4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Welcome tea/coffee on arrival
3-course dinner menu with 3 choices per course
Tea/coffee after dinner
Wensleydale Railways - Leeming Bar to Redmire - single journey with a Yorkshire Treat of Fruit cake and Wensleydale cheese
Wensleydale Creamery: Entrance to Museum & Viewing Area
1-hour Black Sheep Brewery tour & samples
Entrance to Castle Howard with Tea, Coffee & Cake of the day
Entrance to Eden Camp
Entrance to Yorkshire Lavender
We arrive at our hotel in time for a welcome tea/coffee and dinner.
Wensleydale Railway, Wensleydale Creamery & Blacksheep Brewery
We start this morning with a trip on the heritage Wensleydale Railway from Leeming Bar. Meander through the stunning hills and valleys of Herriot country, towards Redmire. Next, we visit the famous Wensleydale Creamery, where we watch cheese being handcrafted by master cheesemakers. To wash this down, we enjoy a 1 hour 'shepherded' tour at the Blacksheep Brewery, ending with the chance to relish a glass of their award-winning ale
Castle Howard & York
In the morning we visit the magnificent Castle Howard, situated in sweeping parkland, dotted with statues, temples, lakes and formal gardens. This opulent country house has been the setting for many cinematic productions including the TV adaptation of Brideshead Revisited. We will enjoy tea/coffee and cake here before, later in the afternoon, spending time at leisure exploring the beautiful walled city of York. You can also choose to revel in York Minster's stunning medieval stained glass, or simply take a stroll around the city, taking in its many hidden gems.
Eden Camp & Yorkshire Lavender
This morning we visit Eden Camp where we experience the sights, sounds and even the smells of life in WWII. Set in an original Prisoner of War Camp, this atmospheric museum recounts the social and military history of the war in expertly recreated scenes. In the afternoon we breathe in the heady scents at Yorkshire Lavender as we wander around the gardens and admire the vibrant array of colours. We return for our final evening's dinner back at the hotel
After breakfast, we make our way home.
3* Mercure York Fairfield Manor, York, North Yorkshire
In a peaceful setting, less than 4 miles from the historic walled city of York, this elegant Georgian manor house sits amongst extensive lush green grounds. All 89 bedrooms are equipped with TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Enjoy a drink on the manicured lawn or in the comfortable lounge bar before heading to the restaurant which offers a selection of tasty dishes prepared using fresh ingredients from the hotels own herb garden.
Bar Restaurant Tea/coffee in room TV Hairdryer Free Wi-Fi 24-hour Reception Lift in areas of the hotel