Yorkshire Dales from York

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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

Tour Highlights

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 tour includes a morning stop at Jervaulx Abbey for around 40 minutes, where you will be able to enjoy tea or coffer and a walk around the Abbey ruins, there is an additional honesty box change of £3 to enter the ruins.

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 Hawes - The unofficial Capital of the Dales and home to the famed Wensleydale Creamery.

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

Tour Itinerary

Prices

Winter 2019/2020

04th November 2019 - 27th March 2020

Adult Senior Student Child
£32 £32 £23 £26

Summer 2020

28th March 2020 - 01st November 2020

AdultSeniorStudentChild
£42£40£40£36

Tour Days

Winter 2019/2020

04th November 2019 - 27th March 2020

Mon Tues Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Summer 2020

28th March 2020 - 01st November 2020

MonTuesWedThuFriSatSun

Duration

Full day 9.15 - 17.30

Activity Level

Easy

Language

English

Group Size

16 Maximum

Includes

Driver & Tour Guide.

Transport in a comfortable and modern mini-coach.

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

Passengers must be 5 + and have their own seat. 

Please be punctual as the bus will leave on time. 

Luggage on board

Hand luggage only. Luggage Storage is available at York train station, 2 minute walk. 

Lunch

Lunch is not included, however there will be time in the village of Reeth to purchase something in a local shop or cafe. 

Cancellation Policy

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

Explore the incredible Yorkshire Dales on this full day tour from York. 

Leaving York in the morning we head to the Yorkshire Dales national park, well known for its breautiful rolling hills and lazy rivers which flow down the dales (or valleys).

Our first stop on this beautiful excursion is Jervaulx Abbey, where there will be a 40 minute break for tea and coffee, with an optional walk around the Abbey ruins (£3 honesty box chage). The Abbey is steeped in rich history, so take a walk through the incredible, medieval stone work and imagine what life was like here hundreds of years ago.

Onwards we travel through the gently sloping Dales towards Castle Bolton, where you will see some of the best scenery Yorkshire has to offer.

Castle Bolton is 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. 

Afterwards we continue on our journey through the stunning landscapes of Yorkshire traveling towards Aysgarth Falls.

Here 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. An amazingly scenic stop, the falls are a showcase of the beauty of nature and were also the settling for a famous scene in the film Robin Hood Prince of Thieves.

For lunch we head to the charming market-town of Hawes. Nestled in Upper Wensleydale in North Yorkshire this beautiful place is surrounded on all sides with scenery the Yorkshire Dales is famous for. It is simple beautiful.

Hawes is also home to the Wensleydale Creamery, famous for its array of cheeses which are much loved by fictional, animated characters, Wallace and Grommit. Explore the creamery and have a taste of the real Dales in their sample room. There is plenty of time to shop for your favourite cheeses and marvel at the beautiful surroundings the creamery sits within.

Finally we will follow the Dales scenic route back to the medieval city of York, with stops along the way so you can photograph the memorable landscapes which you will treasure forever. 

This tour is not to be missed.

 

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