Staying at The Holiday Inn, Harrogate
2 DAYS | 18th February 2017
Our weekend break takes us to Yorkshire and the delightful town of Harrogate, an English spa town that exudes a genteel calm and elegance. The town is adorned by fine Victorian and Edwardian architecture including the Turkish Baths and the ornate Royal Pump room that contains the old sulphur well. The town also boasts a number of sophisticated cafés and restaurants, as well as a tasteful range of shops.
The Holiday Inn is set in the heart of historical Harrogate. The hotel boasts two restaurants, a bar/lounge, free wifi in public areas and a fitness centre. The stylish rooms each feature tea/coffee facilities, Satellite TV and en-suite.
We depart calling for coffee en-route to Harrogate where we drop the weekend break passengers off. We then continue on to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal with its abundance of snowdrops. Set within the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, this World Heritage Site offers a great visit. Hidden within the Skell valley, you’ll find the magnificent ruins of the once great Fountains Abbey. This National Trust property has a great visitors centre and café for lunch. (NT Members free non-members £11.00). Mid-afternoon take the short journey back to Harrogate and our hotel. Dinner and evening at leisure.
After breakfast we venture east to 17th century Royal Gardens of Goldsborough Hall for its spectacular display of delicate hellebores, carpets of winter aconites and snowdrops, featuring over 40 rare varieties. There will be ample time to stroll through the grounds of this private former Royal residence before we return to Harrogate for lunch. We then board the coach for our journey home, making a comfort stop en-route we aim to arrive in the Macclesfield area around tea time.
£127.00 per person sharing twin/double
£18.00 single room supplement
£15.50 insurance per person, inc. IPT