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Day Trips Organiser:  Colin Sherwood    trips@yant.org.uk

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Photos and descriptions of previous years' holidays

2014 - 2017 - 2018

Hodsock Priory, Blyth, Nr Worksop, Nottinghamshire

Forthcoming Day Trips




On all trips the day trip leader will carry mobile phone No. 07960 710975.

Please call this number on the day if you are delayed or cannot attend.

We have tight schedules and try not to delay our departure.

Christmas Trip to Harewood House

Thursday 13th December, 2018

This year’s Christmas trip will be to Harewood House near Leeds. The house, designed by John Carr and Robert Adam, was built between 1759 and 1771 for wealthy West Indies plantation owner Edwin Lascelles, 1st Baron Harewood. The landscape was the work of Lancelot Capability Brown. Still home to the Lascelles family, Harewood contains a superb collection of paintings from Italian Renaissance Masters to the modern art works collected by the late 7th Earl of Harewood. Included in the splendid pieces of furniture are a number by the renowned local cabinetmaker Thomas Chippendale. There are more than 100 acres of garden including the Himalaya Garden, formal Terrace and exotic bird garden.

As in previous years, the house will be decorated for Christmas though, at the time of writing, this year’s theme is still a well-kept secret. Your entrance ticket will allow you free flow around the decorated State Rooms and entrance to the gardens including the Bird Garden. On arrival at Harewood around 11.00am, you will be free to tour the house, gardens and Bird Garden at your own pace. Morning refreshments on an individual basis will be available in the Courtyard Café. At 1.30pm a 2-course buffet lunch will be served in a private room for our group – the Harewood Suite. Please indicate your lunch choices on the Booking Form. Tea and coffee will be included but alcoholic and other drinks will be on an individual basis.

Please note that there are some steps to negotiate into the entrance to Harewood House and down to the Servants Quarters. There could well be a lot of uneven ground and slippery surfaces at that time of the year in the gardens.

Ingleby’s coach will pick up at Memorial Gardens, Leeman Road, York, at 10.00am and Middlethorpe Drive, Dringhouses, at 10.15am. The journey time will be about 45 minutes. The coach will depart from Harewood at 3.30pm and the estimated arrival time in York is 4.15-4.30pm. The cost of the trip is £42 which includes coach hire, entrance to Harewood House, lunch and driver’s gratuity.

The day trip leader will carry mobile phone no. 07960 710975. Please call this number on the day if you are delayed or cannot attend. We have tight schedules and we try not to delay our departures.

Booking Form