Haworth, Bolton Abbey And Steam Trains Day Trip From York

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 8 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
  • Departure Details :
    Opposite the Dean Court Hotel, near York Minster
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


This Day Trip from York provides the opportunity to explore Bronte Country and the Yorkshire Dales National Park, including the West Yorkshire Pennine Village ofHaworth (made famous by the Bronte sisters and home to the Bronte Parsonage Museum), Bingley Five Rise Locks (the most spectacular feature of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal), Bolton Abbey (where you will see the stunning setting of the ruins of the 12th Century Augustinian Monastery), the picture-postcard traditional Yorkshire Dales village of Linton (with its stone bridges and limestone falls) and the option to travel by steam train on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group minicoach tour, limited to 16 people.


  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small group ensures personal service
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Starting in the morning from York, this guided day trip provides the perfect opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to explore Bronte Country and the scenic and picturesque Yorkshire Dales National Park. To ensure personal service and comfort, the tour capacity is limited to 16 passengers and the Minicoach is equipped with air-con.

The tour departs from opposite the Dean Court Hotel in York city centre (near York minster) at 9.00am and heads off for Bronte Country, with your Tour Guide telling you about the history and features of the area as you pass through.

The first stop is at the Bingley Five Rise Locks where you will see the highest Staircase Lock in the UK, a spectacular feat of engineering constructed in 1774 as part of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. You can explore and photograph the working locks, or just enjoy a leisurely Yorkshire Brew and soak up the local atmosphere in the nearby cafe.

You will then arrive in Haworth, on the edge of the rugged Pennine Moors, where the Bronte family lived from 1820 and the sisters wrote their famous novels, for a two hour stop over lunchtime. You can visit the Bronte Parsonage Museum and the Bronte Memorial Chapel in the nearby Church where their father preached, or just explore the quaint shops on the cobbled main street and have a leisurely lunch in one of the traditional cafes - the choice is yours!

On leaving Haworth you will head up Penistone Hill to admire and photograph the moorland views towards Top Withens, where the sisters walked to gain inspiration, before travelling north into Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park for another photo stop at the falls in the picturesque traditional Dales village of Linton.

The next stop is at Bolton Abbey, where entry is free and you will have time to explore the Priory Church and ruins of the 12th Century Augustinian Priory in its beautiful riverside setting, or maybe take the stepping stones challenge if you are feeling more adventurous!

Afterleaving Bolton Abbey, you will visit the nearby Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway (as seen on Great Railway Journeys with Michael Portillo), where you will have the option to take a steam train ride through the picturesque Yorkshire Dales scenery between Bolton Abbey and Embsay Stations at a special discounted rate of 5 for adults/2.50 for children (available mid-March through to October and paid locally on the day with no need to book ahead).

The Minicoach with any passengers not wishing to take the train continues the journey by road tomeet up with the train passengers at Embsay Station before heading back to York, passing through Harrogate and learning a bit about the history of this famous spa town.

You will arrive back at the meeting point in York at approximately 5.45pm but should not book onward travel too close to the arrival time just in case of traffic problems.


  • Relaxed and friendly small-group tour
  • Driver/guide provides live commentary
  • Transport by comfortable, air-conditioned mini-coach
  • Regular photo/refreshment/toilet stops


  • Entrance fees to optional attractions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Minimum age is 4 years

Children under 4 years can be accepted on the strict condition that the customer brings a suitable Child Car Seat with them and purchases a ticket for the child

Collapsible wheelchairs can be  accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Some visitor attractions, including the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway are closed November - March. During this period, the optional train ride is not available and the duration of the tour is 8 hours (with 2.5 hours in Haworth), arriving back in York at approximately 5pm