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York St Nicholas Fayre & Chatsworth House

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
  • Tour Ref: D2T16813

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

2 days

Festive UK 2024 - 2 Days

Historic York’s fabulously festive St Nicholas Fayre is the ultimate Christmas experience with over 100 traditional chalet stalls featuring a fantastic selection of gift ideas, from local produce to traditional crafts. Stroll through the perfect Christmas card scene, complete with the aroma of roasting chestnuts, the sound of carol singers and York’s atmospheric streets frosted with twinkling fairy lights. We also visit the magnificent Chatsworth House, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, known for its beautiful festive decorations.

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What's Included?


  • Return coach travel
  • Overnight stay at a selected hotel (JG 2 or JG3) with breakfast
  • En-route visits to York St Nicholas Fayre & Chatsworth House



Day 1

From a morning pickup in your local area, we travel to York where we spend some time at the annual St Nicholas Fayre, one of the most popular festive markets in the country. Like stepping into a scene from a Dickens’ tale, the bustling Victorian market stalls sell everything, from local produce to traditional gifts and crafts. Treat yourself to a warming glass of festive cheer with roasted chestnuts and listen to carol singers. Leave time to wander York’s infamous winding lanes and visit the magnificent Minster. There’s time for dinner at leisure (not included) before we head to the hotel for our overnight stay.

Day 2

En route home, we travel to Chatsworth House, which has been home to sixteen generations of the powerful Cavendish family. Known for its festive atmosphere and beautiful seasonal decorations, Chatsworth is a wonderful location to get into the Christmas spirit. Later this afternoon we rejoin the coach for our journey home.

Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House

We experience the grandeur of Chatsworth House, the ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, which has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. Situated in the heart of the Peak District, Chatsworth House is one of the UK’s real gems. Stroll through 25 rooms and marvel at works of art spanning over 4,000 years, including magnificent ornate ceilings, Roman and Egyptian sculptures, plus paintings from artists including Rembrandt and Van Dyck.

Every grand staircase and room you enter is like a scene from a period drama, a feast for the eyes with some of the finest and priceless art to exist in the world. The Sculpture Gallery is equally impressive and features a collection of items collected over the years including large white marble Italian sculptures and the largest vase in the world made from Blue John stone.

Outside, the 105-acre gardens are also a real treat with perfectly manicured lawns, spectacular flower beds and a rockery garden, all of which can be explored by wandering on foot along the five miles of designated trails. There are plenty of sculptures to discover in the grounds too as well as numerous ponds and fountains, most notably the eye-catching Cascade waterfall which flows down 24 different shaped steps.



Book your next trip to York, one of Europe's most popular historic cities, renowned for its Roman, Viking and Medieval heritage with lots of attractions for visitors to enjoy. The streets are full of historic buildings, traditional shops and cafés, and a number of museums and art galleries.

The city’s historic sites are impressive, contained within the city walls which date back to Roman times and are themselves an integral part of York’s unique character.

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Selected Hotel

JG2 or JG3 rating

We’ll stay at a well-appointed hotel. The comfortable rooms are en suite and other facilities include a bar and restaurant.

Hotel accessibility information

Your hotel will be confirmed approximately 3 weeks before departure, therefore we cannot guarantee that the hotel will have a lift and/or ground floor rooms and may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility.

Hotel Rating

JG2 rating

Hotels with a JG2 rating are a mixture of larger hotels and privately owned properties. Décor and furnishings may be simple but are clean and well maintained. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities, TV and may have tea/coffee making facilities. Food may be buffet style in some of the larger hotels. Services may be limited but efficient.

JG3 rating

Hotels with a JG3 rating tend to be a more formal style of hotel, often part of a hotel chain, or are very-welcoming family-owned properties. Generally, they offer a greater range of facilities and services, and bedrooms tend to be a little more spacious with additional features. Public areas are larger and include lounge seating, bar and restaurant with good quality food served either buffet style or waiter service.

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