LHT 2 North Yorkshire & The Lake District

LHT 2 : Yorkshire and The Lake District

11-19 July 2019, 20-28 October 2019

9 Days 8 Nights £3,000.00/Person

English Cottage, The Morritt Hotel & Spa
(Double Room, Shared or Single Room Supplement on request )

Itinerary LHT-2  <<<PDF Download>>>

For those with less time and geared to suit a smaller budget, we are offering a number of eight-night stays in a country house hotel and spa in Lower Teesdale. This itinerary continues to offer an unusual, but delightful tour of some of the best and most wonderful attractions of England’s finest in North Yorkshire and the Lake District. The programme allows more shopping and freedom to explore towns and villages. It overlaps with our longer tour programme of Durham and Northumberland for 2019 with Raby and Bowes.

Day 1
Pick up from Newcastle International Airport.
Travel to country house hotel. Relax in the historic lounge, use the spa, enjoy the grounds.

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English Cottage © The Morritt Hotel & Spa

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Double Room © The Morritt Hotel & Spa

Day 2
One of Britain’s best preswerved medieval buildings is the very beautiful Raby castle. It was recently used in th filming of Victoria. We go inside and view the formal gardens and deer park. Then on to the glorious collection of costume furniture and china in Bowes Museum.

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Raby Castle view from the Park

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Bowes Museum

Day 3
The first of 2 days in England’s most beautiful mountain region – The Lake Disrict. We tour the gorgeous 250 year old Dalemain mansion gardens.
Then on to Castlerigg Stone Circle, which is northern Britain’s stone henge. It is over 5000 years old and probably Europe’s oldest, most ancient temple. Stonehenge in Wiltshire was started around 1000 years after Castlerigg. Castlerigg bears witness to many millenia of sacred activity. At Castlerigg you can walk right up to and touch the mighty stones which are up to 2.3m high, in their fabulous, magical mountain setting. Legend has it that touching the stones brings great fortune, especially at times of change like marriage or retirement. That may originate in the rites of passage in ancient worship. There is no restriction on access or photography. His Majesty King Vajiravudh was so impressed when he visited this ancient sacred site of Castlerigg, that his courtiers documented the reverence with which he gave a recitation here.

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Dalemain Garden

After a cruise around Derwentwater Lake, amongst some of the most fabulous mountain scenery in Northern Europe, we stop to shop at the lovely market town of Keswick and then go on to what is arguably Britain’s most fabulous viewpoint above Derwentwater.

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Derwentwater

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Castlerigg Stone Circle

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Ashness Bridge

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Surprise View of The Lake

Day 4
To the hugely-impressive remains of Fountains Abbey, one of England’s most famous romantic abbeys, set in gorgeous 18th century parkland and temples. We explore the medieval monastery, manor house and folly temples. We call in at the delightful market town of Richmond on the way back to see its castle and shops

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Fountains Abbey

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Studley Royal Park  

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Richmond Town

Day 5
A relatively gentle day to see the beautiful 18th-century Ormesby Hall and gardens. A unique collection of paintings and antique furniture from different centuries.

Then, on to visit Europe’s oldest floating warship, HMS Trincomalee, built of teak in Bombay, India in 1817. Exploring the part-open air National Museum of the Royal Navy which houses the ship and the adjoining Museum of Hartlepool, before viewing some of the historic old town and returning to the hotel.

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Trincomalee

Day 6
A trip down Teesdale, starting with High Force waterfall where the whole of the River Tees drops 21 metres into a plunge pool. Then, to the town of Barnard Castle to view remains of the castle itself, perched above the river, as well as the chance to shop for gifts and antiques. A short stroll by the river at beautiful Winston Bridge, then explore the village of Piercebridge, built within a 2000-year old Roman fort, some of which can still be seen.

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High Force

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Barnard Castle

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Piercebridge

Day 7
We explore more of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, visiting 400 year-old Kiplin Hall, then the ancient Royal Middleham Castle and on to The Wensleydale Creamery. This is England’s world famous cheese factory, popularised by the Oscar-winning animated films Wallace and Gromit

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Teesdale

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Kiplin Hall

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Middleham Castle

wensleydale cheese shop tasting

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Day 8
A day in York, the fabulous 2000-year old capital of Yorkshire. We will take you into the Minster, one of England’s loveliest architectural gems. We also show you The Shambles, where the ancient timber houses nearly touch each other across the street. We explore The Treasurer’s House, which is a restored church mansion dating back to the time of King Naresuan, and the 18th-century Fairfax House, which shows the life of the English wealthy from the days of late Ayuthaya, in original beautiful objects. Then you can shop at your leisure

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York Minster

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York Minster

Day 9  Pick up from the hotel to Newcastle International Airport

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Photo Credits
Fountains Abbey PD Courtesy  Klaus with K, sourced wikipedia.org
Studley Royal Park  PD Courtesy Thomas Gun, sourced wikipedia.org
HMS Trincomalee Creator: Ian Petticrew, CC, sourced wikipedia/geograph.org.uk