Whitby & the North York Moors
Whitby is a popular, historical seaside town and port just north of Scarborough. The town is famous for being the birthplace of Captain James Cook, the 18th century explorer and voyager, and pioneer photographer, Frank Meadow Sutcliffe. Whitby also features in Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’.
With its cobbled lanes leading to a handsome harbour and fishing trawlers sailing past lifeboat cruises, Whitby is a town of endless charm and surprising contrasts.
A visit to North Yorkshire wouldn’t be complete without a visit to its principal historical city of York. There is a wealth of fascinating history to explore, from the mediaeval city walls and York Minster to the Jorvik Viking Centre and the National Railway Museum. Shoppers can enjoy exploring the narrow winding streets to find the perfect souvenir in one of the many and varied boutiques and chain stores.
With its vibrant city centre, Leeds offers everything you would expect from a modern city. Known as the ‘Shopping Capital of the North’, Leeds boasts the full range of high street stores, including Harvey Nichols and designer boutiques such as Luis Vuitton, Mulberry and Karen Millen. Leeds is also famed for its vibrant nightlife, with a myriad of clubs, pubs, theatres and music venues to choose from.
The Lake District
The Lake District, also known as The Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England which is a popular holiday destination. It is famous for its lakes, forests and mountains (or fells) and its associations with the early 19th-century writings of William Wordsworth and the other Lake Poets.
Durham & Alnwick Castle
Durham is a historic city in the North of England which is well known for its Norman cathedral and 11th century castle. Alnwick castle, which is used as a stand in for the exterior and interior of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films, is located north of Durham.
Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh , is rich in history and has stunning architecture. From the world’s festival capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site to world-class visitor attractions and exhilarating outdoor pursuits, Edinburgh is a must-visit on anyone’s list.
London has a diverse range of people and cultures. London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret’s Church; and the historic settlement of Greenwich. Other famous landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, and The Shard.
Made internationally famous by The Beatles, Liverpool is located in the North West of England. With its unique attractions, exciting events, world class sport and musical heritage, Liverpool is the ideal destination to visit and explore.
There are several important country houses within an hour’s drive of Scarborough. Castle Howard is famous as the location for the filming of the Brideshead Revisited TV series and film. Sledmere is a beautiful country house nestled in the Yorkshire Wolds to the south of Scarborough. Burton Agnes Hall dates back to the time of Queen Elizabeth I, and has been the home of the Cunliffe-Lister family for over 400 years.