A much acclaimed break in 2016, this Easter tour explores the quaint towns and cities of Yorkshire. We include a ride on the Keighley and Worth Valley Steam Railway as well as visits to Bronte country and museum. The highlight of this tour is the ‘Big Band Night’ with the Joe Loss Orchestra.
The 4 star Cedar Court Hotel is located high in the Pennines between Huddersfield and Halifax in West Yorkshire and is surrounded by spectacular views. It is an ideal centre for the weekend and hotel facilities include fitness centre with swimming pool. All bedrooms are en-suite. There is a lift that serves all floors.
Friday We depart our home area in the morning travelling to Yorkshire. We will spend some time in Nottingham before arriving late afternoon at the Cedar Court Hotel. There will be time to relax before our first dinner and evening of entertainment.
Saturday Today we make for the small town of Otley, in Wharfdale. From here we enjoy an ‘Emmerdale’ drive taking in some of the delightful Yorkshire scenery which you see on the TV screen. After the drive we make a stop in Harrogate where there will be time for lunch and to enjoy some free time in the delightful town with acres of parklands, superb shops, delightful cafes, including the famous Betty’s. Moving on we head over the hills into Airedale and Skipton. This is a lovely town with a wide main street dominated by Skipton castle. We later return to our hotel to get ready for a Gala Dinner and tonight’s extravaganza, an evening with the Joe Loss Orchestra, now led by Todd Miller. 2017 is the band’s 87th year and it is the longest running entertainment company of any kind. Since 1930 the band has never disbanded or reformed. It has been in constant operation throughout the world with Britain’s best musicians and singers performing totally live. The Big Band and singers will perform hits from the 50’s to the 80’s.
Sunday We start our day with a ride to West Yorkshire and Hebden Bridge, in the Calder Valley. From here we head off over Oxenhope Moor to Haworth, with its famous cobbled main street. There is time for lunch before we make our way back to the station and join the famous Worth Valley Railway, tea and biscuits will be served on the train. Oakworth station is the most famous stop on the line, having featured in the 1970’s film ‘The Railway Children’. The little station of Damems was used as Ormston in TV series Born and Bred. Our steam train takes us to Keighley with chance to stretch your legs before we catch the return train. We head back to the hotel in time to relax and enjoy a drink before dinner and our final night’s entertainment.
Monday After breakfast we bid goodbye to our hosts at the Cedar Court Hotel and retrace our route back to our home area.
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