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Romantic Journeys of Yorkshire

Enjoy Yorkshire's very best as it explodes in springtime beauty.

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Discover iconic railway journeys, abbey ruins and castles in stunning locations used to inspire writers and painters throughout the centuries.


At a glance:

  • The ‘Railway Children’ Line

  • Brontes’ Haworth

  • Bolton Abbey & Wharfedale

  • Embsay Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

  • Settle-Carlisle Railway

  • Skipton canal cruise

  • Home pick up



Day 1

Following collection from home, travel to West Yorkshire and the Mercure Bradford Bankfield Hotel for the four night stay including dinner, bed and breakfast. On arrival, be greeted with tea, coffee and biscuits.


Day 2

This morning, explore the pleasant North Yorkshire market town of Settle 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 to Garsdale, passing through spectacular scenery, crossing the famous Ribblehead Viaduct and stopping at Dent, the highest mainline station in England.

At Garsdale, journey by coach to Hawes, the main town of the dale, to obtain lunch before travelling through the Yorkshire Dales to the former spa town of Ilkley, sheltered by Ilkley Moor and the Cow and Calf Rocks and home to Bettys Tearoom.

B, D

Day 3

Travel 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. Whilst in Skipton, enjoy a canal cruise on one of the country's best-known inland waterways.

Continue 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, travel by steam on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, following the locations used in the film 'The Railway Children'.

B, D

Day 4

Today begins with a visit to Bolton Abbey, set in a beautiful and tranquil location alongside the River Wharfe, surrounded by moorland, woodland and riverside - a truly inspirational setting. Enjoy a stroll before heading to Bolton Abbey station for a steam ride on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway. Later, continue through beautiful Dales scenery to visit the Dales village of Grassington with its cobbled street, diminutive market place and quaint byways and alleyways.

B, D

Day 5

After breakfast, 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

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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