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Romantic Journeys of Yorkshire

Romantic Journeys of Yorkshire

Enjoy some of the most romantic rail journeys of Yorkshire during this relaxing five day holiday.

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If you yearn for an era of leisurely pace, of times gone by and dramatic landscapes broken by the familiar sound of a steam train making its way through a backdrop of rolling countryside, then this holiday is not to be missed.


At a glance:

  • Worth Valley Railway

  • Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway

  • Settle rail journey

  • Skipton Canal Cruise

  • Home pick up


Day 1

Following collection from home, depart East Anglia and travel to Yorkshire arriving at the Mercure Bradford Hotel in time for the four night dinner, bed and breakfast stay.


Day 2

This morning, begin with a drive to the pleasant North Yorkshire market town of Settle for a chance to look round the interesting little town before enjoying a ride on the Settle and Carlisle Railway, considered to be one of England's most scenic rail journeys. Join the diesel train for the journey, passing through spectacular scenery, crossing the famous Ribblehead viaduct and stopping at Dent, the highest mainline station in England.
Rejoin the coach for the short journey into Hawes, main town of the dale. After a break and chance to obtain lunch, continue along Wensleydale, past Leyburn for the final outing to the city of Ripon, with its magnificent Cathedral well worth a visit. The huge market square is dominated by a giant obelisk. There will be time for a drink and bite to eat before headin back to the hotel in time for dinner.

B, D

Day 3

Head off along the Aire Valley to Skipton - 'Gateway to the Dales'. The main street houses the well known market and Skipton Castle stands proudly at the top of the street. Take a stroll around the town and explore the interesting little alleyways and shops. Whilst in Skipton, enjoy a cruise on one of the country's best known inland waterways. From Skipton travel to Haworth, home of the famous Bronte sisters and their notorious brother. Little has changed in the village since they lived at the Parsonage. Later, enjoy a steam train ride along the delightful Worth Valley, following the locations used in the film 'The Railway Children' and afterwards return to the hotel in time for a drink before dinner.

B, D

Day 4

Begin the day with a visit to Bolton Abbey. The Abbey and ruined Priory are set in a beautiful and tranquil location alongside the River Wharfe, surrounded by moorland, woodland and riverside - a truly inspirational setting. There is time for a stroll through this beautiful landscape, part of the Duke of Devonshire's estate, before making the short journey to Bolton Abbey station for a ride on the steam train to Embsay. Continuing through beautiful Dales scenery to visit the Dales village of Grassington - its cobbled street, diminutive market place and many quaint byways and alleyways make it a place in which to linger.

B, D

Day 5

After breakfast, travel to East Anglia where the door to door service will be waiting to take you home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Mercure Bradford Bankfield hotel


Staying at the Mercure Bradford Bankfield hotel where arriving is part of the experience. Located in private grounds the hotel retains the atmosphere of a private residence with views over the Aire Valley.


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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
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Beacon Hill Services Beacon Hill Services Lorry Park
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (North) Capel St Mary White Horse Public House
Setdown Point:Capel St Mary National Exp StopSouth
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Newmarket Bus Station Newmarket Bus Station
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn Stowmarket Railway Station
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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Galloway Travel Group, Denters Hill,
Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5RR

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