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York and Castle Howard at Christmas

November 25, 2024

York and Castle Howard at Christmas

Visit Castle Howard, impressively dressed for Christmas with a festive theme.The St Nicholas Christmas Fayre in York brings the city alive, and we visit the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.

Monday 25th – Friday 29th November 2024

Tour Price £589.00
Single supplement £114.00

Tour includes:

o Four nights dinner, bed & breakfast
o Three course menu
o Tea/coffee after dinnero Full English breakfast
o All coach travel
o Admission to Castle Howard at Christmas
o Morning coffee at The Goatland Hotel
o Escorted throughout

DAY I Today we set off towards York, our home for the next four nights, with stops en route for coffee and lunch, and arriving in time to settle in before dinner.

DAY 2 After a leisurely breakfast we travel to Castle Howard to experience the lavishly decorated grand interiors of the 18th century family mansion. Marvel at the theatrically installed lighting and projections around the house, with over 300 baubles hanging from the breath-taking 25 foot Christmas tree in the Great Hall. Complete your Christmas at Castle Howard experience with special mementos from the Bauble Emporium, or treat yourself to toasted marshmallows in the twinkly Courtyard.

DAY 3 This morning, head out after breakfast to Goathland, a small, traditional moors village set in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.We will have morning coffee at The Goathland Hotel, which featured in the period television series Heartbeat, doubling as The Aidensfield Arms’, and then make our way to the picturesque fishing port of Whitby, famous for its fish and chips, with an ancient abbey and stunning coastline. The ruins of the I3th-century abbey are fascinating, and for the more energetic, the views from the top are well worth the climb.We later return to our hotel through the wild, heather-clad North Yorkshire Moors National Park.

DAY 4 Today, the whole day is free to discover the beautiful city ofYork.The magical St Nicholas Christmas Fayre will be in full swing, as Victorian costumed characters parade through the centre, carol singers entertain, and market stalls filled with Christmas gifts, decorations and delicious treats tempt the senses. Find local crafts in the “Made in Yorkshire” yuletide village in decorated wooden chalets.As well as the Christmas Fayre,York is also full of wonderful attractions including the Minster, the National Railway Museum, The Chocolate Story, and the JORVIK Viking Centre – and Little Shambles is an absolute delight. Why not hop on the sightseeing tour bus for an audio guided tour of the city, its heritage and attractions?

DAY 5 We head for home today, taking some festive cheer back with us on will stop en route for coffee and lunch, and arrive back in the early evening.

Mercure York Fairfield Manor

Set in six acres of private grounds | Tranquil location | Lift to most bedrooms

18th Century Georgian manor house | Tea/coffee in room | Wi-Fi

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