Product Code : YBRTY
This tour has a little bit of everything as we travel into the industrial heart of Yorkshire, delve into the lives of the iconic Bronte sisters and explore Yorkshire's medieval past at Bolton Abbey ruins. Experience hundreds of years of Yorkshire's incredible history in one day. The Brontes 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. Take 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 12thCentury Augustinian Bolton Abbey. Itinerary: Leaving York the tour heads to the famous Ilkley Moor, which is known for being the inspiration for the Yorkshire county anthem' On Ilkla Moor Baht at (on Ilkley moor without a hat'). There will be time to take in the views and a stop for photos. After leaving Ilkley Moor we head west into where the industrial revolution started in Yorkshire and to the World UNESCO Heritage site of Saltaire. Sir Titus Salt built the world's first model village and his textile mill on the banks of the river Aire and christened it Saltaire, his great idea to take his workers from the slums of Bradford into what was countryside helped increase life expectancy by more than double. The mill has now been transformed into a museum, gallery and independent shops but its original architecture remains intact and is a stunning. There will be time to wander around the mills gallery, museum and enjoy refreshments. From Saltaire we take a short drive through the rolling industrialised heart of West Yorkshire before we arrive at beautiful cobbled village of Haworth. Haworth is known for its association with the Bronte Sisters. There is also chance to see the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, and time to go into the Bronte Parsonage (opening times may vary, entry extra). The tour heads to Bolton Abbey. There is time to view the ruins and take in the surrounding Landscapes which inspired famous artists such as Wordsworth, Ruskin and Turner. Before returning to York you'll stop at Pateley Bridge, here there are cafes and local shops to browse or you can take an optional gentle stroll along the River Nidd. From here we then travel back to our start point in York for roughly 17:30.
- Parsonage Museum, it contains the world's most comprehensive collection of Bronteuml
- Ilkley Moor - take in the views on the Moor famous for inspiring the Yorkshire 'country anthem'
- manuscripts, letters, early editions of the novels and poetry
- Bolton Abbey - explore the ruins of the 12th century Augustinian Monastery
- Salts Mill - Worlds First Model Village and Mill and Unesco Heritage Site
- Visit The Bronteuml
- Haworth - time to explore the cobbled village, famous for its connections to the Bronte Sisters
- Entry to Bolton Abbey
- On-board commentary in English
- Transport in a small mini-coach
- Professional guide
- Hotel transfers
- Food and beverage (Unless specified)
- Personal expenses
- Other Entrance Fees
Know Before You Book
- Passengers must be aged 5+ and have their own seat
Know Before You Go
- Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes as moderate amount of walking is involved
- Luggage storage available at the York Train Station
- Please reach the meeting point 30 minutes prior to the departure time
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