This new holiday takes us to Yorkshire for the weekend as we enjoy the annual Regatta in Whitby, probably known as the oldest Regatta on the north coast. We also make a visit to York to end the long weekend.
The Blackwell Grange Hotel is set in a beautiful 17th century mansion and peacefully situated in nine acres of its own grounds. Building commenced in 1693 and was finally completed in 1717, remaining a private house until 1953. Hotel facilities include a leisure club with a heated indoor swimming pool, spa and saunas. All of the en-suite bedrooms have a TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.
Friday From your front door to the waiting Club Class coach for the drive north to Darlington. We arrive at the Blackwell Grange Hotel late afternoon where we have time to settle in before dinner.
Saturday This morning we enjoy a drive through the North Yorkshire Moors National Park to the seaside town of Whitby, where we join the annual Whitby Regatta, probably the oldest sea Regatta on the northeast coast. Today we enjoy the various forms of entertainment, the rowing races and the yacht races. Whitby also has a huge range of attractions including the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, and Whitby Abbey, perched on a clifftop and overlooking the town. Of course, the Abbey’s ruins are famous as the inspiration for Bram Stocker’s poem, ‘Dracula’. After the day enjoying the Regatta and exploring the town, we make our way back to the hotel.
Sunday Our day takes us to the historic cathedral city of York, the capital of Yorkshire and a particularly beautiful city in which to spend time. Perhaps wander through the shambles, enjoy refreshments by the riverside, visit York Cathedral, or visit the National Railway Museum before returning to our hotel for our final evening’s dinner.
Monday We bid farewell to our hosts and make our way home.
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