We are very pleased to offer this new tour based at a hotel with one of the best views in the country! We explore some of the iconic towns of the North Yorkshire coast, and take in the dramatic beauty of the national park by road and by rail.
Day 1 After your taxi pick up, we travel north making suitable refreshment stops, arriving at our hotel late afternoon to be greeted with tea and biscuits. This evening a local guide gives us a talk about the village.
Day 2 Our day begins with a drive down through the North York Moors National Park through stunning scenery to Pickering. Here we have a little time to explore the historic market town and 1930s themed station before we board our carriage on the North York Moors Railway. We travel 18 miles across the moors through Goathland Station (famous as ‘Hogsmeade Station’ in ‘Harry Potter’) and reaching Whitby early afternoon. Spend some time exploring the narrow streets and bustling harbour overlooked by the striking ruins of Whitby Abbey before we return to our hotel.
Day 3 Today we visit award-winning Eden Camp, near Malton, where we experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on the home front and the front line, all set in the buildings and grounds of an original World War II prisoner of war camp. We move on to Castle Howard, a palatial stately home set in between two lakes and surrounded by beautiful gardens.
Day 4 A more leisurely day today as we spend the morning in the Victorian resort of Scarborough, where you could explore the indoor markets and antique shops, stroll along the beaches or the busy little harbour. Choose whether to stay in Scarborough for the day or return to Ravenscar to enjoy relaxing or exploring in the grounds of our fabulous hotel.
Day 5 We depart after breakfast and travel home with suitable refreshment stops along the way. We arrive back in the local area late afternoon and meet our taxis.
Our three-star hotel is on the edge of the village of Ravenscar dramatically situated 600 feet above sea level, overlooking Robin Hood’s Bay. There is a restaurant, bar, three lounges and leisure facilities include a small swimming pool, sauna, putting green, croquet, bowls and wonderful walking opportunities. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift to the ﬁrst and second ﬂoors.