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From York: Full-Day Yorkshire Dales Tour

1. From York: Full-Day Yorkshire Dales Tour

Leave York at 9:00 AM to explore the stunning landscape of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Stop at the 14th-century Bolton Castle, former home of Mary Queen of Scots, to enjoy the magnificent views over Wensleydale. Next, enjoy some free time in Hawes. Sample the cheeses at the world famous Wensleydale Creamery, visit the Dales Countryside Museum, or explore the quaint shops and cafes. Move on to the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Pass through the picturesque villages on the way to Kettlewell, the main filming location for the Calendar Girls movie. Explore the village, learn more about the true story behind the movie, or relax with the locals in one of the pubs and cafes. Finally, stop in the charming town of Pateley Bridge, winner in the Great British High Street Competition in 2016. Visit the oldest sweet shop in the world before heading back to York, arriving at around 5:15 PM.

From York: Haworth and Yorkshire Dales Day Trip

2. From York: Haworth and Yorkshire Dales Day Trip

Start your tour from York city center. Stop at the Bingley Five Rise Locks, a spectacular feat of engineering constructed in 1774. Move on to Haworth, where the Bronte family lived from 1820. Visit the Bronte Parsonage Museum and the Bronte Memorial Chapel in the nearby church, or explore the quaint shops on the main street and have a leisurely lunch in one of the traditional English cafes. Head up Penistone Hill to admire the moorland views towards Top Withens, where the Brontes walked to gain inspiration, before heading north for your afternoon in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Arrive in the traditional Dales village of Linton to explore Linton Falls, before continuing through the National Park. Stop at Bolton Abbey to explore the Priory Church and ruins of the 12th-century Augustinian Priory in its beautiful riverside setting, or take the stepping stones challenge if you are feeling more adventurous. Travel through the Dales back towards York, passing through Harrogate before your arrival back at the meeting point.

From York: Half-Day Castle Howard Tour

3. From York: Half-Day Castle Howard Tour

Join this popular half-day tour to Castle Howard, Yorkshire's finest stately home. You'll enjoy return travel by minibus, taking a scenic route through the gorgeous countryside and rural villages of North Yorkshire. You'll travel to Castle Howard with an experienced local guide, who will provide an introduction and orientation on your arrival at Castle Howard. You will then enjoy up to 3 hours at Castle Howard, giving you plenty of time to explore the famous house, its magnificent grounds and gardens and the wider Castle Howard Estate. At the end of the tour, you'll return to York city centre. Entry tickets for Castle Howard can be pre-booked directly with Castle Howard, or alternatively your guide can arrange discounted entrance tickets on the day.

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What people are saying about York

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Great day -- it's a nice itinerary and the guide did a good job on timing. It was just about right for each stop (although we could have used half and hour more at Haworth for those of us who read everything in museums and still wanted a more relaxed lunch!). Knowledgeable, accomodating driver guide. All in all, I had a wonderful time and was really happy to have booked this tour.

It was a really enjoyable day with my wife and adult daughter. Mark was a very smooth driver and the Mercedes minibus was comfortable. Mark is a knowledgeable, friendly guide. The stops were well planned and not rushed. The scenery is fantastic and this was probably the highlight of our holiday.

The Trip from York to Haworth and the Yorkshire Dales (first calling at Bingley) was excellent. Mark the driver was knowledgeable and concerned about my comfort. It is a very pleasant way for those without transport of their own to see this part of Yorkshire.

The guide spoke clearly and struck a good balance of being personable and professional. Beautiful choice of countryside to see.

it’s actually good, the driver is the guide too. he explain the history while driving and we really enjoy the trip!