Door 2 Tour

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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

2022 Harrogate & The Dales

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TCRU8173

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

Harrogate's elegance and style draws from its 18th century history, when it became the spa town of choice for its wealthy visitors after the discovery of its medicinal waters. It has left a legacy of grandeur which can be seen everywhere amid its opulent buildings, green open spaces and beautiful parks and gardens. The Royal Pump Room Museum houses the strongest sulphur well in Europe! Explore the idyllic Yorkshire Dales with its rolling hills and picturebook villages on an included scenic drive out and there is also an included visit to beautiful Newby Hall and Gardens

PRICE FROM ? £549 per person
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Itinerary

Your Itinerary

Day 1 After joining your holiday coach, enjoy a scenic drive to the Old Swan Hotel, one of the most famous hotels in Harrogate, with a history going back nearly 200 years. 3 or 4 nights DBB

Day 2 - 3 (or 4) At leisure in Harrogate with two included excursions. Additional full day at leisure in Harrogate for 5-day tour

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
Yorkshire Dales National Park
Designated a national park in 1954 (further extended in 2013), the Yorkshire Dales is known for its outstanding scenery, unspoilt countryside, diverse wildlife habitats and a rich cultural heritage. The Yorkshire Dales has many moods - it can be wild and windswept or quietly tranquil with valleys full of meadows, drystone walls and barns. Take a scenic drive of discovery via Pateley Bridge, a lovely little Dales town on the River Nidd, and then onto pretty Grassington, the friendly and picturesque village in Upper Wharfedale. Head back to Harrogate via Skipton, the charming Dales market town with its famous 900 year old castle, romantic ruined priory and historic cobbled High Street, 

Ripon & Newby Hall & Gardens
Founded over 1300 years ago, Ripon boasts a wealth of cultural heritage including a magnificent 7th century Cathedral, quaint medieval streets filled with fascinating shops and cafés and a fine Georgian market place. Then it's all aboard for a visit to Newby Hall, a beautiful Georgian country house set in spectacular gardens. A tour of the house reveals its splendid interiors which feature some of Chippendale's finest furniture and a rare set of Gobeline Tapestries. The award-winning gardens are a feast for the eyes with smaller gardens branching off from the famous double herbaceous borders which lead down to the river. (Most paths through the gardens are shallow pea gravel)

Return Day  After breakfast, travel home with a stop en route at Stamford, known as 'The Finest Stone Town in England'. Be sure to visit Barn Hill, a well-preserved and picturesque cobbled stoned street nestling behind All Saints' Church, that provided key locations for the BBC TV series Middlemarch. Travelling homewards, arriving back at your local joining points early to mid-evening.

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Accommodation

Old Swan Harrogate
This lovely old 4* historic hotel has picturesque lawns and gardens, and is just a short stroll to the centre of town and its many attractions.  It combines Victorian splendour with contemporary luxury. From its revolving doors to its famous glass-ceilinged Wedgwood Restaurant, The Old Swan Hotel Harrogate exudes romance and mystery. It was to this tranquil haven that the mistress of crime-writing, Agatha Christie, famously disappeared in 1926, resulting in a public furore over the 11 days that she could not be traced. Guests can enjoy 136 contemporary-styled bedrooms with all the modern amenities you would expect such as TV and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a lift to all rooms as well as an outdoor terrace and lawned gardens. 

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