Castle Howard and A Taste of Yorkshire

Providing first-class hospitality since the 15th century, the Black Swan Inn offers a warm Yorkshire welcome. Retaining many of its original features, the historic inn boasts a beautiful mix of Elizabethan, Tudor, and Georgian architecture, charming every visitor who walks through its doors. From here, we’ll uncover the fascinating past of Castle Howard, enjoy unique taste experiences with visits to the Black Sheep Brewery, Wensleydale Creamery and Brymor Dairy, and visit some of Yorkshire’s most quintessential towns and villages.

Your Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel
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Itinerary

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Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then on to your hotel for a four-night stay. Offering a unique type of accommodation, the Inns are full of charm and character, featuring lovely gardens to enjoy a relaxing drink. £26 per person allocation from the main menu is included for evening meals.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

Today, we enjoy a visit to one of Yorkshire's finest historic houses, Castle Howard. This 17th-century stately home is set in 1,000 acres of landscaped gardens and woodland and has been the home of the Howard family since 1699. It has been used as the backdrop for various TV programmes and films including Bridgerton, Queen Victoria and Brideshead Revisited.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Castle Howard

Today, we experience ‘A Taste of Yorkshire’ by visiting some of the best local producers for food and drink in the area. Our first stop is the Black Sheep Brewery, famous for its fantastic range of beers and ales. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the brewery on our included tour, with the chance to sample some of the beers and purchase something from the gift shop.

Our next experience will be at the world-famous Wensleydale Creamery. Learn more about the cheese-making process, enjoy tasty samples, browse the fantastic gift shop, and relax in the tearoom.

Our final stop of the day is Brymor Dairy – the home of real Yorkshire ice cream! Using local milk and cream from cows grazing the Dales to create their award-winning ice cream, enjoy the choice of over 25 flavours!

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • A Taste of Yorkshire

Today, we discover the North Yorkshire Moors with its ever-changing scenery of green pastures, purple and brown heather moorland, and stunning woodlands. We’ll stop at Goathland, famous as a filming location for Heartbeat and Harry Potter. Enjoy time to explore and soak up the views of this picture-postcard village before continuing to Pickering, a historic market town on the edge of the North Yorkshire National Park.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • North Yorkshire Moors Scenic Drive

After breakfast, we start the journey home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Accommodation

You will stay for four nights at The Black Swan Hotel in Helmsley.

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