Yorkshire Dales And Fountains Abbey Small-Group Day Trip From York

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    8:45 AM
  • Departure Details :
    York YO1 7EF, UK
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore the backroads and unspoilt countryside of the Yorkshire Dales on this exclusive small-group tour from York. Travelling in an intimate small group of no more than 8 people, you'll see the scenery and drive roads inaccessible to other, larger tour groups. Discover the rolling moorsand lush valleysof the Yorkshire Dales and the majestic ruins of UNESCO-listed Fountains Abbey on this 9-hour exclusive small-group tour from York. Along the way, you'll visit Aysgarth Falls, drive Buttertubs Pass, discover the best driving road in the Dales, see Wensleydale cheese being made at the Wensleydale Creamery and enjoy photo stops at Middleham Castle and Bolton Castle.


Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Small-group tour by minibus

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

Perfect for all ages and skill level

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Knaresborough Castle, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, England

Brief photo stop at the ruins of Knaresborough Castle, with scenic views of the Nidd Gorge.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, Ripon, North Yorkshire, England

Opportunity to explore Fountains Abbey, the largest monastic ruin in Europe which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Middleham Castle, Middleham, North Yorkshire, England

Photo stop at Middleham Castle - the Royal Castle of the Yorkshire Dales.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Wensleydale Creamery, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire, England

Late lunchtime stop at the Wenselydale Creamery - chance to sample an amazing array of local cheeses in the free tasting room and purchase lunch at the cafe.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Buttertubs Pass, Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire, England

Unforgettable scenic drive over the Buttertubs Pass, with stops at the Buttertubs and countless incredible photo opportunities on the single-track lane drive back across from Swaledale.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Aysgarth Falls, Aysgarth, Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire, England

Visit the stunning Aysgarth Falls - a location used in the filming of Robin Hood, Price of Thieves. Take photos of the thundering Upper Falls.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bolton Castle, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, England

Final photo stop of the tour at Bolton Castle - with amazing views across Wensleydale.

Duration: 10 minutes


Local, experienced driver/guide

Live commentary on board

Transport by air-conditioned minibus

Pickup and drop-off from centrally located meeting point


Food and drink


Entrace tickets for Fountains Abbey - payable locally directly to the attraction.

Entry/Admission - Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Entry/Admission - Middleham Castle

Entry/Admission - Bolton Castle

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 07-Oct-2019

    My daughter and I took the tour yesterday with Peter through the Yorkshire Dales and Fountains Abbey. Well worth the price. We covered so many different places and went through darling villages. Peter is friendly and informative while sticking to backroads and countryside. We loved it!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Lovely trip around the Yorkshire dales, spent a few hours at Fountains Abbey. Would have liked longer here as the grounds are quite big, would be good if there was a separate trip just for there. Local friendly guide with lots of interesting facts.

  • 15-Oct-2016

    This tour was amazing!