Romantic Yorkshire

Romantic Yorkshire

England's most spectacular railway is the Settle-Carlisle line. It's route goes across dramatic viaducts and through lovely countryside. Literary fans will see the inspiration for the Bronte sisters at Haworth. The Tour de France passed through this part of Yorkshire but we will take things at a slower pace!

Holiday Highlights


• The ‘Railway Children’ line

• The Bronte’s Haworth

• Beautiful Bolton Abbey and


• Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam


• Settle- Carlisle Railway

• Wensleydale Railway

• Skipton Canal cruise

• Magnificent Yorkshire scenery


We depart and make our way to Yorkshire and
the Mercure Bradford Bankfield, for 4 nights stay
with dinner, bed and breakfast.


We go to Settle this morning, a pleasant market
town where we take a break and have the
opportunity to look around the town before we
board a diesel train on the Settle-Carlisle Railway -
considered to be one of England's most scenic
railways. The coach will then take us the short
journey to Hawes - capital of the Dales and later
we continue into Wensleydale passing Aysgarth
and we join the Wensleydale Railway. Our
journey along this traditional east-west rail
link takes 40 minutes and we then return to the


Today we head along the Aire valley to
Skipton, the "Gateway to the Dales’ where the Tour de
France went down Main Street on its way from
Leeds into Upper Wharfedale. From Skipton we go to Haworth,
home of the Bronte sisters and their notorious
brother and here we take a steam train ride along the
delightful Worth Valley Railway - as featured in
the film ‘The Railway Children’ and we then
return to the hotel in time for dinner.


We start the day with a trip to Bolton
Abbey, a ruined priory set in a
beautiful and tranquil location by the River
Wharfe. Later we make the short trip to Bolton Abbey Station
for a steam train ride to Embsay. Afterwards, our coach
takes us through Dales scenery to Grassington with its
cobbled streets, market place and quaint alleyways.


We leave Yorkshire after breakfast for our journey home.

Your Hotel


Mercure Bradford Bankfield

The impressive Gothic mansion which looks

straight out of a film set is now the

comfortable Mercure Bradford Bankfield Hotel.

Set in private grounds, the hotel retains the

atmosphere of a private house with views to

the Aire Valley.

All rooms are en suite and have TV, telephone,

hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.

The hotel has a lift.

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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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