Yorkshire Guided Tours
At the very heart of North Yorkshire is the area made famous by local vet Alf Wight in his popular James Herriot stories. You are spoilt for choice with several attractions to include in your itinerary. Visit the award-winning World of James Herriot in Thirsk. Spend time exploring the ancient market towns of Bedale, Easingwold, Northallerton, Stokesley and Thirsk. Visit Great Ayton and the boyhood home of Captain James Cook including the school where he was educated.
Enjoy the outstanding Pennine scenery with fascinating attractions and countryside including � Last of the Summer Wine, Bronte Country, Where the Heart Is, Halifax Peace Hall, Horse-drawn narrow boat trips, steam railways, Eureka, markets and mill shops.
No other British city offers the magical charm and beauty of York. Outstanding architecture and 2000 years of history combine with bustling shopping streets, exciting events and numerous award-winning attractions. Clifford’s Tower, Jorvik Viking Centre, The National Railway Museum, Castle Museum, Yorkboat and much, much more!
This village stands on the edge of the dramatic Pennine Moors. Haworth’s steep main street, paved with stone setts and lined with shops, galleries and cafes, leads down to one of Britain’s best loved preserved steam railways. Haworth has become a major centre for literary pilgrimage as the Bronte family lived here in the Parsonage.
Marvel at the spectacular remains if this ancient Cistercian monastery.
A unique mixture of Robert Adams interiors, Chippendale furniture, 18th century and Italian Renaissance masterpieces, restored Victorian kitchens and fabulous Capability Brown designed landscaped gardens.
Considered one of the most stunning private homes in England – a classic for all time. Most famously, Castle Howard was used as the location for TV’s award-winning series, “Brideshead Revisited”. The beautiful rooms and galleries are filled with family treasures: paintings, furniture, china, and tapestries. The Great Hall, 70 feet high, is a soaring triumph of English architecture. Surrounding the house are extensive grounds with two lakes, a fountain, Vanbrugh’s Temple of the Four Winds and the world-famous Mausoleum designed by Hawksmoor. Within the walled garden are rose gardens, pyramid and sundial gardens and a plant centre.
As the home of the Ingilby’s for over 600 years, the Castle contains a wonderful range of works of art and treasures. These range from one of the finest collections of Majolica in the UK to a Priest’s Secret Hiding Hole, a Treasure Chest and an amazing Suit of Royal Greenwich Armour. In the Knight’s Chamber, you will see the 1555 ‘Waggon Roof’ ceiling and panelling, thought to be virtually unique in this country. You can also stroll around the delightful walled gardens and grounds and admire the herbaceous borders and beautiful lakeside views.
Founded by Cistercian Monks in 1132, Fountains Abbey is the largest monastic ruin in Europe. Situated on the banks of the River Skell, the Abbey ruins provide the dramatic focal point of the 18th century gardens at Studley Royal. This is one of the few surviving examples of a Georgian green garden. Famous for its water gardens, ornamental temples, follies and magnificent vistas, the garden is bounded at its western edge by a lake and 400 acre deer park.
Woodlands and pastures in a bend of the River Wharfe make a fittingly peaceful setting for the remains of this once-powerful 12th-century priory. Most of the structure lies in ruins, but the Nave has served as a parish church for hundreds of years. The little river can be crossed by stepping-stones or a footbridge and attractive riverside walks extend from the ruins to the Strid Gorge.
Set in 25 acres of glorious gardens and a fine example of an 18th century stately home. It is famous for its Adam interiors, the world-renowned Gobelin Tapestries, Greek and Roman sculpture and selections of fine Chippendale furniture.