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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.



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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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 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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.



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.



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.

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    Clients of Jessica Thompson, Fairway Travel, Virtuoso

  • "....their time in the U.K. was PERFECT – loved everything you guys did for them, and sang praises for everyone! Thank you!! "

    Connie Hanes, Herff Travel

  • "Everyone, from the Tour Guides to our excellent driver, were amazing. All aspects of the trip were beyond expectations. Even changing our day schedule for outside reasons (like the airline sending my bag to a city 120miles away) they were always happy to help and move the schedule around so we could keep enjoying our trip. Everyone made us feel at home and like family."

    Client of Leah Molinari, Molinari Travel, Gifted Travel Network

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    Client of Trisha Rathke, VIP Travel Designs, Gifted Travel Network

  • "Dreamscape designed an itinerary that combined an exploration of Scottish history and culture and a visit to some of the filming locations for the hit TV show Outlander. The tour guides provided were personable and knowledgeable and responsive to our interests. Our driver who was with us for the entire trip was professional and pleasant and again, flexible and sensitive to our interests. The hotels were magnificent and the pacing of the trip, spending at least two nights in each hotel was perfect. The itinerary was everything we wanted!"

    Client of Susan Morley, Journeys around the World, Cadence

  • "Sally Strange was wonderful so knowledgable, friendly and fun. 100% would use her services again. We feel like we have a friend for life! We LOVED our tours, where we ate lunch, and spending the days with Sally......Thanks (once again!) for looking after our clients so well. We so appreciate you. "

    Lauren Ainsley, Black Tomato

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    Alex Martinetti

  • "Thank you so very much for the amazing trip to Scotland that you planned for us!! It was truly a once in a lifetime fabulous family trip!! Not only were the accommodations perfect, the activities were above expectations, given the people involved with so much knowledge and compassion for what they do....Many, many heartfelt thanks for making this trip so very special for our family. "

    Clients of Kristen Meckem, Kristen Meckem Travel, An Affiliate of Brownell

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    Jennifer McCrea, Boutique Travel Advisors

  • "We cannot thank you enough for all you did for us during our stay in Scotland! We loved every minute of it....and we loved you teaching us the history of each town and visit. "

    The Pogue Family - Clients of Amy Spence, Strong Travel

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    Pat Bowden, Red Letter Travel, an independent affiliate of Brownell

  • "Michael does such an outstanding job with making sure every itinerary he works on with me is well thought out. He is attentive to detail and always allows for the clients interest to be reflected in their tours. He makes sure that the perfect tour operator and chauffeur is paired with each client. I wanted you to know what a pleasure it is working with Michael and knowing my clients will always be well cared for when traveling with Dream Escape! "

    Jennifer McCrea, Boutique Travel Advisors

  • "Without a doubt, what made all of it so special and unforgettable was having the true pleasure of having Sally Strange as our guide. She was truly full of life, energy, amazing historical knowledge anywhere we visited was extraordinary. Her sense of humor and fun personality made her extra special. Sally was a winner in every way."

    Clients of Betsy Talbot, Travel by Talbot (Brownell)

  • "Your team excelled on all levels! The execution of the itinerary was flawless!!! Well done. The clients LOVED Sally and this was just the second note from them about how exceptional she was. "

    Cathy Major, Cerulean World Travel

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    Krista Boyles, Unique Romance Travel

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    Marieta Carrrero, Boost Journeys

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    Jennifer McCrea, Boutique Travel Advisors

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    Black Tomato Clients

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    Gretchen Ashworth Stewart, Client

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    Shannon Marie Long - Reed and Mackay

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    Jean Newman-Glock, Signature Travel Network

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    Sharon Delano, Frosch

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    Thomas Cohen, Client

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    Jill Jergel, Frontiers International Travel

  • "Our holiday in Scotland now tops their lists of best trips…… To their growing list of amazing and memorable first-time experiences, our sons may add fishing for trout and salmon on the River Tay; steering a motor boat on Loch Ness; and taking private guided tours on Culloden Moor Of the eight full days we were in Scotland, Alex and Mattie thought each and every day was the best"

    Michael Guadarrama & Trammi Nguyen, clients of Peter Carideo. CRC Travel

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    Max Levy, Direct client

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    Joni Gerace, The Travel Society, LLC

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    Clients of Courtney Regan, Affiliate of Brownell Travel

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    Jill A. Jergel, Frontiers International Travel

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    Cindy Evans, Travel Consultant

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    Carole McFarland, Universal Travel

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    Peter Carideo, CRC Travel

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    Debra Fini, VWTI

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    Financial Times, How to Spend it

  • "It was, without doubt, one of the most spectacular weekends I have ever had"

    Country Life

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    Conde Nast Traveller Magazine

  • "The level of service they provide is outstanding. They truly care about every aspect of the trip to ensure you have a fantastic stay. Rosie is a hidden gem of a tour guide. Just fabulous."

    Yvonne Malka, Signature Travel Network, April 2018