Harrogate draws its elegance and style from its 18th century history, when it became a spa town and a haunt for the rich and famous who came to take the ‘waters’. Stylish shops and restaurants mix with independent antique, designer and high street shops. The town offers something for all whether you are on the cobbled streets of the Montpellier Quarter or the tree lined main streets. We include a visit to delightful Ripon, historic York and the wonderful Dales.
The 4 star Crowne Plaza is situated only a short walk from Harrogate town centre, the hotel offers high levels of service and comfort. All 214 stylish bedrooms are well equipped, the restaurant is modern and contemporary and the bar offers pleasant areas in which to relax. All rooms are en-suite and have a TV, hairdryer, free Wi-Fi and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.
Friday Our door to door service takes you to the waiting Club Class coach for the leisurely drive north to spend time in the historic city of York; stroll along the famous ‘Shambles’, one of the most atmospheric streets in the city, to the imposing Minster, visit the Jorvik Viking Centre or the National Rail Museum, the choice is yours. We re-join the coach and arrive at our hotel the Crown Plaza in Harrogate, with time to settle before dinner.
Saturday This morning we take a scenic drive to delightful Ripon, a busy market town with a small but impressive Cathedral. After time to explore, we return to Harrogate to enjoy an afternoon at leisure. With its huge open spaces and broad tree-lined boulevards, antique shops, shopping centres, flowers and plants, it is little wonder that the town is often a frequent winner of the Britain in Bloom award. Harrogate also boasts the world famous Betty’s Tearoom which was founded in 1919. We meet again for dinner at the hotel this evening.
Sunday After breakfast we bid farewell to our hosts and make our way home by way of the wonderful Yorkshire Dales. Our route takes us to Quaint Ripley, over rugged Greenhow Moor and on to famed Ilkley nestling at the foot of its noted Moor. After time for lunch we complete our drive arriving in our home are late afternoon where we are greeted by our awaiting taxis.
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