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Yorkshire Contrasts - Singles Break

Yorkshire Contrasts - Singles Break

Join us on this tour and experience some of the most popular and varied attractions that Yorkshire has to offer.

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Enjoy a drink in the Woolpack after an ‘Emmerdale’ drive, Spend a day at leisure in historic York and visit the National Trust owned East Riddlesden Hall. This 5-day tour also includes an evening visit to Ripon Cathedral where you will see the Ripon Hornblower set the night watch.


Tour highlights:

  • Ripon Cathedral Guided Tour

  • East Riddlesden Hall

  • The Ripon Hornblower

  • A drink at the ‘Woolpack’

  • York



Day 1

We depart from home and travel to Harrogate where we arrive late afternoon at The Old Swan Hotel. We stay here for 4 nights with dinner, bed & breakfast.


Day 2

Our day begins with an ‘Emmerdale’ drive taking us through the beautiful countryside featured on the opening credits of the programme as we make our way to the tiny village of Esholt - ‘Beckindale’ and then Emmerdale for many years. We enjoy an included drink at the ‘Woolpack’ before continuing to the former spa town of Ilkley. This afternoon we visit the National Trust owned East Riddlesden Hall, an intimate manor house set in mature grounds in the Aire Valley.

B, D

Day 3

After a leisurely breakfast we leave Harrogate and head for historic York. We have the day to explore this fascinating city with lots of attractions to keep you busy, such as the National Railway Museum, Jorvik Centre, the City Walls, the little streets and alleyways in the centre, not forgetting the magnificent Minster, you may even fancy tea & cakes at famous Betty's Tea Rooms. Late afternoon we return to the hotel.

B, D

Day 4

The morning is free for you to explore the town of Harrogate. Enjoy a lovely stroll through beautiful Valley Gardens, explore the delightful Victoria arcades for some retail therapy. Have a relaxing lunch in one of the many restaurants, cafes and bars. We have an early evening dinner before tonight's outing to Ripon. First we have a behind the scenes guided tour of the beautiful and awesome Ripon Cathedral and this is followed in the market square by one of the oldest English traditions, kept alive for hundreds of years without a break. At 9.00 p.m. the Ripon Hornblower sets the night watch from each corner of the obelisk in the centre of the square to reassure citizens that all is well. Afterwards we have a leisurely ride to Harrogate.

B, D

Day 5

After breakfast we leave and begin our journey home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate

stands in the centre of the lovely town of Harrogate, in Yorkshire, and is famedas being Agatha Christie’s hiding place during her disappearance in 1926. Bedrooms are stylishly furnished and the public areas include the Library restaurant, the Wedgwood Room and the lounge bar. All bedrooms are en suite and have satellite television telephone, hairdryer and tea & coffee facilities. The hotel has a lift.

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Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Beacon Hill Services Beacon Hill Services Lorry Park
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (North) Capel St Mary White Horse Public House
Setdown Point:Capel St Mary National Exp StopSouth
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Newmarket Bus Station Newmarket Bus Station
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn Stowmarket Railway Station
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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Galloway Travel Group, Denters Hill,
Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5RR

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