Mountain Goat's latest Yorkshire tour explores the rich history of the North York Moor

Mountain Goat’s latest tour itinerary will take customers on an explorative adventure of Yorkshire’s historical sites, beautiful coastline and the “best” fish and chip shops in the county.

Aptly named ‘Historic Yorkshire’ the tour will depart from York every Tuesday throughout the summer season.

Visitors can expect to see historic temples, ancient monuments, incredible scenery and stunning coastline.

Read a short testimonial from one of Mountain Goat’s staff below:

“We set off from the York Minster on a beautiful spring morning on the new tour offered by Mountain Goat, Historic Yorkshire.

We travelled through the open North Yorkshire country side with great views of the famous White Horse at Sutton Bank onto the charming villages of Hussthwaite and Coxwold.

After we visited Byland Abbey, a 12th Century ruin described as one of the shining lights of norther monasticism, then continued onto Wass Bank offering beautiful open views of the Hamilton Hills.

Next, we headed over Rievaulx bridge, nestled in a gorgeous, tranquil valley of the North York Moors, near to the village of Rievaulx.


We stopped at the Rievaulx terrace, which offered magnificent views of the famous Rievaulx Abbey, and were lucky to view the inside of the iconic temple.

Its frescoes of mythological scenes are the work of Italian painter Giuseppe Mattia Borgnis, who came to England around 1753.

In the centre of the ceiling there is a depiction of  Aurora, Apollo and the Muses, based on the Guido Reni’s mural in the Palazzo Rospigliosi in Rome.

Along the Terrace we saw a metal horse looking over the abbey ruins, one of the latest art installations the Abbey has hosted.

Our next stop was the Rydale Folk Museum to take a trip through history and explore the depiction of life through the ages, we also had a chance to explore the quaint village of Hutton Le Hole.


We then travelled over the famous North York Moors with spectacular views across the wide expanse of stunning heather moorland.

Finally, it was on to Whitby for our eagerly awaited fish and chips where we took in the iconic views of the Yorkshire coast.”


If this tour through Yorkshire’s history sounds like something you would enjoy search for the Historic Yorkshire page on our website and book the trip of a lifetime.