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North Yorkshire Moors and Castle Howard Day Tour From York

Price USD$66.37


North Yorkshire Moors and Castle Howard Day Tour From York
Wonder at the beauty of the North York Moors & Castle Howard on this day tour from York. Travelling in a comfortable mini-coach with an expert guide, spend the day touring the English countryside in search of the moors? most picturesque sights. You will have time to explore one of the finest stately homes in Britain, Castle Howard and its acres of gardens. During the afternoon the tour makes it way through the famous moorland to the market town of Helmsley, before making your way back to York.

Start your tour with a pickup from your hotel, or meet your guide at the prearranged location in central York. Then, settle into your seat aboard a comfortable minicoach and travel to North York Moors National Park, one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the United Kingdom.

The tour first heads to Castle Howard, where you will have time to explore the house and gardens. The magnificent 18th century residence is set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscape in the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the heart of North Yorkshire.

The tour heads towards the ancient market town of Pickering, with time here spent at your leisure, perhaps pop into one of the local tea rooms for a lunch (own expense), or visit the North Yorkshire Moors Railway Station.

Entering the National Park your first stop is at Goathland, which once featured as the setting of the English TV drama, Heartbeat. The North Yorkshire Moors Railway Station, featured as Hogsmeade Station in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer\'s Stone (originally published in England as Harry Potter and the Philosopher?s Stone).

Travelling deeper into the heart of the national park, passing charming villages such as Egton before stopping at Beggar?s Bridge. Spend a few moments snapping photos of the stone arch and hear from your guide how the elegant bridge is the focus of a romantic tale dating back to the time of the Spanish Armada.

Admire the beautiful heather moorlands and watch out for grouse and other native wildlife. Then, stop at the old railway furnaces in Rosedale Abbey for panoramic views of the valley below.

Travel through Ryedale and then pause in the postcard-perfect village of Hutton-le-Hole, where sheep graze freely. Your last stop of the day is in Helmsley. Enjoy free time to explore the bustling market square or wander the dramatic castle ruins, then return to the minicoach and travel back to York. Your day trip concludes with a drop-off at the original start point.

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Wonder at the beauty of the North York Moors & Castle Howard on this day tour from York. Travelling in a comfortable mini-coach with an expert guide, spend the day touring the English countryside in search of the moors? most picturesque sights. You will have time to explore one of the finest stately homes in Britain, Castle Howard and its acres of gardens. During the afternoon the tour makes it way through the famous moorland to the market town of Helmsley, before making your way back to York.