9.00am: You will be picked up from your choice of location in York, Leeds or Harrogate and head off to Bronte Country in the West Yorkshire Pennines, with your Tour Guide telling you about the history and features of the area as you pass through.
10.15am: Our first stop is at the Bingley Five Rise Locks where you will see the highest Staircase Lock in the UK, a spectacular feat of engineering constructed in 1774 as part of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. You can explore and photograph the working locks, or just enjoy a leisurely Yorkshire Brew and soak up the local atmosphere in the nearby cafe – the choice is yours!
10.45am: We leave Bingley for the short journey to our main stop at Haworth.
11.00am: We arrive in Haworth, on the edge of the rugged Pennine Moors, where the Bronte family lived from 1820 and the sisters wrote their famous novels, for a two and a half hour stop over lunchtime. You can visit the Bronte Parsonage Museum and the Bronte Memorial Chapel in the nearby Church where their father preached, or just explore the quaint shops on the cobbled main street and have a leisurely lunch in one of the traditional cafes – the choice is yours!
1.30pm: We leave Haworth and head up Penistone Hill for a photo stop to admire the moorland views towards Top Withens, where the Bronte Sisters walked to gain inspiration, before we head north into Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
2.30pm: You will arrive in the picturesque, traditional Dales village of Linton, where we will stop for photographs of Linton Falls before continuing our journey through the National Park.
2.45pm: The final stop is at Bolton Abbey, where entry is free and you will be able to explore the Priory Church and ruins of the 12th Century Augustinian Priory in its beautiful riverside setting, or maybe take the stepping stones challenge if you are feeling more adventurous!
3.30pm: We leave Bolton Abbey and you can relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery as we make our way back towards the pick-up point.
5.00pm: We arrive back at the pick-up point at around 5.00pm and say our goodbyes.
Private Group Prices (Total amount for any number of passengers up to 15):
Certain dates in December 2017 and 1st February 2018 – 28th February 2018 – £295 (Can be Booked Online – just select the date and One Adult Ticket)
1st March 2018 – 23rd March 2018 – £395 (Contact Us to Book)
24th March -2018 – 30th October 2018 – £495 (Contact Us to Book)
(Children aged under 4 can only be accommodated on these trips if you bring along a suitable standard Car Safety Seat)
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All timings are approximate (except the start time!) and you should not book onward travel arrangements too close to the time of our arrival back just in case we have traffic problems.