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Whitby, Heartbeat & the North Yorkshire Moors

Whitby, Heartbeat & the North Yorkshire Moors

A 5 day tour taking in Whitby, Scarborough & the spectacular North Yorkshire Moors


A 5 day tour taking in Whitby, Scarborough & the spectacular North Yorkshire Moors


Set in the rich farmland of Herriot Country, you would be forgiven for thinking Northallerton is the perfect place for a sedate country escape. But instead this thriving and bustling market town is full of life and is an ideal base for visitors to explore the nearby moors, historical cities and picturesque villages. Originally on the Great North Road between London and Edinburgh, the Railway arrived in the 1840s strengthening Northallerton's importance as a communication centre. The town has a wide High Street and is a pleasant busy shopping centre with many independent shops, cafes and pubs. There is a busy market on Wednesday and Saturday.



As Britain's original seaside resort, Scarborough offers something for everyone with two beaches, exciting attractions and a rich history. Situated on the North Sea coast, it's 2 bays with golden sandy beaches are split by a headland bearing the 12th-century Scarborough Castle. The Victorian Central Tramway funicular train links the town centre with South Bay and its harbour. The Rotunda Museum explores local coastal geology and Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary’s marine displays together with the Peasholm Park Japanese gardens are behind North Bay.



Whitby is a town that offers something a little different to your ‘typical’ coastal resort and will no doubt surprise you when you visit. Famous for its connections to Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Whitby has always embraced its association with Gothic culture which is reflected in the town’s quirky streets, shops and Abbey ruins, together with of course the annual celebration of the culture - The Whitby Goth Weekend. When you visit you can explore ornate cobbled paths, locally-owned shops and quirky cafes that give Whitby it's intriguing yet welcoming atmosphere, making it a great place to visit. Being by the sea you’ll also get to enjoy classic seaside fun and food with locally caught crab & lobster as well as walks along the pier. Whitby is also a place for explorers, with connection to the famous voyager Captain James Cook. The great man is immortalised in a monument up on West Cliff, where he can be seen looking out to his favourite place – the sea. You can also learn more about his life and journeys in Whitby at the Captain Cook Memorial Museum.



Nestled in the North York Moors, the beautiful moorland village of Goathland has been attracting visitors since the 19th century, but numbers have soared following it's appearance as 'Aidensfield' in the television series 'Heartbeat' and also its role in the 'Harry Potter' films. Goathland enjoyed brief popularity as a spa centre during the 19th century, with the railway bringing visitors keen to enjoy the healthy waters.



Welcome to Herriot country. As well as being a traditional Yorkshire market town, Thirsk was also the home of renowned vet, James Herriot. Boasting the spectacular backdrops of the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, it's no wonder this much-loved author was so inspired living and working here. With it's cobbled market place charm, vintage old-style cinema, great shops and restaurants, this small market town has managed to preserve its original centre and its history. 

Day 1

A morning departure from Penrith as we head to Northallerton, time for morning coffee in this bustling market town situated in the heart of Herriot Country, before skirting the North Yorkshire Moors National Park on our way to Whitby and our hotel the Royal. Dinner in the hotel.


Day 2

Today we head to the popular seaside resort of Scarborough. Divided by its North and South Bay beaches, Scarborough has many attractions including the delightful promenade in the Belvedere Gardens, plus a variety of shops, eateries, museums and galleries dotted around the town. Dinner on our return to Whitby. Entertainment in the hotel.

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Day 3

We spend today in the charming seaside town of Whitby where we enjoy time at leisure to explore its winding cobbled lanes and bustling harbour; all overlooked by the striking ruins of Whitby Abbey. A local fish and chip lunch is a must. Dinner and entertainment at the Royal.

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Day 4

Our first visit this morning is to Goathland a picturesque village that has been used as the setting for Aidensfield in the well known TV series Heartbeat, and is packed with interesting visitor sites relating to the series including Scripps Garage, before we enjoy a scenic drive through the North Yorkshire Moors to the market town of Malton, referred to as 'Yorkshire’s Food Capital'. We have time at leisure to stroll the independent shops, artisan producers and tasty eateries, Dinner and a final evening of entertainment at the Royal Hotel.

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Day 5

We return home to Cumbria via Helmsley, Sutton Bank and Thirsk, an old fashioned Yorkshire Market town, famous as Darrowby from the James Herriot 'All Creatures Great and Small' books.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Royal Hotel Whitby ***


With a fantastic clifftop position overlooking Whitby’s beaches, harbour and abbey ruins, and is within comfortable walking distance of the town’s shops, restaurants and attractions.


The 115 en suite bedrooms – many of which have coastal views come equipped with a TV and tea/coffee making facilities. There is also a bright restaurant together with stylish bar and ballroom.


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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