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The Yorkshire Dales

(Tour code: 17YGS)Medieval ruins, heritage railways and stunning scenery

Discover the beauty of the famous Yorkshire Dales, from its medieval ruins to its picturesque market towns and idyllic heritage railways. You can also admire Harrogate's stunning RHS Garden Harlow Carr.


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Tour Highlights
  • Harrogate
  • RHS Garden Harlow Carr
  • Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
  • Grassington
  • Wensleydale Railway
  • Wensleydale Creamery
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursions
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

On many of our UK & Ireland tours, you may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 14:00; your Tour Manager will be available between 16:00 and 18:00. However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager before dinner from 19:00.

Day 1


Your tour begins in Harrogate, where you will meet your Tour Manager at the Holiday Inn, your home for the next four nights. You are then free to explore this delightful spa town at your leisure. You may wish to visit the world-famous spa waters, which were once a popular health treatment of the wealthy during the 17th century. Alternatively, you could visit the renowned Betty's Tea Rooms for a coffee and cake. Tonight you enjoy dinner back at the hotel.

  • Dinner
Harlow Carr
Day 2

Harlow Carr and Harrogate

This morning's visit to the RHS Garden Harlow Carr allows you to discover the magnificent 58 acres of gardens, which is one of four public gardens run by the Royal Horticultural Society. They include the UK's longest streamside garden, a fragrant wildflower meadow, an enticing kitchen garden and superb perennial borders. Your time here is free for you to enjoy a pleasant stroll through the grounds, admiring the many and varied displays. Your afternoon is spent at leisure in Harrogate.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
Day 3

Yorkshire Dales

Today's excursion on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway* takes you from the charming town of Embsay through the picturesque scenery of the lower Yorkshire Dales to Bolton Abbey station. Later we continue by coach to Grassington.

*This journey will be steam-hauled, wherever possible. 

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Heritage Rail Journey
Aysgarth Falls
Day 4

Wensleydale Railway

Join the Wensleydale Railway in Leeming Bar, for a journey to Redmire. On arrival, transfer to the thriving market town of Hawes. After time for lunch you visit the Wensleydale Creamery.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Heritage Rail Journey
Day 5


After breakfast your tour concludes, you are free to travel home or continue exploring Harrogate and the surrounding area at your leisure.

  • Breakfast

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