Scarborough enjoys an unrivalled position as one of Britain’s premier coastal resorts yet also lies tantalisingly close to North Yorkshire’s rugged National Park. On this holiday one can enjoy the golden beaches, superb parks and gardens and wide range of leisure amenities which have given Scarborough its justifiable reputation, along with the natural beauty and historical heritage of Yorkshire.
The 3 Star Esplanade Hotel enjoys a commanding position on Scarborough’s South Cliff, yet is just a short walk from the beach, the Spa and the town centre. Bedrooms are all ensuite with tea and coffee making facilities. There is a lift to all floors and entertainment is provided on two evenings.
Sunday From your front door to the waiting Club Class coach, we make our way north over the Humber Bridge to Hull, here we have a lunch stop with time to explore the Princes Quay shopping centre or take a look around the newly restored quayside area before we re-join the coach and take the coastal road to arrive at the Esplanade Hotel, Scarborough in time to settle in and relax before dinner.
Monday Today we head south to the genteel resort of Filey for a short stay before continuing inland this afternoon through the delightful little villages for a visit to Eden Camp near Malton, an original World War 2 prisoner of war camp and now a museum. The site offers much interest ranging from aeroplanes to historic cars to munitions and a superb selection of wartime memorabilia.
Tuesday A free day to discover the varied attractions of Scarborough. Enjoy the delightful promenade in the attractive Belvedere Gardens, take a short walk across the spa footbridge to the town centre and shops, or the Cliff lift down to the golden beaches of the South Bay and the little harbour. Explore the town with its indoor market and antique shops or take a stroll to Scarborough fortress castle and enjoy the views across both North and South Bays.
Wednesday This morning we head north following the coast road to Whitby, the famous fishing port which was once the home of Captain James Cook. High above the harbour stands the 7th Century Whitby Abbey, the inspirations for Bram Stocker’s Dracula. We have time to wander around the narrow streets and busy harbour side and to obtain lunch before we join the North Yorkshire Moors Railway service taking us over the scenic North Yorkshire Moors through Grosmont and Gothland to Pickering where we re-join the coach for the drive back to the hotel.
ThursdayWe travel through Thornton-le-Dale to Castle Howard. Here “Yorkshire rivals Rome”. For over 300 years this palatial stately home has commanded its position over the Howardian Hills and, more recently, was the setting for TV’s acclaimed ‘Brideshead Revisited’. There is time to visit the house, take a stroll around the delightful grounds and enjoy a drink and a snack before we return to Scarborough.
FridayWe leave after breakfast and begin our journey home.
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