PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
We depart and make our way toYorkshire arriving late afternoon where we enjoythe next 4 nights stay with dinner, bed andbreakfast.
We make our way to Leyburn and visitthe Teapottery, where a huge variety of teapotsin all shapes and guises are produced. Next dooris the Little Chocolate Shop where you can seeall kinds of delicious chocolates being handmade. From Leyburn we ride along Wensleydaleto Hawes, where we visit the ‘CheeseExperience’ at the Wensleydale Creamery, homeof Yorkshire’s most famous cheese. Where wediscover the history of real cheese. Hawes is alsothe home of Wensleydale Pottery and the HawesRopemakers, and the town abounds in antiqueshops, tea rooms and pubs. Leaving Hawes wehead along the dale to Aysgarth and Bishopdale,over the hills to Upper Wharfedale andGrassington. This is one of the Dales best lovedvillages with its diminutive cobbled square andinteresting little alleyways.
We can explore Harrogate thismorning with its antique shops, shopping malls,elegant buildings and abundant greenery. it islittle wonder that the town is a frequent winnerof Britain in Bloom awards. Harrogate alsoboasts the world famous ‘Betty’s’ tearooms, andjust round the corner from ‘Betty’s’ is Farrar’s ofHarrogate, established in 1840 and best knownfor its Original Harrogate Toffee – the favouritesweetie of the late Queen Mother. We drive toRipon, with its magnificent cathedral. Where wehave time for lunch and a look around before wecontinue on our way to delightful Mashamwhere we feature a visit to the award winningBlack Sheep Brewery.
Our first stop this morning is the smallvillage of Kilburn, under the famous WhiteHorse. This village is the home of MouseyThompson and its visitor centre where thefamous woodworker renowned for his handcarved oak furniture throughout the land isbased. The day continues via Byland Abbey andAmpleforth to Helmsley, where we take a breakand have time to obtain lunch or you may wellwish to visit to the cheese shop or the HelmsleyWalled Garden. Just around the corner from thegarden is Ryeburn of Helmsley, purveyors ofaward winning ice creams and serving just aboutthe best ice cream you will ever taste. LeavingHelmsley we make for Thirsk and visit ‘TheWorld of James Herriot’, a fascinating tour,including many of the props and three studiosets as featured in the long running televisionseries based on the life and times of local vet AlfWright. From Thirsk we return to the hotel.
After breakfast we leave and begin ourhomeward journey.
The Cairn Hotel
The Cairn Hotel is a charming Victorian era hotel and has mainted
many of its original features. Located just a short walk from the
town centre and Valley Gardens the hotel is ideal for this holiday
All bedrooms are en suite and have television, hairdryer and tea & coffee
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