Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby & The Moors

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I'm starting from: York
I'd like to be picked up from: Duncombe Place, YO1 7EF
  Estimated Pickup Time: 9:15AM
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Please note: We do not allow children under the age of 5

Your tour at a glance

Explore the famous area of the North York Moors National Park. Famed for the largest area of heather moorland in England, there is much more than meets the eye.

The moors are one of the most important historical areas in Britain in terms of religion, farming, mining, fishing and smuggling It has more ancient scheduled monuments than anywhere in the country including, standing stones, stone crosses and burial mounds.

Enjoy unrivalled views across the Yorkshire coast and for miles across the Yorkshire. On a clear day views can exceed 50 miles.

Discover the Smuggling history of Robin Hoods Bay, this quintessential fishing village is built on the steep cliff edges dropping from the moor tops into the North Sea and is famed for its narrow winding streets used by smugglers to evade the customs and excise offices.

This tour does not run between November 4th 2019 and March 27th 2020 due to the winter season. Please visit our main Yorkshire tours page to find our winter tours. Alternatively we can arrange a private tour for you, please take a look at the options here.

Tour Itinerary

Prices

Summer 2020

28th March 2020 - 01st November 2020

Adult Senior Student Child
£42 £40 £40 £36

Tour Days

Summer 2020

28th March 2020 - 01st November 2020

Mon Tues Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Duration

Full day 09.15 - 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

16 passengers

Includes

  • Transport in a 16 seater mini-bus;
  • On-board commentary in English.

Main Departure point

Duncombe Place, York, YO1 7EF

How to find us

Pickup Service

This tour will start opposite Dean Court Hotel in Duncombe Place next to York Minster, Y01 7EF.

The pick up point is in the heart of city, aproximately 10 minutes walk from York Railway Station.

Restrictions

This tour is unsuitable for children under 5.
All passengers must have their own seat.

We have private hire options available for those who have children under 5.

Luggage on board

There is space on-board for hand luggage, for anything larger there is luggage storage at the York train station.

Lunch

There will be a designated lunch stop where you’ll be able to purchase lunch.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel 24 hours prior to departure and recieve a full refund. After 24 hours no refund will be issued.

We leave York heading east to the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors. 

From here we head into the wild moorlands, forged by nature and shaped by humans, to witness some of the most spectacular scenery in England.

We follow meandering roads along the heather lined tops where views of the national park can exceed 50 miles on a clear day, along the way you will learn about local legends, historical tales and of course, Yorkshire as it is today.


Our first stop is the famed smuggling village of Robin Hoods Bay. We will have approximately one hour to head down the steep and narrow path where you will meet the North Sea. There are plenty of independent shops to enjoy and, for the more adventurous, a maze of narrow winding paths that lead you through the hidden street that were used hundreds of years ago by the smugglers.

A short drive brings us to the historic Town of Whitby. This old port was once famous for fishing, whaling and is where Captain Cook set sail from to discover Australia. Here you will have a couple of hours to explore . Discover the towns interesting independent shops including the famous Jet Jewellery stores where you might catch jewellery making in action, we recommend having some lunch here as the fish and chips are second to none.

After we leave Whitby we traverse the entire width of the park. There will be plenty of photo stops along the way as we discover why this landscape was designated a national park. High heather moorland is interspersed with deep cut valleys carved out during the Ice ages thousands of years ago. Spot ancient standing stones, stone crosses and burial mounds that tell the history of the people of North York Moors.

From the Moors we head to the village of Hutton-Le-Hole, where you can find a spectacular model village and the folk museum. This stop is the perfect way to end your day, stroll through the charming streets before heading back to York to finish your tour.

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