Yorkshire Singles - Harewood, York, Ripon & More
What a lovely five-day holiday for Single travellers we have here for you, full of highlights yet not too far to travel. We will be based in the delightful Yorkshire Spa town of Harrogate which gives us a wonderful base for touring the area, with visits to the Viking & Roman City of York, Ripon for a tour of the Cathedral and an evening visit to see the famous Hornblower, the Treasure House of Harewood and lovely Knaresborough
· 4 Nights Dinner, Room & Breakfast
· Entrance to Harewood House
· Guided Tour of Ripon Cathedral
· Opportunity to see the Ripon Hornblower in Action
· Visits to Haworth, York, Knaresborough & Skipton
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 visit the Bronte Town of Haworth before heading to Harrogate to check in to our hotel.
We head for nearby Harewood House, one of the Treasure Houses of England, holding an impressive art collection including renaissance masterpieces, exquisite Chippendale furniture, all combined with 100 acres Gardens and a renowned lakeside Bird Garden. Following our visit here we head to Knaresborough, with its mass of old winding shopping streets, 'Old Mother Shiptons Cave' and 'Petrifying Well', reputed to be the oldest attraction in Britain. Walk along the beautiful River, and relax in one of the many cosy cafes.
Today it's historic York , we have the day to explore this fascinating city with lots of attractions to keep you busy, such as the National Railway Museum, Jorvik Centre, the City Walls, the little streets and alleyways in the centre, not forgetting the magnificent Minster.
The morning is free for you to explore the town of Harrogate. Enjoy a lovely stroll through beautiful Valley Gardens, explore the delightful Victoria arcades for some retail therapy. We have an early evening dinner before tonight's outing to Ripon. First we have a behind the scenes guided tour of the beautiful and awesome Ripon Cathedral and this is followed in the market square by one of the oldest English traditions, kept alive for hundreds of years without a break. At 9.00 p.m. the Ripon Hornblower sets the night watch from each corner of the obelisk in the centre of the square to reassure citizens that all is well.
We return to the North West for 4.30pm with a visit to Skipton and today it's Market day too.
Old Swan Hotel * * * *
The Old Swan Hotel stands in the centre of the lovely town of Harrogate, in Yorkshire, and is famed as being Agatha Christie's hiding place during her disappearance in 1926. Bedrooms are stylishly furnished and the public areas include the Library restaurant, the Wedgwood Room and the lounge bar. All bedrooms are en suite and have satellite television telephone, hairdryer and tea & coffee facilities. Lift.Back to top