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Holiday type Escorted tours
Country United Kingdom
Travel type Coach
Price range From £269
Travel partner Newmarket Holidays
Duration 3 nights
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Beamish & Whitby Tour

Discover a region of stunning scenery and fascinating history. On this wonderful, great-value weekend break you'll visit Whitby, step back in time at Beamish Open Air Museum, and ride the steam-hauled North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

Included

  • Coach travel throughout
  • Three nights' dinner, bed and English breakfast accommodation at the St George's Hotel, Darlington (or similar)
  • Entry to the Beamish Open Air Museum
  • A ride on the North Yorks Moor Railway
  • Visits to Whitby, Harrogate and Richmond
  • The services of a Newmarket Tour Manager
  • Government taxes and service charges
  • Single rooms are available for a supplement
Day One
Leaving the local area in the early morning, we head to Harrogate. Discover the graceful architecture, colourful gardens and shopping of this vibrant town, which also boasts a thriving cafe culture. Don't miss world-famous Betty's Cafe Tea Rooms, which offers a staggering choice of breads, cakes and chocolates as well as 50 different teas and coffees. In the late afternoon we'll continue to our hotel, arriving in good time for dinner.

Day Two
This morning we head to Pickering for a journey on one of the longest preserved lines in the UK - the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. We'll ride through farmland, forests and heather-clad moors, and past pretty villages, following George Stephenson's original 1836 route to Grosmont.We will spend the afternoon in the seaside town of Whitby. Explore the bustling lanes leading down to the harbourside, visit the Captain Cook Memorial Museum or simply enjoy the views. The really energetic may like to climb the 199 steps to the abbey ruins and St Mary's Church, which is said to have inspired Bram Stoker to write "Dracula".

Day Three
After a full English breakfast, we'll head to Beamish Open Air Museum. Set in 300 acres of beautiful countryside, this award-winning museum vividly recreates life in the North in the early 1800s and 1900s. Spend a fascinating day strolling the cobbled streets of the market town (complete with shops, school, sweet factory and dentist), discovering early 19th-century rural life at Pockerley Manor and the full-size, working replicas of a 'lost locomotive' and Stephenson's Locomotive No 1 at the 1825 Pockerley Waggonway. Visit the Colliery Village drift mine, and see a working pre-WW1 farm at Home Farm.

Day Four
Today we'll visit the historic market town of Richmond, with its Norman castle, Georgian architecture and large cobbled market place. After time to explore, shop and perhaps have lunch we'll begin the journey home, arriving in the mid to late evening.

St George's Hotel

You will be staying in the comfortable St George's Hotel, Darlington.

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