On this Discovery Tour we stay for
seven nights at the seafront town of Whitby. With our expert
guide we explore the region from our base. Whitby is ideally
placed to enable us to visit the unspoilt North Country with its
wild moors, picturesque fishing villages, bustling market towns and
the beautiful Hambleton Hills. Fans of the TV series Heartbeat
will recognise the names.
spectacular North Yorkshire coast with
wide sweeping bays like Robin Hood’s
picturesque village of Hutton-le-Hole
where sheep roam freely around the
village of Goathland – Heartbeat Country
beautifully peaceful Mount Grace Priory
and the busy little market town of
Pickering, with its castle and medieval
Abbey looming out of the depths of the
2017 Dates: One week tours start
Saturday 15 Jul, Friday 06 Oct,
Price in British pounds: 855.00 GBP based on double occupancy.
(805 in Oct)
A few single rooms have no supplement,
Non-member associate fee is 10 GBP per person
Larpool Hall is a splendid Georgian mansion
commanding a wonderful position above the harbour town of Whitby. 28
newly refurbished rooms have ensuite private bath, TV, hairdryer.
There is a bar and outdoor terrace, dining room, lounge. The
property sits amid 14 acres of gardens.. All guests are participating in an HF Holiday so the
atmosphere is that of a private club.
Meals: All meals are included. Breakfast is a hot and cold
buffet. Lunch is a packed lunch. Dinner is a three course meal with
a choice of four main courses including one vegetarian. Special
diets can be catered to.
a train station in Whitby so you can
arrive by train and check in to your
room from 2.30pm onwards. Afternoon tea
is at 4pm.
Day 2: Heartbeat Country
the charming village of Goathland, which
for many years doubled as the fictional
'Aidensfield' in the TV series Heartbeat.
After lunch at the Moors Centre at
Danby, discover the quaint fishing
village of Staithes - the former home of
Captain Cook. Our journey through Whitby
will provide a panoramic view of the
busy harbour and abbey.
Castle Howard & Yorkshire Lavender
magnificent 18th century Castle Howard
was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh and is
widely regarded as one of England's
finest historic houses. We will have
plenty time to explore both the house
and estate before travelling to
Yorkshire Lavender. View the gardens,
and enjoy some of the produce baked in
cakes and scones in the tea room.
4: North York Moors & Steam Railway
Experience the beauty of the North York
Moors with our visits to the picturesque
villages of Rosedale Abbey, Lastingham
and Hutton-le-Hole. Delve in to the
antique shops in Pickering before taking
an optional ride on the North York Moors
Steam Railway, the most popular heritage
railway in Britain.
5: Free day to explore the local
area or to relax in the Country House.
Spend more time discovering the charming
and historic town of Whitby, right on
your doorstep – perhaps a cruise along
the coast, or some fish and chips for
North Sea Coast
the quaint fishing village of Robin
Hood's Bay, and learn about its history
as a smugglers haven. Scarborough, a
former spa town and one of England's
most popular seaside resorts, is a
fascinating town to explore, with links
to the Civil War, Anne Bronte, the
Pre-Raphaelites and Max Jaffa.
Helmsley & Rievaulx
Enjoy the picturesque market town of
Helmsley. A stroll at Rievaulx Terrace
(NT) will provide wonderful views down
to Rievaulx Abbey (EH), one of the
largest former Cistercian abbeys in
England. Later we visit the abbey itself
before ending the day at Great Ayton
with its strong links to Captain Cook.
Day 8: Depart
after a leisurely breakfast