Yorkshire Coast & Country 7 Days - Cumberland Htl
Scarborough is arguably the oldest seaside resort in Britain - a Dr Wittie of Scarborough was advocating sea bathing as long ago as 1660, more than a century before it became popular in Regency Brighton! But Scarborough is much older even than this - a cursory glance at the headland which divides Scarborough's two bays reveals the impressive medieval castle. The name Scarborough is a Viking one and the castle grounds conceal the remains of a Roman signal station. The busy harbour is haven to a welter of fishing vessels and there are the usual seaside pursuits a-plenty on the adjacent South Bay promenade which leads to the Spa. The steep hill sides are beautifully landscaped and there are many attractive parks and gardens. The resort is noted for its theatres and there is an art gallery and several small museums.
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 - Yorkshire Coast & Whitby
Enjoy a trip along the beautiful Yorkshire Coast to reach wonderful Whitby. Set aside the Esk Estuary and where the North York Moors meet the sea, Whitby oozes charm and character. Step back in time in the Old Town, perhaps climb the 199 steps to the abbey or why not enjoy some of the best fish and chips in the world at the Magpie Café?/n
Day 3 - Day at Leisure
Day 4 - Day at Leisure
Day 5 - North York Moors - Helmsley & Pickering
A scenic trip into the delightful North York Moors. Encompassing some of the most rugged and charming countryside in the UK, this region is wonderfully diverse and provides many areas of interest and along the way we’ll call at attractive Helmsley and the market town of Pickering. A small town, packet with heritage, Pickering Castle was originally built under the reign of William the Conqueror and the Church of St Peter and St Paul is renowned for its beautiful frescoes./n
Day 6 - Bridlington & Beverley
We make our way along the coast to visit Bridlington. The Old Town here dates back to the 12th century and the picturesque streets are still a delight to explore. We continue on to historic Beverley. The beautiful Minster towers over the town and the pretty market squares are flanked by beautiful Georgian houses./n
Day 7 - Return Travel
The Cumberland Hotel in Scarborough is very well situated on the South Cliff, just a few minutes’ walk from the Spa complex, beach and town centre. With excellent views of the town from the north facing rooms, this excellent hotel has recently been extensively refurbished. The Cumberland Hotel has 90 bedrooms with central heating, private bath or shower and WC (note all single rooms have showers). All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and television. Entertainment is provided most evenings in the ballroom. There is an attractive restaurant and quiet lounge. The lift serves all floors (just a few stairs to some rooms). Parking permit available from the hotel free of charge. Alternatively, we can help you arrange the perfect coach holiday to Scarborough so you can put your feet up.