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How to get to Castle Howard

Castle Howard is Yorkshire’s finest stately homes, and one of the best-known stately homes in the UK – helped by its starring role in several adaptations of Brideshead Revisited in film and on TV. Located only a few miles north of York, it offers visitors a truly wonderful day out – there is so much to see both inside and outside the main house, including some great walks which provide breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside and the beautiful Howardian Hills. However, for most visitors to York, it is a difficult place to visit. Many will find themselves asking how to get to Castle Howard. For those with a car, it is a simple case of inputting the address into the SatNav and setting off. But for those who don’t have a car, things aren’t nearly as easy. So how…

Steaming all the way to Whitby

I’m delighted to confirm the launch of Grand Yorkshire’s latest excursion – a fantastic day trip to Whitby. This new day trip from York to Whitby includes an exciting journey on the superb North Yorkshire Moors Railway, almost four hours leisure time in Whitby, a visit to Goathland (famously known as ‘Aidensfield’ from ITV’s drama series Heartbeat ) and a wonderful trip through the spectacular scenery of the North York Moors including Rosedale Abbey and Hutton-le-Hole. The new tour runs on Tuesdays, from outside Saint Wilfrid’s Church on Duncombe Place in York. Travelling by executive minibus or air-conditioned coach, this exciting day trip to Whitby is a fabulous way to see some of the most remarkable scenery in Yorkshire. For more information and to book your place, click here.

New: On-board WIFI internet

When you travel on a tour of Yorkshire by executive minibus with Grand Yorkshire, you’ll now be able to enjoy free WIFI internet access throughout your journey. We’ve fitted a brand new mobile broadband device to our vehicle, allowing you to upload photos from your day out, access your emails and keep Twitter and Facebook updated during your excursion in Yorkshire. Of course, as we travel into the hills and moors of Yorkshire, mobile coverage can vary wildly – from superfast 4G connectivity to absolutely nothing at all. The speed of the internet on board will inevitably vary, but it will always be ‘as good as possible’ – and it will always be free to use. So, whether you are checking Twitter on your phone, uploading photos to Facebook on your iPad, or discussing the day’s events with friends on…

A Yorkshire Hero

As the Tour de France raced through the streets of York and wound it’s way across Yorkshire, it was hard not to wonder just what a French bike race was doing here. There are certainly many people who can take credit for the race coming to Yorkshire, and many hundreds who helped deliver such an…