Including two nights accommodation at Swinton Park Hotel – a luxury grade II listed castle set within 20,000 acres of the Swinton Estate near Masham, we will spend the next two days exploring the history and heritage of these two very different UNESCO locations.
Our Yorkshire UNESCO sites tour is accompanied by an entertaining, knowledgeable Blue Badge Guide to help really bring the sites to life, they will take the hassle out of the touring by chauffeuring you to the sites in a luxury vehicle and also including stops at a few hidden gems along the way!
Firstly we will visit Saltaire Village and Salts Mill, a model village set up by Titus Salt for his workforce and now the home to the 1853 Gallery containing a large display of David Hockney paintings, drawings and etchings.
After lunch we will take the short drive across the Pennine moorland to Haworth – home to the Bronte family, visiting the Bronte Parsonage where the famous sisters lived and created their world famous novels.
Our next day will include a visit to Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal. This is a unique site which combines one of the most complete ruins of a Cistercian abbey in Europe with a splendid Georgian water garden where owner William Aislabie bought the next door ruins to incorporate them into his new picturesque, romantic landscape.
To finish the day we will take a short drive to Brimham Rocks - a collection of weird and wonderful rock formations, sculpted over centuries by ice, wind and rain with magnificent views down Nidderdale.
The costs of the tour includes an evening visit to The Black Sheep Brewery to dine in their Bistro and sample some of the local ales. We also include on the second evening a meal in Samuels Restaurant at Swinton Park, where you can experience an estate to plate fine dining experience. Head chef James Cooper creates dishes using locally sourced produce to create a memorable fine dining experience.