Yorkshire's Canal Boats & Carriages RHS discount

Monday 09 May 2022 to Friday 13 May 2022

£599pp Single supplement £94

4 nights' dinner, bed & breakfast Settle-Carlisle return rail journey Entry to Harewood House Entry to RHS Harlow Carr Guided canal cruise with tea/coffee Free time in Ilkley, Carlisle & Skipton
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Yorkshire is home to one of the world’s greatest rail journeys - the spectacular Settle-Carlisle line that takes in some of the county’s most unforgettable and unrivalled scenery. Rocky crags, rolling hills and colourful heather with traditional market towns dotted between create the most relaxing setting in which to enjoy some of the country’s top destinations, all from your base in the pretty spa town of Ilkley.

Tour ref: B3353


Travel to the spa town of Ilkley with a refreshing tea/coffee waiting for you on arrival.


Carve your way through the Dales to the Eden Valley on board the world-famous Settle-Carlisle Line. Enjoy panoramic views along 72 miles of unspoilt countryside, encountering 14 tunnels and 20 viaducts, including the iconic Ribblehead, before crossing in to Cumbria to the historic city of Carlisle. There’s time to find a nice spot for lunch before the return journey.


Spend the day in the friendly market town of Skipton, surrounded by rolling green hills, with calming canal waters running through it. You’ll find great local produce amongst a welcoming atmosphere at the market from the top of which you’ll see the Gatehouse to their impressive 900-year-old medieval castle. We’ll finish the day with a peaceful, interesting cruise along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal with tea/coffee served on board.


It’s no more than 15 minutes’ walk to the centre of Ilkley from the hotel so why not spend the morning amongst the independent shops and inviting tea rooms, including a branch of the famous Betty’s! This afternoon, we’ll escape to Harewood House, set within 100 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscape and home to an exquisite collection of Chippendale furniture within Robert Adam’s stunning interiors.


This morning we’ll delve into the stunning landscapes at RHS Harlow Carr where a wander along the lavish Main Borders are a must. They’ll be a transfer to Harrogate centre if you’d prefer to explore another of Yorkshire’s fine spa towns instead. There will be time to grab lunch before heading home.

  • 4 nights' dinner, bed & breakfast
  • Settle-Carlisle return rail journey
  • Entry to Harewood House
  • Entry to RHS Harlow Carr
  • Guided canal cruise with tea/coffee
  • Free time in Ilkley, Carlisle & Skipton
  • Tea/coffee on arrival at the hotel
  • Tea/coffee after dinner each evening
  • Door2Door travel (save £20pp by meeting the coach)
  • Free holiday insurance
  • Free BCH/ABTOT Financial Protection
  • Pre allocated seat
  • Just £40pp deposit (balance due 8 weeks prior to departure)
  • Option to spend time in Harrogate instead of RHS Harlow Carr if preferred
Best Western Plus Ilkley The Craiglands Hotel & Spa
  • A grand Victorian hotel, just a short walk from Ilkley town centre
  • Set in six acres of beautiful, landscaped grounds and woodland
  • Take the woodland path to explore Ilkley Moor
  • Rooms with TV, radio, phone, hairdryer, WiFi and hospitality tray
  • Restaurant and lounge bar
  • Outdoor terrace and garden
  • Verbeia Spa & Fitness with a pool, sauna and steam room (access charged at approx. £10pp/day, payable locally)
  • Beauty treatments (pre-booking advised, payment direct to the hotel)
  • Lift

ACCESS: The lift does not serve all floors and some rooms are reached by steps so please let us know if you have any mobility issues.

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