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Yorkshire Dales and Fountains Abbey Small-Group Day Trip from York

Explore the backroads and unspoilt countryside of the Yorkshire Dales on this exclusive small-group tour from York. Travelling in an intimate small group of no more than 8 people, you'll see the scenery and drive roads inaccessible to other, larger tour groups. Discover the rolling moors and lush valleys of the Yorkshire Dales and the majestic ruins of UNESCO-listed Fountains Abbey on this 9-hour exclusive small-group tour from York. Along the way, you'll visit Aysgarth Falls, drive Buttertubs Pass, discover the best driving road in the Dales, see Wensleydale cheese being made at the Wensleydale Creamery and enjoy photo stops at Middleham Castle and Bolton Castle.

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9 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Local, experienced driver/guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
    • Pickup and drop-off from centrally located meeting point
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drink
    • Gratuities
    • Entrace tickets for Fountains Abbey - payable locally directly to the attraction.
    • Entry/Admission - Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden
    • Entry/Admission - Middleham Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Bolton Castle
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Knaresborough Castle, Castle Yard, Knaresborough HG5 8AS England

    Brief photo stop at the ruins of Knaresborough Castle, with scenic views of the Nidd Gorge.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Estate Office Abbey Road Near Harrogate, 45 minutes from York and 50 minutes from Leeds, Ripon HG4 3DY England

    Opportunity to explore Fountains Abbey, the largest monastic ruin in Europe which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Middleham Castle, Castle Hill, Middleham DL8 4RJ England

    Photo stop at Middleham Castle - the Royal Castle of the Yorkshire Dales.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Wensleydale Creamery, Gayle Lane, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales National Park DL8 3RN England

    Late lunchtime stop at the Wenselydale Creamery - chance to sample an amazing array of local cheeses in the free tasting room and purchase lunch at the cafe.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Buttertubs Pass, Muker, Yorkshire Dales National Park DL11 6DR England

    Unforgettable scenic drive over the Buttertubs Pass, with stops at the Buttertubs and countless incredible photo opportunities on the single-track lane drive back across from Swaledale.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Aysgarth Falls, Aysgarth, Yorkshire Dales National Park England

    Visit the stunning Aysgarth Falls - a location used in the filming of Robin Hood, Price of Thieves. Take photos of the thundering Upper Falls.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Bolton Castle, Nr Leyburn, Leyburn DL8 4ET England

    Final photo stop of the tour at Bolton Castle - with amazing views across Wensleydale.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    York YO1 7EF, UK
    Departure Time :
    8:45 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Grand Yorkshire Limited

Activity ID: V-13131P4

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