Staying at the Raven Hall Hotel
5 DAYS | 15th October 2017
Ravenscar: ‘the town that never was’. A Victorian entrepreneur decided that a town should be built on the central point of the train line between Whitby and Scarborough. Roads were built, sewers were laid and plots of land sold to city dwellers. The plan was badly researched as the route to the shore is precarious and the area, though beautiful is very exposed. The building company folded in 1913 having built less than a dozen houses but it has altered the area forever. Peak was renamed Ravenscar, the wide roads remained and the houses built for a new town look strangely out of place in the middle of open countryside.
Our base for this tour is the Raven Hall Hotel dramatically situated 600 feet above sea level, overlooking Robin Hood’s Bay in Ravenscar and ideally located to explore this beautiful area. The hotel has super gardens, a cliff side golf course, tennis courts, fitness suite and pool. It also boasts a very pleasant bar and dining room overlooking the sea and serves traditional cuisine. All bedrooms are en-suite with TV and courtesy tea trays. The hotel has a lift.
We depart Macclesfield calling for a quick coffee en-route to the War time market town of Pickering. This weekend sees Pickering turn 1940’s with attractions including singing, dancing, workshops, parades and fashion shows, in addition to living history showcases, period vehicle exhibitions and re-enactments. Mid-afternoon we board the coach and continue our journey to Ravenscar and the Ravenhall Hotel, our base for the next three nights.
This morning we have a scenic run calling at Danby Visitors Centre in the heart of the Yorkshire Moors National Park. There will be time for coffee, we then head for the seaside town of Whitby, with time for a stroll around the harbour and shops and where fish and chips is a must for lunch.
Today takes us on another nostalgic trip, firstly to the Scarborough Fair Collection a magnificent working collection of Vintage Cars, Steam Engines, Vintage Fairground Rides and Mechanical Organs topped off with a ‘Mighty’ Wurlitzer Organ. Take time for coffee before we venture back to the famous Victorian sea-side resort of Scarborough. Why not catch the open top bus that takes you along the seafront to Peasholm Park or perhaps take a stroll along the promenade or a browse around the shops?
This morning we say farewell to Ravenscar and head for home. Firstly we will call to see how seaside rock is made, take time for morning coffee and then the short journey on to the historic town of Beverley where we make our lunch stop. We then continue our journey south, making a quick comfort stop en-route we aim to arrive in the Macclesfield area around teatime.
£348.00 per person sharing twin/double
NIL single room supplement
£25.50 insurance per person, inc. IPT