4* Mercure Leeds Parkway, Leeds
Few Leeds hotels can boast the same level of comfort and tranquillity as the Mercure Leeds Parkway hotel. Enjoy picturesque views of the Yorkshire countryside and engross yourself in 130 acres of beautiful parkland and formal gardens by the Golden Acre Park wildlife reserve. Inside you'll find a mix of contemporary décor and 1930s glamour throughout the 118 rooms.
Lift Reception open 24 hours a day Swimming pool Spa Bar Restaurant Fitness centre Wi-Fi access HD LED TV Coffee/tea making facilities Hair dryer
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
3-course 3-choice menu at dinner
Tea/coffee after dinner
Entrance to Harewood House
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway journey
Guided coach tour of the Yorkshire Dales
Depart your local area and head to the hotel with time to settle in before dinner.
Harewood is one of the Treasure Houses of England set in the heart of Yorkshire. It has rolling Capability Brown landscapes, an impressive art collection, renaissance masterpieces, exquisite Thomas Chippendale furniture, fabulous Robert Adam interiors, combined with 100 acres of award-winning gardens and a renowned lakeside Bird Garden. It is unsurprisingly known as "The Jewel in Yorkshire's Crown". Take time to explore the house, majestic staterooms and glorious gardens. Afterwards, head to the wonderful spa town of Harrogate, renowned for its floral beauty, with its Victorian Pump Room, Royal Baths, curiosity shops and beautifully manicured gardens.
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway & Haworth
Travel to Keighley for a nostalgic journey through the West Yorkshire countryside on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. The diesel-hauled trip goes up the Worth Valley to Oxenhope, passing the rugged hills, rustic stone cottages and wild farmland where the classic film 'The Railway Children' was shot. In the afternoon, visit the picturesque village of Haworth, home of the Brontë sisters and surrounded by beautiful moorland and the Pennine Hills. Explore the fascinating Olde Worlde shops in the cobbled main street or visit the Brontë Parsonage Museum which was home to the famous sisters.
Tour of the Yorkshire Dales
This morning enjoy a guided coach tour of the picture-postcard Yorkshire Dales. The tour will take us into Wharfedale, one of the Yorkshires Dales' longest and most beautiful valleys, through the picturesque town of Ilkley known as the 'Heather Spa' and onto Skipton, gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. From here we head into the dales and the pretty village of Grassington before making our way towards Otley, nestled below the Chevin and straddling the river Wharfe. In the afternoon, we discover the perfectly preserved Victorian village of Saltaire, designated a World Heritage Site. The village is home to the Grade II listed Salt's Mill, which now houses a selection of shops and restaurants, and the free to enter 1853 Gallery, home of one of the largest collections of David Hockney paintings.
After breakfast, we make the way home, stopping for lunch and comfort breaks on the way.