Beautiful Harrogate, The Dales & West Yorkshire
AU5ACHHigh in the Pennines, the backbone of England, the wild and rugged West Yorkshire countryside has been attracting tourists, poets, painters and artists for generations. From our base in the historic former Mill town of Huddersfield we will explore all that this area has to offer with a ride on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway plus free time to explore the lovely village of Haworth, home of the Bronte Sisters.
We also include a day in the historic spa town of Harrogate. Why not treat yourself to Afternoon Tea at Bettys or spend some time exploring the many and varied independent shops for which the town is renowned? You'll also get the opportunity to visit Skipton on Market Day, a rare treat.
An ideal choice for:
* Lovers of Yorkshire's stunning landscape
* People who want to explore - but not on their own
* Anyone curious to find out more about the settings for some of our most famous books and films
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 1Join your comfortable coach at your convenient pick up point this morning before we head for Yorkshire and the historic mill town of Huddersfield. Take some time to settle in or maybe enjoy a drink at the bar before our first nights dinner.
Day 2-4The historic market and mill town of Huddersfield will be our base for this tour and our hotel is situated on the edge of town in its own grounds. Enjoy some time to explore the area but don't forget to join us on some or all of our INCLUDED excursions to some of the best sights that this part of Yorkshire has to offer. Return every evening for hearty evening meals and an opportunity to chat about your experiences with your fellow travellers.
Day 5After our final breakfast today we board our comfortable coach for the last time and head for home full of memories with our newly made friends.
HarrogateINCLUDED Visitor DestinationA Victorian masterpiece with its handsome historic buildings and verdant gardens, the spa town of Harrogate is one of Yorkshire's most elegant destinations. Magnificent buildings, colourful banks of flowers, broad tree-lined boulevards and wide-open spaces are reminders of its regal past. The 19th century Royal Pump Room Museum, housing the original sulphur well, and the Royal Baths Assembly Rooms, built in 1897, where the Turkish Baths are still in daily use. Valley Gardens is 17 acres of English Heritage Grade II listed parkland, themed gardens, floral displays and historic buildings and well worth a stroll through. Harrogate is widely known for its fine tea rooms, restaurants and unique shops all based in a lovely setting. A visit to Harrogate isn't complete without sampling the delights of the original Betty's Tea Rooms, and it's no surprise that Agatha Christie chose the town as her escape when she mysteriously disappeared in 1926!
HaworthHome of the famous Brontë sisters, Haworth is an undisputed literary mecca, attracting visitors from all around the world. With its historic cobbled Main Street, iconic parsonage and rolling moors, the picturesque proportions of this Airedale village exude a vintage charm that makes you feel you've stepped into another era.
Skipton & MarketINCLUDED Visitor DestinationEnjoy a visit to the pretty market town of Skipton. As the gateway to the magnificent Yorkshire Dales, people travel the length and breadth of the country to visit this charming town with its famous 900 year old castle, romantic ruined priory and historic cobbled High Street. Skipton is endlessly rich both in history and outstanding natural beauty and a delight to explore. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday's see the town come to life with its popular market. If you like a bargain, love finding those treasures you don’t get on the high street, are partial to some delicious local produce or just love the atmosphere of a market in full swing, Skipton Market is for you. Traders arrive in the town centre and set up stalls along each side of the wide High Street, bringing with them everything from cheeses to scarves, local meat to arts & crafts, shoes & boots to Yorkshire made blankets. Each day varies, and there is a rotating set of traders, meaning no day is quite the same!
Keighley & Worth Valley RailwayThe KWVR is a unique 5 mile branch line railway set in the heart of West Yorkshire and running heritage steam and diesel trains through stunning Brontë Country. The Railway is a preserved standard gauge line which joins the national railway network at Keighley and runs 5-miles up the valleys of the River Worth and Bridgehouse Beck to Oxenhope. Join us for a little trip back in time to when coal was king and the train was the backbone of the country as we steam through the beautiful Yorkshire countryside.
- 4 nights hotel with English Breakfast and Evening Meals
- Ride on Keighley & Worth Valley Railway and free time in Haworth
- Excursion to Harrogate
- Tour through the Yorkshire Dales
- Visit to Skipton on Market Day
- Direct coach travel
- Net zero carbon offset certificate
Cedar Court Hotel Huddersfield HuddersfieldConveniently situated on the edge of town, the 4-star Cedar Court Hotel Huddersfield offers well appointed, comfortable guest bedrooms with all the facilities you would expect. With its fabulous restaurant, sports bar and complimentary wifi, it is a perfect base for exploring all that this part of Yorkshire has to offer.
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