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Beamish & Whitby

4 days from £279*
Departing: September - October 2017
* Price shown: 06 October 2017 from -
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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.

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

Itinerary

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
Berkshire
Berkshire Bracknell, Chieveley Services M4, Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading, Slough, Windsor, Wokingham
Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire Amersham, Beaconsfield, Chalfont St Peter, High Wycombe
Cornwall
Cornwall Bodmin, Launceston, Liskeard, Newquay, Penzance, Redruth, Saltash, St Austell, Truro
Devon
Devon Barnstaple, Bideford, Dawlish, Exeter, Exeter Services M5, Exmouth, Honiton, Ilfracombe, Ivybridge, Newton Abbot, Okehampton, Paignton, Plymouth, Sidmouth, Tavistock, Tiverton, Torquay, Totnes
Dorset
Dorset Blandford Forum, Bournemouth, Bridport, Christchurch, Dorchester, Ferndown, Poole, Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Weymouth, Wimborne Minster
East Sussex
East Sussex Bexhill On Sea, Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Lewes, Newhaven
Hampshire
Hampshire Aldershot, Alton, Andover, Basingstoke, Cosham, Eastleigh, Fareham, Farnborough, Fleet Services M3, Fordingbridge, Havant, Petersfield, Portsmouth, Ringwood, Rownhams Services M27, Southampton, Totton And Eling, Waterlooville, Winchester, Winchester Services M3
Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire Barnet
London
London Camberwell, Ealing, Streatham, Wimbledon
Middlesex
Middlesex Enfield, Feltham, Harrow, Hendon, Hounslow, Ruislip, Uxbridge, Wembley
Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire Banbury, Bicester, Didcot, Oxford, Oxford Services M40, Witney
Somerset
Somerset Bridgwater, Bridgwater Services M5, Taunton, Yeovil
Surrey
Surrey Camberley, Croydon, Dorking, Epsom, Farnham, Godalming, Guildford, Kingston Upon Thames, Leatherhead, Redhill, Reigate, Staines, Sutton, Walton On Thames, Weybridge, Woking, Worcester Park
West Sussex
West Sussex Bognor Regis, Burgess Hill, Chichester, Crawley, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Midhurst, Pease Pottage Services A23 M23, Worthing
Wiltshire
Wiltshire Amesbury, Salisbury
Date Price From
15 September 2017
15 September 2017 £279
06 October 2017
06 October 2017 £279

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 8.4 out of 10 based on 388 reviews
(7 out of 10)

ANDREW

Broadstairs Couple
The trip itself was very good though the coach driver and tour guide were nothing special and unfortunately the hotel was poor. Service was below par and the food only average. On one evening having selected our dessert we were told after a considerable time that there was no more of our choice because they had been pre-booked, we pre-booked! The excursions made up for those points.
Confirmed traveller: 03 July 2017
Published on: 25 July 2017
(8 out of 10)

Brian

Welwyn Garden City,Herts Friends
Enjoyed the weekend but was not impressed with the " up grade" of our seating of ONE ROW in from the BACK ROW.
I could not sit in the seat booked for me as my knees were hard against the back of the seat in front of me ( me being 6'- 2") lucky for me there was a double seat just across the isle,this situation could put me off traveling with Newmarket Holidays,------ l do not have this problem with Shearings.
Brian.
Confirmed traveller: 03 July 2017
Published on: 25 July 2017