Yorkshire Heritage Railways
All railway images credited to Chris J Parker
Our Yorkshire Railways tour is based in York, a city full of railway history and heritage. From here we will take excursions to enjoy trips on two different railways in Yorkshire - the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. Yorkshire Blue Badge Tour Guides will accompany you to ensure you see as much of our Yorkshire landscape as possible while experiencing all things railway related!
Day 1 – Friday
We gather at our hotel in York at 10.30 am for a welcome meeting and introduction to your fellow travellers. We then embark on a ‘George Hudson’ walking tour concentrating on the heritage and growth of the Railways in York, looking at key sites such as York’s first railway station within the city walls and ending up at the world famous National Railway Museum. Here we can see the newly renovated Flying Scotsman which made a historic return to York in February 2016. After exploring the exhibits, also including a Japanese Bullet Train, we will retreat to the sumptuous surroundings of the Countess of York railway carriage for a delicious afternoon tea. The rest of the afternoon and evening is then free for you to explore the medieval streets, snickleways and shops of York where you will also find many restaurants.
Day 2 – Saturday
After breakfast we will board our coach and head off to the pretty market town of Pickering in the North York Moors National Park where we will board the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and travel through the scenic Moors to the historic port of Whitby for the day. In Whitby we will embark on a guided walking tour of the town where we will hear tales of Dracula, Captain James Cook and St Hilda of Whitby Abbey followed by a Fish and Chip lunch at the famous Magpie Café on the waterfront. On our return journey to Pickering we will enjoy an afternoon tea picnic provided by The Whitby Deli.
Day 3 – Sunday
Today we are heading to the West Riding of Yorkshire for some guided scenic touring and taking a trip on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway made famous by the filming of ‘The Railway Children’ back in 1970! A trip to this part of the world would not be complete without a visit to the Bronte Parsonage where will we will hear about the famous writing sisters, Anne, Emily and Charlotte Bronte. There will be time to explore the cobbled streets and shops of Haworth village before stopping for a late lunch/early supper prior to heading back to York for around 6 pm.
Our package includes two nights bed and breakfast at the Monkbar Hotel, York City Centre
Afternoon tea at the Countess of York, fish and chip lunch in Whitby, Whitby Deli afternoon tea box, late lunch on Sunday 14th
North Yorkshire Moors Railway ticket, Keighley and Worth Valley Railway ticket
Entrance to the Railway Museum in York, entrance to the Bronte Parsonage Museum
Transport on Saturday and Sunday
Guided walking tour on Friday
Accompanied by Yorkshire Blue Badge Tour Guides
Package Price: Twin or double - £440 per person, Single £540
If you wish to stay an extra night on either the Wednesday or the Sunday please let us know and we will arrange this for you.
If you wish to be accompanied from the railway station on foot please let us know.
We will confirm the prices for the extras to you on request.
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Please note once we have sufficient numbers we will confirm your application to you.