A tour through the ages as we visit the magnificent TudorJacobean mansion, Temple Newsam House; step and steam into the 1800s at Haworth and discover the timeless beauty of the Peak District National Park.
Day 1 After picking you up from your door, we travel north via Leicester to reach our hotel in the small town of Tankersley, south of Barnsley.
Day 2 We drive into the south of the Peak District and stop first in the market town of Bakewell, before crossing the National Park and reaching its capital, Buxton. Enjoy the delightful gardens or indulge in some shopping before we continue to Castleton, home to the Peak District Visitor Centre. We return to our hotel via the Ladybower Reservoir and more breath-taking scenery.
Day 3 We travel into Brontë Country today to the village of Haworth, nestled on the edge of the West Yorkshire moorlands. There is a chance to have lunch and visit the shops along the steep cobbled main street and to see the Brontë Parsonage Museum. We complete our day with a return journey on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.
Day 4 This morning we head to Temple Newsam House, an impressive Tudor-Jacobean mansion tastefully restored and filled with fine and decorative art treasures. We enjoy tea and biscuits before our exploration. We spend our afternoon in Leeds, with its wide variety of museums, shops, pubs and cafés.
Day 5 We make our way south stopping at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire for our lunch break. We continue into our local area, our taxis and home.
Our newly refurbished four-star hotel is set in beautiful countryside and woodland and sensitively incorporates the 17th-century building within a modern hotel while retaining the original charm. The leisure club has an indoor pool, gym, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi and spa. Bedrooms offer TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer, ironing facilities and hospitality tray. Rooms in the new wing are serviced by a lift, but some steps need to be negotiated.