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Yorkshire Heritage & Natural Wonders

This is a 5 day break to Yorkshire

staying at Blackwell Grange Hotel, Darlington


The Blackwell Grange Hotel is a stunning 17th Century mansion, which enjoys an enviable setting in the beautiful County Durham countryside. The hotel is nestled in wooded parkland in Darlington, located between the North Yorkshire Moors and the Pennines. Hotel facilities include leisure club with heated indoor swimming pool, spa and sauna.



Included in your holiday price:

  • En-suite room

  • Welcome tea/coffee & biscuits on arrival

  • Breakfast & 3 course evening meals

  • Executive coach travel throughout

  • Journey on North Yorkshire Moors Railway (Pickering-Whitby)

  • Free time in Whitby

  • Visits to Richmond, Thirsk & Helmsley

  • Journey on Wensleydale Railway

  • Entrance to Preston Hall Museum

  • ‘Teesside Princess’ River cruise

  • Porterage


Door-to-Door Transfers and Coach Travel

Your holiday includes door-to-door transfers and a relaxing trip on a luxurious 53-seater coach, available throughout your vacation.* It will transport you to and from all the attractions included in your holiday package.


*A charge may apply if you are not within our free pick-up area. Please see our home pick-up map.


Group Bookings

Group bookings of 20 - 35+ receive: 1 FREE place

Group bookings of 36 - 53+ receive: 2 FREE places

Day 1

We depart for Yorkshire, making our way with comfort & lunch stops en-route, arriving at the Blackwell Grange Hotel, Darlington this evening.

Welcome tea/coffee & biscuits will be available on arrival.


Day 2

We travel over the moors, across Blakey Ridge, through picturesque Hutton-le-Hole to Pickering, where we join the North Yorkshire Moors Railway for a steam train journey through rugged moorland to Whitby - passing through Goathland - 'Aidensfield' in TV's 'Heartbeat'. Whitby is a maritime town, bursting with character and quite unique. Wander the alleyways and narrow streets and climb the steps up to Whitby Abbey.


Day 3

We begin with a drive to historic Richmond, high above the River Swale. Here you will find a castle, The Green Howards Museum and the Richmondshire Museum, which houses the 'set' from 'All Creatures Great and Small'.

Leaving Richmond, we head for the Wensleydale Railway for a nostalgic ride through rural scenery from Leyburn to Leeming Bar where we rejoin the coach. Afterwards, we head to Thirsk, home of James Herriot, and a chance to take in the acclaimed World of James Herriot Centre and explore before we return to the hotel.


Day 4

Our first visit today is to Preston Park and Hall Museum. The attractive parkland surrounds the museum. In the museum, you will find a delightful collection of memorabilia from times gone by. Take a walk back in time through the cobbled Victorian street and imagine life as it was in times past.

At Preston Hall, we join the Teesside Princess and take a gentle cruise on the River Tees through beautiful countryside to the cobbled town of Yarm, famous for its location on the River and the awe-inspiring railway viaduct.

In the afternoon, we drive through Bilsdale - Little Switzerland, past the Sun Inn, which has had the same landlord for 200 years! We then pass Rievaulx Abbey, and drop into Helmsley with its 12th century castle. On our way back to the hotel we journey over the spectacular Sutton Bank, giving you fantastic views of the moors and the Vale of York.


Day 5

We deparr the Hotel after breakfast, making our way home with comfort & lunch stops en-route. Arriving back in East Sussex this evening.


FB=Full Breakfast, EM=Evening Meal

Room Amenities

  • Television

  • Hairdryer

  • Tea/Coffee making facility


Hotel Amenities

  • Wi-Fi

  • Swimming Pool

  • Sauna

  • Lift to some rooms



Electric Scooters/Wheelchairs

L.J. Edwards can take a maximum of 2 electric scooters/wheelchairs per short break, these must be for clients with a Blue Badge and Public Liability Scooter Insurance (subject to hotel agreement). L.J. Edwards accept no liability for any accident, loss of damage to the guest or their mobility scooter on a Short Break, or when the scooter/wheelchair is stored in the coach luggage compartment. The individual is responsible for ensuring they are capable of safely operating their mobility scooter and for the security of their mobility scooter during their holiday.

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01323 700636

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