01670 519 952 / email@example.com (North East)
01372 610 000 / firstname.lastname@example.org (South)
Depart local pick up points this morning and travel by luxury coach.
Included train journey on the North York Moors Railway.
Enjoy free time to explore the local area, we depart for home approximately 17:00.
A thriving town with a vibrant, active local community, the town’s historic market place is packed with excellent independent retail businesses offering everything from bikes and outdoor gear, local produce and crafts, and antiques and gifts. Alongside the independent retailers, you’ll find an abundance of cafés, tearooms, restaurants, pubs and bars, with something to suit every taste and preference.
The Whitby & Pickering Railway was built as the culmination of attempts to halt the gradual decline of the port of Whitby.
The basic industries of Whitby, whaling and shipbuilding, had been in decline for years and it was felt that opening up better links with the interior of the country would help to regenerate both town and port.
Until the turnpike to Pickering was opened in 1759, Whitby was better connected to the rest of the country by sea than it was by land; even then the difficult climb over the high moors was still an obstacle.
Stage Coach services did not start until 1795 and Mail Coaches (thrice weekly) until 1823.
Whitby is a town of two parts, split down the middle by the River Esk.
It's also a town with two personalities – on the one hand, a busy commercial and fishing port (once home to 18th-century explorer Captain James Cook) with a bustling quayside fish market; on the other, a traditional seaside resort, complete with sandy beach, amusement arcades and promenading holidaymakers.
Keeping a watchful eye over the town is an atmospheric ruined abbey atop the East Cliff, the inspiration and setting for part of Bram Stoker's Gothic horror story Dracula.
Morpeth: Bus Station - 07:15
Pegswood: Opposite Cookswell Garage - 07:20
Pegswood: Train Station Bus Stop - 07:23
Ashington: Sports Direct - 07:30
Ashington: The Elephant Pub - 07:35
Stakeford: Morpeth Road, Half Moon Bus Stop - 07:40
Stakeford: Opposite The Cherry Tree Pub - 07:43
Guidepost: The Square Bus Stop - 07:45
Choppington: Opposite The Travellers Rest - 07:48
Bedlington: Market Square Bus Stop - 07:55
Blyth: Library Bus Stop - 08:10
Cramlington: Manor Walks, near Sainsburys - 08:30
Pickup Points for this tour are:
The following room types are still available on this tour: