This is our award-winning Full-Day / 190-mile Taste of Yorkshire tour for departures from Liverpool. If you are arriving into Liverpool by a cruise liner please check your dedicated tour here. The Taste of Yorkshire tour has been carefully designed with your leisure in mind. Not only is it a great price for a 9 hour / 190 mile tour but we also use our 16-seater luxury minibuses always ensuring everyone has plenty of seat space and a full window view. This is sightseeing the way sightseeing is meant to be done! All of our vehicles are the latest models, carefully designed to a purpose-built sightseeing specification with panoramic windows, full PA system, overhead parcel shelves, luggage compartment(s) and forced air ventilation.
Your tour is fully escorted and narrated with a jolly driver and knowledgeable escort who, invariably, will become more of a friend than a tour guide! Every passenger receives special attention throughout the day with the emphasis on fun and exploration.
Your tour commences at 9:15am from outside the Main Entrance of the World Museum, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EN.
We will take you to places in Yorkshire you thought didn’t (or couldn’t) exist and your driver & tour escort will keep you fully informed and advised as to points of interest and general knowledge regarding the ever-changing panoramic views.
This Yorkshire sightseeing tour has been carefully routed and planned with your driver tailoring the day to suit the weather, atmosphere and ambiance of the general group on board. This makes every tour unique, special and memorable and allows you to partake in as much (or little) as you feel comfortable with. You will never be put under any commitment or pressure to do anything that you don’t wish to.
- After we’ve waved farewell to the spectacular City of Liverpool, we’ll hit the road heading for the timeless beauty that is known as Yorkshire in a 2-hour partially-narrated journey, navigating a spectacular section of the M6 motorway, passing Preston and Lancaster. On a clear day you’ll see the famous British “backbone” called The Pennines!
- Our first stop of the day will be the historic ruins of Pendragon Castle reported to be have been founded by the legendary King Arthur’s father, Uther Pendragon with the current castle being constructed in the 12th Century by the Normans and set ablaze by raiding Scots in 1341. It was then rebuilt in 1360 and destroyed for a second time by fire in 1541. It now remains as a romantic ruin surrounded by glorious scenery.
- Onwards we go to a natural limestone feature known as Buttertubs. We will drive along an excellent section of road with music to set the mood! The road has been featured in many TV programs through the years but is most famous for the limestone potholes that farmers used to rest by, whilst on their way to market, lowering their butter into the naturally formed limestone holes to keep it cool.
- Yorkshire has many wonderful landmarks to offer those who are willing to go searching and our next stop, Hardraw Force, is one of those landmarks. Movie lovers may recognise the location from a very famous 1991 Blockbuster. Marvel at the UK’s highest single drop waterfall (30m or 100ft) with splash pool and natural “amphitheatre” style surroundings. This beautiful setting is now home to an annual music competition for brass bands as well as other folk music concerts throughout the year chosen for the excellent acoustics offered by the location. (optional viewing with a £2.50 entrance fee).
- The pretty village of Hawes will be our lunch stop today. Situated at the head of Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales, this honeypot tourist destination boasts many shops, cafes, pubs and locals all adding to the charm of this traditional Dales settlement. Take a sip of John Smith’s beer, try a Yorkshire Pudding or maybe find some treasure for your mantlepiece in one of the many antique stores.
- Before leaving the area we will stop at the Wensleydale Creamery for a sample of its famous cheese made originally by Cistercian Monks using sheep-milk and made famous again in recent times by our very own Wallace and Gromit. Time for a quick browse of the gift shop and maybe use of the facilities before continuing on with our day
- Now it is on to the impressive Ribblehead Viaduct. A masterpiece of 19th Century engineering built to carry the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway across Batty Moss. Take a stroll to get closer and marvel at its sheer size before trying to count some of the 1.5 million bricks used in its construction.
- Time for one last stop before heading home. We end our day at Malham Cove, a stunning Limestone feature formed by melt-water from Glaciers over 12.000 years ago. During extreme wet weather, and seen for the first time in living memory during Storm Desmond in 2015, Malham Cove offers up its secret waterfall which then temporarily becomes the highest single drop waterfall in the country at over 260 feet.