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Beautiful Yorkshire - Short Break Tours
(This is just a sample route - with your car we can provide a marked up Road Map plus full guide including postcodes for SatNav identification.)
Coxwold - Kilburn - Byland - Ampleforth - Helmsley - Hutton le Hole - Pickering - Thornton Dale - Malton - Castle Howard
The printed guide notes contain details about many of the interesting North York Moors places and sites you may wish to visit, many of which are noted on a colour-coded road map provided, conveniently identified by post code so that if you have a SatNav it will be easy to plan the detail of your route. The guide notes are divided into sections covering House and Gardens, Castle and Abbeys and Other miscellaneous attractions. They also include contact references for suggested B&B's, guest houses and hotels near each of site.
The suggested route above starts from our base and will take you through or near to -
- Coxwold - (Shandy Hall where Laurence Sterne wrote Tristram Shandy and Newburgh Priory)
- Kilburn - (home of the famous Mouse Man furniture workshops, "Thompson of Kilburn")
- Byland Abbey - (famous Cistercian Abbey ruins)
- Ampleforth - A working abbey of Benedictine monks and a well nkown public school
- Helmsley and Duncombe Park - (well known Market Town on the River Rye)
- Rievaulx Abbey - (spectacular abbey ruins)
- Hutton le Hole moorland village with sheep grazing in the centre and home to the excellent folk museum
- Pickering - (gateway to the N. Yorks Moors proper and start of the North York Moors Railway)
- Thornton Dale with its beautiful stream running through the village and hom to Mathewsons Classic car garage and museum.
- Malton - (a gem of a market town, and for those interested in classic cars the sales rooms of the Classic & Sportscar Centre, formerly Grundy Mack, are nearby)
- Castle Howard - ("One of the World's Top Ten Greatest Mansions and Grand Houses", still home of the Howard family for whom it was built in the early 18th century Well know as the location for the TV and film versions of "Brideshead Revisited")
It is possible to do this tour in a day, but that would be a shame. It would mean missing much of what the North York Moors have to offer - the chance to "get away from it all", to slow down and relax and stop to enjoy some of the attractions. Also this suggestion misses out on many other attractions including spectacular Rosedale, Goathland ( aka Aidensfield in Heartbeat ), the Flamingoland fun Park and fish & chips in Whitby. The printed guide notes with your car will provide far more information about what makes the North York Moors so special.
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