Harrogate, Yorkshire Dales National Park

Harrogate, Yorkshire Dales National Park

New tour to Harrogate including a visit to Skipton and a trip on the Bolton and Abbey Railway.


We depart and head to Yorkshire
arriving late afternoon at our hotel for the next 4
nights stay with dinner, bed and breakfast.


We start with a visit to the Royal Pump
Rooms Museum to find out why Charles Dickens
said that ‘Harrogate is the queerest place with
the strangest people in it, leading the oddest
lives’. Then it’s on to Embsay where we take a
round trip on the Bolton and Abbey Railway
steam train through picturesque Yorkshire Dales
scenery. After this we ride through the Dales to
the magical little market town of Hawes,
England’s highest. It is also home to world
famous Wensleydale cheese and we visit the
factory and watch some of the cheese being


Our day begins with a drive to Skipton,
‘Gateway to the Dales’. The attractive high street
leads up to the church, behind which you see the
impressive 900 year old castle and Skipton
Woods. Skipton Castle is one of the most
complete and best preserved medieval castles in
England. Skipton’s famous market has recently
been voted UK’s ‘Best Small Outdoor Market
2017’. We also take a trip on the Skipton Canal
with a rib-tickling commentary by Dave Spikey
with tea and a biscuit included. Our final visit
today is to Pateley Bridge where we visit the
Nidderdale Museum.


We can explore Harrogate today.
With huge open spaces and broad tree-lined
boulevards, antique shops and shopping malls,
elegant buildings, abundant greenery, flowers
and plants, it is little wonder that the town is a
frequent winner of Britain in Bloom awards.
Harrogate also boasts the world famous Betty’s
Tearooms, founded in 1919 by a Swiss
confectioner, and Farrar’s of Harrogate,
established in 1840 and best known for its
Original Harrogate Toffee – the favourite sweetie
of the late Queen Mother.


After breakfast we leave and begin
our homeward journey.

Your Hotel


The Crowne Plaza

The Crowne Plaza Hotel Harrogate is superbly

situated just a short walk from Harrogate

town centre and gardens.

All bedrooms are en suite, and have television,

telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making

facilities. The hotel has a lift.

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Name Address Contact Details
Bath Bath
Avon Street / Riverside Coach Car Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
In Front of Johnsons Dry Cleaners
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
First Choice Travel Agency
Exeter Services Exeter Services - M5 - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Frome Frome
Market Place
Gloucester Gloucester
Bus Station
Gloucester Sainsburys Gloucester Sainsburys Layby, Barnett Way, Barnwood
GL4 3RT South East bound Bus Stop
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Ivybridge Ivybridge Leisure Centre Car Park - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Junction 27 M5 J27 M5 - Burger King/ Travelodge
Pick ups maybe fed to Gordano Services
M5 Junction 13 M5 Junction 13, Starbucks Formerly Little Chef
Melksham Melksham
Town Hall.
Michael Wood Services Michael Wood Services - Outward - Northbound side
Return - Southbound side
Midsomer Norton Midsomer Norton
Town Hall
Minehead Minehead Railway Station
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot Railway Station Lay By
Pickups may be fed to Gordano Services M5-J19
Plymouth Plymouth Railway Station SE Bound Bus Stop
Pennycomequick Hill/ Saltash Road
Shepton Mallet Shepton Mallet Station Road Car Park
Bus Stop near Monument
Somerton Somerton The Cross - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Street Street
Bayliss Centre
Stroud Stroud
Merrywalks Bus Station
Taunton Herons Taunton - Hankeridge Farm Bus Stop,
Herons Gate by Halfords Superstore.
Thornbury Thornbury
Aldi Lay-by
Torquay Torquay Coach Station
Trowbridge Trowbridge
Town Hall
Wells Wells
Princes Road Car Park
Westbury Westbury
Haynes Road bus stop
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Yeovil Yeovil Bus Station - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
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