Monday: After breakfast we drive into Skipton and spend the morning sampling the awardwinning market. This afternoon we visit Saltaire Village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to its preservation as a Victorian industrial village. It owes its name to Sir Titus Salt, a textile magnate and philanthropist who built a mill and village for his workers. The mill was a masterpiece of its time and today is home to the 1853 Gallery, where you will fi nd one of the largest collections of art by David Hockney. There are also several cafes and independent shops. Opposite the mill is the Saltaire United Reformed Church, a Grade I listed building and one of Britain’s most precious Victorian architectural treasures.
Tuesday: Our excursion today takes us into the Yorkshire Dales National Park, home to some of Yorkshire’s most iconic scenery. We have a brief stop in the delightful little town of Grassington, before travelling through the Dales to the little market town of Hawes, home to the world famous Yorkshire Wensleydale Creamery. Here we enjoy a taste of Yorkshire from learning about the history of cheese making and watchin
Wednesday: A genteel day as we visit Harrogate, Yorkshire’s most elegant destination. During the 1800’s, the high society of Victorian Britain fl ocked to Harrogate to enjoy the air, the space and the therapeutic spa treatments as well as taking the famous Harrogate waters. People still come to Harrogate today for waters, relaxation and indulgence the town being synonymous with quality shopping and afternoon tea. Whilst here why not visit Betty’s Tea Rooms, an iconic Yorkshire family business that has been offering afternoon tea and a blend of British and Swiss cuisine since 1919.
Thursday: Leaving our Yorkshire experience behind we begin our journey home. Breaking our journey with a lunch stop at the Dobbies Garden Centre near Chesterfi eld and pausing at the motorway services for those essential supplies in the afternoon we aim to be back home late afternoon.
Please read the itinerary carefully before deciding if this tour will be suitable for you: 1) Due to the historical nature of Saltaire Village there are steps in the Mill and cobbled surfaces in the village.
Please note: The route taken on the day we visit the Yorkshire Dales National Park will be dependant on the weather.
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