From Byron to Bronte, discover the homes of some of our literary greats on this excellent holiday to Yorkshire, as well as the history of an abbey destroyed by one of our most notorious kings, Henry VIII
Founded as a monastic house in the late 12th century, Newstead Abbey is a beautiful historic house set in acres of garden and parkland, and was also home to poet Lord Byron
Fountains Abbey & Ripon
Fountains Abbey dates back 900 years and was an active monastery until Henry VIII ordered its destruction. As well as the abbey ruins, you can also explore the 18th century Studley Royal Water Gardens which have UNESCO World Heritage status. We continue to Ripon for some free time
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway & Bronte Parsonage Museum
We begin the day with a relaxing steam train journey through the Worth Valley countryside, and discover the filming location of 1970 film The Railway Children. We continue to Haworth for a visit to the Bronte Parsonage Museum before enjoying free time
On our homeward journey we enjoy an extended visit to Newark. The town sits on the river Trent and there is plenty to see and do, including the ruins of Newark Castle & Gardens
The Cedar Court Hotel is a 4-star grand historic building looking out over the 200 acre Stray parkland, a short walk in to Harrogate town centre. It offers ensuite bedrooms and restaurant with choice menu, gym facilities and has lift access as well as ground floor rooms.