Leave Wetherby, and make for Knaresborough. Enjoy Harrogate before pausing at Ripon and then arriving in Thirsk. Enjoy the scenery of the Howardian Hills before arriving in historic York.
Wetherby is an award winning floral town full of historic architecture and surrounded by wonderful scenery. Check out a heritage trail, visit Sandringham Park, explore the impressive Bramham Castle or head to the Wetherby Racecourse for a flutter.
Overlooking the River Nidd, Knaresborough is a tangle of Medieval streets full of history – enjoy the promenade at the foot of the cliffs, explore Knaresborough Castle or for something different follow the Knaresborough Window Trail around the town.
East of the Yorkshire National Park, Harrogate’s heritage as a spa town is evident with attractions such as the Royal Pump Museum in the Montpellier Quarter. Take a trip to the Valley Gardens and enjoy attractions such as the Sun Pavilion.
The imposing Ripon Cathedral dominates the Ripon skyline, towering above this charming city location. Visit the Ripon Prison & Police Museum or head for nearby Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden.
The cobbled market town of Thirsk in the Vale of York was the spiritual home of the Vet, James Herriot – visit the World of James Herriot – an award winning visitor centre and museum, to discover the life and times of the great Vet.
The Howardian Hills are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty surrounded by the Vale of York, the Yorkshire Wolds and the North York Moors National Park where visitors can enjoy some great scenery of rolling hills, visitor attractions and country estates.
Founded by the Romans, the walled city of York draws visitors from all over the world. Take in York Minster, explore the Shambles, enjoy the shops and relax alongside the River Ouse as it winds its way through the city.