York, the Dales & Brontë Country

Literary heroines & historic sights

September 2 - September 6, 2024

Welcome to the Yorkshire Dales

For dramatic summits, spectacular countryside, and literary history, it doesn’t get more stunning than the Yorkshire Dales. Staying at Newfield Hall near the village of Malham, we’ll get to appreciate the enchanting landscape that inspired Emily Brontë to write ‘Wuthering Heights’. We will also visit the Brontë Parsonage, the former home of the famous sisters in the quaint village of Haworth. We’ll spend time in the charming spa town of Harrogate, where you might want to indulge in an authentic English afternoon tea and cake at the renowned Bettys Tea Rooms, before topping off our trip with a visit to York, one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Britain, where you’ll be bowled over by the breathtaking architecture of the magnificent York Minster.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the UNESCO-listed Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden
  • Discover the historic village of Saltaire and Salts Mill
  • Visit the magnificent York Minster
  • Learn more about the literary sisters at the Brontë Parsonage Museum
  • Explore Grassington, the beating heart of the Yorkshire Dales
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  • Dates & Prices

    September 2 - September 6, 2024 (5 days)

    Standard Blind Price: 849 GBP Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: 699 GBP Book Now

    York Cathedral, an impressive gothic building with many towers, spires and long stained glass windows. It has intricate detail in the architecture.
  • A traditional British windowed red telephone box with a small gold royal crest on the top stands to the right. On the left is a black sign post pointing in different directions including the Brontë Parsonage and Railway Station. Behind is an old stone public house.

    What's Included

    • 4 star accommodation
    • Cream tea on arrival
    • All breakfasts, all lunches, all dinners
    • Specified excursions
    • Services of local guides
    • Services of a Traveleyes tour manager
  • Excursions

    • Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden
    • Brontë Parsonage Museum
    • Saltaire guided tour
    • York Minster
    The colourful landscape of Haworth moor covered in green grasses and purple heather.

Below is the itinerary for the holiday. Please click each day for more information.

Monday 2nd September

We’ll meet at Newfield Hall, our characterful country house accommodation for the duration of our stay. Built in 1855, this baronial mansion sits in two acres of grounds near the village of Malham at the southern base of Yorkshire Dales National Park. In 2023, the house received a VisitEngland ROSE award for exceptional service.

We’ll check in from 4pm onwards and get to know each other over a delicious cream tea. There will then be time for an introductory stroll around the house and gardens.

Cream tea and dinner Included. Overnight at Newfield Hall.

Tuesday 3rd September

We’ll visit Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to the country’s largest monastic ruins. The adjacent water garden created by John Aislabie in 1718 impresses with ornamental lakes, canals, temples, cascades, and several follies.

Later, we’ll stop off at the market town of Grassington which was transformed into the fictional market town of Darrowby for Channel 5’s ‘All Creatures Great and Small’.

Breakfast, packed lunch, and dinner included. Overnight at Newfield Hall.

Wednesday 4th September

We’ll visit the village of Haworth, home to the Brontë Parsonage Museum. This family home turned museum is a must-do for literature fans.

We later continue to Saltaire, a UNESCO World Heritage Site founded by industrialist and philanthropist, Titus Salt. Led by a specialist guide, we’ll tour the village on foot before spending time at Salts Mill – a former textile mill converted into a fabulous art gallery, shopping and restaurant complex.

Breakfast, packed lunch, and dinner included. Overnight at Newfield Hall.

Thursday 5th September

We’ll start our final day in Harrogate, the charming spa town most famous for its Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate Turkish Baths, and Betty’s – the renowned café established in 1919 which offers delicious cakes and afternoon tea. We’ll then continue to York, the historic walled city packed with attractions including the National Railway Museum, Jorvik Viking Centre, and York Dungeon. We’ll enjoy a group visit to the magnificent York Minster before spending the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast, packed lunch, and dinner included. Overnight at Newfield Hall.

Friday 6th September

After breakfast we depart Newfield Hall at leisure.

Breakfast included.