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7 Night Southern Yorkshire Dales Discovery Tour

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Duration: 7 nights
Interests: Discovery tours
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There’s plenty to look forward to on our 7-night Southern Yorkshire Dales Discovery Tour. You’ll walk around the ruins and parkland of UNESCO-listed Fountains Abbey, visit the Roman spa town of Harrogate, and explore York's showstealing attractions. There’s also time to stop by Brontë Parsonage, former home of the Brontë sisters, and admire the massive limestone formations at Malham Cove.

What you’ll love

  • Spending time in the historic city of York
  • Marvelling at the impressive limestone formations of Malham Cove
  • Discovering the charming spa town of Harrogate
  • Visiting UNESCO-listed Fountains Abbey
  • Exploring the Brontë Parsonage Museum
  • Staying in the comfort of our country house

What’s included

  • Comfortable en-suite accommodation in our country house 
  • Cream tea on arrival day 
  • Cooked or continental breakfast every morning 
  • Daily packed lunches 
  • Three-course evening meals, plus tea & coffee 
  • Guided sightseeing with an experienced HF Holidays Leader 
  • All transport to and from sites of interest  
  • Easy-to-follow routes, maps, and information in our Discovery Point if you want to explore independently 

    Please note - Entrance fees are not included. See Essential Info tab for details.

Trip Notes

Easy to download as a PDF, our trip notes provide detailed information for every holiday. Please click below to find the trip notes for your departure date.

All our carefully-curated itineraries are designed by our experts. While we make every effort to adhere to the described itinerary, we may take alternative routes or adapt the running order for weather and/or operational reasons.

You're welcome to check in from 4pm onwards. Enjoy a complimentary cream tea on arrival.


Our week starts with a day out closer to home to get our bearings. We’ll venture out to Malham village to start, before wandering our way out to spectacular Malham Cove. From here, we continue to Kirkby Malham for a short stop and then to the market town of Skipton for the afternoon where you have the opportunity to visit Skipton Castle - one of the best-preserved medieval castles in England.


This morning is packed with nostalgia as we visit Ilkley Toy Museum, home to a huge range of toys and games spanning the centuries, from Ancient Greece up to the present day. Our afternoon is spent at one of England’s Treasure Houses, Harewood House. As well as the house, there are acres of gardens, parkland, and woodland to explore.


Discover more about Newfield Hall and the local area for ideas on how to make the most of your free day.


Today we venture to the ancient ruins and elegant gardens at Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden. The parkland and ruins are a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, and rightly so. The two parts come together to create a spectacular landscape. Later, we’ll stop off at the market town of Grassington which stars as the village of Darrowby in All Creatures Great & Small, and home to a vibrant community in its own right.


We’ll delve deeper into the heritage of the Yorkshire Dales today with a visit to the quirky village of Haworth where there's the option of visiting the Brontë Parsonage Museum which was home to the famous literary family for over 40 years, the Keighley & Worth steam railway, exploring the many craft shops and cafes, or taking a stroll along a section of the Railway Children Walk. Later, we shall continue to Saltaire, a hub of industrial heritage. We’ll tour the area on foot in the company of a specialist guide before enjoying some time at Salts Mill to round off the day.


We’ll begin your final day with a stop in the market town of Harrogate, home of Bettys Tea Room and plenty more besides. After a little while here, we’ll continue onto the mighty and historic city of York where there is so much to see and do. We shall start with a group visit to York Minster before enjoying some free time in the city to round off the day.


Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home.


Newfield Hall

Looking every inch the baronial mansion, Newfield Hall sits in two acres of grounds near the village of Malham at the southern base of Yorkshire Dales National Park. Given it was this very landscape which inspired Wordsworth to write a sonnet and Charles Kingsley to pen The Water Babies, the countryside views are as gorgeous as you’d imagine. You’ll also have plenty of sightseeing greats within easy travelling distance, most notably Malham Tarn, Janet's Foss, Gordale Scar, Malham Cove, and The Dry Valley of the Watlowes. And then, of course, there’s Yorkshire’s famous trio of summits: Pen-y-ghent, Whernside, and Ingleborough, collectively known as the three peaks. Stay at Newfield Hall and experience the exceptional service of a VisitEngland ROSE award winner. Find out more about the latest accolade awarded to our country house in the Southern Yorkshire Dales by reading our latest blog.

 

Rooms

Designed with your comfort in mind, Newfield Hall has 46 well-appointed guest rooms available in three categories: Classic, Premium, and Superior. 

Classic Rooms are comfortable en-suite guest rooms, ideal for a peaceful night's sleep. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee-making facilities, toiletries (hand wash, shampoo, and shower gel), and a TV. 

Premium Rooms are more spacious en-suite guest rooms. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee-making facilities, toiletries (hand wash, shampoo, body lotion, shower gel), and a 32-inch TV. Extras include bathrobes, slippers, and comfortable mattresses.

Superior Rooms are even more spacious en-suite guest rooms offering upgraded views of the surrounds. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee-making facilities, toiletries (hand wash, shampoo, body lotion, shower gel), and a 32-inch TV. Extras include bathrobes, slippers, and comfortable mattresses.

We love: The guest rooms spread across the main building and the tastefully converted coach house. Rooms 3 and 6 are both corner rooms offering original features and large bay windows overlooking the gardens and beyond (Room 6 has its own telescope). 

The Choose Your Room service is available at our UK country houses, allowing you the option of choosing and confirming a specific room for an extra charge of £30 per room. This is subject to availability. Upgrade supplements apply. 

Check in & check out
You are welcome to check in from 4:00pm at the earliest. On arrival, you’ll enjoy a complimentary cream tea and get to meet your fellow guests, our HF Holidays Leaders, and the rest of the friendly team.  

On the day of departure, we kindly ask all guests to check out by 10:00am. You’ll be asked to settle your bill prior to leaving. You may, of course, make a charitable donation to our HF Holidays Pathways Fund if you wish. Please note that we only accept card payments.  

Room supplements

Superior Premium single Premium double/twin Choose your room
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About your stay

A warm welcome
We want you to feel comfortable from the moment you arrive. You’ll find a welcome pack in your room with guest registration forms, menus, order forms for dinners and picnic lunches, the Wi-Fi password, and the front door code. Our houses are locked at night, so we recommend noting the Duty Manager’s number on arrival in case of an emergency (or getting locked out). 

Evening entertainment
While evening entertainment varies from house to house, the HF Holidays Big Pub Quiz held after dinner on Wednesdays is a weekly staple. Your HF Holidays Leader may be around for tips on guided and self-guided walking routes as well as visit-worthy local attractions. 

Walks talks 
Our HF Holidays Leaders host guided walking information briefings before dinner on arrival days. This is followed by a group Walks Talk for information on the following day’s walking delights (held before dinner every evening). Self-guided walking guests are, of course, welcome.  

The walking day
Prior to setting off on walks, your HF Holidays Leader will run you through a short safety briefing. There’s also an up-to-date weather forecast on display at the house to ensure you have appropriate clothing and footwear. If you choose to do your own walks or are on a self-guided walking holiday, we ask that you please complete an Independent Walker Card each day. These can be found near the Discovery Point in the house. 

Food & drink

Led by experienced chefs, we serve a wide range of dishes made with fresh and seasonal ingredients. We always aim to source the best produce available and use home-grown herbs and vegetables from our own gardens whenever possible. Additionally, we have a licensed bar with beers, soft drinks, and a superb selection of spirits. Full-board comes as standard and includes a cream tea on arrival and a hearty breakfast on departure day.

HF Holidays understands the importance of managing allergens effectively to ensure food is safe for guests with food allergies. Whilst we are always able to confidently inform guests which allergens are present in our ingredients and dishes, we are unable to guarantee absolute freedom from the 14 main allergens in our kitchens. Vegetarian and vegan menu choices are available. If you have allergies, food intolerances, or any special dietary requirements, please inform our reservation team at the time of booking.

Accessibility

For accessibility and assistance information, please contact our expert team on 020 3974 8865 or view the accessibility information online for Newfield Hall

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Please note

Admission fees are payable locally and are not included in your holiday price. You may have English Heritage (EH) or National Trust (NT) memberships already, which entitle you to free or reduced-price entry to some of the attractions visited. Please see below the approximate totals for entrance fees during your holiday. If you have National Trust or English Heritage membership – please make sure to bring your membership identification with you. 

Approx. cost of entrance fees

3 night holiday

4 night holiday

7 night holiday

EH & NT members

£34.50

£6.50

£41

No membership

£34.50

£25

£60

Essential information

The UK has a famously unpredictable climate so it's best to be prepared for weather that’s sunny one minute and raining the next.  To make it easier, here’s a list of items you should consider packing.  

Essentials 

  • Suitable, sturdy footwear with a good grip. You’ll be on your feet for much of the day
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof overtrousers 
  • Sunhat
  • Rucksack 
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litre capacity) 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Mobile phone
  • UV sunglasses 

Recommended 

  • First aid kit, including plasters
  • Sit mat  
  • Waterproof pouch for valuables 
  • Rubbish bag (remember to always leave no trace) 
  • Wallet/purse 

Optional extras

  • Walking poles,
  • Flask for hot drinks 
  • Durable lunch box 
  • Waterproof rucksack liner 

Newfield Hall Calendar

  • Guided Walking
  • Self-Guided Walking
  • Special Interests
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For 2024: Alastair Clark

Since 2011, Alistair has headed up several of our worldwide walking and cycling breaks. And with a list of interests as long as some of the trails he’s completed, Alistair loves his role as an expert tutor on our special interest breaks. Alongside a passion for sharing all the charms of his Peak District home, he’s fond of teaching French and travelling to far-flung parts of Ghana.  

Guest reviews

All holidays are subject to availability. Supplements may apply.

Non-member fee: £30 per person.

All our carefully-curated itineraries are designed by our experts. While we make every effort to adhere to the described itinerary, we may take an alternative route, or vary the running order for weather and/or operational reasons.


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