Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
PACKAGED ITINERARY Day 1 Arrival We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner. Day 2 Grassington, Skipton & Canal Cruise Our first visit of the day is to Grassington in the beating heart of the Yorkshire Dales, and it may be familiar to some. This bustling cobbled market square set against a backdrop of the beautiful dales was used as the fictional market town of TV’s All Creatures Great & Small. Our next stop is delightful Skipton with its picturesque quay and canal towpaths running through the centre of the town. We can browse the famous weekly market, enjoy lunch and explore the town at our own pace. Our afternoon starts with a flourish as we embark on a leisurely 2 hour return canal cruise along the beautiful Leeds Liverpool Canal, complete with commentary and cream scones and tea on board. We return to our hotel with time to stroll into the pretty, traditional spa town of Ilkley where we discover its little independent shops, attractions and finest tearooms, including the famous Betty’s Tea Room. Day 3 Hebden Bridge, Haworth, Keighley & Worth Valley Railway & Ilkley This morning we embark on a circular scenic drive, taking in the wonders of West Yorkshire’s most famous villages. Our first stop is pretty Hebden Bridge in the Upper Calder Valley, a filming location for the popular Happy Valley TV series. Here we have the chance to wander the bohemian streets, getting to feel the influence of artists and writers who have lived here in the last 50 years. We next travel to Keighley via picturesque Haworth, home of the famous Bronte sisters, and an undisputed literary mecca. In the afternoon we enjoy a one-way journey through Bronte country on the Keighley & Worth Valley railway . We return to the hotel early afternoon where we Today, we enjoy a spectacular return journey on the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway , one of the most scenic and impressive railways in the UK. We begin in Skipton settling down to enjoy a journey which carves its way through the magnificent landscape of the Yorkshire Dales before descending to Cumbria’s lush green Eden Valley with views of the Pennines and Lakeland Fells. We travel through 72 miles of unspoilt countryside, travelling through 14 tunnels and over 20 viaducts, including the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. We arrive in Carlisle at lunchtime and have free time here before we board our train again to enjoy the spectacular views once more on our return journey. Day 5 Departure After breakfast, we make our way home. Why not add a fascinating Emmerdale tour, sure to delight soap fans! Please contact us for information. have free time to enjoy the pretty spa town of Ilkley. Day 4 Return Journey Settle - Carlisle Railway Yorkshire’s Literary Trails, Pretty Dales & Happy Valleys This fantastic tour of beautiful Yorkshire has proved to be very popular. The tour features some of Yorkshire’s most iconic spa and market towns, including Hebden Bridge, made famous by Happy Valley, and we also experience one of the best railway journeys in the world, on the spectacular Settle to Carlisle line. Our tour combines the very best of traditional Yorkshire with its world-class attractions and following in the footsteps of best loved TV programmes & literary giants!
Best Western Plus Craiglands Hotel Ilkley, Yorkshire Plus
Full of character and located within walking distance from the Yorkshire town of Ilkley, this 3-star Victorian hotel combines comfort and great facilities with a small, landscaped garden and a woodland path to Ilkley Moor. All 63 bedrooms are to a good standard and spacious, with all rooms containing a TV, hairdryer and tea/ coffee making facilities. Groups eat in the lovely feature Ballroom and there is a brasserie restaurant, bar and outside terrace, all offering plenty of seating. There is a lift to the second floor, however, due to the age of the building there are stairs to access some bedrooms. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge 4 Nights Half Board Twin from £372pp Double for Sole Use Supplement from £94 Based on Monday arrivals
Inclusions • Porterage
• Welcome tea/coffee • Choice of menu & • Tea/coffee after dinner • 2 hr return Skipton canal cruise with cream scones, tea/coffee • One way journey on Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, Haworth - Keighley • Return journey on Settle to Carlisle Railway, Skipton – Carlisle
SUNDAY 1 NIGHTER We also offer a super Sunday 1 night stay in Leeds, offering great value for money and the chance to explore the fantastic city centre.
Crowne Plaza Leeds Leeds (predicted)
The 4 star Crowne Plaza Leeds is ideally located for groups, within walking distance of the city centre and just a 15 minute drive from the M1 and M62 motorways. Bedrooms are stylish with contemporary furnishings, with each containing a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Breakfast and dinner are served in the modern restaurant, which is decorated in a contemporary style and offers classic dishes and traditional Yorkshire favourites. There is also an outdoor terrace area with the capacity to take up to 50 guests. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and gym. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Leisure facilities • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge
1 Night Half Board Twin from £72pp Double for Sole Use Supplement from £23 Based on Sunday arrivals
Inclusions • Porterage • Welcome tea/coffee • Choice of menu • Tea/coffee after dinner
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