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Beamish & Whitby

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.

Beamish and Whitby Holiday 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 and Harrogate
  • The services of a Newmarket Tour Manager
  • Government taxes and service charges

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Your Itinerary

Day One: Coach travel to your Teesside area hotel

Leaving the local area in the early morning, we head towards the County Durham/Teesside area and our weekend hotel. We'll make comfort stops along the way, and should arrive at the hotel in good time for dinner.

Day Two: Travel on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway to Whitby

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: Visit Beamish Open Air Museum

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: Explore Harrogate and head home

Today we'll visit 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.

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
Dorset
Dorset Blandford Forum, Bournemouth, Poole, Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Weymouth
Hampshire
Hampshire Basingstoke, Cosham, Eastleigh, Fleet Services M3, Portsmouth, Southampton
Somerset
Somerset Taunton, Yeovil
Wiltshire
Wiltshire Salisbury

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.

Foreign Office travel advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.