YORK is a wonderful city with Roman roots, a Viking past and surrounded by ancient walls. In this beautifully preserved medieval city discover over 2,000 years of history as you explore the Gothic halls of York Minster Cathedral, delve into the city’s Viking past at the Jorvik Viking Centre, or for something different visit the National Railway Museum. Or dip into the eclectic array of independent boutiques nestled in the postcard-pretty 13th century timber buildings of The Shambles – York’s most beautiful street.
SCARBOROUGH is the original seaside resort with stunning scenery, glorious beaches and a rugged rocky headland, a town that has been attracting visitors since the 17th century. In between the two beaches is the fishing harbour bustling with activity and this is overlooked by Scarborough Castle.
NORTH YORK MOORS RAILWAY is one of the world’s greatest heritage railway experiences. Climb on-board a heritage train and experience 24 miles of Yorkshire’s amazing scenery. From the market town of Pickering Station we travel through the stunning National Park passing Goathland, which was Hogsmeade Station in the first Harry Potter film, and Grosmont Station before reaching the bustling harbour of Whitby.
WHITBY has an historic harbour and town surrounded by the North York Moors National Park, dominated by the dramatic ruins 13th century of Whitby Abbey. The East side was historically the ‘poor’ side with fisherman’s cottages and jet gemstone workers, the West side is where you’ll see the grander homes of the ship owners and sea captains. The town is famous for its connection with Captain Cook, he was born nearby and the ship Endeavour, was actually built in Whitby. Also Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ featured the town, with the vampire first coming ashore in the guise of a black dog.