Light Breakfast on coach
Visit to Bakewell
2 Course Lunch in York
Hotel in York x 1 night Bed & English breakfast
Entrance to York Castle
Entrance to York minster & Tower
Entrance to Chatsworth House
Sherry on day 2
During your stay
Day 1 - We meet In London and board our luxury touring coach . Once aboard you will be served a light breakfast. Our first stop will be the charming town of Bakewell, known for its famous Tart, as well as quaint shops and winding streets. From there we'll continue to Haworth Parsonage, home of the Bronte siblings. You will tour their childhood home and the atmospheric parsonage cemetery. You will have time to soak in the beauty of heather-covered moors, before we travel to historic York. This walled city, founded by the ancient Romans is home to 13th century cathedral York Minster, which contains breath-taking stained glass. You are free to visit the cathedral as well as York Minster, a medieval castle whose ramparts are open to the public. Stroll along the castle walls at your leisure, or shop at the extensive collection of stores which line York's main street.
Day 2 - After breakfast we make our way to the magnificent Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. This was the former home of the late and beloved Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire, known for her vivid personality and birth right; she was the youngest of the famed Mitford Sisters, whose literary and political legacy influenced much of 20th century Britain. Built in the late 17th century, Chatsworth House is a lavish stately home renowned for its art collection and lovely gardens. Once we're back on the coach, it's straight home to London - with light snacks and a glass of sherry will be served on board.
Whilst you will be led through individual attractions by professional guides, the entire tour will be overseen by author Annabelle Troy. She will travel with you during the entire trip, to ensure your comfort and to give talks about the Bronte’s and the Mitford’s, as well as show hand-selected films inspired by Bronte novels on the coach's video screen. A graduate of Bennington College with a BA in literature, Annabelle is the author of five novels available on Amazon, including Jane Eyre Gets Real. She is an avid fan of the Brontes and the Mitfords, and, along with the Skills team, devised this tour so that fans of Jane Austen don't keep on having all the fun!
For more information please visit Annabelle's website: https://annabelletroybooks.wordpress.com/ and https://cicily17.wordpress.com/
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