Yorkshire Moors and Wolds
Sunday 7th - Friday 12th July 2019
6 daysDeposit: £75pp
Travel Insurance: £26.50pp
No Single Supplement
We travel to Ravenscar in North Yorkshire, a quirky village built on spectacular cliffs. In Victorian times there were big plans for it to rival the nearby resorts of Scarborough and Whitby, until the company responsible for its development went bankrupt! An opportunity to experience the dramatic coastline and vibrant landscapes of the North York Moors National Park, and the rolling chalky countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds.
Please note that a considerable amount of walking will be required in order to maximise your enjoyment of this particular holiday. Not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.
Your Holiday Hotel
The Raven Hall Hotel has a fabulous location overlooking Robin Hood Bay and has won the ‘Best View in Britain’ award. Originally called “Peak Hall”, it was built in 1774 and has a fascinating history, becoming a hotel in 1895. There are 55 bedrooms with television, tea/coffee facilities and hairdryer, 90 acres of grounds and battlements, a nine-hole golf course, tennis courts, putting green, croquet lawn and a small indoor swimming pool. The Panorama Restaurant has one of the finest views in Yorkshire. There is a lift, although some bedrooms are accessed by a flight of stairs.
DAY 1:Taxi from your home to the coach to join your fellow passengers. We drive through the Midlands and East Riding of Yorkshire to reach Ravenscar by late afternoon.
DAYS 2 to 5: There will be daily excursions, including:-
Whitby A coastal town and fishing port on the River Esk. Charming tearooms and quirky shops in which to browse. Admire the ruins of St. Hilda’s Abbey, uncover the dark story of Dracula, or visit the museum dedicated to local hero Captain James Cook. New to Whitby is a full-scale replica of Captain Cook’s Bark Endeavour, and you can climb aboard the historic ship and delve into her rich history as a discovery vessel on the high seas. (admission not included)
Scarborough Britain’s first seaside resort which has been welcoming visitors for over 360 years!
The North York Moors Railway We will hop on board a steam train for a ride on one of the country’s best-known and longest heritage railways, for a day filled with vintage charm and amazing scenery.
Burton Agnes Hall East Yorkshire’s hidden gem. This Elizabethan stately home has been described by Simon Jenkins as ‘The Perfect English House’. The walled garden contains over four thousand different plants and has won the prestigious HHA’s Christies Garden of the Year Award.
Scampston Hall & Gardens This Grade II listed country house has a park designed by Capability Brown. We include a guided tour of the family home.
DAY 6: Home today, travelling via the motorway network and reaching Sussex for early evening taxis.