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Magnificent Yorkshire

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Magnificent Yorkshire

7 Days

Set within the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, and staying on a 3,000 acre Estate with a wondrous mix of rolling meadow pastures, ancient woodland, heather moorland, wild reservoirs and meandering rivers, this Yorkshire experience delivers a holiday of a lifetime.

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ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS



Dream Escape’s Magnificent Yorkshire Programme can include the following:

An unforgettable private foraging expedition around the Broughton Hall Estate.

A private tour of York Minster – the largest Gothic church north of the Alps and its central tower is visible for miles and at over 70 metres high. Tours can include a crypt passage tour and hidden minster tour.

A ride on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, known for its role in the original film version of “The Railway Children”, the celebrated novel written by Edith Nesbit.

A visit to the ruined farmhouse near Haworth said to have been the inspiration for Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights. Explore Brontë Waterfalls and Brontë Bridge, widely thought to be the sisters’ favourite places to admire the peaceful countryside.

An evening of folklore and story telling around an atmospheric and enchanting fire pit on the Broughton Hall Estate.

Visit the spectacular ruins of Fountains Abbey, a Cistercian Abbey that was destroyed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries under Henry VIII. The largest and best surviving of their kind in England.

Skipton Castle– One of the best-preserved medieval castles in England steeped in history. The enchanting Tudor courtyard and the gatehouse only hint at the splendour which is revealed as you enter the castle grounds. Visit the Banqueting Hall, Kitchen, the Bedchamber and Privy Chamber and perhaps climb from the depths of the Dungeon to the top of the Watch Tower. 

A re-energising spa experience in the private Avalon Wellness Centre.

Invigorate yourself with a wild swim in a stunning private reservoir and beside an idyllic Hermit’s Hut.

 

 

 

The Landrover Experience challenge and learn off roading techniques against a backdrop of the Yorkshire moors and rocky climbs.

White Scar Cave –Discover the longest show cave in England on a guided tour and learn about its geological features such as the Witch’s Fingers, Devil’s Tongue or the Waterfall. 

Middleham Castle– Visit the childhood home of King Richard III. Relive the castle’s illustrious history and unlock the deeds of its great owners. Extensive remains of the palace still survive, making Middleham a fascinating castle to explore.  

Black Sheep Brewery– Visit a local family-owned brewery which opened in 1992 and produces cask, keg and bottled beers and continues to develop new and experimental brews. Each beer is the influenced by the brewing expertise and passion spanning over six family generations and its outstanding quality. 

Enjoy a private guided tour of Castle Howard before it opens its vast doors to the public.  A truly magnificent 18thcentury house, and private residence of the Howard family for more than 300 years. It is situated in stunning parkland dotted with temples, lake statues and fountains. The baroque building took over 100 years to complete but the result was astounding with two symmetrical wings and a central dome and has been the setting for various TV shows and films including Brideshead Revisited and Downton Abbey.

Embark on a wonderful, hands-on experience as you don a pair of wellington boots and head out to fields to meet the area’s most populous resident, the numerous herds of sheep. Learn how to gather wool and try your hand at weaving in a working mill to create a fantastic souvenir to take home with you.

 

On this journey we suggest you stay on the Broughton Hall Estate to be perfectly placed for all the on-site activities and day trips.

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THINGS TO DO

BRONTE PARSONAGE MUSEUM

Haworth Parsonage is where the Brontë Sisters grew up with their father during the 19th century. Their inspirational home has now been turned into a museum; Brontë Parsonage Museum and holds the world’s largest collection of Brontë manuscripts, furniture and personal possessions. There is a vivid portrayal of the life and works of the three sisters whose novels have become such an important part of the cannon of English literature. Highlights include some of the sisters’ childhood treasures, such as the ‘little books’ they wrote together and poems written by Emily. Perhaps the most interesting room in the parsonage is the dining room, where Charlotte, Emily and Anne wrote most.  You can still see the table, complete with inkblots and a small carved letter E, where the sisters wrote their masterpieces, respectively Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

 

CASTLE HOWARD

Castle Howard is a truly magnificent 18th century house, it is situated in stunning parkland dotted with temples, lake statues and fountains. You’ll also be swept away by the scale and the beauty of Castle Howard’s monumental landscape, which offers spectacular views at every turn.

HAWORTH MOOR

The ruined farmhouse, Top Withens, sitting alone, high on the moors is generally believed to have inspired the eponymous farmhouse in Wuthering Heights. To get there, take walk from the Brontë Waterfalls and the Brontë Bridge that is widely thought to be one of the sisters’ favourite places to admire the peaceful but often bleak countryside

THE SHAMBLES – YORK

The Shambles are often regarded as Europe’s best preserved medieval street. It is complete with overhanging timber-framed buildings some dating back to the 14th century.

YORK MINSTER

If there is one building that epitomises York, it is the majestic Gothic cathedral called York Minster. The site was once the headquarters of the Romans who occupied the city, but the cathedral as it stands today was consecrated in 1472 following a build time of 250 years. It contains what many consider to be Britain’s greatest concentration of stained glass, including the Great East Window.

LAND ROVER 4X4 EXPERIENCE

A range of off-road driving activities are on offer at this private estate in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, including one hour taster introductions to off-road driving, half day experiences, full day experiences, advanced days and ‘Bring Your Own’ trek days. As well as instruction, Land Rover also organise corporate hospitality, team-building events and family days.

FORAGING

Explore woodlands and countryside with your own personal guide and forager and connect with the history of the land and its amazing produce.

FOUNTAINS ABBEY RUINS

A World Heritage Site, once a magnificent Cistercian Abbey, is now an ancient abbey ruin and awe-inspiring Royal Water Garden.

WELLNESS

Recharge your batteries at a handpicked retreat especially for you. A place to come and weave your story of wellbeing and a place to find a connection with yourself, with others and with nature.

PLACES VISITED

YORKSHIRE DALES

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is home to some of Yorkshire’s most iconic scenery and attractions. With spectacular limestone valleys, picturesque villages and historic castles, it is a place that stirs the emotions and stimulates the senses of every visitor. The National Park was established in 1954 and covers an area of 680 square miles, straddling the central Pennines.

 

YORK

A city crammed with impressive architecture, where Georgian mansions, Viking settlements, Gothic masterpieces and Victorian cobbled streets find themselves squeezed within Roman Walls. No other city lives and breathes history so effortlessly.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

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