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Harrogate & Ampleforth Abbey

A new tour for 2019 takes in a canal cruise, steam railway and a visit to Ampleforth Abbey.

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A new tour for 2019 takes in a canal cruise, steam railway and a visit to Ampleforth Abbey. The abbey is a monastery of Benedictine Monks a mile to the east of Ampleforth, North Yorkshire, part of the English Benedictine Congregation. It claims descent from the pre-Reformation community at Westminster Abbey through the last surviving monk from Westminster Sigebert Buckley. Whilst there, visit the Abbey church and magnificent grounds and enjoy a guided tour of the orchard and cider mill with an included lunch.


At a glance:

  • Ampleforth Abbey including guided tour and lunch

  • Skipton canal cruise

  • RHS Harlow Carr

  • Ebsay Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

  • Home pick up


This holiday includes Sapphire Star travel.

Day 1

Following collection from home, journey north to Harrogate and check in at the Cairn Hotel for the four night dinner, bed and breakfast stay.


Day 2

The first stop today is Skipton for an hour's canal cruise, sit back and relax with a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit. Return to Skipton with time to purchase lunch before joining the Embsay Bolton Abbey Steam Railway for a return journey.

B, D, L

Day 3

After breakfast, travel to Ampleforth Abbey, home to a community of Benedictine monks since 1802. Visit the church and magnificent grounds and enjoy a guided tour of the orchard and cider mill as well as an included lunch. In the afternoon, head back to Harrogate for an afternoon at leisure.

B, D

Day 4

This morning the destination is RHS Harlow Carr, located on the outskirts of Harrogate, in 68 acres of glorious wooded valley. Harlow Carr captures the essence of Yorkshire within a beautiful garden setting. A must-visit garden in this part of the country, it will inspire and delight all ages with its innovative design, creative planting and practical ideas to take home. There is also a gift shop and tea room to purchase lunch before returning to the hotel.

B, D

Day 5

After the final breakfast it's time to travel back to East Anglia where the door to door collection service will be waiting to return you home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included, L=Lunch Included

Cairn Hotel, Harrogate


The Cairn Hotel in Harrogate is a charming Victorian hotel built during Harrogate’s Spa Town period and carefully modernised to leave its welcoming original grand features. Located only a five minute walk from the centre of town, it makes a perfect base for this holiday.


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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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