6 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Excursions to York, Durham, Whitby, Ripon
Admission into Alnwick Castle & Gardens
Guided tour of Helmsley Walled Gardens
Visit to Open Air Beamish Museum
DURING YOUR STAY
Day 1 – With comfort stops along the way, we travel to York. Home to the outstanding York Cathedral and diverse in history, romance and idyllic cobbled lanes enjoy a little free time to explore before we continue this afternoon to our hotel.
Day 2 – Today, we travel to Alnwick Castle and Gardens which has been home to the Percy family for over 700 years. You may have spotted elements of this castle previously on the Christmas specials of Downton Abbey, acting as Brancaster Castle.
Day 3 – We visit Durham for free time. Home to one of the most recognisable landmarks in the UK: Durham Cathedral. This afternoon enjoy time at leisure.
Day 4 – After a leisurely morning we visit the traditional seaside resort of Whitby for free time. Perhaps visit the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, based in a 17th century harbourside house where the great explorer James Cook served his apprenticeship in 1746. Or, enjoy a trip to the haunting Whitby Abbey.
Day 5 – We’ll spend our morning at Helmsley Walled Gardens, where we have organised a guided tour. Nestling at the foot of the North York Moors, the gardens are a tranquil and inviting space originally designed to provide vegetables, fruit and flowers. Now it’s a place for horticultural therapy. Later this afternoon, we’ll visit Ripon for free time. This unspoilt Cathedral city is home to fascinating museums and a bustling market square.
Day 6 – Shortly after breakfast we travel to the Beamish Museum, a world-famous Open Air Museum which tells the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s. Set in 300-acres of beautiful countryside, costumed folk bring to life the Town, Pit Village, Home Farm and Pockerley Old Hall as you experience firsthand how the Industrial Revolution transformed agricultural life in the region.
Day 7 – We retrace our footsteps home enjoying comfort stops along the way.