Tour the North York Moors and learn the history of the people, marvel at the flora and fauna from coach, steam train and river boat, and enjoy the rugged beauty of the wild moors from the luxury of our four-star hotel.
Day 1 After a morning taxi pick up, we make our way northwards with refreshment stops along the way. We arrive at our hotel late afternoon.
Day 2 We travel through Bilsdale and the beautiful scenery of the National Park to Helmsley, where we have time for a stroll and some lunch. We continue past Ampleforth and Byland Abbey to Kilburn, under the famous White Horse. Here we visit the Mousey Thompson Visitor Centre, home to the famous woodworker.
Day 3 We begin with the Danby Moors Centre, on the River Esk. Learn about the flora and fauna of the moors before enjoying an included tea and scone. We then head to Hutton-le-Hole and the Ryedale Folk Museum, before continuing to Pickering for an 18-mile steam train journey on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway to Grosmont, calling at Goathland on the way.
Day 4 A day at the seaside begins at Saltburn-by-the-Sea, where we take the unique cliff lift to the shore and enjoy a stroll along the historic pier. Next via Loftus, Staithes and Sandsend we reach the bustling fishing port of Whitby. We return across the moorland past Scaling Reservoir.
Day 5 We travel to Preston Park and Hall Museum, a wonderful collection of memorabilia and a lovingly constructed Victorian street surrounded by attractive parkland. We then join the Teesdale Princess for a cruise on the River Tees to the cobbled town of Yarm. We return mid-afternoon.
Day 6 Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel southwards with suitable refreshment stops, reaching the local area late afternoon.
A former baronial home, our stunning four-star hotel dates back to the 19th Century and is situated in its own grounds in Guisborough on the edge of the North York Moors. The historic atmosphere of the main house is complimented by the modern facilities in the annexe where our bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer, ironing facilities and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift.