The Bronte’s Parsonage & Historic Yorkshire

And Interesting Tour taking the Industrial History of Yorkshire, a time when the Iconic Bronte sisters were living and then heading back in time to the Bolton Abbey. The Bronte’s are Iconic within the literary world, join us as we head to the quaint town of Haworth where the sisters were inspired to write their masterpieces. Enjoy time to discover more at the former home now converted into a shrine to the Family. We will also explore Salts Mill in Saltaire, the world’s first Model Village and one of Yorkshires Unesco Heritage sites. We then head over the Hills into the Yorkshire Dales National Park to Explore the 12th Century Augustinian Bolton Abbey. 
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    • Times: 9:00 - 17:30

      Departs This tour runs every Wednesday between 24th March 2018 - 28th October 2018.

      The tour will depart at 9am from Leeman Road Coach Stop A, York, YO1 6FZ. The pick up point is in the heart of York, under 2 minutes walk from York Railway Station & under 5 minutes walk from York Minster.

      Adult = £38
      Child = £32

      Please note that each customer must have their own seat.

      How To Book: You can instantly book by selecting your preferred date on this page.

      Included Extras • Transport in a 16-seater minibus • Knowledgeable driver/guide commentary • Entry to Bolton Abbey

      Whats Not Included • Food and drink

      Please Note: A minimum of 1 passenger is required for this tour to operate.

      We regret our tours are unsuitable for under 5's.

      For more information please browse the Full Itinerary, Additional Information and the Route Map. If you would like a Daily Tour brochure or further information regarding our The Bronte’s Parsonage & Historic Yorkshire Tour please contact us.

    • We leave York heading west to the edge of the Yorkshire Dales before making our way above Ilkley and up to the famous landmark of the Cow and Calf Rocks and the famous Ilkley Moors where the unofficial Yorkshire Anthem was penned. Enjoy a hot brew in the Café and take in the views over Wharfedale and Ilkley in the Valley below or for the more energetic head up explore the moors a little.

      We then head for Salts Mill. In the centre of the industrial West Yorkshire the Mill was the focal point of Saltaire Village. The World’s first Model village designed to improve the health of the mills employees and of course increase its profits. We stop at the grade II listed building which has been converted into gallery, shopping and food complex as well as a small museum about the mills history. In its time the mill was the largest and most advanced mill in the world its architectural design is inspiring.
      From here it is a short scenic drive through more of West Yorkshire where the Railway children was filmed and into Haworth. Your Driver will drop you outside the Bronte Parsonage where you will have plenty of time to explore the Parsonage and learn all about the famous family. You can take lunch in one of the traditional pubs, cafes or tearooms and potter around the plethora of unique shops.

      After Lunch we take another scenic drive out of the industrial west and into the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Just a mile into the boundary of the Park we stop at Bolton Abbey. A 12th Century Abbey ruin, with the unique feature of its priory church standing and still in use after rest of the sire was dissolved. The abbey ruin, located on the banks of the River Wharfe is of referred to as “one of the most Beautiful historical sites in England” and has inspired artists like Turner and writers like Wordsworth.
      • There will be a designated lunch stop where you’ll be able to purchase lunch
      • There are toilet stops on route
      • Minimal walking required
      • Confirmation is received at the time of booking
      • Our vehicles are not currently wheelchair accessible
      • Luggage storage is available at the York train station
      • Seats cannot be reserved
      • Each passenger must have their own seat.
      Please Note: We regret our tours are unsuitable for under 5's.
      For full terms and conditions please see here.

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    Tour Highlights

    Haworth - time to explore the cobbled village, famous for its connections to the Bronte Sisters. The Bronte Parsonage is located here (entry is extra)

    Ilkley Moor - take in the views on the Moor famous for inspiring the Yorkshire 'country anthem'.

    Bolton Abbey - explore the ruins of the 12th century Augustinian Monastery and view the surrounding landscapes which inspired Wordsworth.
    Salts Mill - Worlds First Model Village and Mill and Unesco Heritage Site