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North Yorkshire Moors and Whitby Day Tour from York

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    Highlights
    • The famous landscape of the North York Moors
    • Whitby Port & Whitby Abbey
    • Stop in Pickering to explore the oldest wall paintings in a church
    • Visit the market town of Helmsley.

    We leave York heading east to the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors. Our first stop is the quaint town of Pickering. Here you can explore the historic Church of St Peter and St Paul and discover the amazing medieval murals adorning the Nave of the Church. Pickering is the southern terminus of the North York Moors Railway, England’s busiest heritage line where you might find a steam train waiting in the station.

    From here we head into the moorland landscape forged by nature and shaped by humans. We make a brief stop for photos at the famed Hole of Horcum, Legend has it was formed by Wade the Giant following an argument with his wife Bell. We continue on to the famed village of Goathland. A typical moorland village where sheep graze openly on the village green. Its fame originally linked the popular TV show heartbeat before its train station was used as the location for “Hogsmeade station” in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone film.

    A short drive brings us the rugged coast North Yorkshire Coast line and the historic Town of Whitby. This old port was once famous for fishing and Whaling where Captain Cook set sail from to discover Australia. Here you will have 2 hours to explore the famous Abbey linked to Bram Stokers Dracula and have lunch in one of the towns many fish and chip shops. Discover the towns interesting independent shops including the famous Jet Jewellery stores where you might catch a jewellery making in action.

    After we leave Whitby we traverse the entire width of the park. There will be plenty of photo stops along the way as we discover why this landscape was designated a national park. High heather moorland is interspersed with deep cut valleys carved out during the Ice ages thousands of years ago, standing stones, burial mounds and stone crosses erected by the people of the moors over thousands of years.

    We end the day with a relaxing stop in Helmsley. This bustling little town is built around the only medieval market place in the North York Moors. It is dominated by the ruins of a Norman castle dating back to the 12th century. There are many independent shops and your last chance to souvenir before heading back to York
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    Departure Point
    Duncombe Place, Duncombe Pl, York YO1, UK
    Departure Time
    9:15 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Round trip transportation from York
    • Small mini-coach tour. Maximum of 16 passengers
    • Commentary from the driver guide in English
    Exclusions
    • Food and drink
    • Additional entrance fees
    • Drivers Gratuity (optional)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Our tours are not suitable for children under 5 years old
    • There will be a designated lunch stop where you’ll be able to purchase lunch
    • There are toilet stops on route
    • Minimal walking required
    • Confirmation is received at the time of booking
    • Our vehicles are not currently wheelchair accessible
    • Luggage storage is available at the York train station
    • Seats cannot be reserved
    • Each passenger must have their own seat.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Perfect good guide max bang for buck timewise stopping at quaint villages along the way through sheep and cattle farms to the Abbey and Port of Whitby home off the great mariner ,cartographer and explorer Capt James Cook RN
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    Response from Liz C, Marketing Manager at North Yorkshire Moors and Whitby Day Tour from York
    Responded 1 week ago
    Hello de11635, Thank you for your review of our North York Moors tour! We're happy you enjoyed your day out with us exploring the national park and Yorkshire coast line. Hopefully we'll see you again in the future. Best wishes, Mountain Goat
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    I highly recommend this tour. Trevor, our guide, provided an expert tour. He was knowledgable not only about the history of the region but provided excellent insight into the natural history of the region as well, a point I particularly enjoyed. We had plenty of time to enjoy
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    Response from Liz C, Marketing Manager at North Yorkshire Moors and Whitby Day Tour from York
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Hello JanefromVA, Thank you for your lovely review, we're very happy to hear you had such a brilliant time with Trevor on our North York Moors tour! It's great that you found him to be knowledgeable and insightful on topics of interest to you. Hopefully we'll see you again. Best wishes, Mountain Goat.
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    It was a small group of 10 people, perfect! Trevor our lovely guide and bus driver,was fabulous. He was full of information about so many things, I learnt a lot about the Moores and the quaint little towns we visited.We were lucky to stop at Pickering on what was their, 1940's
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    Response from Liz C, Marketing Manager at North Yorkshire Moors and Whitby Day Tour from York
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Hello Debbie M, Thank you for your review! It's great to hear you had such a brilliant time and enjoyed the stops along the way! I'll pass on your compliments and thanks to Trevor when I see him next, I'm sure he'll be delighted to hear what you had to say. Best wishes, Mountain Goat
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    I am so glad we booked this tour for the Sunday of our long weekend in York. The weather was poor and it was far better to be in the van driving through the countryside than walking the city and trying to find shelter. Even though photo opportunity stops were limited by the
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    Response from Liz C, Marketing Manager at North Yorkshire Moors and Whitby Day Tour from York
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Hello AuthorJane, Thank you for your lovely review! It's brilliant to hear you had such a fantastic time in the Yorkshire countryside with Steve and found him to be informative and entertaining. We're sorry the weather you experiences wasn't the best, but we're glad it did little to dampen your spirits on the day! Keep us in mind for future visits, we'd love to see you again. Best wishes, Mountain Goat
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    Trevor is a wonderful guide - with his expertise he really made our day and showed (as advertised by Mountain Goat Tours) is hidden gems. Thank you very much!
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    Response from Liz C, Marketing Manager at North Yorkshire Moors and Whitby Day Tour from York
    Responded 10 Oct 2019
    Hello JuSoLe, Thank you for your lovely review! It's great to hear you had such a fantastic day out with Trevor, I'll pass on your kind words to him when I see him next. I'm sure he'll be delighted to hear them Best wishes, Mountain Goat
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