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York, Castle Howard & Whitby

Castle Howard

York, the city which captivates you with ite medieval charm and iconic landmarks.

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York, a historic city in North Yorkshire, captivates visitors with its medieval charm and iconic landmarks such as York Minster and the medieval city walls. The city's cobbled streets and timber-framed houses offer a journey back in time. A short drive from York leads to Castle Howard, a magnificent stately home set amidst stunning landscaped gardens. Castle Howard's opulent architecture and vast estate provide a glimpse into the grandeur of English aristocracy. Continuing the exploration, Whitby, a picturesque coastal town, beckons with its quaint streets, the hauntingly beautiful Whitby Abbey, and a lively fishing harbor. A visit to the North Yorkshire Moors allows for a scenic escape into nature, where rolling hills, heather-covered landscapes, and charming villages await. The historic North Yorkshire Moors Railway offers a nostalgic journey on a steam train, traversing through the heart of the moors, providing a unique and immersive experience of the region's rich heritage. The combination of York, Castle Howard, Whitby, and the North Yorkshire Moors creates a diverse and enriching travel experience for those seeking a blend of history, culture, and natural beauty.


Package Includes:

  • Luxury Coach Travel

  • Return ferry crossing Belfast - Cairnryan

  • 4 Nights Dinner, B&B at Best Western Burn Hall Hotel

  • Quiz on one evening

  • Entrance to the York Bird of Prey Centre

  • Visit to Castle Howard Estate

  • Visit to York

  • North Yorkshire Moors Railway Journey

  • Free time in Whitby


*Trip subject to minimum numbers departing


Nestled in the heart of North Yorkshire, York stands as a living testament to centuries of history and cultural richness. With its roots tracing back to Roman times, the city boasts a captivating blend of medieval architecture, narrow cobblestone streets, and iconic landmarks. Dominating the skyline is the majestic York Minster, a stunning Gothic cathedral that has been a spiritual and architectural focal point for over 1,000 years. The city's well-preserved medieval walls offer panoramic views, while the Shambles, a charming street lined with timber-framed buildings, enchants visitors with its timeless allure. York's museums, such as the Jorvik Viking Centre, bring history to life, immersing visitors in the stories of the city's past. Beyond its historical treasures, York offers a vibrant atmosphere, hosting diverse shops, restaurants, and cultural events. The combination of rich heritage and contemporary vibrancy makes York a captivating destination for those seeking a glimpse into England's storied past.


Castle Howard

Castle Howard, nestled amidst the lush landscapes of North Yorkshire, is a stately home of unparalleled grandeur and historical significance. Boasting an architectural masterpiece designed by Sir John Vanbrugh in the 18th century, the castle stands as a testament to the opulence and elegance of English country houses. Surrounded by meticulously landscaped gardens, lakes, and woodlands, Castle Howard offers visitors a sensory feast of beauty and tranquility. The interior is adorned with exquisite art, antique furnishings, and intricate detailing, showcasing the aristocratic lifestyle of the Howard family who have resided here for generations. From the impressive Great Hall to the ornate chambers, each room tells a story of the castle's rich history. Castle Howard's role as the backdrop for various film and television productions further adds to its allure. Whether exploring the expansive grounds or marveling at the architectural splendor within, a visit to Castle Howard is a captivating journey through time and a celebration of enduring English heritage.

Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA



Nestled on the scenic North Yorkshire coast, Whitby exudes a captivating charm with its blend of maritime heritage, stunning landscapes, and historic architecture. Perched on a hilltop overlooking the North Sea, the haunting silhouette of Whitby Abbey commands attention, offering panoramic views of the town and coastline. The town's picturesque streets wind their way down to a bustling harbor, where colorful fishing boats bob in the water. Whitby's maritime history is palpable, with narrow lanes lined by quaint shops, seafood restaurants, and traditional fish and chip stalls. The 199 steps leading up to the abbey provide not only a journey through history but also breathtaking vistas of the town and sea. Famous for its association with Bram Stoker's Dracula, Whitby maintains an air of mystery and allure. With its sandy beaches, atmospheric alleyways, and a lively cultural scene, Whitby invites visitors to immerse themselves in its maritime tales and atmospheric beauty.


York Bird of Prey Centre

The York Bird of Prey Centre, nestled within the scenic woodlands of the Burn Hall Hotel near York, offers an enchanting experience for nature enthusiasts and bird lovers alike. This captivating center is home to a diverse array of majestic birds of prey, including owls, eagles, falcons, and hawks. Visitors have the unique opportunity to witness thrilling flying displays and get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures, learning about their behaviors, habitats, and the crucial role they play in the ecosystem. The dedicated and knowledgeable staff at the York Bird of Prey Centre are passionate about conservation and education, providing an engaging and informative environment for guests of all ages. It serves as a haven for these incredible birds, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for the beauty and importance of raptors in the natural world.

York Bird of Prey Centre, Baston Ln, Huby YO61 1JB


Yorkshire Moors

Embarking on a journey through the heart of the North York Moors, the Yorkshire Moors Railway offers a nostalgic and enchanting experience. This heritage steam railway winds its way through picturesque landscapes, traversing heather-clad moors, ancient woodlands, and charming villages. The rhythmic chug of the steam locomotive, the billowing plumes of white steam, and the clickety-clack of the tracks create an immersive atmosphere that harks back to a bygone era of travel. Passengers are treated to panoramic views of the breathtaking scenery from meticulously restored carriages, each exuding the charm of yesteryears. The journey often includes stops at heritage stations, allowing visitors to explore quaint villages and appreciate the historical significance of this iconic railway. Whether one is a railway enthusiast or simply seeking a leisurely ride through captivating landscapes, the Yorkshire Moors Railway promises a delightful and memorable journey through the timeless beauty of North Yorkshire.



Perched on the rugged North Yorkshire coast, Whitby stands as a captivating fusion of maritime history and atmospheric charm. This picturesque town is crowned by the haunting silhouette of Whitby Abbey, a dramatic cliff-top ruin that commands attention and offers panoramic views of the North Sea. Whitby's historic streets wind their way down towards a bustling harbor where colorful fishing boats bob in the water. The town's maritime heritage is evident in its narrow lanes, adorned with quaint shops, seafood restaurants, and traditional fish and chip stalls. Whitby's connection to Bram Stoker's Dracula adds an air of mystery to its allure, and the 199 steps leading up to the abbey provide not only a journey through history but also breathtaking vistas of the town and sea. With sandy beaches, atmospheric alleys, and a vibrant cultural scene, Whitby invites visitors to immerse themselves in its maritime tales and captivating beauty.


Burn Hall Hotel

Nestled within the picturesque landscapes of North Yorkshire, Burn Hall Hotel radiates charm and tranquility. Set amidst lush greenery, this elegant hotel seamlessly combines modern comforts with a touch of historic grace. The architecture reflects a timeless elegance, and the interior exudes warmth with tastefully furnished rooms that offer a cozy retreat. The hotel's serene surroundings provide a peaceful escape, making it an ideal destination for both relaxation and exploration of the nearby attractions. With its commitment to hospitality, Burn Hall Hotel invites guests to unwind in comfort while enjoying the natural beauty of the North Yorkshire countryside.

Burn Hall Hotel, Tollerton Road, Huby, York YO61 1JB

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address
Castledawson Castledawson Park & Ride
Derry/Londonderry Sainbury's Carpark, Strand Road, Londonderry
At the shop entrance.
Drumahoe P&R Drumahoe Park & Ride
Dungiven Dungiven Castle (212 stop opposite castle)
J&K Yard J&K Yard - Moneymore
Stena Belfast Stena Line Passenger Terminal Belfast
Toomebridge Park & Ride Toomebridge Park & Ride

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