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Yorkshire Moors by Steam

Explore the delightful spa town of Harrogate, steam across brooding moors to charming Whitby and visit Brontë Country by train. Discover Moors, Dales, Coast and Steam in England's most diverse county!

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5 days from £599


Tuesday 03 May 2022

Tuesday 09 August 2022



  • A lovely introduction to wonderful Yorkshire

  • Stay at the impressive 4-star Majestic Hotel

  • Explore the Yorkshire Spa town of Harrogate

  • Steam across the North York Moors to Whitby

  • Enjoy free time in Whitby with its abbey, port & the best fish and chips in Yorkshire!

  • Skirt the Yorkshire Dales en route to Brontë Country

  • Journey on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

  • Discover the lives of the Brontës at Haworth’s Brontë Parsonage


Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • Dinner every evening

  • Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager


Arriving in the spa town of Harrogate, we make our way to the Majestic Hotel. We can explore the delightful spa town or enjoy the hotels leisure facilities* ahead of dinner.



Enjoy a free day to explore delightful Harrogate. There are plenty of options in "The English Spa", as Harrogate became known in the Georgian era. Enjoy a stroll amidst Harrogate's vast green spaces, admire the magnificent buildings, explore the independent shops, experience the town's famous Turkish Baths or visit the many attractions including the Royal Pump Rooms, Mercer Art Gallery and of course, the famous Betty's Tea Rooms are not to be missed! Alternatively, a short train journey takes you to quaint Knaresborough or historic York, which boasts many attractions, not least the Minster, city walls and, of course the National Railway Museum.

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Transferring by coach to Pickering, we board the North Yorkshire Moors Railway for a stunningly diverse journey in heritage carriages to the coast. Steaming across heather moorland landscapes, we pass by Goathland, familiar to many as 'Aidensfield' in 'Heartbeat', before descending to Whitby, a picturesque fishing port framed by its famous abbey. Stroll the quaint streets in search of Whitby Jet, climb the steps to the abbey or simply enjoy some of the finest fish and chips in Yorkshire before we make the return journey.

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Today's excursion skirts the Dales as we transfer to Keighley. Here we board the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway for another scenic steam train journey through countryside made familiar through film, this time the Railway Children. Passing through the hills and dales reminiscent of Brontë novels, it is fitting that our journey takes in Haworth, home of the Brontë family. Here we visit the Brontë Parsonage Museum before returning to Harrogate for our final dinner.

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We bid farewell to wonderful Harrogate and Yorkshire as we make our way homeward.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner


Majestic Hotel, Harrogate

The 4-star Majestic Hotel built in 1900 has undergone a fifteen million pound refurbishment transforming the property to its former glory. The hotel is located in the centre of Harrogate and surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens. All bedrooms are decorated to a high standard and single travellers have sole occupancy of a double room. Meals are served in the stunning Carters Champagne Bar & Grill.


*The hotel has spa including indoor pool, gymnasium, sauna, and steam room (please note charges apply).



Fare Region



London: Kings Cross



Greater London



South of England



East Anglia



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North East



North West



South Wales



North Wales






*Please note: Some local and regional train services are Standard Class only, so First Class ticket holders will travel in standard class accommodation for these sections of journeys.


Join & Leave at Hotel £599


Single Room Supplement £190


4 nights’ bed, breakfast & Table d’hôte evening meal


Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

Rail & coach travel, with transfers as described

All excursions and admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

Important – Please select the number of passengers before proceeding to ‘Book Now’

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