Explore the best of the North York Moors on this full day tour across stunning moorland, visiting quaint villages and the seaside town of Whitby.
We will drive to Thirsk before driving through the Hambleton Hills passing the famous giant White Horse of Kilburn on the hillside and the Mouseman furniture museum.From here we will travel through Coxwold past Byland Abbey and through Ampleforth to Helmsley with its lovely market square and medieval castle. This is a great town to explore with its independent shops, cafe's and old stone buildings.
We’ll then drive through Hutton le Hole up onto the North York Moors travelling along Blakey Ridge with its stunning moorland landscape and views into both Rosedale and Farndale. We’ll pass some ancient stone preaching crosses and drive down chimney bank in Rosedale to see the old iron stone kilns.
We will then travel to Whitby via Sandsend before taking a short walking tour of the historic seaside town, where we will hear about the inspiration behind Bram Stokers Dracula, its links to Captain Cook as well as Whitby’s seafaring and whaling heritage before stopping for a hearty Fish and Chips lunch. We can drive up to both cliff tops to get up close to Whitby Abbeyand St.Mary’s Church on East Cliff and the iconic whalebone arch and Captain Cook statue on West Cliff.
From Whitby we will head to before driving back up onto the North York Moors with its unique heather moorland travelling over Fylingdales Moor. We will stop at Goathland in Heartbeat Country and visit the railway station which played Hogsmeade in the Harry Potter films and Scripps Garage & Funeral Parlour made famous by the TV series Heartbeat before travelling back home past Yorkshire’s Grand Canyon – the Hole of Horcum .
This is a great full days private chauffeur guided tour. Exploring one of Yorkshire's famous national parks with its heather moorland, visiting sites of historical importance, natural wonders and the beatiful Yorkshire seaside town of Whitby.