The East Coast – Ravenscar – Scarbough & Whitby

Staying at The Raven Hall Hotel

5 DAYS | 17th June 2019

A rugged coastline with a backdrop of the North York Moors National Park is the setting for the East Coast’s resorts and fishing villages. This is a coastline of high cliffs and rocky shores, rich in flowers and wildlife. Our tour explores the seaside resort of Scarborough with its sandy beaches of the North and South Bays, Spa complex and medieval castle, the picturesque fishing port of Whitby with its quaint cobbled streets, picturesque houses and famous Abbey overlooking the town. Finally, Ravenscar, our base for the tour and one of the most intriguing places on the Yorkshire coast with its intriguing clifftop location and most unusual claim to fame, ‘the town that never was’.

The Raven Hall Hotel dramatically sits 600 feet above sea level, overlooking Robin Hood’s Bay in Ravenscar, and is ideally located to explore this stunning area. The hotel has beautiful gardens, tennis courts, fitness suite and heated indoor swimming pool. It also boasts a pleasant bar and dining room overlooking the sea, serving traditional cuisine. All bedrooms are en-suite with TV, telephone and courtesy tea trays and there is a lift to the second floor.

We depart Macclesfield calling for morning coffee en-route to the Lavender Farm at Great Terrington where we will have a guided tour and time for lunch. We then continue our journey across country to Ravenscar and our hotel.

Today we venture south to the Stained- Glass Centre for a browse and coffee. We will then continue on to the seaside resort of Scarborough. There will be free time for lunch and a stroll along the promenade or to browse the shops. We will then board the Regal Lady for a sightseeing cruise along the dramatic coast before we return to the hotel.

For today’s itinerary we will travel to the 1930’s themed Pickering Station, to be transported back to the steam era. There will be time for coffee before we board the North Yorkshire Moors steam railway taking us through stunning scenery. We alight the train at Goathland famous for starring as Aidensfield station in the TV series Heartbeat, as well as Hogsmeade Station in the first Harry Potter film. The coach will meet you off the train, we then take the picturesque route to Thornton le Dale for lunch. We return to the hotel mid-afternoon giving time for a stroll through the village and the hotel grounds.

After breakfast we take the short journey to Robin Hood’s Bay for morning coffee. We then continue on to Whitby, where we spend the rest of the day. We would highly recommend Fish and Chips for lunch!

This morning we say farewell to Ravenscar and head for home calling at the historic market town of Beverley. You will have time to browse the shops and have lunch before we continue south. We make a comfort stop enroute and aiming to arrive around teatime.

Tour includes: Luxury coach travel, 4 nights dinner bed and breakfast, visit to Lavender Farm and single train journey on NYM Railways.
£495.00 per person sharing twin/double
NIL single room supplement
£28.50 insurance per person, inc. IPT

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