The Historic Houses and Art of Yorkshire



Our 2016 UK excursion will be  a three-day trip to Yorkshire, departing 26 June and returning on 28 June. We will stay two nights on a half board basis at the 4* Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, which is located less than a 15 minutes walk from the centre of Harrogate

The cost is £239 per person (single room supplement £24) and includes:

  • 4* Harrogate hotel
  • Half board accommodation
  • All excursions & guided tours included
  • Blue Badge Guide on Day 2
  • Executive coach throughout

A non-refundable deposit of £75 per person is required on booking. Full details of the tour can be seen online. At the bottom of pages 1 and 2 of the printed brochure, you are invited to click on the View Your Tour tab and quote fyld162. You can download and print the brochure and booking form here

Our Itinerary

We will see:

  • Skipton
  • Newby Hall
  • York – guided walking tour
  • York Art Gallery – audio tour
  • Castle Howard
  • Allerton Castle

Day 1 We board our executive coach and depart from our designated pick up points. After a short comfort stop in Skipton, we visit Newby Hall, the family home of Mr and Mrs Richard Compton. Built under the
guidance of Sir Christopher Wren, this is one of England’s finest Adam houses and offers an exceptional example of 18th century interior decoration. On arrival in Harrogate we check in at the 4* Majestic Hotel for a two night stay on half board basis.

Day 2 Our Blue Badge guide meets us at our hotel this morning and accompanies us throughout the day. Today we visit York. Our guided walking tour of the city takes in sights such as the City Walls, the Shambles and the Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe. We then take an audio tour at York Art Gallery, recently reopened following an £8 million redevelopment. The gallery is home of the Lycett Green collection of Italian Old Masters from the 14th to the 18th century, as well as works by renowned 20th
century artists such as LS Lowry, Sarah Lucas and, of course, William Etty, York’s most famous artist. The rest of the day is at leisure in York and you may choose to visit the National Railway Museum, visit York Minster, or explore York Castle Museum with its recreated Victorian street, Kirkgate.

Day 3 Today we visit Castle Howard. Set in a beautiful 1,000 acre park adorned with rose gardens, lakes and fountains, this magnificent 18th century house is home to the Howard family and has been richly furnished throughout. We continue to Allerton Castle, England’s most elegant and important Gothic revival stately home. The castle was built by The Lord Mowbray, Segrave and Stourton, the premier Baron of England as a monumental statement of his position within the English aristocracy. Taking carefully selected comfort stops en route, we return back to our original pick up points.

For further information please contact our tour organiser Elaine Wolstencroft, 5 The Breakers, Victory Boulevard, Lytham St Annes FY8 5TQ. Tel: 01253 736576; email:


Caption: Castle Howard exterior