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Yorkshire's Autumn Tints

Yorkshire's Autumn Tints

When Autumn arrives in the Yorkshire Dales a stunning array of rustic browns, gold and red provides nature's last roar before Winter


When Autumn arrives in the Yorkshire Dales a stunning array of rustic browns, gold and red provides nature's last roar before Winter

When Autumn arrives in the Yorkshire Dales the greens of summer are replaced by a stunning  array of rustic browns, gold and red – it is nature’s last roar before Winter.  The Yorkshire countryside provide some breathtaking autumnal vistas of myriad colours from trees and bracken, to late flowers and fungi. Unquestionably some of the finest upland scenery in England, with narrow roads meandering between drystone walls and a patchwork of meadows and field barns overlooked by high moorland. Together nature and people have created this special landscape of immense beauty and character.


Monday - Morning departure from Dorset with stops for refreshment, to arrive in Harrogate that afternoon. After checking in to our hotel dinner is served.

Tuesday - Join a historic train on 5 miles of heritage railway between Embsay and Bolton Abbey, enjoying beautiful scenery behind a puffing and hissing steam engine. The coach will transfer you from Bolton station to the village centre, with the opportunity to visit the Priory Church and ruins in its beautiful riverside setting. After the return train journey we shall drive up the spectacular Wharfedale passing Grassington to the waterfalls at Aysgarth in Wensleydale. These three-steeped falls on the River Ure have been a tourist attraction for over 300 years and are spectacular after rain.

Wednesday - To Castle Howard, one of Britain's most magnificent houses set in over 1000 acres of parkland - a monumental landscape that brings out the colour and drama in every season. Woodland walks, temples, lakes and formal gardens combine to form unforgettable views in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The house is a treasure trove of architecture, grand interiors and amazing collections.

Thursday - Visit Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal - "The Wonder of the North". Explore the dramatic abbey ruins and then take the stunning walk towards the water gardens to see the trees really putting on an Autumn show. Auburn Beech trees and golden Chestnuts provide shelter for the rutting wild Red Deer that live in the park. Ornamental lakes, tumbling cascades and a restored monastic watermill make this World Heritage Site a special place.

Friday - Homeward bound to return to Dorset by early evening.

B, D

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

The Kimberley Hotel, Harrogate

An elegant 4 star Victorian townhouse hotel situated conveniently near the town centre. All of the 93 guest bedrooms are individually decorated and furnished and offer every facility you would expect, including private bathroom, hairdryer, television with film channel, phone, tea tray and free wifi. The restaurant is well regarded and provides modern English and Continental homemade cuisine using fresh local ingredients.  A lift serves all floors, room service is available and the residents lounge bar is open for drinks late into the night. Always highly regarded by previous Bluebird guests.


TOUR PRICE: £425.00 Per Person


Price Includes: All coach travel, 4 nights hotel accommodation, Half board meals, E&B Rail Fare, Entry to Bolton Abbey, Entry to Castle Howard & Gardens, Entry to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, VAT.


Single Room Supplement: £90.00

Travel Insurance Premium: £22.50


Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Beaminster Area Convenient local point in Beaminster to be advised
Blandford Area Convenient local point in Blandford to be advised
Bournemouth Area Convenient point in Bournemouth to be advised
Branksome Area Convenient point in Branksome to be advised
Bridport Area Convenient local point in Bridport to be advised
Britannia Inn Britannia Inn, Fortuneswell, Portland
Charlestown The Alexandra Inn, Chickerell Road, Charlestown
Chickerell Bluebird Garage, Chickerell Road
Corfe Castle Convenient point in Corfe Castle to be advised
Courtlands Portland, Courtlands bus stop
Dorchester Top O'Town Car Park (by cafe), Dorchester
Easton Easton Square, Portland
Ferndown Area Convenient local point in Ferndown to be advised
Foords Corner Foords Corner bus stop, Wyke Regis
Jestys Avenue Bus stop end of Jestys Avenue on Littlemoor Road
Littlemead Broadwey, Littlemead bus stop (Swan Inn)
Lodmoor Hill Lodmoor Hill Bus Stop (near Post Office)
Lyme Regis Convenient local point in Lyme Regis to be advised
Lyndale bus stop Wyke Regis, Lyndale Bus Stop
Nottington Broadwey, Nottington Corner bus stop
Other Points in Dorset Phone us to discuss a convenient pick up.
Poole Area Convenient local point in Poole to be advised
Poundbury QMSE Poundbury Queen Mother Square
(Coach heading into Dorchester)
Radipole Spa Hotel bus stop, Radipole
Redlands Redlands, Opposite Garage
Ringwood Area Convenient local point in Ringwood to be advised
Rodwell Rodwell Traffic Lights, Rodwell Rd/Rodwell Ave
Sgt Bunn St Bunn Bakery, Lanehouse Rocks Road
Sherborne Area Convenient local point in Sherborne to be advised
Southwell Portland, Southwell, Opposite Eight Kings Inn
St Edmunds Church St Edmunds Church, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Johns Church Weymouth, St Johns Church, outside Dentist
St Nicholas Church St Nicholas Church, Buxton Road, Weymouth
Sturminster Newton Area Convenient point in Stur. Newton to be advised
Swanage Area Convenient local point in Swanage to be advised
To be advised To be advised - Approx. 2 weeks before travel
Upton Area Convenient local point in Upton to be advised
Value House Value House Car Park
Victoria Square Victoria Square bus stop, Portland
Wareham Area Convenient local point in Wareham to be advised
Westwey Road Westwey Rd, Magistrates Court, Weymouth
Weymouth Bluebird Weymouth, Outside Bluebird Office,
K1 bus stop
Wimborne Area Convenient local point in Wimborne to be advised
Wool Area Convenient local point in Wool to be advised
Wyke Smuggler Smugglers Inn, Wyke Regis
Yeovil Area Convenient local point in Yeovil to be advised
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