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Castle Howard, Grassington & Skipton at Christmas

Castle Howard, Grassington & Skipton at Christmas

A festival bonanza of Christmas markets awaits you on this three day break where you will visit Castle Howard, Grassington Dickensian and Skipton. Even Scrooge couldn’t fail to be impressed with this holiday!


A festival bonanza of Christmas markets awaits you on this three day break where you will visit Castle Howard, Grassington Dickensian and Skipton. Even Scrooge couldn’t fail to be impressed with this holiday!

A festival bonanza of Christmas markets awaits you on this three day break where you will visit Castle Howard, Grassington Dickensian and Skipton. Even Scrooge couldn’t fail to be impressed with this holiday!


Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton ***

The Rendezvous Hotel is superbly located on the Leeds Liverpool Canal, just a mile south of the beautiful market town of Skipton, the ‘Gateway to the Dales’.


Dine in the stylish, contemporary Baby Swan conservatory restaurant, or relax in the informal surroundings of the spacious lounges. The Baby Swan conservatory restaurant looks out onto the Leeds Liverpool Canal with sweeping panoramic views of the hills of the Yorkshire Dales.


Enjoy delicious, locally sourced, honest-to-goodness food, as you watch canal boats and pleasure craft gently gliding by.


With 96 bedrooms spread across five floors, the hotel provides a wide choice of large, spacious double, twin and family rooms. Many of the bedrooms look out over the picturesque Leeds Liverpool Canal to the foothills of the Yorkshire Dales beyond.


Price includes:

  • 2 night stay at Rendezvous Hotel

  • Dinner, bed and breakfast

  • Christmas party evening including meal and entertainment

  • All excursions and entrance fees

  • Luxury coach travel

  • Services of an experienced tour driver


We depart the local area early morning for our journey to Yorkshire where we will visit Castle Howard. Created by Charles Howard in 1669, the house is beautifully decorated during the festive season and features live music, Christmas market stalls and audiences with Father Christmas - all making for a truly magical experience. Following free time at Castle Howard we continue our journey to our hotel where we check in, enjoy dinner and you have the remainder of the evening to spend at your leisure.


After a leisurely breakfast a scenic drive takes us into the heart of the dales to the legendary Grassington Dickensian Market. This is truly a fabulous day out for all the family. Nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, the picturesque village of Grassington is transported back to the time of Dickens, with shopkeepers, villagers and visitors dressed in Victorian costume. Just imagine soaking up the festive atmosphere of the cobbled streets, with a warming mulled wine or hot chocolate, next to the festive glow of an open brazier. Grassington offers a fantastic festive shopping experience, with a traditional Christmas Market in the village square and all the shops brimming with stunning Christmas gift ideas.
We will return to our hotel early evening in time for our Christmas party night of entertainment.


This morning after departing the hotel we spend the day in Skipton, transformed with its Yuletide Festival and Christmas Markets. Together with the market and great food stalls, there will be a full range of entertainment in the Town Centre throughout the day, both in the main High Street Arena and at locations across the Town. The whole of Skipton truly has a real Christmassy feel. You will have free time to spend at your leisure before we depart Skipton late afternoon, arriving home in Cumbria early evening.

Friday 6th December 2019

3 days

Price per adult twin or double: £239.00

Child price available on request

Single supplement: £40.00 (single for sole occupancy)

Deposit £40.00 payable on acceptance of booking.


Balance due 8 weeks prior to departure




Important information

Please advise us on booking of any mobility needs.

Where tourist services are provided orally this will be done in English.

The size of the tour will not exceed 61 and in the majority of cases will be less than this.

The minimum number of persons required for the holiday to take place will be notified to you at least 20 days before the commencement date.


This package is organised by Reays Coaches.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Aspatria 1 Bus Stop outside Library Car Park
Market Square, Aspatria CA7 3HB
Barrow Ramsden Square Ramsden Square (Stop K), LA14 1XL
Barrow Walney Promenade The King Alfred, Ocean Rd, LA14 1HA
Barrow, The Strawberry 228 Abbey Road, LA14 5LD
Bigrigg Bus Stop Opposite The Old Captains House
Springfield Road, Bigrigg CA22 2TT
Bigrigg 3 Scalegill Hall Bus Stop CA24 3JY
- along A595 before Whitehaven
Carlisle Devonshire St 11-13 Devonshire Street
Carlisle CA3 8LG
Cockermouth, Aldi Aldi Cockermouth, Low Road,
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 4HH
Dalton, Tudor Square Outside The Golden Ball Pub, Dalton-in-Furness
LA15 8RJ
Egremont Market Place bus stop, opposite Heron Foods,
Egremont CA22 2AA
Flimby, Railway Station Bus Stop outside Railway Station
Flimby, CA15 8QN
Grange-over-Sands Lindale Bus Stop, outside Hadwins Garage, Lindale
Grange-over-Sands LA11 6LJ
Harrington GallopingHorse Galloping Horse Inn, 95 Main Road
High Harrington, Workington CA14 4NQ
Keswick Booth's Store, Bus Station
Tithebarn Street, Keswick CA12 5EA
Maryport, Curzon Street Co-op Store, Curzon Street
Maryport CA15 6DA
Newby Bridge On the A590, Near Swan Hotel, Ulverston LA12 8NA
Penrith Castle Gates bus stop / opposite Penrith Train Sta
Ullswater Road, Penrith CA11 7JQ
Thursby Bus Stop, Village Green
Thursby, CA5 6PE
Ulverston Greenodd Greenodd bus stop, Ulverston, LA12 7RG
On the A5092, near end of Main Street
Ulverston, The Kiosk The Kiosk, Victoria Road, Ulverston, LA12 0BY
Whitehaven Bus Stop (opposite Shipwrights Arms)
Whitehaven, CA28 7XE
Wigton Bus Station, King Street
Wigton CA7 9EP
Wigton Depot Reays Coaches Depot, Strawberry Fields, Syke Park
Wigton CA7 9NE
Workington Seaton Bus Stop (opposite M&S Car Park)
Workington CA14 3AB

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Syke Park, Wigton, CA7 9NE

Tel: 016973 49999


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