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North York Moors and Whitby Tour from York

1. North York Moors and Whitby Tour from York

See the best of Whitby and the North Yorkshire Moors on this fascinating and exciting full-day tour to one of Britain's most scenic areas. See the charming market town of Pickering before heading off the beaten track into the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, where there will be plenty of chances throughout your day to capture memorable photos and time to enjoy the picturesque scenery. Visit the scenic moorland village of Goathland and see the station turned into ‘Hogsmeade’ for 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone'. Discover the traditional seaside town of Whitby, enjoying a lunch of fish and chips and then taking a stroll along the harbor or visiting the dramatic ruins of Whitby Abbey, which was the inspiration for the novel ‘Dracula’. Drive through more classic Yorkshire countryside as you make your way through Egton and Egton Bridge towards Glaisdale. This peaceful village is home to Beggers Bridge, a 17th-century bridge with a fascinating romantic story behind it.  Enjoy uninterrupted panoramic views on the moorlands before stopping to view a collection of historic furnaces and explore the quaint market town of Helmsley. Visit the bustling market square, dramatic castle ruins, charming tea rooms or inviting inns.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 142 reviews

We met the tour bus just by York Minster. Our driver, Trevor, was there and greeted us kindly. It was easy check-in and boarding. We went to a 12th century abbey, small shopping towns at Helmsley and Whitby, and across the Moors. The stops were short, but enough time to get a look at things. Trevor was very knowledgable and gave us history of the areas as we traveled. Trevor was a good, safe driver along the roads. We loved the moors (great views) and Whitby. We ate lunch by the water and walked up to the pier, stopping in some shops. Plenty of stops for the toilet too. It was just such an enjoyable day and great to relax on the bus after walking around places. For tourists, it was nice to be able to see the area without navigating the roads ourselves. Excellent choice for York visitors and anyone looking for a nice day out!

This tour was very enjoyable. We were able to see sights we never would have on our own. The driver and guide, Trevor, was excellent and his knowledge of the area extensive. He made everything interesting. There were plenty of stops to and from Whitby. I now have more respect for the moors.

Brilliant day exploring the Moors and Whitby. Our guide, Matt, was fantastic, very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. As a solo traveller in York, this day was great as very inclusive atmosphere on the bus. Would highly recommend both this particular trip and the company. Enjoy!

Excellent small group experience to get out of York and experience more of Yorkshire. Driver was very friendly and knowledgeable.

Excellent everything was top class. Matt very knowledgeable, fun and friendly. Highly recommended trip value for money .