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Yorkshire’s Very Best; stylish houses & charming concerts.

August 2016


‘Behind-the-Scenes’ in God’s Own Country! a Private Minibreak

Four highly varied days of private mansions, open dales, soaring ruins, country pubs & memorable concerts. We visited the pretty Georgian mansion of Beningborough Hall, privately toured the stunning Adam house of Newby Hall with its famous river gardens and the unusual gem of Hovingham Hall. We dined well in country pubs, gazed in awe at soaring ruins of Rievaulx and Fountains Abbeys, toured through the Yorkshire Dales and Pennine Moors.  In York we strolled with medieval streets, lunch in unmissable Betty’s before the Ryedale Festival evening of concerts in three different rooms at Castle Howard climaxing with a spine tingling performance by the Marian Consort in the pre-Raphaelite chapel.

Rievaulx Newby



Will the tour run again?

17TH – 21ST July 2017

What did I like best?  Newby Hall & the Marian Consort

TOP TIP –      bring a sunhat!