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UNIQUE EXPERIENCES Explore the back roads of the North Yorkshire Moors and Peak District National Park Visit Sandringham Estate, the private retreat of Her Majesty the Queen Get a behind-the-scenes look at Newmarket National Stud Sample an authentic English favourite at a local creamery & cheese tasting Maximum group-size of 18 passengers for that intimate touring experience.
Day 1 : Lindisfarne Priory and Alnwick Castle
Departing Edinburgh, we travel south through the rolling hills of the Scottish Borders to Berwick-upon-Tweed, England's most dramatic walled town, before making our way to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, a small isle lying off the rugged Northumberland Coast. Tide permitting** we'll cross the causeway to Lindisfarne Priory to marvel at the ornate carvings on the extensive ruins of the monastic buildings. Later we'll be invited in to the beautiful Alnwick Castle which remains the home to the 12th Duke of Northumberland; we'll visit the opulent state rooms and hear tales of crusades and chivalry. The castle may feel familiar as some areas have appeared in film and television productions most notably in Downton Abbey and as parts of Harry Potter's Hogwarts.
Day 2 : Durham Cathedral and Whitby Village
Continuing South this morning we make our way to the charming university city of Durham to explore the magnificent Durham Cathedral, a recognised UNESCO World Heritage site. Built in the late 11th century, it is the largest and finest example of Norman architecture in England. Afterwards, our route takes us to the "picture-perfect" Whitby, another traditional cobbled fishing community. Here we visit the museum chronicling a young Captain Cook's training as a seaman before embarking on his epic voyages of discovery and can gain views of the haunting cliff-top ruins of Whitby Abbey which helped inspire Bram Stoker's Dracula. Later we continue to our country house hotel situated on the edge of the wild North Yorkshire Moors.
Day 3 : The Yorkshire Moors, Ripley Castle & the Peak District
Today we pass through the desolate landscapes of the North Yorkshire Moors, passing over weather-beaten hills and heather-clad fields divided by rustic stonewalls; a region which inspired Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. Arriving in Ripley we visit Ripley Castle, a charming iconic country house with a fascinating history. Occupied by the same family for over 700 years, this house has captured hearts and minds of writers and artists for centuries, with it's political & military, religious & social history this beautiful location spans the eras of the Renaissance, the Age of Reason & the industrial. To complete our day we continue in to the craggy hills and dales of the Peak District, your base for the next two evenings.
Day 4 : The Peak District, Chatsworth House and Blue John
Today is dedicated to exploring this beautiful area, an area rich in history and home to some of England's finest scenery. Firstly, we visit the magnificent stately home and gardens at Chatsworth House; said to be the inspiration for Jane Austen's Pemberley in Pride and Prejudice the house and grounds were later used in the 2005 film adaptation. By afternoon we visit the Blue John Cavern, a fascinating network of caves to explore which house "Blue John", Britain's rarest mineral, a beautiful stone which is only found in one location in the world – the Peak District National Park.
Day 5 : Lincoln, It's Castle and Cathedral
Today leaving the picturesque Peak District behind, we delve into the Historic city of Lincoln. Visit the stunning Castle which remains one of the most impressive Norman Castles in the UK, constructed in the late 11th century on the site of a pre-existing Roman Fortress. Now it homes the 1215 Magna Carta, offering panoramic views of the city as well as its charming Cathedral, (used for filming of the famous Da Vinci Code). Soak up the past as your Tour Leader guides you through its cobbled streets & medieval architecture. This afternoon you are free to explore the city at your leisure and take in the sights, you may choose to do a bit of shopping visiting Lincoln's vintage shops, visit St Katherine's Heritage and Cultural Centre or The Collection, an award-winning archaeology museum you will find in the heart of the city.
Day 6 : Cropwell Creamery, the Royal Sandringham Estate and Cambridge
Today, we start the day visiting a local creamery, where we'll have the chance to learn about the distinctive taste (and smell) of stilton cheese and its history with the help of a guide. You will get a taster of this tasty English delicacy before our journey takes us to the Sandringham Estate; this royal house has been passed down through four generations of the British monarchy and today remains the private Norfolk retreat of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. We'll see the beautiful grounds and onsite museum. Later we continue to the University city of Cambridge, and its labyrinthine cobbled parades and squares to your hotel, your base for your final two evenings.
Day 7 : Cambridge and Cambridge University
This morning we take in the beauty of the "Backs" of Cambridge University, and its open parklands, you'll see world-famous buildings such as The Wren Library & the Bridge of Sighs. The rest of the day is yours at leisure to explore this charming university city. Wander the parades and squares and marvel at the intricate architecture of world-renowned colleges including Kings College, Trinity College and Christ's College. We particularly recommend visiting the Round Church, one of only four round churches in Britain or exploring the Botanic Garden, one of the great secret delights of the city, or perhaps just engage in some retail therapy in the wealth of shops and boutiques. We'll reconvene later for a final evening dinner together.
Day 8 : Newmarket National Stud Farm
Our final day takes us a short drive East to Newmarket, one of England's most famous horse-racing towns. At the renowned Newmarket National Stud we'll have the chance to see behind the scenes of a working thoroughbred stud farm seeing stallions stomping in the paddocks and perhaps the odd baby foal in the nursery. The final leg of our journey takes us back in to central London where our tour ends at approximately 5.30pm.
|No of pax||Age Limit||Price per pax (Rs)|
|Adult||Above 12 years||$ 2029 / Adult|
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