NEW: The Harrogate Autumn Show
Thursday 13th - Monday 17th September 2018
5 daysDeposit: £75pp
Travel Insurance: £23.75pp
Single supplement: £95
We take you to a fabulous four-star hotel in North Yorkshire to visit two of the region’s most popular autumn events, and spend a leisurely day exploring Brontë Country by train with the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.
Your Holiday Hotel
THE MARRIOTT HOLLINS HALL HOTEL A four-star country house hotel standing in extensive grounds with an 18-hole championship golf course, on a hillside above the Aire Valley. Enjoy the indoor swimming pool, sauna and Jacuzzi. The bedrooms come equipped with plush bedding, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities. The Hotel has a lift.
HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS
A VISIT TO THE HARROGATE AUTUMN SHOW
Organised by The North of England Horticultural Society, your day at the Show will provide a wealth of ideas for the garden. There will be stunning plant nursery displays, expert demonstrations, and great shopping. A highlight is the Giant Vegetable Competition, where colossal carrots, monster marrows and podgy parsnips weigh in for the battle of the bulge. The Floral Pavilion hosts one of the most spectacular sights in Britain, with over 5,000 fabulous autumn blooms.
THE GRASSINGTON 1940s FESTIVAL
We head to the Yorkshire Dales village of Grassington, where their 1940s Weekend will be in full swing. Stroll through the cobbled streets, listen to the sounds of the 1940s, and browse among the small shops, cafes and public houses. There will be live music, tea dances, re-enactments, military vehicles, classic cars and vintage market stalls. Grassington will be full of activity, with colourful flags and bunting, and locals all dressed in period costume.
THE KEIGHLEY & WORTH VALLEY RAILWAY
Built to serve the local mill trades and pretty villages along the Worth Valley in the late 19th century, this heritage railway has six beautifully restored stations. Your all-day ticket will enable you to step back in time on ‘The Railway Children’s Railway’ – there is usually a mixture of steam and diesel trains operating – travelling through some of the landscape that provided inspiration for the classic works of the Brontë sisters. Admission to the Museum of Rail Travel is also included. The largest station is at Haworth, from where you can stroll to the picturesque village centre and Brontë Parsonage Museum.