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Yorkshire Dales and Moors

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Experience Yorkshire's charm and beauty with its quaint towns, delicious local flavors, and the scenic North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

Mobility Rating 2

2024 Tour code: YSS24

About the tour

Unwind in "God's Own Country" at our elegant 19th-century mansion hotel in Yorkshire. Explore the charms of the Yorkshire Moors and picturesque Robin Hood's Bay, savor local cuisine, and embark on scenic journeys aboard the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and Wensleydale Railway.

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Unforgettable Experiences

Gisborough Hall
Gisborough Hall
Enjoy your stay at the majestic Gisborough Hall, a splendid Grade II listed mansion dating back to the 19th century.
Robin Hood's Bay
Robin Hood's Bay
Embark on an enlightening guided tour of Robin Hood's Bay, renowned for its history of smuggling, followed by a visit to the charming seaside town of Whitby.
Wensleydale Railway
Wensleydale Railway
Embark on a scenic journey through vibrant moorland landscapes and quaint villages aboard the Wensleydale Railway and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
Castle Howard
Castle Howard
Experience the privilege of exclusive access to Castle Howard, one of England's most cherished stately homes, with a private guided tour.
Flavours of Yorkshire
Flavours of Yorkshire
Indulge in the tastes of Yorkshire with an afternoon tea in Hawes, a delectable food tour of Malton, and an engaging Yorkshire pudding masterclass.

What’s included


Day 1 – Guisborough

Our journey commences in Guisborough, a charming market town nestled amidst stunning landscapes, including the iconic Roseberry Topping hill. Upon arrival at our hotel, we're warmly welcomed by our Tour Manager. After settling in, we have the opportunity to explore the town at our own pace before dinner. Guisborough boasts not only breathtaking scenery but also a rich historical legacy. We may choose to visit the ancient priory ruins, located near the bustling high street, where we can immerse ourselves in traditional shops, inviting cafes, and a vibrant community atmosphere.

  • Dinner
Day 2 – The coastal charm of Whitby and the delightful North Yorkshire Moors Railway

We embark on a coastal journey, making a stop at the charming village of Goathland, famously known as "Aidensfield" from the TV show 'Heartbeat', before reaching the picturesque Robin Hood's Bay. Nestled along the cliffside, this village offers breathtaking views and a fascinating history of smuggling, which we explore on a guided tour led by the 'Whitby Storyteller'. Continuing our journey, we arrive in the iconic seaside town of Whitby, where we have time to explore its historic abbey, cobblestone streets, and sandy beaches before lunch.

Indulging in a meal at an award-winning fish and chip restaurant, we then have leisure time to further explore Whitby's charms. Afterwards, we head to Grosmont village to board the scenic North Yorkshire Moors Railway. As we ride through the captivating Yorkshire countryside aboard beautifully restored carriages, we're treated to panoramic views of ancient woodlands, heather-covered moors, and stunning landscapes. Our journey concludes in Pickering, where we return to our hotel in time for dinner.

**Please note that while steam engines typically operate on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, there may be occasions when heritage diesel locomotives are used due to timetable changes or weather conditions.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 – Elegant Castle Howard and a taste of Yorkshire in popular Malton

Following breakfast, our coach transports us to Castle Howard, one of England's most magnificent stately homes. Set amidst the stunning Howardian Hills 'Area of Natural Beauty', the house's Baroque design, crowned by a central dome, is truly breathtaking. Enjoying exclusive access, we embark on a private tour of the house before it opens to the public. We explore the enchanting Walled Garden, adorned with fragrant roses and an ornamental vegetable patch, as well as marvel at the intricate Atlas Fountain and Temple of the Four Winds.

After immersing ourselves in the splendor of Castle Howard, we journey on to the market town of Malton, renowned as 'the food capital of Yorkshire'. Here, we indulge in a Yorkshire Pudding masterclass, uncovering the secrets behind this iconic Yorkshire dish, followed by a delightful walking tour of the town's gastropubs and independent eateries, where we pause for delectable tastings.

Following the tour, you have leisure time to wander the charming streets at your own pace. Perhaps you'll seize the opportunity to purchase some of the delightful local produce sampled during our tour or explore more of the town's culinary delights. Later this afternoon, our coach returns us to our hotel, allowing us some relaxation time before dinner.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 – Lovely Hawes and the picturesque Wensleydale Railway

This morning, we have the pleasure of visiting the Wensleydale Creamery, the esteemed home of Yorkshire's iconic cheese. As we explore the museum, we're treated to live cheese-making demonstrations and ample sampling opportunities. Following our cheese-filled morning, we indulge in an exclusive afternoon tea experience at Laburnum House in Hawes. The Laburnum House Afternoon Tea showcases the finest ingredients sourced from Wensleydale, The Dales, and Yorkshire, supporting local farmers and artisan food producers.

In the afternoon, we venture to Leyburn to embark on a journey aboard the historic Wensleydale Railway. Rolling through the picturesque Yorkshire Dales, we're greeted by verdant fields, rolling hills, and charming villages along the way. Disembarking in Bedale, we rejoin our coach and return to our hotel in time for a delightful dinner.

**Please note that while steam engines usually operate on the Wensleydale Railway, there may be instances where heritage diesel locomotives are used due to timetable changes or weather conditions.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 – Homeward bound

After breakfast, it's time to say goodbye to your fellow travelers. Your holiday in Yorkshire has ended, but you can take home wonderful memories. If you wish, you can explore more of Yorkshire's beautiful countryside, historic towns, and peaceful villages on your own.

  • Breakfast

Additional information

Departure times

Departure times vary based on selected rail vacation. This information will be provided in your final documents. For more information please speak with your rail specialist.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular vacation with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.


Gisborough Hall

Gisborough Hall, Guisborough

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North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Wensleydale Railway