Yorkshire

 

Harrogate

Set in the heart of Yorkshire, The Harrogate District is one of the most spectacular areas of England with attractive towns and villages, imposing historic houses, castles, abbeys, beautiful countryside and a host of other natural and man made attractions.  Expect exquisite gardens, beautiful parks, handsome tree lined boulevards and a chance to lose yourself in the vibrant charm and elegance of this North Yorkshire destination.  Harrogate itself is a blend of fine historic buildings and buzzy independent shops and restaurants, enveloped in 200 acres of parkland.  Within Harrogate town there is much to enjoy including a spa in the historic Turkish Baths, breakfast at the award winning Betty’s and just a pleasant walk from Harrogate the award winning RHS Harlow Carr Gardens.

 

6th – 10th June 2022 4 nights £459pp
24th – 28th October 2022 4 nights £419pp
Single Supplement £64pp
The Cairn Hotel

The Cairn Hotel was built during Harrogate’s period as a Spa Town when people came from far and wide to take the waters.  Carefully modernised, grand original features still welcome you to this charming Victorian Hotel.  Located only a short 5 minute walk from the centre of town, the Cairn Hotel is a perfect choice for your stay in Harrogate.  The hotel offers 135 rooms all with en-suite bathrooms and complimentary toiletries, direct dial telephone, wide screen television with Freeview, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and a desk and chair.  A lift serves all floor and free Wi-Fi is available in public areas.

EXCURSIONS INCLUDE: 4 NIGHTS – A full day firstly with a heritage steam train ride on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway before visiting the market town of Skipton.  From here we then visit another famous Yorkshire Town, Ilkley, before then visiting Otley, via a short ride through Ilkley Moor.  A full day exploring the picturesque Yorkshire Dales with stops at Grassington & Pateley Bridge

 

York City

No other city in northern England says ‘medieval’ quite like York. A city of extraordinary cultural and historical wealth that has lost little of its pre-industrial lustre.  The centre is surrounded by a magnificent circuit of 13th century walls which encloses a medieval spider’s web of narrow streets.  At its heart lies the immense, awe inspiring York Minster, one of the largest and most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world.  York’s long history and rich heritage is woven into virtually every brick and beam, and the modern, tourist oriented city, with its myriad of museums, restaurants, cafes and traditional pubs, is a carefully maintained heir to that heritage.  Like stepping back into the middle ages, the overhanging timber framed houses and traditional shop fronts of The Shambles make it one of the UK’s most historic and picturesque streets.  Quite simply, York is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

 

11th – 15th April 2022 4 nights The Queens Hotel £339pp
27th June – 1st July 2022 4 nights The Queens Hotel £385pp
19th – 23rd Sept 2022 4 nights The Queens Hotel £385pp
28th Nov – 2nd Dec 2022 4 nights The Queens Hotel £345pp

Single Supplement £90pp

Superior River View £40per room

Queens Hotel

A warm welcome awaits you at the Queen’s Hotel, which is ideally situated on the banks of the River Ouse, close to all the attractions in the heart of the city.  There are 78 spacious and comfortable rooms with classical decor.  All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with complimentary hand wash and shower/shampoo gel, bath and shower in all bathrooms, individual thermostats for temperature control, hairdryer, refreshment tray, Freeview TV with radio, direct dial telephone and complimentary Wi-Fi.

 

Excursions Include:-
4 Nights April & November – A full day visiting two lovely Yorkshire towns, firstly, the famous Victorian Spa Town of Harrogate then onto the market town of Wetherby, located on the banks of the river Wharfe.  A full day visit to Castle Howard, where entry into the stunning house and grounds will be included.
4 nights June & September – A full day scenic journey across the North Yorkshire Moors visiting Goathland, home of the TV series “Heartbeat” then onto the lovely seaside resort of Whitby.  A full day visit to Castle Howard, where entry into the stunning house and grounds will be included.