YORK is a small and mighty medieval walled city with 2000 years of incredible history. Take a step back in time as you explore the city’s medieval lanes, snickelways and the 13th century ‘Shambles’. York Minster is also a must see, said to be one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals. The river Ouse flows through the city and offers boat trips with entertaining commentary.
NORTH YORK MOORS RAILWAY one of the world’s greatest heritage railways. Climb aboard and experience 24 miles of amazing scenery. From Pickering, we travel through the stunning National Park passing Goathland and Grosmont Station before reaching the pretty harbour town of Whitby. Time permitting we will also stop at THORNTON LE DALE, a picturesque village that still has its old market cross and stocks, also home of the TV series Bangers & Cash.
WHITBY, surrounded by the North York Moors National Park is an historic harbour town which is dominated by the dramatic ruins of the 13th century Whitby Abbey. The East side of the town was historically the ‘poor’ side with fisherman’s cottages and gemstone workers. To the West was the grander homes of the ship owners and sea captains.
SCAMPSTON HALL & GARDEN is home to the Legard family and one of the finest Regency country houses in north Yorkshire. It contains many fine works of art, furniture and porcelain. The award-winning Walled Garden is beautiful, quite unlike any other with an exciting and unashamedly modern feel. The Cascade Circuit Walk enables you to explore the traditional gardens surrounding the hall.
While away a couple of hours at the SCARBOROUGH FAIR COLLECTION with its magnificent working collection of vintage cars, steam engines, fairground rides and mechanical organs, topped off by the mighty Wurlitzer organ.