An Afternoon & Evening in the Moors (13131P16)
United Kingdom, England-North, York
Enjoy an afternoon tour of the North York Moors and visit the coastline at Whitby on this great-value small-group day trip from York. Travel through the beautiful Yorkshire countryside to the idyllic village of Hutton-le-Hole before crossing the heart of the wild and rugged North York Moors National Park. Enjoy two hours in the fabulous seaside town of Whitby, famous for fish and chips as well as its association with Captain James Cook and Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
On the return journey you’ll enjoy a brief visit to Goathland and another drive through the Moors, before returning to York.
You’ll meet your guide at 2:00pm in the heart of York, close to York Minster, and hop into your climate-controlled minivan for the day’s excursion across the North Yorkshire countryside.
The tour begins with a drive up to the idyllic stone village of Hutton-le-Hole, travelling through charming villages and across the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside. After chance to explore Hutton-le-Hole, you’ll travel through the heart of the North York Moors National Park, learning about the amazing history, wildlife and culture of the region, enjoying a scenic photo stops along the way.
Your destination on the far side of the Moors is the seaside town of Whitby, where you’ll have two hours at leisure to explore at your own pace. You can discover the famous cliff-top Abbey, enjoy a fish-and-chips dinner, explore the cobbled streets, historic cottages, or simply enjoy the beach and coastal setting.
From Whitby, you’ll return through the North York Moors as you travel through Sleights and onto the village of Goathland, nestled at the bottom of a wide valley surrounded by the heather-clad hills of the North York Moors. Fans of Heartbeat, the long-running ITV drama series, will recognize this as Aidensfield: you’ll have chance to visit the Aidensfield Arms, pop into Aidensfield Stores and Post Office, and see what’s happening at Scripps Garage. Love Harry Potter? Don’t miss the chance to capture pictures at Goathland station, which did duty as Hogsmeade Station for the filming of the Harry Potter movies.
The return journey to York includes brief stops at the Hole of Horcum, known to locals as "Giant’s Fury". The tour concludes back in York city centre at approximately 8pm.