Private Haworth, Bolton Abbey And Steam Trains Day Trip From York

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 a.m.
  • Departure Details :
    Your York hotel or other York location
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point


This private 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),Bolton Abbey (where you will see the stunning setting of the ruins of the 12th Century Augustinian Monastery), the beautiful traditional Yorkshire Dales village of Burnsall and the option to travel by steam train on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this private minicoach tour, for any group size up to a maximum of 15.


  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Instant Confirmation

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Expect pickup at 9.00am from your choice of location in York forthis guided day trip to explore Bronte Country and the scenic and picturesque Yorkshire Dales National Park.You will have a comfortable mini-coach with air-conditioning and a driver-guide, exclusively for your group of up to 15 people. .

You will head off for Bronte Country in the West Yorkshire Pennines, 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 for a photo stop to admire the moorland views towards Top Withens, where the Bronte sisters walked to gain inspiration, before travelling north into Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

You will arrive in the picture postcard setting of the traditional Dales village of Linton for another photo opportunity at Linton Falls, before continuing your journey through the National Park.

The next stop is at nearbyBolton 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 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 (paid in cash on the day and no need to pre-book).

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 Yorkover the rugged landscape of Blubberhouses Moor past RAF Menwith Hill and through the famous spa town of Harrogate.

You should arrive back at the pick-up 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.


  • Private tour just for your group
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by comfortable, air-conditioned minicoach
  • Driver/guide provides live commentary
  • 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, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Minimum age is 4 years

Children under 4 years can be accepted on private tours, on the condition that the customer brings a suitable Child Car Seat with them

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

Adverse weather/road conditions, particularly during the winter months, may result in the route and itinerary having to be changed on the day