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Scarborough & The North Yorkshire Moors 
Sea, Sand, Train , National Park 

Scarborough &

The North Yorkshire Moors National Park

Esplanade Hotel Scarborough

Mon 28th May - Friday 1st June 2018

 

Scarborough has retained the charm and style established in its Victorian heyday. Its elegant architecture, many interesting little shops and attractive gardens make it a resort to relax and potter in. Nearby, the North York Moors National Park provides a beautiful contrast with spectacular viewpoints and visitor attractions.

 Goathland • Heartbeat • Whitby • Thirsk • James Herriot • National Park

 

Day 1 We begin our journey to the Victorian seaside resort of Scarborough, with a visit enroute to Yorkshire Lavender, where a light lunch can be taken (not included)

 

Day 2 Today is free to explore Scarborough at your leisure.

 

Day 3 After our breakfast, a local guide joins today's excursion to travel first to the attractive town of Pickering to board the North York Moors Railway for a nostalgic journey through the North York Moors National Park. We will disembark at Grosmont, then transfer by coach to Goathland, which is famous as 'Aidensfield' in the popular Heartbeat TV series and more recently as Hogsmeade in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. We again board the coach and continue to the lovely fishing port of Whitby.

 

Day 4 We journey again across the North Yorkshire Moors National Park calling at Helmsley for lunch (not included), a visit to Aunty Annes Bakery Castlegate is a must. We then continue to Thirsk, which was home to the legendary vet who wrote under the pseudonym of James Herriot. His surgery is now open as a fascinating visitor centre tracing his life (entry included).

  

Day 5 After our hearty breakfast and last look out across Scarborough Bay, we begin our homeward journey. We will be making a stop at the Wyevale Garden Centre at Poppleton for lunch (not included) before continuing home.

 

What’s Included

Executive Coach Travel Throughout

4 nights bed, breakfast & evening dinner

Porterage at the hotel

Journey on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Entrance to James Herriot visitor centre

 

Cost is £325 per person sharing a twin or double room

Very limited number of single rooms at an additional Single room cost may be available

You are advised to arrange your own travel insurance

  All prices are based on 2 people sharing a twin/double room and we only have a limited number of single rooms allocated from the hotels and any additional single rooms might incur extra supplements and are subject to availabilty.

 
 

   
West Country Rail & Sail 
Best Western Tiverton Hotel 

West Country, Rail and Sail

Best Western Tiverton Hotel

Monday 30th July 2018 4nights/5days

 

Day 1

We depart the North-West area mid-morning heading towards the South West.

We will be calling at Worcester for a lunch stop (lunch not included) with some free time to explore this beautiful city.

After lunch we depart for our hotel, Best Western Tiverton, tea/coffee will be provided on arrival with full porterage facilities. Once you have settled into your rooms, we will join together again for evening dinner.

Day 2

A morning free in Tiverton before a gentle cruise along the Grand Western Canal by horse-drawn barge. During the journey you will hear some tales about the canal and often there is a minute's silence so you can experience the true peace and tranquillity of travelling by horse-drawn barge. Tea and scones will be served during the journey.

Evening dinner once again served at our hotel

Day 3

 Today we take the short journey to join the West Somerset Railway, Britain's longest steam railway, at Bishops Lydeard for a scenic ride through the Quantock Hills to the resort of Minehead. Time at leisure in Minehead before continuing our journey by coach along the Somerset and Devon coast or we may head across Exmoor to return to the hotel.

 

Evening dinner will be served as usual after we have worked up an appetite through the day

Day 4

Another great breakfast before departing down into Devon, our first port of call is Buckfast Abbey, now home to Benedictine Monks, make sure you get a bottle of their wine!!

We then continue our journey towards the south Devon coast spending the afternoon in Paignton.

 

Day 5

 Our last hearty breakfast at the Best Western Tiverton before we depart for home, calling at the award-winning Gloucester Services on the M5 for Lunch (lunch not included). This is a family owned and run services which a reputation for superb food in an environmentally friendly designed setting.

 

This from the Daily Mail: Re Gloucester Services

All of the service station's suppliers are based in the South West, and 130 of the farmers involved hail from within 30 miles of the site between M5 junctions 11a and 12 at Brookthorpe, to the south of Gloucester.

The venture is the brainchild of the Westmorland Family, which is also behind the popular Tebay Services in Cumbria - which brought locally-sourced produce to the M6 in 1972, with the Westmorland Farm Shop opening in 2003.

You are advised to arrange your own travel insurance

  All prices are based on 2 people sharing a twin/double room and we only have a limited number of single rooms allocated from the hotels and any additional single rooms might incur extra supplements and are subject to availabilty.

 
 
 
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