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Scarborough North Yorks Moors & Castle Howard

Scarborough North Yorks Moors & Castle Howard

A 5 day trip to Scarborough visiting magnificent Harewood House and through the scenic Yorkshire Moors


A 5 day trip to Scarborough visiting magnificent Harewood House and through the scenic Yorkshire Moors


Britain's first seaside resort, has been welcoming visitors for over 360 years and is still as popular as ever. Scarborough is a great a place to stay  with the safe, sandy, accredited North Bay Beach and South Bay Beach being broken by a rocky headland on which stands a reminder of the past, the historic Scarborough Castle.


Eden Camp

Located on the outskirts of the market town of Malton in North Yorkshire, Eden Camp is a multi-award winning Modern History Theme Museum housed within the grounds of an original World War Two prisoner of war camp.  It was developed into a museum by local businessman Stan Johnson to stand as a tribute to all people, civilian and military, who endured hardship throughout World War Two. Today, Eden Camp has people of all ages visiting from around the world to see the story of World War Two re-created using sights, sounds, smells and moving figures to create a unique atmosphere that makes it feel like you travelled back in time to wartime Britain.



This is a lovely place. The little River Esk runs through a deep valley which broadens out as it comes near the harbour… The houses of the old town are all red-roofed and seem piled up one after the other anyhow…Right over the town is the ruin of the Abbey, a noble ruin of immense size". Such was Bram Stoker's description of Whitby in his novel, Dracula published in 1897 and the town is little changed since then. The East Cliff is home to the ruins of Whitby Abbey, where Caedmon, the earliest recognised English poet, lived. The fishing port developed during the Middle Ages, supporting important herring and whaling fleets and was (along with the nearby fishing village of Staithes) where Captain Cook learned seamanship.


Castle Howard

Castle Howard is a stately home in North Yorkshire, 15 miles north of York. It is a private residence, the home of the Howard family for more than 300 years. Castle Howard is not a true castle, but this term is also used for English country houses erected on the site of a former military castle.

It is familiar to television and film audiences as the fictional "Brideshead", both in Granada Television's 1981 adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited

Day 1

Our coach leaves Cumbria in the morning for the journey via Scotch Corner to Richmond; we have time for coffee in this ancient market town before continuing through Thirsk up Sutton Bank to Helmsley for lunch. From here we have a short drive to Scarborough and our hotel the Red Lea. Dinner in the hotel.


Day 2

Today we have a very interesting excursion, leaving Scarborough we head south to the Eden Camp, near Malton, an original World War II prisoner of war camp and now a museum exhibiting the spirit of wartime Britain. The site offers much of interest ranging from aeroplanes to historic cars, to munitions and a superb selection of wartime memorabilia. After lunch we head to the genteel resort of Filey for a short visit before returning to Scarborough and dinner in the hotel.

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Day 3

This morning we head north to Whitby, the famous fishing port which was once the home of Captain James Cook. High above the harbour stands the 7th Century Whitby Abbey, the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. We return to Scarborough late afternoon. Dinner in the hotel.

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Day 4

We travel through Thornton-le-Dale to Castle Howard. Here “Yorkshire rivals Rome”. For over 300 years this palatial stately home has commanded its position over the Howardian Hills and more recently was the setting for TV’s acclaimed ‘Brideshead Revisited’. There is time to visit the house, take a stroll around the delightful grounds and enjoy a drink and snack before we return to Scarborough. Final dinner in the hotel.

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Day 5

After breakfast we leave our hosts at the Red Lea Hotel and head to York, free time in this magnificent historic city before heading back to Cumbria arriving home early evening.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Red Lea Hotel,

The property is 1 minute walk from the beach and situated on Scarborough’s picturesque South Cliff which offers striking views over South Bay. Guests can benefit from the indoor heated swimming pool and free Wi-Fi.

The 66 bedrooms feature wooden furnishings and are equipped with a modern tiled en suite bathroom, TV and tea and coffee making facilities. A lift seves all floors. Sea-view rooms are also available at a supplement.

The on-site licensed restaurant serves an extensive selection of wine, beers and soft drinks and features an ever-changing table d'hôte dinner menu. It serves delights, such as local topside beef and sugar baked Yorkshire ham.

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

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

Name Address Contact Details
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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