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Yorkshire Dales and Fountains Abbey small-group tour from York

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Yorkshire Dales and Fountains Abbey small-group tour from York
Discover the incredible scenery of the Yorkshire Dales and the majestic beauty of Fountains Abbey on this fantastic small-group tour from York. Explore the farming heartland of Yorkshire made famous by James Herriot before spending time at Fountains Abbey, one of the UK?s most awe-inspiring destinations.

On this terrific small-group tour you\'ll travel from York into the breathtaking Yorkshire Dales National Park, exploring Grassington, Nidderdale, Hawes and the incredibly picturesque Aysgarth Falls. You\'ll visit Leyburn and Middleham before finishing with the highlight of the day - an enthralling excursion to Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Park.

Beginning in York city centre, this wonderful tour explores the Yorkshire Dales on a circular tour, travelling through the picturesque town of Knaresborough before reaching the truly stunning scenery of Nidderdale. You?ll enjoy photo opportunities with awe-inspiring views across the green valleys and rolling hills of the Dales before reaching the charming rural village of Grassington. After some free time to enjoy in Grassington the journey continues across the open countryside, past the dramatic cliffs of Kilnsey Crag and wild heather moorlands as you head to Hawes. This old-fashioned market town which is home to the famous Wenselydale Creamery and its terrific Visitor Centre.

You?ll enjoy some leisure time in Hawes, during which you can have lunch in a local tearoom, pub or café and enjoy a tour of the Wenselydale Creamery Visitor. In the early after the tour continues to the Aysgarth Falls, a remarkably beautiful series of low, wide waterfalls which featured in the Hollywood movie ?Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves?.

The next part of the tour passes through the market town of Leyburn and the historic village of Middleham (whose grand castle was once the family home of Richard III). After enjoying photo stops in both Leyburn and Middleham, the tour reaches the small city of Ripon and one of the highlights of the day; the magnificent estate of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Park. Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Park is home to the well-preserved ruins of Fountains Abbey, in its day one of the UK?s leading Cistercian Monasteries.

The tour includes a full-access ticket to Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Park. During two hours at leisure you can explore the superb abbey ruins, enjoy a riverside walk around the estate, stroll through the world-renowned Georgian Water Gardens, follow walking trails through Studley Royal Park and have coffee and cake overlooking the estate?s glorious lake at the Lakeside Café.

As you leave Fountains Abbey you?ll enjoy a drive out through the Medieval Deer Park, where herds from three species of deer roam freely across the vast estate grounds.

Finally you?ll travel back to York at the end of this enthralling day in the Yorkshire Dales.

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Discover the incredible scenery of the Yorkshire Dales and the majestic beauty of Fountains Abbey on this fantastic small-group tour from York. Explore the farming heartland of Yorkshire made famous by James Herriot before spending time at Fountains Abbey, one of the UK?s most awe-inspiring destinations.

On this terrific small-group tour you\'ll travel from York into the breathtaking Yorkshire Dales National Park, exploring Grassington, Nidderdale, Hawes and the incredibly picturesque Aysgarth Falls. You\'ll visit Leyburn and Middleham before finishing with the highlight of the day - an enthralling excursion to Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Park.