Yorkshire Dales from York

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I'm starting from: York
I'd like to be picked up from: Leeman Road Coach Stop, YO1 6FZ
  Estimated Pickup Time: 9:00AM
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Your tour at a glance

The Yorkshire Dales, covering 2178 square kilometres (841 square miles), is one of England’s largest and most famous National Parks.  Retaining its renowned beauty and landscapes, the Dales is a working environment, this full day tour introduces you to just that. 

The classic scenery of the National Park takes us deep into the Dales, you will travel through five of the famous Dales including Wensleydale, Swaledale and Wharfedale. 

The Private Hire includes a morning stop in the small market town of Masham, home of the warring breweries, and time for lunch at the village of Reeth in Swaledale.  

Travelling through some of the best countryside in England we will stop to admire the views at the famous Aysgarth Falls, Bolton Castle, where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned, and the picture perfect village of Grassington.

This Private Hire gives a great overview of the Yorkshire Dales all in a day from York.  

Tour Itinerary

Price

£325

Duration

Full day 09:00 - 17:30

Activity Level

This tour is a guided scenic mini-coach tour, but there are times when you will have the option to walk up to a few hundred metres to take in a view or point of interest.

Language

English

Group Size

6 passengers maximum

Includes

  • Exclusive Use of a vehicle;
  • Driver/Guide for the day;
  • On board commentry in English.

Pickup Service

Private Tours can pick up from a variety of locations. 

Please select an option within these areas when booking online. If you wish to request a specific location please contact us directly via phone or email to enquire. 

Some locations may not be possible for this tour or may require an additional charge. 

Luggage on board

There is space on-board for hand luggage and there is a small boot for extra luggage. 

Lunch

Lunch is not included, however there will be a lunch stop.

Cancellation Policy

To confirm a booking we require the full amount at time of booking. 

This Private Hire will leave from York and head to the famous Yorkshire Dales.  

We travel through Boroughbridge, which is located in the middle of London and Edinburgh. As we head through Ripon we enjoy views of the Medieval Cathedral.

We make our way to Masham (pronounced 'Mass’em') for a morning stop. Located in Lower Wensleydale, it’s famous for its family-run breweries and annual sheep fair. Masham has a local market that started over 762 year ago, it is held on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the year.

We travel further into the Dales and reach Middleham, nestled between two rivers, stopping to view the magnificent castle once home to a young Richard III and the largest castle keep in the North of England. Its royal heritage once earned it the title of the 'Windsor of the North'.

Heading up into the hills we pass Leyburn and past Bellerby Moor Army Ranges where soldiers from Catterick Garrison, England’s largest barracks go through their training. The views as you descend into Swaledale are breath taking. Reeth is our lunch stop, a natural amphitheatre, surrounded by spectacular scenery and stunning panoramas. It was championed by Ella Pontefract, one of the Yorkshire Dale's most esteemed authors as "a little country in itself." This quirky Saxon settlement had a huge voice in the domestic economy and is best known for its extensive contribution to England's lead industry.

Onwards we travel to Castle Bolton. Now one of the country’s best preserved medieval castles, Bolton was originally built, by Sir Richard Le Scrope, to rival the finest and most luxurious homes in the land. Completed in 1399, its scars bear testament to over 600 years of fascinating history including involvement in the Pilgrimage of Grace, Mary Queen of Scot’s imprisonment and a Civil War siege. 

Arriving at Aysgarth Falls, you will have the chance to view the famous waterfalls of the River Ure, which drops over three major falls in less that one mile. The falls were the settling for a famous scene in the film Robin Hood Prince of Thieves.

Leaving Wensleydale we travel through Bishopdale and into Wharfedale. As we make our way down Wharfedale we journey through the classic Dales villages of Buckden and Kettlewell. We pass Klinsey and its famous crag, an imposing large limestone cliff.

Our afternoon stop is in Grassington. Picture a bustling cobbled market square, fringed by shops offering local foods, speciality gifts and arts and crafts. 

We then travel back through Nidderdale, an area of outstanding beauty. Enjoying views across Yorkshire we drop back down into the plains and return to York.

 

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