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0330 160 7700
9am - 7pm

Beamish & Whitby

4 days from £279*
Departing: April - October 2017
* Price shown: 15 September 2017 from - - BOA

England's nostalgic North East

England's nostalgic North East

Discover a region of stunning scenery and fascinating history. On this wonderful, great-value weekend break you'll visit Whitby, step back in time at Beamish Open Air Museum, and ride the steam-hauled North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

Discover a region of stunning scenery and fascinating history. On this wonderful, great-value weekend break you'll visit Whitby, step back in time at Beamish Open Air Museum, and ride the steam-hauled North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Coach travel throughout
  • Three nights' dinner, bed and English breakfast accommodation at the St George's Hotel, Darlington (or similar)
  • Entry to the Beamish Open Air Museum
  • A ride on the North Yorks Moor Railway
  • Visits to Whitby, Harrogate and Richmond
  • The services of a Newmarket Tour Manager
  • Government taxes and service charges

Single rooms are available for a supplement


Day One

Leaving the local area in the early morning, we head to Harrogate. Discover the graceful architecture, colourful gardens and shopping of this vibrant town, which also boasts a thriving cafe culture.

Don't miss world-famous Betty's Cafe Tea Rooms, which offers a staggering choice of breads, cakes and chocolates as well as 50 different teas and coffees. In the late afternoon we'll continue to our hotel, arriving in good time for dinner.

Day Two

This morning we head to Grosmont for a journey on one of the longest preserved lines in the UK - the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. We'll ride through farmland, forests and heather-clad moors, and past pretty villages, following George Stephenson's original 1836 route to Pickering.

We will spend the afternoon in the seaside town of Whitby. Explore the bustling lanes leading down to the harbourside, visit the Captain Cook Memorial Museum or simply enjoy the views. The really energetic may like to climb the 199 steps to the abbey ruins and St Mary's Church, which is said to have inspired Bram Stoker to write "Dracula".

Day Three

After a full English breakfast, we'll head to Beamish Open Air Museum. Set in 300 acres of beautiful countryside, this award-winning museum vividly recreates life in the North in the early 1800s and 1900s.

Spend a fascinating day strolling the cobbled streets of the market town (complete with shops, school, sweet factory and dentist), discovering early 19th-century rural life at Pockerley Manor and the full-size, working replicas of a 'lost locomotive' and Stephenson's Locomotive No 1 at the 1825 Pockerley Waggonway. Visit the Colliery Village drift mine, and see a working pre-WW1 farm at Home Farm.

Day Four

Today we'll visit the historic market town of Richmond, with its Norman castle, Georgian architecture and large cobbled market place. After time to explore, shop and perhaps have lunch we'll begin the journey home, arriving in the mid to late evening.
Departure county Pick-up points
Meet At Port
Meet At Port Dover Port, Hull Port
Bedfordshire Bedford, Luton, Toddington Services M1
Berkshire Bracknell, Chieveley Services M4, Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading, Slough, Wokingham
Bristol Bristol
Buckinghamshire Amersham, High Wycombe, Milton Keynes
Cambridgeshire Cambridge, Ely, Huntingdon, Peterborough, St Neots, Wisbech
Cheshire Altrincham, Chester, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Knutsford Services M6, Macclesfield, Northwich, Poplar 2000 Services M6 M56, Runcorn, Sale, Stockport, Warrington, Wilmslow
Clwyd Colwyn Bay, Llandudno, Mold, Queensferry, Rhyl, Wrexham
Cornwall Bodmin, Launceston, Liskeard, Penzance, Redruth, Saltash, St Austell, Truro
Derbyshire Derby, Ilkeston
Devon Barnstaple, Bideford, Dawlish, Exeter, Exeter Services M5, Exmouth, Honiton, Ivybridge, Newton Abbot, Okehampton, Paignton, Plymouth, Tavistock, Tiverton, Torquay, Totnes
Dorset Blandford Forum, Bournemouth, Bridport, Christchurch, Dorchester, Ferndown, Poole, Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Weymouth, Wimborne Minster
Dyfed Carmarthen, Haverfordwest, Llanelli
East Sussex
East Sussex Bexhill On Sea, Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Newhaven
East Riding Of Yorkshire
East Riding Of Yorkshire Beverley, Hessle, Hull
Essex Barking, Basildon, Benfleet, Billericay, Braintree, Brentwood, Chalkwell, Chelmsford, Clacton On Sea, Colchester, Hadleigh, Harlow, Leigh On Sea, Romford, Saffron Walden, Southend On Sea, The Elms, Thorpe Bay, Thurrock Services M25, Westcliff On Sea, Witham
Gloucestershire Cheltenham, Cirencester, Dursley, Gloucester, Stroud, Tewkesbury
Gwent Abergavenny, Chepstow, Cwmbran, Magor Services M4, Newport
Gwynedd Bangor
Hampshire Aldershot, Andover, Basingstoke, Cosham, Eastleigh, Fareham, Farnborough, Fleet Services M3, Havant, Portsmouth, Ringwood, Southampton, Totton And Eling, Waterlooville, Winchester, Winchester Services M3
Herefordshire Hereford
Hertfordshire Birchanger Green Services M11, Bishops Stortford, Hemel Hempstead, Hertford, Hitchin, Letchworth, South Mimms Services A1 M, St Albans, Stevenage, Waltham Cross, Watford, Welwyn Garden City
Kent Ashford, Bexleyheath, Bromley, Canterbury, Chatham, Dartford, Deal, Dover, Folkestone, Gillingham, Gravesend, Herne Bay, Maidstone, Maidstone Services M20, Margate, Orpington, Ramsgate, Rochester, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Saltwood Services M20, Sevenoaks, Sittingbourne, Swanley, Tonbridge
Lancashire Accrington, Ashton Under Lyne, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Burnley, Bury, Chorley, Eccles, Lancaster, Leigh, Manchester, Middleton, Oldham, Preston, Prestwich, Rawtenstall, Rochdale, Wigan
Leicestershire Coalville, Donington Park Services M1, Hinckley, Leicester, Leicester Forest Services M1, Loughborough, Market Harborough
Lincolnshire Boston, Cleethorpes, Gainsborough, Grantham, Grantham Services A1, Grimsby, Lincoln, Louth, Scunthorpe, Sleaford, Stamford
London Camberwell, Ealing, Eltham, Lewisham, Streatham, Wimbledon
Merseyside Birkenhead, Liverpool, Southport, St Helens
Mid Glamorgan
Mid Glamorgan Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Pontypridd, Sarn Services M4, Swansea
Middlesex Enfield, Feltham, Harrow, Hendon, Hounslow, Ruislip, Uxbridge
Norfolk Dereham, Fakenham, Great Yarmouth, Kings Lynn, Norwich, Thetford, Wymondham
Northamptonshire Corby, Kettering, Northampton, Rushden, Wellingborough
Nottinghamshire Hucknall, Mansfield, Newark, Nottingham, Sutton In Ashfield
Oxfordshire Abingdon, Banbury, Bicester, Didcot, Oxford, Oxford Services M40, Witney
South Glamorgan
South Glamorgan Cardiff, Cardiff West Services M4
Shropshire Shrewsbury, Telford
Somerset Bath, Bridgwater, Bridgwater Services M5, Clevedon, Frome, Glastonbury, Gordano Services M5, Shepton Mallet, Taunton, Weston Super Mare, Yeovil
Staffordshire Burton Upon Trent, Cannock, Keele Services M6, Lichfield, Newcastle Under Lyme, Stafford, Stoke On Trent, Tamworth, Uttoxeter
Suffolk Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Lowestoft, Newmarket, Stowmarket, Sudbury
Surrey Camberley, Croydon, Epsom, Guildford, Kingston Upon Thames, Leatherhead, Redhill, Reigate, Staines, Sutton, Walton On Thames, Weybridge, Woking, Worcester Park
West Midlands
West Midlands Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Halesowen, Solihull, Stourbridge, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton
West Sussex
West Sussex Burgess Hill, Crawley, East Grinstead, Horsham, Pease Pottage Services A23 M23, Worthing
Warwickshire Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Rugby, Warwick
West Glamorgan
West Glamorgan Neath, Port Talbot, Swansea City
Wiltshire Amesbury, Chippenham, Leigh Delamere Services M4, Salisbury, Swindon, Trowbridge
Worcestershire Bromsgrove, Evesham, Hopwood Services M42, Kidderminster, Malvern Link, Redditch, Worcester
Date Price From Code
21 April 2017
21 April 2017 £279.00 NB7BOA01
19 May 2017
19 May 2017 £279.00 NB7BOA01
26 May 2017
26 May 2017 £279.00 NB7BOA01
09 June 2017
09 June 2017 £279.00 NB7BOA01
23 June 2017
23 June 2017 £279.00 NB7BOA01
30 June 2017
30 June 2017 £279.00 NB7BOA01
21 July 2017
21 July 2017 £279.00 NB7BOA01
15 September 2017
15 September 2017 £279.00 NB7BOA01
22 September 2017
22 September 2017 £279.00 NB7BOA01
06 October 2017
06 October 2017 £279.00 NB7BOA01

St George's Hotel 

You will be staying in the comfortable St George's Hotel, Darlington.

St George's Hotel 

You will be staying in the comfortable St George's Hotel, Darlington.

Further Information

Changes to your itinerary

In the unlikely event of a steam locomotive breaking down on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, we reserve the right to substitute the engine with a diesel locomotive. Occasionally we may also have to swap Days Two and Three around.

Coach seating arrangements

Your seats on the main coach will be allocated for you in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible. Your Tour Manager or driver will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)

Joining your holiday

Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.

Meal arrangements

Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.

Triple rooms

The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Beamish & Whitby reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Beamish & WhitbyScores 8.5 out of 10 based on 319 reviews
(10 out of 10)


Bristol Couple
Great little minibreak. We thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish
Confirmed traveller: 10 October 2016
Published on: 22 October 2016
(8 out of 10)


Swanley, Kent Couple
Feeder taxi was late due to traffic which made us three quarters of an hour late leaving for our holiday. We felt we went too long between stops while travelling trying to make up time. Four hours is a long time to go without a stop. Hotel was pleasant and staff were very nice, but the quality of the food could have been better. The excursions were very good except for some passengers wanting to leave for home earlier than was planned due to the length of their forwarding journey from Dartford.
Confirmed traveller: 26 September 2016
Published on: 18 October 2016
(7 out of 10)


Folkestone Couple
Could not understand why we had to go into the heart of Dartford in feeder coach to meet with main coach,which took nearly an hour, from the M25 to town centre we then had to wait a further period an hour and a quarter for main coach to arrive ,on boarding we we're then informed that driver had to have a break.
stopped in Thurrock services, who struggled to cope with refreshment demands ( overhaul not a good start to holiday break)
The Hotel,the St George was basic but clean,rather tired looking,inside and out
With minor improvements such as daily papers,improved food menu (very school
dinnerish) plus replacement of the 1950 infamous toaster
It would it would have been far more enjoyable.
Confirmed traveller: 26 September 2016
Published on: 18 October 2016
(9 out of 10)


Herne Bay Couple
Altogether Very good, tour manager excelent, driver & coach very good. The only tiresome thing is the pick ups & drop offs , it would be good if feeder coaches could meet main coach at Medway services, get loads of traffic going through the towns.
Confirmed traveller: 26 September 2016
Published on: 18 October 2016
(10 out of 10)


gravesend Couple
Altogether ok, could have done with a ground floor room at the hotel (no lift) age and condition of us both was mentioned on the booking form. the only other point is that the air conditioning on the coach could have monitored more closely, it was not possible to adjust the flow of the cold air from seating position, therefor it could not be turned on or of as required per position on the coach wereas the passengers in the rear (over the engine) were hot the rest of us had to wear coats or and hats to stay warm, this only happened on the outward journey and seemed to be sorted for the rest of the holiday.
Confirmed traveller: 26 September 2016
Published on: 06 October 2016