The picturesque Dales have been carved through outstanding scenery by sparkling rivers, with unspoiled villages of stone houses dotted throughout the stunning valleys. The distinctive stone walls and field barns surround hay meadows…More
The picturesque Dales have been carved through outstanding scenery by sparkling rivers, with unspoiled villages of stone houses dotted throughout the stunning valleys. The distinctive stone walls and field barns surround hay meadows with colourful wildflowers, overlooked by ancient fortresses steeped in history.
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Dublin, Holyhead, Chester & York
We travel by ferry from Dublin to Holyhead and proceed through Wales. After crossing the border into England, we will stop at charming Chester, which we will explore with a local guide. Later, we head to the historic walled city of York, where we book into our hotel and take full advantage of its many facilities.
The North York Moors
We traverse the heather-covered landscape of the North York Moors this morning to the coastal town of Whitby, which plays a key role in Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula. We can take a trip on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, recalling the days of steam travel, and then call to Castle Howard, a magnificent 18th century stately home.
Today, we immerse ourselves in ancient York. A local guide will show us attractions that include the City Walls dating from Roman times, the Shambles, with its overhanging timber-framed buildings, medieval Stonegate, and York Minster, the breath-taking Gothic cathedral, construction of which began in 1230. The afternoon is for relaxing and shopping in this extraordinary English city.
This morning, we will travel through romantic Brontë Country, made famous by the sisters who wrote such literary classics as Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. First stop is their native town of Haworth, and the afternoon will be dedicated to the picturesque village of Saltaire, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which you can enjoy at your own pace.
York, Holyhead, Dublin
Refreshed and invigorated, we leave England and catch the ferry to Dublin.