Travel by steam train on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway on a small group tour from York. Explore the Moors on rural roads and spend time in the…
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Starting at 9.00am across from the Minster,this was one of the best days out that my wife and I have had.Travelling through York,with a bit o social history was very interesting.Once into the countryside,the views were superb( and we are Scottish....used to great views!).Our guide,Chris,was constantly giving interesting facts but in a very informal and user friendly fashion.We visited a variety of villages and interesting hamlets with 2 hours in Haworth,plenty of time for a visit to the Bronte Parsonage and a lovely lunch in one of the many and varied cafes,pubs and restaurants.Great day out and even allow we had travelled often in Yorkshire,it was much better being a passenger!! Thank you for a great day out.Regards Jim and Cath Greenock.
The minibus was a bit early, so we made a good start, first stop was Helmsley where we had about 40 minutes, just time to have a good look round and buy some Curd tarts (which we both love!), then on to Whitby with a photo stop on the moors. Fish & Chips and Ice cream lunch and some photos of the harbour. The on to Goathland for the Steam train and a look round the Heartbeat sites. On to Pickering by Steam train and then back to York with a short photo stop at an old ruined Abbey. Back by 5.00pm - great value day.
The drive is slightly tedious from York, but once in the house where the Brontë sisters created masterpieces, all that is forgotten and the mind tries to grasp the creative genius of three brilliant, wildly creative sisters. The Brontë Parsonage exudes a wonderful aura. The exhibit almost makes their bursting imagination come alive, and for fans of their great books, and I am one, being in their home is a thrill.
If you are staying in York and want to get onto the moors and visit Whitby this is the trip for you. Whitby is v difficult to reach by public transport. Learned a lot from Lee our friendly driver. Interesting stops en route. Stops at Goathland if you are a Heartbeat fan. We loved Helmsley and Pickering and views from the beacon on top of the moors.
It was a great experience overall. Interesting stories about Yorkshire and beautiful photo stops along the way. Everything went smoothly and we had enough time at every stop. The North York Moors are very beautiful and have a rich history. This trip is definitely worth it!