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Yuletide Yorkshire

Yuletide Yorkshire

The magical Christmas Fair in York and the flamboyant Christmas decorations of Castle Howard - Yorkshire does Christmas on a grand scale!


The magical Christmas Fair in York and the flamboyant Christmas decorations of Castle Howard - Yorkshire does Christmas on a grand scale!

When Yorkshire does Christmas it does it on a grand scale. In keeping with the breathtaking Yorkshire scenery and its perfectly preserved history and heritage, Yuletide in Yorkshire is something really rather special. Drawing on long held traditions the county comes alive during the wonderful winter months – bustling with activity, covered in twinkling lights with Christmas gifts and treats galore.  The city of York, a delight at any time of year, becomes even more magical as it hosts a spectacular Christmas Fair transforming into a magical medieval festive fairytale. Nearby Castle Howard, one of Britain’s most magnificent stately homes, pulls out all the stops with its flamboyantly decorated state rooms, live Christmas music and unique festive ambience beautifully lit by fire and candlelight.


Sunday - Morning departure from Dorset via motorways with stops for refreshment as appropriate, to arrive at Burn Hall late afternoon. Check-in and settle-in with 3 course dinner to follow.

Monday - To the medieval city of York and the delights of its iconic Christmas Fair. Meander through magical market stalls in a truly special shopping experience featuring handcrafted gifts, yule themed Yorkshire foods, scents of spiced mulled wine, funfairs and twinkling lights. The attractions of the city need no introduction, from the Railway museum to the largest cathedral north of the Alps - York will divert, distract and amuse all day long. Back at the hotel after dinner we are treated to an evening quiz.

Tuesday - A scenic drive via Thirsk and ascending The Sutton Bank - the view from the Visitor Centre is said to be "the finest in England". Continue over the Hambleton Hills into the picturesque village of Helmsley, its market square is surrounded by small shops, cafes and pubs - stay for lunch. This afternoon to Castle Howard, the magnificent 18th century historic house set in 1000 acres of landscaped parkland - it is lavishly decorated for Christmas. A host of angles and cherubs will descend, flamboyant floral creations and unique festive decorations surprise, an awe-inspiring dressed Christmas tree, live music, indoor market and festive treats - amazing!

Wednesday - A fond Yorkshire farewell from our hosts as we head homeward, to arrive back in Dorset early evening.

B, D

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner


Set in the heart of rural Yorkshire and conveniently situated just 20 minutes north of the city of York, you are assured a warm welcome and attentive service at this Best Western member hotel. Bedrooms are tastefully decorated and come well equipped with private bathroom, free toiletries, hairdryer, phone, television, tea tray, desk/seating, iron/board and free wifi.  All are accessible by lift. Bensons Restaurant provides traditional British cuisine with the emphasis on homemade Yorkshire specialties and the adjacent Bensons Bar is a comfortable place to relax and discuss the days sightseeing.  The energetic can make use of a well equipped fitness room or the surrounding 8 acres of parkland provide opportunity for a stroll.


TOUR PRICE: £319.00 Per Person

Price Includes: All coach travel, 3 nights hotel accommodation, Half board meals, Entry to Castle Howard, VAT.


Single room supplement: £50.00

Travel Insurance Premium: £18.50 per person


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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