£515.00 per person
Spend Easter with us on a 5 day trip to Yorkshire. We will be visiting Otley and Bridlington as well as the Goathland which featured on TV as Aidensfield and also Whitby and Middleton Railway Museum and finally Holmfirth, home to Last of the Summer Wine. Staying at The Cedar Court Hotel, Huddersfield.
Day 1: We depart the Blackmore Vale and head to our hotel in Huddersfield with a stop for lunch. We aim to get to our hotel for mid-afternoon where you will have time to freshen up before dinner. The Cedar Court Hotel has modern rooms with fast Wi-Fi. The hotel has a health club with gym, pool, spa bath and sauna/steam room.
Day 2: After breakfast, we will head to Otley where you are free to visit the 800-year-old street market. Eat award-winning pork pies or drink in historic pubs that pre-date the English Civil War. Discover the town’s history, home of the designer Thomas Chippendale and the Wharfedale Press which revolutionised printing.
We next visit Bridlington, home to glorious clean beaches and independent shops. Visit the pre-roman harbour and characterful Old Town or the beautiful Augustinian Priory, Bayle Museum and Harbour Heritage Museum.
Day 3: Today we travel to the North York Moors National Park, and the quaint village of Goathland, which is famous as being Aidensfield. The village where the ITV police drama Heartbeat was filmed.
In the afternoon we travel to Whitby famous for its connections to Bram Stoker’s Dracula and embracing its association with Gothic culture reflected in the town’s quirky street and Abbey ruins. You will also enjoy classic seaside fun with a walk along the pier! Whitby is also well known for its connection to the famous voyager Captain James Cook.
Day 4: We start the day with a trip to Middleton Railway which is the world’s oldest continuously working public railway, founded in 1758. We will enjoy a short trip on a steam train and also visit the Engine House, which houses a collection of locomotives, rolling stock and historic items.
We will then visit Holmfirth, situated where the Ribble and Holme rivers meet, the town is nestled in the Pennines about six miles south of Huddersfield. Holmfirth is perhaps best known as the location of the TV comedy Last of the Summer Wine. More recently the TV drama, Where the Heart Is was also filmed here. You will be able to see “Nora Batty’s House” and “Sid’s Café” opposite the church.
Day 5: After breakfast, we say our farewells and start the return journey home. A stop for lunch and then a leisurely journey back to Blackmore Vale arriving late afternoon/early evening.
Depart Stalbridge: 09:00 – Return Stalbridge: 19:00 approx (All itineraries are approximate and subject to change)