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Historic York, Harewood House & RHS Harlow Carr

Historic York, Harewood House & RHS Harlow Carr

A 5 day tour which includes a river cruise, stunning gardens, elegant country houses and a cream tea

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A 5 day tour which includes a river cruise, stunning gardens, elegant country houses and a cream tea

Thirsk

Thirsk  is an old fashioned market town in the Vale of Mowbray North Yorkshire. Famous for its race course, 15th Century Church and Thomas Lord after whom Lord's Cricket Ground is named. Thirsk is the Darrowby of the late James Herriot (Alf Wight), famous vet and author. Thirsk is set in the centre of 'Herriot Country' with the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the west and the North York Moors National Park to the east.

 

Harlow Carr Gardens

One of Yorkshire’s most relaxing and innovative gardens at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, RHS Harlow Carr is a showcase of horticultural excellence all year round!

Wonder through the tranquil surroundings of this stunning 58 acre garden and gain ideas for your own borders, or simply relax on a leisurely stroll. Highlights include the colourful main borders, streamside and scented gardens, the alpine zone, woodland walks and wildflower meadows.

 

Harewood House

Harewood is one of the Treasure Houses of England set in the heart of Yorkshire. With rolling ‘Capability’ Brown landscapes, an impressive art collection including works by Turner & El Greco, renaissance masterpieces, exquisite Thomas Chippendale furniture, fabulous Robert Adam interiors, combined with 100 acres of award-winning Gardens and a renowned lakeside Bird Garden, Harewood really does offer something for everyone.

 

York

Renowned for its exquisite architecture, tangle of quaint cobbled streets and the iconic York Minster, York is fast developing a flourishing, cutting-edge scene. Delve into the city's vibrant café culture, take time out to enjoy some of the country's most talented street entertainers or simply watch the world go by while sipping a drink at a riverside stylish bar or in one of the many cities' heritage taverns. A city of contrasts and exciting discoveries, York is a place where the old encompasses the new and the commonplace meets with the unexpected.

 

Beverley

Beverley is a thriving traditional market town and its Market Cross still stands proudly in the centre of its bustling marketplace. A town standing as tall as its majestic Minster and with recent accolades declaring it one of the top places to live (as voted by the Sunday Times), this gem of a market town is a place to be explored, offering plenty for everyone. With its towering gothic minster, pretty market squares and beautiful Georgian townhouses, it’s a town steeped in history, yet one with an attractive present. From home-cooked market-fare to cafe culture and Michelin starred restaurants, your palate will be pleased with a visit to East Yorkshire’s larder. While the original gate to Beverley - the old North Bar - still exists, the real gateway to the market town is the vast grassy expanse of the Westwood pasture. From town, meander through the quaint shopping streets out towards the sprawling grass and woodland where there’s always space to play. Home to a racecourse, golf course and its resident grazing cows, it’s the perfect place to visit and relax. 

 

Burton Constable Hall

Burton Constable Hall, a large Elizabethan country house that has been home to the Constable family for over 700 years, the hall, a Grade I listed building, is one of the most fascinating English country houses to survive complete with its historic collections and is set in 300 acres of parkland designed by Capability Brown.

Day 1

A morning departure from Cumbria as we head to the bustling market town of Northallerton, time for coffee before heading to Thirsk for lunch - this old fashioned Yorkshire Market town is famous as Darrowby from the James Herriot 'All Creatures Great and Small' books. We leave mid-afternoon for the journey to York and 4 nights at the riverside Queens Hotel. Dinner in the hotel.

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Day 2

Morning visit to the RHS gardens at Harlow Carr where highlights include the colourful main borders, streamside and scented gardens, the alpine zone, woodland walks and wildflower meadows. We then head to Harewood House, one of Yorkshire’s most loved country houses. Set in over 100 acres of landscaped grounds, the Georgian building is elegantly furnished with beautiful Chippendale furniture, silk covered walls and original Robert Adam ceilings. Dinner at the Queens Hotel.

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Day 3

Following breakfast today we enjoy a sightseeing tour of York from a different perspective as we discover the history and beauty of York on a 60 minute cruise along the River Ouse. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this compact ancient walled city. Stroll around ‘The Shambles’, one of the most picturesque and best preserved medieval streets in the world. Visit the magnificent York Minster and the state of the art Undercroft Museum, housed in chambers beneath the cathedral, which tells the story of York’s history through interactive displays and artefacts. Dinner in the hotel.

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Day 4

Today we travel to Beverley one of Yorkshire’s best kept secrets, renowned for its exquisite 13th century Minster. Time for coffee before our afternoon visit to Burton Constable Hall, a large Elizabethan country house that has been home to the Constable family for over 700 years. The hall, a Grade I listed building, is one of the most fascinating English country houses to survive complete with its historic collections and is set in 300 acres of parkland designed by Capability Brown. We also include an afternoon cream tea. Dinner on our return to York.

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Day 5

A final morning at leisure in York before leaving mid afternoon for the journey home to Cumbria.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Queens Hotel York

A warm welcome awaits you at The Queen's Hotel, which is ideally situated in the heart of the City of York, on the banks of the River Ouse and perfectly located to suit all visitors whether tourist or on business.

 

Step out of the hotel into a world of history and explore all that York has to offer, from medieval times to modern day. Very few cities in England are able to boast such an exciting mix of cultures, whether you choose to stroll through the Snickleways of York, take in a gallery or museum, visit the bustling shopping streets or just relax in one of the may wine bars and restaurants. 

 

All the 78 en suite bedrooms are well furnished with TV, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel restaurant has views over the river as does the adjacent bar which provides comfortable seating where guests can relax and enjoy a drink after a days sightseeing.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Appleby The Sands Appleby
Aspatria Car Park beside Spar Aspatria
Brough Monument Bus Shelter Brough
Carlisle Entrance to Sands Centre Car Park Carlisle
Cockermouth Monument Main Street Cockermouth
Dearham Commercial Corner Dearham
Distington Outside Prospect Works Distington
Egremont Conservative Club Egremont
Flimby Railway Station Flimby
Harrington Galloping Horse bus stop Harrington
High Hesket Palmerstons Furniture Store
Keswick Bell Close Car Park Keswick
Kirkby Stephen Market Square Kirkby Stephen
Maryport Outside Coop Maryport
Penrith Sandgate Bus Station Penrith
Thursby Bus Stop Thursby
Waverton Bus Stop Waverton
Whitehaven Bus Stop Tangier Street Whitehaven
Wigton Old Bus Station Wigton
Workington Lay By opposite Grahams Travel Jane St. Workington
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