*A warm welcome to newcomers! As a special treat to anyone who has not travelled with woods within the last two years, we are oﬀering two wonderful tours at an amazing reduced price. This is your chance to experience our excellent door to door service, the high quality of our chosen hotels, the variety of excursions oﬀered and the comfort and security of being looked after by woods from your initial booking to the taxi returning you to your door. We are sure that once you have been on one of these tours, we will see you travelling with woods again and again! This hidden corner of Yorkshire offers the rugged beauty of the wild moors, picturesque villages and a dramatic coastline. We tour by coach, by boat and by steam train!
Day 1 After a morning taxi pick up, we make our way northwards with suitable refreshment stops along the way. We arrive at our hotel late afternoon.
Day 2 Today we visit Preston Park and Hall Museum, then take a cruise on the River Tees aboard the Teeside Princess. In the afternoon we travel through Bilsdale and the beautiful scenery of the National Park to Helmsley, where we have time for a stroll and some lunch. On our way back to the hotel we have ﬁne views of the moors and the Vale of York.
Day 3 We begin with a visit to Thirsk, where you might like to visit the World of James Herriot Centre. We then have a ride on the delightful Wensleydale Railway. Our last stop of the day is in Richmond, high above the River Swale.
Day 4 Travel over the moors, through picturesque Hutton-le-Hole to Pickering, where we join the North Yorkshire Moors Railway for a journey through the moorland to Whitby. Free time here to explore the narrow streets or climb the steps to Whitby Abbey.
Day 5 Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel southwards with suitable refreshment stops, reaching the local area late afternoon.
A former baronial home, our stunning four-star hotel dates back to the 19th Century and is situated in its own grounds on the edge of the North York Moors. The historic atmosphere of the main house is complimented by the modern facilities in the annexe where our bedrooms are equipped with TV, telephone, hairdryer, ironing facilities and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift.