Whitby & The Coast of Captain Cook

Staying at The Saxonville Hotel

5 DAYS | 7th September 2020

Popular with visitors all year round, Whitby is well-known for its long sandy beach and delicious seafood that can be enjoyed whatever the weather! For a different day out, why not climb the famous 199 steps to reach the ruins of Whitby Abbey? It’s said to have been the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula, and its gothic splendour is the perfect place from which to take in the beautiful views over this popular seaside town. The quaint town itself boasts narrow streets that are full of charming tea rooms, excellent fish and chip shops and independent stores filled with curios and antiques. So why not venture north with us and explore the fascinating and eclectic seaside town that is Whitby?

The Saxonville Hotel is a charming and family-run hotel situated in a peaceful location on Whitby’s West Cliff; near the lovely seafront it is within walking distance of the town centre. There is a relaxing lounge and bar, and the restaurant serves traditional English cuisine. All bedrooms are en suite with a TV as well as courtesy tea trays, and WIFI is available in public areas. The hotel does not have a lift but does have some ground floor rooms.

We depart Macclesfield in the morning calling for coffee en-route to Wolds Way Lavender; a family-run farm situated on the edge of the picturesque Yorkshire Wolds, there are over five acres of planted Lavender ranging from rich hues of purple to those of the purest white. For lunch we suggest you bring a picnic as the café is just selling drinks and cakes at present. You will have time to visit the distillery, the plant shop and to stretch your legs with a stroll around the fields. We then continue on to Whitby and our hotel.

Today is a free day to explore all the delights Whitby has to offer. Why not take a stroll to admire the statue of Captain Cook and the Whalebone arch situated just a few minutes walk from the hotel? Then perhaps venture into town and visit the Captain Cook museum, or use the open top, hop-on-hop-off bus to see more of the town’s landmarks, including the ruins of Whitby Abbey that inspired Bram Stoker.

This morning we head down the coast to Scarborough and to Olivers Mount Memorial Park to enjoy the stunning views over Scarborough and the coastline. We then venture into Scarborough for lunch and have the afternoon to visit the Scarborough Fair Collection and Vintage Transport Museum. Showcasing a magnificent working display of vintage vehicles, steam engines, vintage fairground rides and mechanical organs, there is also a ‘Mighty’ Wurlitzer Organ and you can even try your hand at the Penny Arcade!

Today we take a scenic run to the North Yorkshire Moors Visitors Centre set in an idyllic spot on the banks of the River Esk, where we will have time for coffee. Then we make our way to the wonderful town of Guisborough for market day. Listed in the Domesday Book and with its now ruined priory that dates back to the 12th century, Guisborough has been a traditional market town for over 600 years and stallholders sell an array of wares from culinary delights to handicrafts. There will be ample time for lunch before we travel back along the coast to Whitby for the remainder of the afternoon.

Today we say farewell to Whitby and head for home, travelling part of the way on the North Yorkshire Steam Railway. The coach will drop you off at Goathland, famous for its connection to ITV’s ‘Heartbeat,’ and then pick you up again in Pickering. You will have free time for lunch in Pickering before we continue homeward, making a comfort stop en-route and aiming to be in the Macclesfield area early evening.

Tour includes: Luxury coach travel throughout, 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast, entrance to Wolds Way Lavender, the Scarborough Fair Collection, and a single ride on the North Yorkshire Steam Railway.
£538.00 per person sharing twin/double
Nil single room supplement (limited number)
£100.00 single room supplement (double room for sole occupancy)
£30.00 insurance per person, inc. IPT
N.B. The itinerary may change slightly.

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