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Day tours

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Day tours

Is there any companies that offer day tours to Whitby and Castle Howard? I will be staying in York for a couple days and would love to visit these places. Is there public transportation that you can take to go there on your own. Please advise.

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CJ

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1. Re: Day tours

The house at Castle Howard is closed until 23 March.

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2. Re: Day tours

You can take a bus from York to Whitby - the bus company for the area is "Coastliner" and they have buses that go from York to several places of interest:

http://www.coastliner.co.uk/

This website for Whitby, gives some other travel information that you might find useful:

http://www.whitbyonline.co.uk/whitby-travel/

The website for Castle Howard has information on how to get there from York - Coach company Stephensons appear to run a regular service 'in season':

castlehoward.co.uk/House-and-Gardens/Admissi…

http://www.stephensonsofeasingwold.co.uk/

Although the House is currently closed, the website for Castle Howard shows you can still visit the Grounds and Gardens at certain times.

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3. Re: Day tours

As you do not say when you're visiting North Yorkshire and it could be later in the year, you may also be interested in the North York Moors steam railway, which is a wonderful way to travel up to Whitby in style! It runs from March to November on a general timetable:

nymr.co.uk/timetables-and-fares/timetable/

You can take the Coastliner to Pickering or the 840 bus from York to Pickering, I believe.

The only tours I can think of that encompass both places are larger Yorkshire tours which cover everything and last over a week all told! As EssexWanderer says you can't get the same bus to Castle Howard but a bus does run from York. The gardens are well worth a visit even if the house is shut.

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Thanks for the recent replies. Our visit will be in mid-April so I assume it will be open by then. I will look into all the valuable websites that have been passed along making this trek a lot easier to do. Thanks

CJ

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