Touring holidays in Yorkshire

Yorkshire boasts a stunning landscape and many cultural and historical gems that are all the more appealing because they don’t suffer from the numbers of tourists sometimes found in the south of England. In terms of countryside, there’s the utterly gorgeous Yorkshire moors and dales, abutting The Lake District to the north and the rugged and charming coast to explore. Then there’s the numerous authentically British small towns and stone built villages, to discover. Major cities - Leeds and York for example, are relatively small in number and reference the past with their solid wool mills and canals and old factories delivering sweets and railway stock.

A Carter Company touring holiday in Yorkshire will include off the beaten track routes, our hand-picked favourite hotels and will uncover the hidden gems of the area. David Hockney painted some of these and the Bronte sisters wrote about them. Your turn to enjoy them!

Our Yorkshire highlights


A handful of wonderful old fashioned cafes famous for their tea and cakes - a real slice of Yorkshire. Started 100 years ago by a Swiss orphan

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Ribblehead viaduct

This 24 arched Victorian built railway viaduct is a triumph of construction but its location is more stunning as it starkly spans the moorland of Ribblehead

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Bolton Abbey

A 12th Century monastery ruined by Henry VIII and admired by artists such as Turner, dramatically set in Wharfedale

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Robin Hood

Tiny houses perch precariously above the water’s edge, have a coffin window above the door as they are so narrow & the sea runs into the village street at high tide.

Included in our Tailor-made holiday


One of the most northerly and beautiful dales in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, famous for its wildflower meadows, field barns and dry stone walls

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Characterful town with 11th Century castle, the largest horse shoe market in England and a plethora of cobbled streets, alleyways and quaint buildings.

Included in our Tailor-made holiday

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