Experience the best of Yorkshire on this wonderful holiday, staying near historic Wetherby, a thriving market town in the heart of Yorkshire perfectly located for an array of fantastic excursions. A short drive away is York, with an enthralling heritage dating back to Roman times, and Harrogate, once famed for its medicinal spa waters. Enjoy the breathtakingly beautiful scenes across the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors as we travel by comfortable coach and heritage train. We tempt our taste buds with visits to Wensleydale Creamery and Black Sheep Brewery and relish the impossibly grand Castle Howard.
5 nights in York (accommodation as specified or similar)
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to the Wood Hall Hotel & Spa (4T). We aim for you to arrive at the hotel between 4pm and 5pm, with time to settle in before we enjoy dinner this evening.
Day 2 Wensleydale Creamery - Harrogate
After breakfast we start our day with a visit to Wensleydale Creamery, makers of the only true Yorkshire Wensleydale. From the cheese-making viewing gallery, you can watch the performance of cutting, stirring and salting as the cheese is created before your eyes. We continue to Harrogate where you may make your own discoveries this afternoon. Perhaps you would like to visit Harrogate’s Turkish Baths and Spa, or wander through Harrogate and The Montpellier Quarter, considered the antiques and art centre of the north. The city is surrounded by numerous castles and abbeys to explore including the World Heritage Site at Fountains Abbey - the largest monastic ruins in the country set in one of England’s most spectacular Georgian water gardens.
Day 3 Castle Howard and Black Sheep Brewery
We depart for Castle Howard, which is reputed to be Yorkshire’s finest historic house and estate, and certainly one of the greatest in England. This magnificent 18th century mansion has been home to the Howard family for over 300 years, and is set within 1000 acres of beautiful landscape. Following our visit here, we travel on to Ripon and the Black Sheep Brewery. Here we have a tour of the brewery as well as the opportunity to sample some of the award-winning produce. We return to our hotel later this afternoon.
Day 4 York
Today you are free to make your own discoveries of this stylish city, with transfers arranged for your convenience. York has something for everyone from its range of shops and restaurants to its historic buildings and numerous museums. You may like to visit the world-renowned National Railway Museum, discover the city as it was over 1,000 years ago in the Jorvik Viking Centre, or amble between the crooked 14th century timber-framed buildings on The Shambles and walk the medieval city walls.
Day 5 North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Relax in wood panelled carriages on the world’s most popular heritage railway as we travel through enchanting landscapes on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway today. We travel to Pickering Station to board a heritage train for our journey to Grosmont. We have time here to explore the village or take a short walk into the countryside, or visit the delightful station tea room, before we hop aboard our train for the return journey. Dinner is included this evening.
Day 6 Wetherby
This morning we bid farewell to York. You will be collected at 10am by your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.