North York Moors & Whitby in Summer

 Explore the famous area or the North York Moors National Park. Famed for the largest area of heather Moorland in England, there is much more than meets the eye.

The Moors are one of the most important historical areas in Britain in terms of religion, farming, mining, fishing and smuggling It has more ancient scheduled monuments than anywhere in the country including, standing stones, Stone crosses and burial mounds.

Explore historic towns, quaint villages and historic sites such as Whitby Abbey. Enjoy unrivalled views across the Yorkshire coast and for miles across the Yorkshire. On a clear day views can exceed 50 miles.
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  • Rosedale Abbey
  • Whitby
    • Times: 09:00hrs. Returning approx. 17:30hrs


      Times: 9:00 - 17:30

      Departs This tour runs every Monday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday 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 Driver/Guide for the day

      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 North York Moors & Whitby in Summer Tour please contact us.

    • We leave York heading east to the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors. Our first stop is the quaint town of Pickering. Here you can explore the historic Church of St Peter and St Paul and discover the amazing medieval murals adorning the Nave of the Church. Pickering is the southern terminus of the North York Moors Railway, England’s busiest heritage line where you might find a steam train waiting in the station.

      From here we head into the moorland landscape forged by nature and shaped by humans. We make a brief stop for photos at the famed Hole of Horcum, Legend has it was formed by Wade the Giant following an argument with his wife Bell. We continue on to the famed village of Goathland. A typical moorland village where sheep graze openly on the village green. Its fame originally linked the popular TV show heartbeat before its train station was used as the location for “Hogsmeade station” in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone film.

      A short drive brings us the rugged coast North Yorkshire Coast line and the historic Town of Whitby. This old port was once famous for fishing and Whaling where Captain Cook set sail from to discover Australia. Here you will have 2 hours to explore the famous Abbey linked to Bram Stokers Dracula and have lunch in one of the towns many fish and chip shops. Discover the towns interesting independent shops including the famous Jet Jewellery stores where you might catch a jewellery making in action.

      After we leave Whitby we traverse the entire width of the park. There will be plenty of photo stops along the way as we discover why this landscape was designated a national park. High heather moorland is interspersed with deep cut valleys carved out during the Ice ages thousands of years ago, standing stones, burial mounds and stone crosses erected by the people of the moors over thousands of years.

      We end the day with a relaxing stop in Helmsley. This bustling little town is built around the only medieval market place in the North York Moors. It is dominated by the ruins of a Norman castle dating back to the 12th century. There are many independent shops and your last chance to souvenir before heading back to York

      • 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

    Pickering - The gateway to the Moors, explore the oldest wall paintings in a church!

    The Moors - Time to take in the extensive Moorland landscape

    Goathland - Famous for Heartbeat and Harry Potter

    Whitby - Experience the historic port of Whitby & it's links to Dracula and Captain Cook. 

    Helmsley - A bustling traditional market town