also has an onsite fitness centre, TV lounge with full size snooker table and bar area in the main house.