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Yorkshire Dales and Fountains Abbey Exclusive Small-Group Tour from York

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    Stop At: Knaresborough Castle, Castle Yard, Knaresborough HG5 8AS England

    Brief photo stop at the ruins of Knaresborough Castle, with scenic views of the Nidd Gorge.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Estate Office Abbey Road Near Harrogate, Ripon HG4 3DY England

    Opportunity to explore Fountains Abbey, the largest monastic ruin in Europe which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Middleham Castle, Castle Hill, Middleham DL8 4RJ England

    Photo stop at Middleham Castle - the Royal Castle of the Yorkshire Dales.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Wensleydale Creamery, Gayle Lane, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales National Park DL8 3RN England

    Late lunchtime stop at the Wenselydale Creamery - chance to sample an amazing array of local cheeses in the free tasting room and purchase lunch at the cafe.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Buttertubs Pass, Yorkshire Dales National Park England

    Unforgettable scenic drive over the Buttertubs Pass, with stops at the Buttertubs and countless incredible photo opportunities on the single-track lane drive back across from Swaledale.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Aysgarth Falls, Aysgarth, Yorkshire Dales National Park England

    Visit the stunning Aysgarth Falls - a location used in the filming of Robin Hood, Price of Thieves. Take photos of the thundering Upper Falls.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Bolton Castle, Nr Leyburn, Leyburn DL8 4ET England

    Final photo stop of the tour at Bolton Castle - with amazing views across Wensleydale.

    Duration: 10 minutes
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    Reviewed 20 June 2019

    We had a fabulous day ~ weather was very accommodating! Pete was a wonderful tour guide. He was fun and funny and very knowledgeable, telling us stories and sharing the history. He made sure everyone was well looked after and accommodated everyone’s needs so well....More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Margie M
    Chris M, Owner at Grand Yorkshire, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2019

    Thank you, Margie, for this superb 5-star review. It's great to see that you had such a fantastic time - Pete will be very happy with your compliment!

    Reviewed 31 May 2019

    We were dropped off at Fountain Abbey and told to meet the bus in 2 hours at the other end of the park. We had to pay our own entrance fee. We were given no direction as what to do in the park. It is...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    Chris M, Owner at Grand Yorkshire, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2019

    I'm disappointed to hear that you didn't enjoy the tour. I think I'm even more disappointed to hear how you characterised the review of a tour that routinely gets 5* from our customers. We don't use a bus for our tours. We use brand-new Torneo...More

    Reviewed 26 May 2019 via mobile

    My son and I had the best day visiting Fountains Abbey. Our guide, Peter, was very knowledgeable and accommodating. We had two full hours at the Abbey, which was perfect. It was a great day and I would tour with them again.

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Stan B
    Chris M, Owner at Grand Yorkshire, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2019

    Thanks for the review Stan - great to see you had a 5-star time on the tour with Peter. We would love to have you back on another tour so make sure you get in touch on your next visit!

    Reviewed 23 May 2019

    I was so glad that I got to do this trip. Fountains Abbey is a real highlight- but even 2 hours is not long enough there. The drive through the Dales is fantastic- just incredible scenery, small towns and castles. Peter was a great driver...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Patricia E
    Chris M, Owner at Grand Yorkshire, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2019

    Thank you for the review, Patricia. It's brilliant to hear how much you enjoyed your tour and visit to Fountains Abbey (it really is amazing!).

    Reviewed 12 May 2019

    Pete was great and very helpful. We loved the tour everything was as outlined. I would recommend it to anyone.

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Eric A
    Chris M, Owner at Grand Yorkshire, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2019

    Thanks, Eric. We really appreciate the 5-star review and your recommendation. I'm glad you enjoyed Pete's company and that you loved the tour.

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    Response from Margie M | Reviewed this property |
    I think we were back about 5:30. We left late because a couple was late arriving. But our guide checked with everyone and then dropped another couple right at the train to ensure they were on time. He was so accommodating!
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    Response from Margie M | Reviewed this property |
    In my opinion this would be a long and boring day for a child that young. Of course you know your child but it's looking at scenery from a car and walking around ruins and charming towns. Not much to interest kids. More... More
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