Southern Yorkshire Dales Discovery Tour 2024

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8 Days / 7 Nights
Availability : June 28 and October 11
Start: Newfield Hall Country House Hotel, Southern Yorkshire Dales, England
End: Newfield Hall Country House Hotel, Southern Yorkshire Dales, England
Southern Yorkshire Dales Discovery Tour: 7 nights based at Newfield Hall, Malhamdale, North Yorkshire

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca to book.

There’s plenty to look forward to on our 7-night Southern Yorkshire Dales Discovery Tour. You’ll walk around the ruins and parkland of UNESCO-listed Fountains Abbey, visit the Roman spa town of Harrogate, and explore York’s showstealing attractions. There’s also time to stop by Brontë Parsonage, former home of the Brontë sisters, and admire the massive limestone formations at Malham Cove.

Tour Details

Highlights:

  • Spending time in the historic city of York
  • Marvel at the impressive limestone formations of Malham Cove
  • Discovering the charming spa town of Harrogate
  • Visiting UNESCO-listed Fountains Abbey
  • Exploring the Brontë Parsonage Museum
  • Staying in the comfort of our country house

Pick Up Location & TIme

Newfield Hall, Airton, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 4AA (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 Newfield 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

Meals

All meals from dinner on arrival day, to breakfast on departure day
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches
  • 7 dinners
  • 1 tea

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Travel to/from the Country Hotel (The most convenient train station is at Skipton. Gargrave station is closer, but there is no taxi service from this station.)
  • 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

All our carefully-curated itineraries are designed by our experts. While we make every effort to adhere to the described itinerary, we may take alternative routes or adapt the running order for weather and/or operational reasons.

On each Discovery day, you will be walking roughly 3-5 miles (5-8km) throughout the course of the day as you explore the venues and locations we visit. You’ll also be hopping on and off the coach throughout – you should expect to spend the majority of the day on your feet. Most of this walking will be at attractions but some may be across country tracks or footpaths so be sure to bring sturdy shoes. There will also be stairs to climb in the majority of the venues you visit, though other more accessible options may be available. At some venues, there may also be uneven surfaces, such as cobbles or rocky paths.

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Day

You’re welcome to check in from 4pm onwards where you’ll have a complimentary cream tea to tuck in to. (D, T)

Accommodation: Newfield Hall

Day 2Around Malham

Our week starts with a day out closer to home to get our bearings. We’ll venture out to Malham village to start, before wandering our way out to spectacular Malham Cove. From here, we continue to Kirkby Malham for a short stop and then to the market town of Skipton for the afternoon where you have the opportunity to visit Skipton Castle – one of the best-preserved medieval castles in England. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Newfield Hall

Day 3Ilkley & Harewood House

This morning is packed with nostalgia as we visit Ilkley Toy Museum, home to a huge range of toys and games spanning the centuries, from Ancient Greece up to the present day. Our afternoon is spent at one of England’s Treasure Houses, Harewood House. As well as the house, there are acres of gardens, parkland, and woodland to explore. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Newfield Hall

Day 4Free day

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. A free day for you to explore the local area using the Discovery Point or relax in the Country House. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Newfield Hall

Day 5Fountains Abbey & Grassington

Today we venture to the ancient ruins and elegant gardens at Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden. The parkland and ruins are a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, and rightly so. The two parts come together to create a spectacular landscape. Later, we’ll stop off at the market town of Grassington which stars as the village of Darrowby in All Creatures Great & Small, and home to a vibrant community in its own right. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Newfield Hall

Day 6Haworth & Saltaire

We’ll delve deeper into the heritage of the Yorkshire Dales today with a visit to the quirky village of Haworth where there’s the option of visiting the Brontë Parsonage Museum which was home to the famous literary family for over 40 years, the Keighley & Worth steam railway, exploring the many craft shops and cafes, or taking a stroll along a section of the Railway Children Walk. Later, we shall continue to Saltaire, a hub of industrial heritage. We’ll tour the area on foot in the company of a specialist guide before enjoying some time at Salts Mill to round off the day. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Newfield Hall

Day 7Harrogate & York

We’ll begin your final day with a stop in the market town of Harrogate, home of Bettys Tea Room and plenty more besides. After a little while here, we’ll continue onto the mighty and historic city of York where there is so much to see and do. We shall start with a group visit to York Minster before enjoying some free time in the city to round off the day. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Newfield Hall

Day 8Departure Day

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

Dates and Prices
Departure Dates Per person (single or twin) Single in a double room
2024: June 28 $2,870 $3,150
2024: October 11 $2,640 $2,920

Pricing

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

Supplement applied for single in a double room.

Rates include room upgrade (premium) and membership fees. 

Rates are in $ CAD.


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca 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: Newfield Hall, Airton, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 4AA

By Train:
The most convenient train station is at Skipton. Gargrave station is closer, but there is no taxi service from this station.

By Taxi:
The 8½ mile journey from Skipton to Newfield Hall can be made by taxi. You can pre-book a taxi from our recommended taxi company, Station Taxis. As a gide price, it cost £14 per 4-seat taxi in 2019. 8-seat taxis are also available at a higher rate. Please pre-book your taxi at least 7 days in advance by contacting:

Station Taxis*
Tel: +44 (0) 1756 700777
Email: stationtaxis@hotmail.co.uk
The return taxi journey can be arranged on your behalf by the Newfield Hall Manager.
*Station Taxis is not owned or managed by us.

By Car:
From the south, follow the A65 from Skipton to Gargrave. Leave the A65 by Eshton Road, signposted to Malham and pass Eshton Hall on the right. Newfield Hall is approx 2½ miles further on, on the right and before the village of Airton. Look out for our sign.

From the north, exit the M6 at junction 36 and take the A65 towards Skipton. In Coniston Cold village take a sharp left into a narrow road between houses, signposted to St Peters Church and Bell Busk and Malham. Pass under a railway viaduct, then after a mile bear right over a small bridge. After a further mile turn right at the junction, cross the narrow bridge then shortly after turn left through the gateway onto the drive of Newfield Hall. Look out for our sign.

There is free parking with the grounds of Newfield Hall.

Hotel Description
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Newfield Hall

Situated close to Malham in South Yorkshire’s portion of the famous Dales, Newfield Hall offers country-pile atmosphere amid beautiful rural surroundings. A grand country house, this stately, storied property retains many of its original nineteenth century features, from the grand entrance to the sweeping staircase inside. The Hall has 48 bedrooms, as well as two cosy lounges and an elegant bar, providing guests with a laid-back and unstuffy retreat with a generous sprinkling of style. The Dales and countryside on the doorstep are a rambler’s paradise, with easy access to Malham Cove and its deeply indented limestone pavement, Gordale Scar and Pen y Ghent as well as the pretty villages of Grassington and Kettlewell.

Address: Newfield Hall, Airton, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 4AA

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

Stay in one of the main building’s beautifully presented rooms or in the tastefully converted Courtyard rooms, which have been reimagined as pretty bedrooms, where pops of mustard contrast with the blue and teal furnishings. With 48 bright and well-appointed rooms, Newfield Hall is one of our largest properties and there’s a range of ‘Classic’, ‘Premium’ and ‘Superior’ rooms to choose from: we love rooms 3 and 6, both of which are large corner rooms containing original features, with large bay windows overlooking the gardens and beyond the pristine farmland, hills, and yes, dales, of this picturesque pocket of Yorkshire: make use of the telescope trained through the window of Room 6 to scour the countryside for trails to explore.

Premium Rooms are more spacious en-suite guest rooms. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee-making facilities, toiletries (hand wash, shampoo, body lotion, shower gel), and a 32-inch TV. Extras include bathrobes, slippers, and comfortable mattresses.

Hotel Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, walled garden, putting green, heated indoor swimming pool, multi-purpose activity room, ballroom, library and board games to borrow

After a day exploring, return to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. Once settled, stroll the large gardens and gaze out over the Yorkshire Dales, or try your hand on the putting green. Slip in to the heated indoor swimming pool to soak while still being able to look out over the gardens. Make use of the activity room or simply retreat to one of the lounges: grab a book and curl up in the stylish Ingleborough Lounge or pull up a chair and challenge someone to cards and board games in the smart Pen-y-Ghent Lounge. Stop in the Heritage Room for inspiration at our helpful Discovery Point and look out for our founder T A Leonard’s boots, long since retired and sat on the mantlepiece. Pop in to the stylish bar before dinner for a pint of excellent local ale or a favourite gin, pausing to admire the maps set into the bar itself, and retire there later to strike up conversation with other guests and swap stories of your adventures in the Dales.

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