2022 - Scarborough
Yorkshire Coast & Country
Yorkshire's warmest welcome awaits you in Scarborough, the premier coastal resort in the region. The mighty castle towers over the impressive headland and in its shadow the town has grown up around the bustling harbour. Scarborough is a resort of immense style with some of the finest gardens in this country and an elegant promenade running along the top of the cliffs. Historic charm and scenic splendour surround the beautiful Yorkshire coastline and the North Yorkshire Moors National Park is just minutes away. A visit to the pretty fishing port of Whitby is included as well as entrances to Helmsley Walled Garden and the James Herriot Museum.
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 After joining your holiday coach, heading to the North Yorkshire coast with refreshment stops en-route to your hotel. 4 nights with dinner, bed and breakfast.
Day 2 - 4 At leisure in Scarborough with 2 included excursions and one optional excursion.
Britain's first holiday resort, Scarborough, has been welcoming visitors for over 360 years. The North Bay and South Bay are separated by the headland on which stands the town's medieval castle. Safe beaches, cliff tops and a busy shopping centre stand only yards apart. Scarborough is a town of immense style with some of the finest parks and gardens in Britain.
Whitby & North York Moors National Park
Your included excursion today takes you across the dramatic North York Moors National Park to Robin Hood's Bay (steep walk to the village centre). Then call at the much loved fishing town of Whitby, dominated by its cliff-top Abbey, with its quaint cobbled streets and picturesque houses standing on the steep slopes of the River Esk. The narrow streets and alleys winding down to the quays of this seafaring town still bustle as they have done for centuries. For the energetic, climb the 199 steps to Whitby Abbey and explore the beautiful ruins which tower over the town. Well known as the home port of the legendary seafarer Captain Cook, it also draws Dracula fans with its many connections to Bram Stoker. Don't forget to sample the world-beating fish and chips, fresh from the harbour
Helmsley Walled Garden & The World of James Herriot
Head to picture postcard town Helmsley, an attractive market town within the North Yorkshire Moors National Park with an impressive 900 year old castle (now ruins), There is an included visit to the Helmsley Walled Garden which sits beneath the ruins. Built in 1759, this historic garden is full of intimate spaces such as the White Garden and Garden of Contemplation where you can enjoy peace and tranquility. A guided tour will help you discover the garden's secrets and highlights. Continue on, descending spectacular Sutton Bank (a steep drop of 140m), to Thirsk where you will step through the famous red door of 23 Kirkgate into the World of James Herriot, the fully restored site of his original 1940s home and veterinary practice. Take a close-up look behind the scenes of a reproduced set from the BBC series All Creatures Great and Small
The real star of the 2016 Dad's Army film, bright and breezy Bridlington Old Town is a charming pocket of Yorkshire. It is well worth a visit. A real Yorkshire gem!
Day 5 After breakfast travel homewards arriving early/mid evening
Red Lea Hotel, Scarborough
The popular, family-run 3* Red Lea Hotel is situated in an elegant Victorian mid-terrace on Scarborough's historic South Cliff close to the Esplanade. The 66 comfortable guestrooms feature wooden furnishings and are equipped with TV and tea / coffee making facilities. Sea-view rooms are subject to availability and supplement - please enquire. The on-site restaurant serves tasty home-cooked meals and there is a renovated bar area. The hotel also offers a small indoor swimming pool, hot tub and gym. There is a lift