Yorkshire Dalesman

Yorkshire Dalesman

Available from N Ireland, Ayrshire and selected points in Dumfries & Galloway.


Available from N Ireland, Ayrshire and selected points in Dumfries & Galloway.

The Yorkshire Dales is the largest national Park in the UK and is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty and varied lifestyle.  Tranquil stone built villages sit amongst traditional farming landscapes, surrounded by flower-rich hay meadows.


Includes three excursions, a journey on the Embsay Steam Railway with the afternoon in Harrogate, a scenic drive and a visit to Fountains Abbey before going to Ripon.


What’s Included?



The deposit required at the time of booking for all holidays is £30 per person, full payment is required 28 days prior to departure.

Embsay Railway

Journey on the Edwardian Embsay Steam Railway and delight your senses with the sights and sounds of the vintage steam engine, as you pass delightful scenery and the magnificent Bolton Abbey. The afternoon will be spent in the elegant spa town of Harrogate, explore the quaint antique boutiques, visit Betty’s Tea Room or take a stroll around the pretty gardens.

Yorkshire Dales

A scenic drive through the Yorkshire Dales, passing stone built villages, traditional farming landscapes shaped over thousands of years and miles upon miles of drystone walls. There will be free time in Grassington, with cobbled streets and twisting lanes before driving through Kettlewell, over the moors and into the Northern Dales, where a stop will be made at the impressive Aysgarth Falls for photos. On to the George and Dragon for a traditional ‘Yorkshire pub lunch’ before passing Hawes and stopping at the famous twenty-four arched Ribblehead Railway Viaduct for more photographs. Returning to the hotel via Ingleton and Settle.

Fountains Abbey

Visit Fountains Abbey, a World Heritage Site and one of Yorkshire’s best hidden gems. It is one of the largest and best preserved ruined Cistercian monasteries in England. Entry is also included to the adjoining Studley Water Garden before visiting Ripon on Market Day.

Skipton Market

Before returning home on Friday, there will be free time to enjoy Skipton’s popular market, dating back to medieval times, held in the town square next to the impressive castle.

Ferry Details

Belfast-Cairnryan: 0730 and Cairnryan-Belfast: 1930 (return time approximately 2200)
Please note under certain circumstances, it may be necessary to amend the sailing times

Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton


The highly acclaimed Rendezvous Hotel, known as ‘The Yorkshire Hotel by the Canal’, boasts a fantastic position in the heart of the Dales, set along the famous Leeds Liverpool Canal.  All rooms have either a countryside or canal view. 


Hotel and Bedroom Facilities:


  • tea/coffee making facilities

  • hairdryer

  • TV

  • lift


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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Annan WM Annan, War Memorial opposite Queensberry Arms
Ardrossan Ardrossan, Princes Street Bus Stop
Ayr Bus Station Ayr Bus Station
Stance 14
Ayr Dodds Depot Ayr, Dodds Depot, 4 East Road
Ballantrae Garage, Main Street, Ballantrae
Ballymena Ballymena, Seven Towers Leisure Centre
Main entrance
Ballymoney Ballymoney
Biestys Centra / Route Service Station,
Ballynure Ballynure, The Catch Fish & Chip Shop
Car Park, Larne Road.
Bangor Bangor, Town Car Park
opposite Bangor Railway Station Car Park
Belfast City Centre Belfast City Centre
Jurys Inn Hotel, Great Victoria Street.
Belfast Stena Stena Line Passenger Terminal.
West Bank Road, Belfast
Cairnryan Stena Stena Line Passenger Terminal
Loch Ryan Port.
Castle Douglas Castle Douglas, Crown Hotel
Opposite Market Hill, King Street
Coleraine Coleraine, Lodge Hotel, Outside Main Entrance.
Dumfries Dumfries, Whitesands, Coach Bay near Suspension
Bridge. (If Whitesands Closed, Brooms Rd Car Park)
Dunsilly Roundabout Dunsilly Roundabout
Car Park, Antrim
Eastriggs Eastriggs, Central Bus stop
Opposite the Baxter Hall (Church)
Girvan Girvan, Hamilton Arms Hotel
Glengormley Glengormley, Corrs Corner Roundabout
Larne Road Side.
Gretna Smiddy Auld Smiddy
Holywood Holywood, Redburn Square.
Irvine Irvine, Opposite Townhouse, Irvine Cross
Kilmarnock Kilmarnock, St Marnock St (Police Station)
Kilwinning Kilwinning, Caley Station
Larne Larne, Fairhill Car Park
Victoria Road
Lisburn Lisburn, Sprucefield Shopping Centre, Bus Shelter
at mini roundabout near Marks & Spencers
Maybole Maybole, Cassillis Hotel
Newton Stewart Newton Stewart, The Crown Hotel
Newtownards Newtownards, Circular Road
McDonalds Car Park
Prestwick Prestwick, Station Road.
Saltcoats Saltcoats, Railway Station
Stevenston Stevenston, The Cross
Stranraer Stranraer
Bus Stop Opposite Police Station
Troon Troon, Ivy Cottage, South Beach.
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