The Splendours of North Yorkshire

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About the break

Friday 14 September to Monday 17 September 2018

  • Welcome wine reception
  • Coach excursion to Skipton & 1940's weekend in Grassington
  • Escorted tour to Wensleydale Creamery & Museum
  • Complimentary hotel car parking

Expect a warm and friendly welcome on this 3 night half board break at the ivy covered 3* Craiglands Hotel. The Hotel is the perfect place to escape and unwind, set in 6 acres of stunning landscaped grounds and woodland, it's also just a 5-10 minute walk from the centre of the historic spa town of Ilkley and the famous Ilkley Moor. As well as being surrounded by natural beauty, you wont be disappointed by the hotel's facilities, bedrooms in this grand Victorian building include satellite TV, private bathroom with hair dryer, iron & ironing board & tea & coffee making facilities.

Day 1

On the Saturday, your coach will firstly take you to Skipton, the "Gateway to the Dales". Whilst there you could enjoy the famous street market, visit the medieval Castle or take a trip in a canal boat on the Leeds Liverpool Canal.

In the afternoon we visit the 1940's weekend event in the picturesque Dales town of Grassington. The whole village travels back in time with live 40s street music and period costume from this memorable decade. Enjoy a ride on a vintage bus which stops in the heart of the re-enactor camps, where you will find the encampments, vintage market stalls, skirmishes, military displays and vehicles. Heading up into the village, take a walk around the famous cobbled streets, enjoying the entertainment, browse in the delightful selection of local shops or enjoy refreshments in one of the many cafes and public houses. This is an unforgettable event with nostalgia waiting around every corner!

Day 2

After breakfast on the Sunday we will be accompanied by our local guide, as we head north into Yorkshire Dales National Park, passing the famous Ribblehead Viaduct en route to the picturesque town of Hawes. Known as the "little capital of Upper Wensleydale", it is Yorkshire's highest market town and lies in the path of the impressive Pennine Way. Not only is it famous for its chocolate-box, picture postcard appeal, but also it's the home of some of the most delicious cheeses made in Britain, as well as the ancient art of rope making.

Cheese lovers prepare for a treat. We begin at the Wensleydale Creamery, where you will learn about cheese-making as you watch the experienced cheese-makers craft a 1lb Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese from 8 pints of milk in around 40 minutes! As well as this, entrance to the Museum is included, you can find out how Yorkshire Wensleydale has been made through the centuries. Don't miss out on the cheese-making viewing gallery where you will see the magical performance of Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese-making in the new dairy. After immersing yourself in the history, there will also be time to sample many of the cheeses in the "deli" in the Visitor Centre, there's also a  lovely café and restaurant that you could pop into for lunch. There will be free time afterwards to explore this picturesque village before we retrace our steps via the Dales villages of Buckden and Kettlewell as we return to our hotel for dinner.


Stay 3 nights half board and enjoy two full days of coach excursions in beautiful Yorkshire.

£289pp two sharing a twin or double room

Single supplement payable

Deposit £75pp (non-refundable, non-transferable)

Balance due in full by the 1 August 2018




Best Western Plus Craiglands Hotel, Cowpasture Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 8RQ


To book please call Simply Groups on 01943 605 999 quoting 'BOUNDLESS - Yorkshire'

Simply Groups

01943 605 999


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