15 Days on a small intimate tour of England through the summer countryside and lovely villages, towns and cities of The Peak
District and  The Yorkshire Dales. We will spend one week amidst the countryside of North Yorkshire, on the fringes of the idyllic
moors of the North York Moors National Park and the second week will be spent in the Peak District National Park.
If you enjoy wandering up hill and down dale through spectacular English countryside then this is the tour for you! We will visit
some of my favourite places including Skeldale House where James Herriot has his veterinary practice and where he also lived
with his family. We will visit the Wensleydale Cheese Factory, home to Wallace and Gromit's favourite cheese and the spectacular
Skipton Castle and the romantic ruin of Reviealx Abbey. Join us of for an unbelievable ramble through the breathtaking
countryside of Yorkshire and the Peak District.
This is a beautiful tour covering two spectacular regions of England. Relax in luxury accommodations and take in all the
breathtaking beauty of the English countryside and small villages. Price includes 14 nights luxury country house accommodation,
10 dinners, 10 lunches and breakfast each morning, all activities, sightseeing and entrance fees as listed in itinerary, all taxes, fees
and service charges. Guided minibus travel with airport pick up and drop off and luggage handling. Please contact us in regards to
special diets or dietary restrictions before you book!

$6495 per person. $995 Single Supplement.
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Day 1 - June 11th - Arrive into Manchester International Airport and then we journey northward toward our first home
near the
North York Moors National Park. Yorkshire has many moods; it can be wild and windswept or quietly tranquil.
Each valley or 'dale' has its own distinct character, set against expansive heather moorland tops.
Stone-Built Villages sit
amongst traditional farming landscapes of
Field Barns, Drystone Walls and flower-rich Hay Meadows, and show how the
way including
Oakwell Hall and Country Park. The Hall was built by John Batt in 1583 and is now furnished as the Batt
family home in the 1690s with a fine collection of period furniture, the Hall offers visitors a real insight into a post English Civil
War household. We will also stop for
Afternoon Tea at Wood Hall in Wetherby before we continue our journey north. After
we get settled in we will have a
Welcoming Dinner. Overnight Yorkshire. (L,D)

Day 2 -
This morning we take in some of my favourite James Herriot countryside. There are four dales -Arkengarthdale,
Swaledale, Wensleydale, and Coverdale
that lay closest claim to Herriot connections and we will spend the next two
days exploring them. The Dales’ sites most associated with
Herriot TV Series is in dramatic Arkengarthdale, the most
Pennine Dale, whose watersplash is shown in the opening credits of the TV show. The narrow bridge in the same
scene frames
Langthwaite, a tiny village of gray stone, weathered with the years. We then make our way to Reeth on the
slopes of
Calver Hill at the head of Arkengarthdale and Swaledale. Reeth’s shops, pubs, and houses portrayed various
locations in filming. A house overlooking the village green became
Skeldale House in the first movie. We will take in
Swaledale Road
with moors on either side, one of the most beautiful of all the Dales’ drives. Waterfalls tumble down hillsides to
feed the
Swale River, one of the fastest flowing in England. The view from Gunnerside looking down into Swaledale was a
favourite of Herriot’s. Here is where the real glory of the dale is seen. Stone walls, farms and hay barns dot the landscape. We
then make our way to
Richmond Town sitting high on a hilltop above the Swale River and was Herriot’s best-loved town in the
Dales. He said, “Richmond appeals to me as just about the most romantic and charming town in the country”.
Pub Dinner
Outing and Overnight Yorkshire. (B,D)

Day 3 -
This morning we make our way to Thirsk which is the Darrowby of Herriot's novels. Upon arriving into Thirsk we
first stop at
Skeldale House at 23 Kirkgate, the actual residence and surgery in James Herriot's Darrowby which now
The World of James Herriot Museum. The museum encompasses the very essence of the world renowned vet
James Herriot. It offers visitors an unforgettable interactive experience of the life and times of a man, who became a national
celebrity after the airing of the BBC drama
"All Creatures Great and Small". After some time to look around we then make
our way back toward home with a stop in
Hawes for Lunch before a tour at the Wensleydale Cheese Factory. The road
ascending out of Askrigg traverses a widespread, gently sloping green valley with swelling hills dotted with farms and woods,
typical of Wensleydale which is tamer than the dales on either side. This pastoral area has, since the 16th century, been an area of
dairy farms.
Askrigg was the “set” for Darrowby in the TV series. The road running through the village is lined with 18th and
19th century stone houses. The village also claims the
“Drover’s Arms”, a favourite haunt of Tristan Farnon. We then return
home for dinner.
Dinner and Overnight Yorkshire. (B,L,D)

Day 4 -
Today will be spent in and around the house at Telfit Farm. Historical beauty meets modern luxury at Telfit Farm, a
Georgian Escape situated in a breathtaking glacial bowl within Swaledale, North Yorkshire. From the kitchen
French doors lead to the outside space. Here there is a
Terrace and CroquetLawn and more views across the rolling hills
beyond with spectacular outlooks over the Dales. Finally, a
Converted Barn completes Telfit Farm, which has a wood burning
stove, oak floors, and original beams. There are several walking and cycling routes through one of Great Britain's most beautiful
natural areas right on the doorstep. In the afternoon you can return to the house to be being served a
Traditional Yorkshire
Afternoon Tea
on the terrace. Then the rest of the day is yours to further explore the house and grounds. If you find yourself
hungry later in the day, Richmond is just a short drive away where you will find a selection of pubs and restaurants to enjoy a
drink or a delicious meal.
Overnight Yorkshire. (B,L)

Day 5
- This morning we head east to Pickering where board the North Yorkshire Moors Railway to the seaside town of
Whitby. We will explore a bit first in Pickering, an ancient market town and civil parish in the Ryedale District, historically
part of the
North Riding of Yorkshire, it sits at the foot of the moors, overlooking the Vale of Pickering to the south. The
railway ride to Whitby provides some 18 miles of preserved steam railway running through the spectacular scenery of the North
Yorkshire Moors. We'll pass through
Goathland Station better known as Hogsmeade in Harry Potter and The
Philosopher's Stone.
Once we reach the lovely seaside village of Whitby, you will want to stop for Fish and Chips and Ice
before exploring this delightful village and its esplanade. Many flock to Whitby for its boutique shops and quirky streets,
where you will find unique
Whitby Jet Jewellery and other fascinating items. You may even want to take one of the many boat
rides around the harbour. We then take the train back to Pickering where we will have dinner before returning home.
Yorkshire. (B,D)

Day 6 -
Today we will take the train into York, a walled city founded by the Ancient Romans. Its huge 13th-Century
Gothic Cathedral, York Minster
with its medieval stained glass and two functioning bell towers. We will have a tour of the
Minster before stopping for
Afternoon Tea. We then visit York's Chocolate Story with a tour of the factory. We will learn
how a simple cocoa bean is transformed into the finest chocolate and also discover the history of some of York’s most iconic
chocolate brands. Then it’s time to master the
Secrets of the Chocolatier, as we create hand-made chocolates before seeing
how their very own experts do it. Watch the Chocolatiers as they showcase the art of chocolate-making and sample the fruits of
their labour, fresh hand-made chocolates. You may then want to take in the
City Walls that form a walkway on both sides of the
River Ouse. The Monk Bar Gate houses an exhibition tracing the life of 15th-Century Plantagenet King Richard III.
You will be able to find some dinner in York before we return home.
Overnight Yorkshire. (B,L)

Day 7 -
This morning we make our way into the North Moors National Park with our first stop being Mount Grace
This ruin of a 14th-century Carthusian Priory is England's most important, best preserved and most accessible of the
medieval Carthusian Houses. It is amazing to visit individual monks cells which reflect the isolation of living as hermits and only
coming together in the chapel only for the nocturnal liturgical hours, Sundays and feast-days. We then take one of my most
favourite drives through
Osmotherly and Hawnby and on to the lovely village of Helmsley. After exploring the village we will
Afternoon Tea at the Black Swan Hotel. This afternoon we visit the spectacular ruins of Rievaulx Abbey. Hidden in
the deep
River Rye Valley, the beautiful and tranquil abbey ruins reflect nearly one thousand years of spiritual, commercial and
Romantic history. Rievaulx was one of the first Cistercian abbeys to be founded in England in around 1130, and after the
dissolution, became the centre of commercial activity for many years. The abbey then entered its Romantic period when its
picturesque ruins became a beacon for poets, painters, and scholars. We then return home for
Dinner and Overnight
Yorkshire. (B,L,D)

Day 8 -
Unfortunately our stay in Yorkshire is at its end and we make our way toward the Peak District and our new home.
This morning on the way to the Peak District we stop in lovely little
Kirkby Stephen where we find a small church that houses
Loki Stone, a symbol of an 8th Century Norse God, which is one of only two such stones in the whole of Europe. It depicts
Loki the Norse God bound and chained to a rock for eternity, or until the twilight of the gods. On the sides of the stone there is
scrollwork patterning. The church site probably dates back to 850 AD although the church is 13th century. Our next stop will be
the market town of
Skipton where we will take in the many delights before visiting the 900 Year Old Skipton Castle.
Skipton is one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England. We will explore every corner of this
impressive history-rich castle, which withstood a three-year siege during the Civil War. We will view the
Banqueting Hall, the
Kitchen, the Bedchamber and Privy
and climb from the depths of the Dungeon to the top storey of the Watch Tower.
We will stop for
Afternoon Tea along the way before we make our way to our second home with some time to get settled in
before a light supper.
Overnight Peak District. (B,L,D)

Day 9 -
This morning we will go high into the Peak District to an area known as the White Peak. It is a spectacular wonderland
of breathtaking scenery, which in the winter months has been called
`Little Switzerland', - but can also be harsh, barren and
unforgiving. However in full summer the White Peak is a paradise, and especially for the visitor, a place full of wonder, where a
stroll across the plateau can lead to an abrupt drop into a spectacular dale, as at
Lathkill Dale, Dovedale or Monsal Dale.
While here we will visit the
Arbor Low Stone Circle. Arbor Low is one of the most important prehistoric sites in Derbyshire.
Surrounded by unspoiled countryside with fantastic views over classic Derbyshire scenery, it is not hard to image that one is
thousands of miles away from the hubbub of modern life. It has sometimes been referred to as the
'Stonehenge of the North'.
The site consists of a high circular bank, enclosing a partially silted ditch, which in turn encloses a flat plateau. Within this
flattened area is a recumbent stone circle of white weathered limestone blocks, resembling the fallen corroded teeth of an ancient
titan. In the centre of the circle is a group of four stones, which may be the remains of a cove. There are numerous stone-circles in
the White Peak, especially on it`s eastern fringes around
Stanton and Birchover and notably the `Nine Ladies' stone-circle
in a wooded glade on
Stanton Moor, which is also the largest known Bronze-Age Burial Ground in Europe with over
seventy burial mounds, barrows, and ring-cairns. We will picnic somewhere along the way just enjoying this wonderfully
spectacular are of the Peak District as we go along.
Overnight Peak District. (B,L,D)

Day 10 -
Today we spend in an around our lovely home, Sladen Lodge at Hathersage inside the Peak District National
. Situated in an elevated position you can enjoy the spectacular views of the Hope Valley from the comfort and warmth of
the house or from the sunny, south facing patio in the large surrounding garden. There is an atrium with table football together
with other games for adults and children. A table tennis table is provided in the garden and bikes are available to borrow on
request. You can walk into the village or just enjoy being able to enjoy the stunning surrounding scenery of the Peak District. In
the afternoon we will gather for a
Traditional Peak District Afternoon Tea and then you will have the rest of the afternoon
to do whatever you please or nothing at all! If you are feeling peckish, you can wander into the village to find something to tide
you over until morning.
Overnight Peak District. (B,L)

Day 11-
This morning we visit Haddon Hall, a fortified medieval manor house dating from the 12th Century and is the home
Lord and Lady Edward Manners whose family have owned it since 1567. Avoiding fire, warfare, family misfortune and
changing fashions, little has changed over the recent centuries and Haddon provides a unique view of early English life and
history.  It is probably the finest example of a fortified medieval manor house in existence. Film-makers flock to Haddon Hall to
use it as a location. The house and grounds have played host to no less than three versions of
“Jane Eyre”. Screen credits also
"Elizabeth”, "Pride & Prejudice” and “The Other Boleyn Girl”. The silver jubilee of “The Princess Bride”, the
cult classic movie in which Haddon Hall became
Humperdink’s Castle was recently celebrated at the house. This afternoon
finds us in
Altrincham to visit Dunham Massey Hall. This is one of the most sumptuous Edwardian interiors housing
exceptional collections that include
Huguenot Silver, Paintings and Walnut Furniture. In the library is the Grinling
Gibbons masterpiece `The Crucifixion´
. Overnight Peak District. (B,L,D)

Day 12 -
This morning we visit Chatsworth, home of the Devonshire Family. Chatsworth is one of Britain's most celebrated
and best loved historic houses and estates with world famous works of art and spectacular fountains to elegant shops and
more than a hundred miles of walks. It is home to the
Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and has been passed down through
16 generations of the
Cavendish Family. The house architecture and collection have been evolving for five centuries. The  
house has one of Europe's most significant art collections and over 30 rooms to explore, from the magnificent
Painted Hall,
Regal State Rooms
, newly restored Sketch Galleries and beautiful Sculpture Gallery. After plenty of time to explore, we
make our way into
Bakewell and to the Lavender Tearooms for Afternoon Tea complete with a traditional Bakewell
Tart or Pudding
. We will take time to explore Bakewell before making journeying back to the lovely village of Matlock where
you can find some dinner before returning home. Overnight
Peak District. (B,L)

Day 13 -
This morning we visit the Rowtor Rocks also known as the Druid's Caves. Perched on the western edge of the
village of
Birchover just above the Druid Inn is a bizarre collection of natural and man-made rock features, many believed to
have been carved in the 17th century that include a
Stone Armchair, Caves, Rooms and Steps. Evidence that the rocks
here have long been an inspiration comes from a small number of
Bronze Age Carvings towards the western end of the
outcrop. These include a motif that consists of a circle divided into quarters each with a small cup and surrounded by a rosette
with a handful of other cups close by. After our visit we will hire our own
Train Carriage for a trip on the Ecclesbourne
Valley Railway
on board a Heritage Diesel Railcar to enjoy the panoramic views of the valley. Our excursion will be catered
with the service of
Full Afternoon Tea. The tea includes a selection of freshly made sandwiches, delightful scones with jam and
clotted cream, French fancies, pastries and more delightfully presented on a traditional stand at your seat.
Dinner and
Overnight Peak District. (B,L,D)

Day 14 -
This morning we start our long journey south toward London Heathrow with a stop along the way at Warner
Brothers Studio  'The Making of Harry Potter'
! Walk in the footsteps of Harry Potter and explore the wonders of the
Wizarding World. This unique walking tour takes you behind-the-scenes and showcases a huge array of beautiful sets,
costumes and props. It also reveals some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and animatronics that
made these films so hugely popular all over the world. Enter an alternate world as you walk around
Diagon Alley. See stores
such as
Flourish and Blotts and Ollivanders Wand Shop. Go to Hogwarts and see the Great Hall, Dumbledor's
, and the Gryffindor Rooms. Marvel at Platform 9¾ and the Hogwarts Express. Try some Butterbeer and
Pumpkin Juice!
We will spend the entire afternoon here before we make our way to our accommodation near the London
Heathrow Airport
for our last night. Farewell Dinner and Overnight near London Heathrow. (B,D)

Day 15 - June 25th -
This morning we are to London Heathrow International Airport for the flight home.
A House Tour of The Yorkshire Dales and Peak District in a
Ramble Through the English Summer Countryside.
June 11th - 25th, 2021