You can't throw a stick in Yorkshire without hitting an extraordinary landscape, some thrilling history or a part of its literary heritage.
You must visit York, with its Minster and its Viking past, brilliantly brought to life at the Jorvik Viking Centre. The Dales, immortalised in James Heriot's nostalgic Vet books and the wuthering heights that inspired the Brontë sisters. The spa town of Harrogate. Fabulous Castle Howard - star of TV's Brideshead Revisited.
York, Castle Howard, Helmsley and James Herriot Tour
From your Hotel, your guide will meet you and give an in-depth and entertaining tour of York Minster and the Historic streets of York. This will include Guy Fawkes, Dame Judy Dench, York’s relationship with Chocolate, why all the railways lines go into York and a host of other stories. In the afternoon your guide will drive you to Castle Howard for a tour of the house and gardens. A chance to wander around the award winning market town of Helmsley and its “Downton Abbey” secret. Last stop before returning to York will be Sutton Bank where James Herriot declared this view point is “the finest in England” return to York to Clients Hotel.8 hour day, walk in morning, drive in afternoon.
80 miles - £550
Yorkshire Dales day out from York
From Your Hotel in York (or Harrogate) your driver guide will take you North up the longest road in England, The A1, The Great North Road. First stop will be in Richmond, with the largest cobbled market square in the country. The tour will take in the rugged contours of Swaledale, the fastest river in England before heading over Buttertubs pass for some specatacular views over Swaledale and Wensleydale before heading to our next stop, Hawes and its Creamery, for some cheese tasting! Wensleydale is James Herriot country, as we look at the locations for the TV series “All Creatures Great and Small” The scenery changes from drystone walls to hedges now as we head in to the ancient city of Ripon, home of the oldest ceremony in the world. Short journey from there back into York to clients hotel.
8 hour day. around 100 miles - £550