Our holiday takes us up through the stunning North Yorkshire Moors to Whitby. We experience a nostalgic rail journey on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, visit beautiful Nunnington Hall and the ancient city of York.
Monday: We visit Stamford today en route to our hotel, arriving late afternoon.
Tuesday: After breakfast we make our way to historic York, rich in history, renowned for its architecture, the tangle of quaint cobbled streets and the iconic York Minster. It has a wealth of visitor attractions including the impressive Jorvik Viking Centre and the National Railway Museum.
Wednesday: Today we make our way to Pickering where we board the train for our journey on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway to Goathland, a celebrity station which became Hogsmeade Station in the first Harry Potter film and featured as Aidensfield in the ITV programme Heartbeat. The charming village of Goathland is just a short walk from the station and has a range of shops and pubs and tea rooms. We re-join the coach and travel to the picturesque harbour town of Whitby for free time to explore its famous cliff top Abbey, narrow streets, alleys and bustling quayside before we return to our hotel.
Thursday: Today we visit Nunnington Hall, a beautiful Yorkshire manor house nestled on the quiet banks of the River Rye. Our afternoon continues as we re-join the coach and journey up to Helmsley, a pretty market town on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. We pause here to wander around its market square, dramatic castle ruins, charming tea rooms and inviting inns.
Friday: This morning we check-out of the hotel visiting the Victorian spa town of Harrogate before making our way home.
The Best Western Burn Hall Hotel is a Victorian manor house hotel that’s packed full of personality and countryside character, set in 8 acres of gardens and parkland. This comfortable and luxurious accommodation can be your home from home as you explore this beautiful part of the Yorkshire Moors. The hotel has a lift to all floors.