Halifax, The Brontes & Afternoon Tea At Betty's 2021
2021 - Wool Merchant Hotel - 5 Days (CU5ACI)
A lovely hotel and amazing excursions around Yorkshire!
Join us on a wonderful 5-day break to Yorkshire during which you will have free time to explore our base, halifax, plus a walking guide to learn more about the history of the town. We want you to see as much of beautiful Yorkshire as you can on this tour, so we have packed in loads of fantastic excursions to Hebden Bridge and Harrogate, plus you can enjoy cream tea at Betty’s the famous tea house in Harrogate. Your hotel is set in the heart of Halifax and offers comfortable accommodation in a great location.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
The Wool Merchant
Situated a short walk from Halifax town centre, the Wool Merchant Hotel features restaurant, bar and Wi-Fi. An en suite bathroom, flat-screen TV and tea/coffee making facilities are featured in each room, as well as ironing facilities.
After joining the coach at one of our convenient local pick-up points, we head towards Halifax with coffee/lunch stops along the way. We expect to arrive at our hotel late afternoon, in time for dinner.
Days 2 - 4
Enjoy a traditional English breakfast every morning along with free time to enjoy Halifax. Don't miss out on our excursions around Yorkshire including Bronte country and a cream tea at the renowned Betty's Tea Rooms in the beautiful spa town of Harrogate - and they are all included in the price! Return to the hotel every evening for more great food and a change to exchange stories with your fellow travellers.
After a final tasty breakfast, we make our way home. After stopping for a coffee/lunch break, we continue homewards.
Halifax walking tour, the Piece Hall, Hebden Bridge & Haworth (full day guided tour)
Located on the River Calder, Halifax is a charming market town that exudes inimitable character and historical vitality and is home to some of Yorkshire’s most famous landmarks. From its beautifully scenic walks and iconic buildings to the remarkably loyal Halifax Borough Market and its wares, this diverse town has much to offer. We take a guided tour to get our bearings with free time afterwards to explore at leisure.
The Piece Hall in Halifax is a Grade I listed building, and an architectural and cultural phenomenon. It is the sole survivor of the 18th century northern cloth halls and of major importance for the textile industry. There are always things to see and do, as the Piece Hall holds music events, workshops, circus performances and festive markets.
Wandering the charming streets of Hebden Bridge you can understand why the town has drawn so many people over the years and influenced writers and artists alike. There are artisan shops, art galleries and pavement cafés to visit, and just minutes away there are walks through pretty wooded valleys.
Haworth is famed for its connection to the Brontë sisters, who lived in the Parsonage from 1820 until their deaths. The Parsonage is now the Brontë Parsonage Museum and our excursion there will give you a chance to learn about the lives of the sisters growing up and their literary careers.
The museum has many of its rooms reconstructed to look as would have when the Brontë family lived there, from the study to the kitchen, and there is also an extensive exhibition room. In the museum library, you will find the most comprehensive collection of manuscripts, letters, early editions, poetry and secondary material from the Brontë family. You can tour the village of Haworth and the surrounding moorland to see more locations linked to the sisters such as Brontë Bridge, Brontë Falls and Top Withens, which is said to be the inspiration for Wuthering Heights. Keep in mind that Haworth has some steep and cobbled streets, and the museum has steps to the entrance and is split over two floors.
Harrogate & Afternoon Tea at Betty's
With its handsome historic buildings and verdant gardens, Harrogate is one of Yorkshire's most elegant destinations. Magnificent Victorian buildings, colourful banks of flowers, broad tree-lined boulevards and wide-open spaces are reminders of the 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. Harrogate is widely known for its fine tea rooms, restaurants and unique shops all based in a lovely setting. Explore at leisure and tuck into afternoon tea at Betty’s, the home of afternoon tea in Yorkshire.
- Reserved coach travel throughout
- 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
- Walking tour and free time in Halifax
- Visit to the Piece Hall Excursion to Hebden Bridge & Haworth
- Excursion to Harrogate with Afternoon Tea
This tour picks up at the following points:
- Swansea Central
- Port Talbot
- Cardiff West
- Cardiff Central
- Cardiff Gate
Important NotesImportant Notes
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms may carry a supplement. You will find what rooms and prices are available in the booking process.
Holiday bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions which you must be familiar with prior to booking. Please make sure that you also read our Important Holiday Information & Enhanced Hygiene Protocols which we update from time to time.
We recommend Travel Insurance for this holiday. If you do not already have cover, please get in touch with us.
Please be aware that coach trips can include lengthy periods of travel and always require some degree of walking. There are steps onto the coach and some hotels/venues will have steps too. Sometimes, the order of excursions can change when you are on tour. We will try not to change things, but want to make you aware that this can happen.
COVID-19 PEACE OF MIND & TRAVELLING SAFELY
It is important that you familiarise yourself with our Enhanced Hygiene Protocols booklet as this will give you a clearer picture of what to expect when you travel, what we are doing to keep you safe, and what you can do to protect yourself and those around. These Protocols are updated from time to time, so please re-check just before you travel.
Please remember that you will also need to keep up-to-date with latest government advice and requirements.