Touring The Yorkshire Dales & James Herriot

Staying at the Best Western Burn Hall Hotel

3 DAYS | 3rd July 2020

The Yorkshire Dales is a truly stunning part of the country with grand sweeping hills, charming market towns and picturesque villages galore. Join us as we delve into beautiful scenery accompanied by the signature warm welcome of ‘Gods own Country’, with visits to the village of Grassington as well as the Nidderdale Museum in Pateley Bridge. Thirsk is yet another lovely spot and the home of our tour highlight: the James Herriot Museum. James Herriot’s books about life as a young veterinary surgeon working in the farming community of North Yorkshire sold in their millions across the globe. Immortalised in both films and TV series ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ and ‘The Yorkshire Vet,’ this really is a fascinating insight into some of Yorkshire’s social history. Culminating with a trip on the Wensleydale Railway and a visit to the pretty town of Hawes, join us on this lovely break away in one of the most beautiful and intriguing corners of England.

The base for our stay is the Best Western Burn Hall Hotel; once a Victorian manor house it is packed full of personality, and designed with both luxury and comfort in mind. The Richardson’s Restaurant offers delightful cuisine, and the stylish Benson’s Bar is the perfect spot to unwind. All rooms are en suite with WiFi and courtesy tray. This hotel has a lift.

We depart Macclesfield calling for coffee en route to the village of Grassington. There will be ample time to stroll around and enjoy lunch, with an array of great shops and local eateries to choose from. We will then continue to the Nidderdale Museum set in The Old Workhouse in Pateley Bridge. This wonderful museum celebrates the rural life of the Dales, with a cobbler’s workshop, schoolroom, Victorian parlour, and general store to see. Mid-afternoon we continue on to Huby and our hotel.

This morning we venture north to the town of Thirsk, with its bustling cobbled market square. There will be free time to stroll around the market and have coffee before we visit The World of James Herriot Museum situated just a few minutes walk from the market square. Young and old, avid fans and complete novices, there is something for everyone at this fascinating museum that explores the world of the famous Yorkshire Vet. After lunch we take the scenic run back to our hotel calling at Ampleforth Abbey Tearooms for a delightful cream tea.

After a leisurely breakfast we journey to Leeming Bar and the Wensleydale Railway. We board the train for our scenic journey to Leyburn, where the coach will collect you and take you to the pretty town of Hawes for our lunch stop. There are lots of pubs and cafes to choose from, and Hawes is also the home of the Wensleydale Creamery. After lunch we head south through the Dales; making a quick comfort stop en route we aim to arrive around tea time.

Tour includes: 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast, entrance to the Nidderdale Museum, James Herriot Museum, cream tea at Ampleforth and a trip on the Wensleydale Railway.
£246.00 per person sharing twin/double
£30.00 single room supplement
£23.00 insurance per person, inc. IPT

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