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Turkey & Tinsel - Whitby & Festive Castle Howard

 

Scarborough harbour
  • Overview

    highlights

    • Explore beautiful Castle Howard, well known as the filming location of Brideshead Revisited, which will be transformed with festive decorations at this wonderful time of year
    • Discover the North York Moors’ dramatic scenery
    • Visit the charming town of Pickering

    Make the most of this wonderful time of year with a trip to festive Castle Howard, while enjoying a fantastic Turkey & Tinsel holiday. Staying in picturesque Whitby, famous for its beautiful abbey, we’ll explore Yorkshire’s finest historical house at Christmastime, as well as paying a visit to seaside Scarborough. Read More

    Great for:

    • Great for - Christmas
    • Great for - Entertainment
    • Great for - Food & Drink
    • Great for - History
    • Great for - Scenery
    • Great for - Seaside


    Whitby harbour
      
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    Staying at the Royal Hotel in Whitby, set on the town’s West Cliff and with stunning views over the beaches, harbour, old town and the ruins of Whitby Abbey, we’ll be perfectly placed for a fantastic break. We’ll enjoy two great excursions during our holiday, allowing us to discover some of Yorkshire’s finest attractions.

    Join us as we enjoy a festive visit to Castle Howard when the house is transformed with a superb selection Christmas decorations. Candles, garlands and beautiful wreaths, as well as soaring Christmas trees, create a spectacular Christmas atmosphere that’s sure to get you in the festive spirit.

    Dating back to 1700, Castle Howard is the largest house in Yorkshire, and is well known as the filming location of Brideshead Revisited. At this time of year it’s a very special place to visit and is sure to make for a memorable excursion!

    Next, we’ll make our way to Scarborough in North Yorkshire, famous for its beautiful coastline and limestone cliffs. Discover the town’s old harbour, enjoy a spot of shopping, or visit Scarborough’s Art Gallery or the Rotunda Museum.
  • Itinerary

    ITINERARY

    LOCATIONS


  • The Hotel

    YOUR HOTEL


    Royal Whitby Hotel

    • Royal Whitby Hotel, Whitby
    • Royal Whitby Hotel, Whitby
    • Royal Whitby Hotel, Whitby
    • Royal Whitby Hotel, Whitby
    • Royal Whitby Hotel, Whitby
    • Royal Whitby Hotel, Whitby
    • Royal Whitby Hotel, Whitby
    • Royal Whitby Hotel, Whitby
    • Royal Whitby Hotel, Whitby
    • Royal Whitby Hotel, Whitby
    • Royal Whitby Hotel, Whitby
    • Royal Whitby Hotel, Whitby
    • Royal Whitby Hotel, Whitby
    High on the West Cliff, the Royal occupies a commanding position with wonderful views over the beaches, harbour and lovely old town, and towards the dramatic abbey ruins. Bursting with seafaring heritage, Whitby's ancient streets invite you to step back in time, so much so that you can almost expect to bump into Captain Cook when following his trail! Step inside the Royal, meanwhile and you'll be taken into another world of holiday relaxation and fun. With a variety of games, activities, a comfortable lounge and an entertainment room where you can 'trip the light fantastic', there's plenty to entertain.
    • Wonderful views over the beaches, harbour and lovely old town and towards the dramatic abbey ruins
    • A variety of games, activities, a comfortable lounge and an entertainment room
    • Set in an ideal location, just a few minutes from the harbour and shops
    • Many front facing rooms have superb views from the hotel's cliff top positions as do the restaurant and bar.
    • The entertainment suite offers a fantastic variety of entertainment

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  • Excursions & Extras

    INCLUDED EXCURSIONS


    Castle Howard
    Castle Howard
    We'll enjoy an excursion to Castle Howard today. This beautiful property is Yorkshire's finest historical house and gardens, set in 100 acres of parkland. At this time of year the house is transformed into a winter wonderland, with festive decorations, candles, wreaths and trees to marvel at. 
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    Jaunt to Pickering
    Today we enjoy an excursion travelling through the dramatic scenery of the North York Moors to visit the market town of Pickering.
    Castle Howard
    Castle Howard
    We'll enjoy an excursion to Castle Howard today. This beautiful property is Yorkshire's finest historical house and gardens, set in 100 acres of parkland. At this time of year the house is transformed into a winter wonderland, with festive decorations, candles, wreaths and trees to marvel at. 
    Excursion Placeholder
    Jaunt to Pickering
    Today we enjoy an excursion travelling through the dramatic scenery of the North York Moors to visit the market town of Pickering.
    Castle Howard
    Castle Howard
    We'll enjoy an excursion to Castle Howard today. This beautiful property is Yorkshire's finest historical house and gardens, set in 100 acres of parkland. At this time of year the house is transformed into a winter wonderland, with festive decorations, candles, wreaths and trees to marvel at. 
    Excursion Placeholder
    Jaunt to Pickering
    Today we enjoy an excursion travelling through the dramatic scenery of the North York Moors to visit the market town of Pickering.
    Castle Howard
    Castle Howard
    We'll enjoy an excursion to Castle Howard today. This beautiful property is Yorkshire's finest historical house and gardens, set in 100 acres of parkland. At this time of year the house is transformed into a winter wonderland, with festive decorations, candles, wreaths and trees to marvel at. 
    Excursion Placeholder
    Jaunt to Pickering
    Today we enjoy an excursion travelling through the dramatic scenery of the North York Moors to visit the market town of Pickering.
    Castle Howard
    Castle Howard
    We'll enjoy an excursion to Castle Howard today. This beautiful property is Yorkshire's finest historical house and gardens, set in 100 acres of parkland. At this time of year the house is transformed into a winter wonderland, with festive decorations, candles, wreaths and trees to marvel at. 
    Excursion Placeholder
    Jaunt to Pickering
    Today we enjoy an excursion travelling through the dramatic scenery of the North York Moors to visit the market town of Pickering.



    EXTRAS

    Festive afternoon tea
    Be treated to one festive afternoon tea during your holiday. 

    Mulled wine
    Enjoy a glass of mulled wine at your hotel!

    Traditional Christmas dinner with wine
    Sit down to a sumptuous Christmas dinner, with a complimentary glass of wine

 


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What's included

  • Coach Travel
  • Four nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, four evening meals
  • Mulled wine on arrival
  • Traditional Christmas dinner with complimentary glass of wine
  • One festive afternoon tea
  • Porterage
  • Two included excursionsFestive entertainment on some evenings
Royal Whitby Hotel, Whitby

Royal Whitby Hotel

High on the West Cliff, the Royal occupies a commanding position with wonderful views over the beaches, harbour and lovely old town, and towards the dramatic abbey ruins.

Learn more about the hotel

Royal Whitby Hotel

  • Royal Whitby Hotel, Whitby
  • Royal Whitby Hotel, Whitby
  • Royal Whitby Hotel, Whitby
  • Royal Whitby Hotel, Whitby
  • Royal Whitby Hotel, Whitby
  • Royal Whitby Hotel, Whitby
  • Royal Whitby Hotel, Whitby
  • Royal Whitby Hotel, Whitby
  • Royal Whitby Hotel, Whitby
  • Royal Whitby Hotel, Whitby
  • Royal Whitby Hotel, Whitby
  • Royal Whitby Hotel, Whitby
  • Royal Whitby Hotel, Whitby
High on the West Cliff, the Royal occupies a commanding position with wonderful views over the beaches, harbour and lovely old town, and towards the dramatic abbey ruins. Bursting with seafaring heritage, Whitby's ancient streets invite you to step back in time, so much so that you can almost expect to bump into Captain Cook when following his trail! Step inside the Royal, meanwhile and you'll be taken into another world of holiday relaxation and fun. With a variety of games, activities, a comfortable lounge and an entertainment room where you can 'trip the light fantastic', there's plenty to entertain.
  • Wonderful views over the beaches, harbour and lovely old town and towards the dramatic abbey ruins
  • A variety of games, activities, a comfortable lounge and an entertainment room
  • Set in an ideal location, just a few minutes from the harbour and shops
  • Many front facing rooms have superb views from the hotel's cliff top positions as do the restaurant and bar.
  • The entertainment suite offers a fantastic variety of entertainment

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