North York Moors Discovery Tour 2022

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4, 5 or 8 Days / 3, 4 or 7 Nights
Availability : September 9, 13
Start: Larpool Hall, Whitby, North Yorkshire, England
End: Larpool Hall, Whitby, North Yorkshire, England
North York Moors Discovery Tour: 3, 4 or 7 nights based at Larpool Hall, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected] to book.

A guided tour to enjoy North Yorkshire’s main attractions. The trip includes visits to Castle Howard and Yorkshire Lavender, an optional steam train ride across the North York Moors and time in the UNESCO-listed landscape gardens of Rievaulx Terrace. Visit Castle Howard – a fine stately home with extensive grounds – and Yorkshire Lavender – a family-run lavender farm. You’ll explore the charming village of Goathland – familiar to viewers of the TV series Heartbeat – and spend time in Staithes and Whitby – both of which would have been very familiar to Captain Cook.

Tour Details

Highlights:

  • Marvel at the sweeping sea views at Robin Hood’s Bay
  • Enjoy a day out on the North York Moors Railway
  • Discover the bustling market town of Pickering
  • Visit Rievaulx Abbey, looming from the depths of the Rye Valley
  • Wander through the picturesque town of Staithes
  • Explore Goathland – also known as Heartbeat country
  • Discover Castle Howard, one of Britain’s finest stately homes
  • Breathe in the floral scent at Yorkshire Lavender

Pick Up Location & TIme

Larpool Hall, Larpool Drive, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4ND (Google Map)
4:00pm – You’re welcome to check into the country house hotel from 4pm onwards.

Drop off Location & Time

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way onward.

Price Includes

  • High quality en-suite upgraded accommodation at Larpool Hall
  • Excellent food in our country house, full board (B,L,D daily)
  • The services of our knowledgeable leader, ensuring you get the most from your holiday
  • Full-day excursions with all transport on touring days in a good-quality, comfortable mini-coach
  • Admission cost for the North York Moors railway from Pickering to Grosmont

Meals

All meals from dinner on arrival day, to breakfast on departure day
  • breakfasts
  • lunches
  • dinners
  • teas

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Travel to/from the Country Hotel (The nearest railway station is Whitby)
  • Admissions (please allow approx. £10 per day for entrances)
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

Unpack Once!

Explore places of interest, beauty, heritage and wonder. Enjoy active guided sightseeing on relaxed-pace trips to revel in the history, landscapes, architecture and culture of your chosen destination. Our knowledgeable leaders will provide fascinating detail to bring it all to life. Travel between locations by mini-coach or public transport following a carefully planned itinerary.

  • Accommodation at a country house hotel
  • Full Board Meals – from dinner on arrival day to breakfast on departure day
  • Knowledgeable leader
  • Transport between locations
3 Nights Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Day

You’re welcome to check in from 4pm onwards. (D)

Accommodation: Larpool Hall

Day 2Robin Hood's Bay & Scarborough

Today we shall explore the fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay and learn about its history as a smuggler’s haven. Scarborough, a former spa town and one of England’s most popular seaside resorts, is a fascinating town to explore too, with links to the Civil War, Anne Bronte, the Pre-Raphaelites and Max Jaffa. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Larpool Hall

Day 3Helmsley & Rievaulx

We’ll start our final day by visiting the picturesque market town of Helmsley. You can visit its ruined Medieval castle and the well-kept walled gardens nearby. Next, we’ll move on to Rievaulx Terrace, one of Yorkshire’s finest 18th-century landscape gardens. The gardens are home to two temples – the Tuscan and Ionic. Stroll through the woods and out on to the grassy terrace for wonderful views down to the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey. This was once one of the largest Cistercian abbeys in England; we will visit it to see its ruined walls up close. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Larpool Hall

Day 4Departure Day

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. (B)

4 Nights Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Day

You’re welcome to check in from 4pm onwards. (D)

Accommodation: Larpool Hall

Day 2Heartbeat Country & Whitby

This morning we explore the charming village of Goathland, which for many years doubled as the fictional ‘Aidensfield’ in the TV series Heartbeat. After lunch, we’ll discover the quaint fishing village of Staithes – the former home of Captain Cook. Our journey through Whitby will provide a panoramic view of the busy harbour and abbey. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Larpool Hall

Day 3Castle Howard & Yorkshire Lavender

The magnificent 18th-century Castle Howard was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh and is widely regarded as one of England’s finest historic houses. We will have plenty of time to explore both the house and extensive grounds before travelling to Yorkshire Lavender – a family-run lavender farm. We can explore the beautiful and award-winning lavender gardens with their sweeping views over the Vale of York and enjoy a range of goodies including lavender scones, lavender cake and lavender ice-cream in the farm’s tea room. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Larpool Hall

Day 4North York Moors Railway

Today we’ll experience the beauty of the North York Moors with a whole day North York Moors Steam Railway, the most popular heritage railway in Britain. We’ll hop on and off at various stops along the route from Whitby to Pickering to make a day of it! (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Larpool Hall

Day 5Departure Day

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. (B)

7 Nights Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Day

You’re welcome to check in from 4pm onwards. (D)

Accommodation: Larpool Hall

Day 2Heartbeat Country & Whitby

This morning we explore the charming village of Goathland, which for many years doubled as the fictional ‘Aidensfield’ in the TV series Heartbeat. After lunch, we’ll discover the quaint fishing village of Staithes – the former home of Captain Cook. Our journey through Whitby will provide a panoramic view of the busy harbour and abbey. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Larpool Hall

Day 3Castle Howard & Yorkshire Lavender

The magnificent 18th-century Castle Howard was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh and is widely regarded as one of England’s finest historic houses. We will have plenty of time to explore both the house and extensive grounds before travelling to Yorkshire Lavender – a family-run lavender farm. We can explore the beautiful and award-winning lavender gardens with their sweeping views over the Vale of York and enjoy a range of goodies including lavender scones, lavender cake and lavender ice-cream in the farm’s tea room. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Larpool Hall

Day 4North York Moors Railway

Today we’ll experience the beauty of the North York Moors with a whole day North York Moors Steam Railway, the most popular heritage railway in Britain. We’ll hop on and off at various stops along the route from Whitby to Pickering to make a day of it! (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Larpool Hall

Day 5Free day

A free day for you to explore the local area or to relax in the Country House. Our Discovery Points help you make the most out of your free day. There’s plenty of maps and a selection of the best local walking routes, as well as weather forecasts and public transport options – plus details about other places to visit. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Larpool Hall

Day 6Robin Hood's Bay & Scarborough

Today we shall explore the fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay and learn about its history as a smuggler’s haven. Scarborough, a former spa town and one of England’s most popular seaside resorts, is a fascinating town to explore too, with links to the Civil War, Anne Bronte, the Pre-Raphaelites and Max Jaffa. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Larpool Hall

Day 7Helmsley & Rievaulx

We’ll start our final day by visiting the picturesque market town of Helmsley. You can visit its ruined Medieval castle and the well-kept walled gardens nearby. Next, we’ll move on to Rievaulx Terrace, one of Yorkshire’s finest 18th-century landscape gardens. The gardens are home to two temples – the Tuscan and Ionic. Stroll through the woods and out on to the grassy terrace for wonderful views down to the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey. This was once one of the largest Cistercian abbeys in England; we will visit it to see its ruined walls up close. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Larpool Hall

Day 8Departure Day

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. (B)

Dates and Prices
3 night package
Departure Dates
Per person (single or twin) Single in a double room
2022: September 13 $1,180 $1,300
4 night package
Departure Dates
Per person (single or twin) Single in a double room
2022: September 9 $1,570 $1,730
7 night package
Departure Dates
Per person (single or twin) Single in a double room
2022: September 9 $2,650 $2,930

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp) based on single/twin/double occupancy.

Supplement applied for single in a double room.

Rates are in $ CAD. Rates include room upgrade (better) and membership fees. 


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected] to book.

Ask us for the best available pricing for your dates & choice of airline. We can assist in your travel to/from the Country House.

During your Discovery Tour you’ll have the opportunity to visit many fascinating places. The following is our provisional programme, and your leader may adjust it at their discretion, taking into account factors such as weather, local opening times, or other events. This holiday includes active sightseeing and you should expect to spend lots of time on your feet.

Most admissions to places of interest are not included. Please allow up to £10 per day for admissions to all the places of interest we will be visiting. The full adult price is given but there are usually good reductions for parties and seniors. If you are a member of the National Trust, English Heritage or similar, remember to bring your card for free admission to their properties. Please bring cash as card machines are not always available at all venues.

Sometimes things happen beyond our control – the weather, traffic jams or changes at the places we visit. If we need to adjust your holiday programme, for whatever reason, your leader will help smooth the way.

Travel Details:
Address is: Larpool Hall, Larpool Drive, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4ND

By Rail:
The nearest railway station to Larpool Hall is at Whitby, However, you may find that travelling to Scarborough station is more convenient.

By Taxi:
The 2 mile journey from Whitby station takes approximately 10 minutes, with a cost of around £6 per 4 seat taxi. The 21 mile journey from Scarborough rail station takes approximately 40 minutes, with a cost of around £30 per 4 seat taxi. Please note these are 2019 prices relevant to a 4-seat taxi and should only be taken as a guide. 8-seat taxis are also available at a higher rate. Abbey Taxis, our current recommended taxi company, can confirm prices on booking. Please pre-book your taxi at least 7 days in advance by contacting:

Abbey Taxis*
Tel: +44 (0) 1947 601212
Email: [email protected]
The return taxi journey can be arranged on your behalf by the Larpool Hall Manager.
*Abbey Taxis is not owned or managed by us.

By Bus:
The 93 bus runs regularly between Scarborough station and Whitby. As you approach Whitby, alight by the Larpool Industrial Estate. From here it is an 800 metre walk to Larpool Hall.

By Car:
Most guests approach Whitby via the A171 from Teesside or the A169 from Pickering and Malton; these roads converge at a roundabout about 2 miles outside Whitby. After this roundabout and as you approach Whitby, cross another roundabout then turn right at the traffic lights signposted to Scarborough. Cross the large bridge over the River Esk, then immediately turn right into Larpool Lane. Towards the top of the hill take the  arrowing road of Larpool Drive. Larpool Hall is directly ahead at the end of this road. A free car park is available in the grounds.

Hotel Descriptions
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Larpool Hall

Escape to Whitby, whose handsome harbour and medieval streets are famously the setting for Bram Stoker’s Dracula and home to the world’s best fish and chips, for a stay in Larpool Hall. This imposing Grade II listed Georgian mansion has been part of the town for hundreds of years and has evolved to offer an updated take on traditional hospitality. The Hall retains its original grandeur and styling, while offering guests the perfect mix of contemporary comforts to deliver a large amount of atmosphere and character. Sweep up the magnificent staircase, marvel at the impressive fireplaces, watch through the large picture windows and feel yourself transported. With 29 rooms, 14 acres of attractive grounds and views over the Esk Valley, you couldn’t be better placed. Step out to explore the coast, Captain Cook country or walk on the Cleveland Way. Discover Robin Hood’s Bay and hunt for fossils or head deep into the North York Moors for a contrasting landscape carpeted in sweetly scented heather.

Address: Larpool Hall, Larpool Drive, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4ND

Room Amenities: Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

Stay in one of the Hall’s smartly presented rooms, where contemporary design touches complement the original architecture and features. With 29 bedrooms, Larpool Hall has plenty of space and there’s a range of Good, Better and Best Rooms to choose from. Choose the very spacious Room 15 on the ground floor for its lemon and grey styling, super-comfy sofa in front of a large fireplace and views across the Esk Valley. Climb to Room 2 on the first floor for similarly expansive vistas from the front of the house, or settle in under the eaves and exposed beams of beautiful Room 30 on the second floor of the house.

All ‘Good’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Better’ and ‘Best’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress, larger television, enhanced toiletries and a fluffy bathrobe & slippers.

Hotel Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, extensive garden, multi-purpose activity room, three lounges, library and board games to borrow

After a day exploring the tight and twisty streets of Whitby or the windswept headlands and smugglers’ haunts of the Yorkshire coast, come back to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. Relax outside in the pretty courtyard or stroll the 14 acres of grounds and gardens with their manicured lawns and mature trees. Grab a well-thumbed copy of Dracula and hole up in the lounge, or join fellow guests in the large ballroom with its comfy seating and central dance floor to discuss your own adventures. The small, sociable bar provides another great space in which to relax.

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