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York & Castle Howard at Christmas

York & Castle Howard at Christmas

“Not only is York known as being one of the most festive cities in the UK, York St Nicholas Fair won Best Large Speciality Market at the Great British Market Awards in 2019! Castle Howard prepares for a fantastical Christmas celebration; a truly magical experience!”

Day 1

Depart home area and travel to our hotel in York, making suitable comfort stops along the way.

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Day 2

Soak up York’s medieval charm and scents of spiced mulled wine this season, as fairs, family fun and festival flavours transform York into a festive fairy-tale. When it comes to ticking presents off our gift list, we’ll be spoilt for choice with unique boutiques and specialist shops whilst wandering York’s ancient cobbled streets. Discover the delights of the iconic St Nicholas Fair. To find more traditional Christmas gifts, don’t forget to wander amongst the many alpine chalets on Parliament Street.

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Day 3

After breakfast enjoy a truly magical day out as Castle Howard is transformed for the festive season. Experience the magnificent decorations as you journey through the House’s grand state rooms. Open fires, candlelight and live music evoke all that we love about this special time of year, with the iconic 25-foot traditional Christmas tree adorned with over 3000 baubles providing a breathtaking highlight in the Great Hall. Amongst the sumptuous decorations and awe-inspiring costumes, a troupe of travelling players prepare festive entertainment. These ebullient, mischievous characters - Harlequin, Colombine, Pierrot and the Zanni Clown are part of the famous Commedia dell Arte who became the much-loved characters of the pantomimes that remain one of our best beloved Christmas traditions. There are cafes and restaurants on site for lunch to be purchased.

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Day 4

After breakfast return to home area making suitable comfort stops, including time in Stamford for lunch to be purchased.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

MERCURE YORK FAIRFIELD MANOR HOTEL ****

Set in beautiful grounds, this 4 star hotel blends modern amenities with old-world style in an 18th century Georgian manor house. Rooms in the newer wing are accessible by a lift. Just a short drive from York city centre this hotel is ideally based for our break.

 

AT A GLANCE

  • Exclusive coach travel with Kirbys

  • 3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Tea/coffee on arrival at hotel

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Entrance to Castle Howard (2020 theme TBC)

 

 

TRAVEL OPTIONS

Upgrade your room (subject to availability). Supplements apply, call 01268 777 777, option 1

 

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Barking Station Parade, IG11 8TU
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Barkingside Fullwell Cross, Bus Stop A - IG6 2EA
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Brentwood Brentwood, Outside The Dairyman
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Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop, London Road
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Chelmsford Victoria Road Victoria Road CM1 1JR
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Collier Row White Hart Lane - Bus Stop out Tythe Court RM7 8LZ
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Corringham Town Centre Gordon Road, Bus Stop opposite Colbourne Close
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Cranham Front Lane/Moor Lane Junction Bus Stop RM14 1XJ
Outside Restaurant Opp. Car Park
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Dagenham Church Elm Lane, Bus Stop L - RM10 9QS
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Depot Depot, Princess Road, Rayleigh
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Harold Wood Bus Stop A, Gubbins Lane, RM3 0DR
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Hockley Spa Hockley Spa, Bus Stop outside the Library
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Holiday Inn, Brentwood Holiday Inn Brentwood
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Hornchurch. Hornchurch Town Centre
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Hutton Hutton, Bus Stop just past the Chequers Pub
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Ilford Ilford, Bus Stop outside 6 Clements Road, IG1 1BA
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Kavanaghs Rd Kavanaghs Road/London Road, Brentwood
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Palace Theatre Palace Theatre Bus Stop
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Pitsea Outside Gala Bingo Hall, Pitsea
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Queensway Queensway Bus Stop (Behind the Odeon Cinema)
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Rayleigh Stn Rayleigh Railway Station
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Romford St Edwards Way - Bus Stop H - RM1 3DQ
Out: Romford Shopping Hall
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Sadlers Farm Bus Stop on A13, just before Sadlers Farm
roundabout, nr Romsey Road
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Shenfield Stn Shenfield Station, outside Barclays Bank
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Shepherd & Dog Crays Hill Shepherd & Dog, Crays Hill
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Shotgate Shotgate Post Office
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South Green Grange Parade Bus Stop, South Green, Billericay
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Stanford Rookery Corner Rookery Corner Stanford
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Sun Corner Sun Corner London Road - Billericay
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Thames Drive Thames Drive Bus Stop
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The Elms Bus Stop outside Elms Public House, Leigh on Sea
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The Oak Grays The Oak Public House, Lodge Lane, Grays
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Thorpe Bay Stn Thorpe Bay Station, Acacia Drive (opp Station)
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Thurrock Services, Thurrock Services Coach Park, RM16 3BG
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Trafford House Outside Trafford House, by Bus Stop, Basildon
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Upminster Bus Stop M, St Mary's Lane- Upminster
Outside St.Laurence Church RM14 2QJ
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Vic Hse Cnr, Rayleigh Rd Vic House Corner, (Rayleigh Road)
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Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh
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White Horse White Horse,Southchurch Road, Southend
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Whittinghams Grg Whittinghams Garage, opp Rochford Railway Station
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Wickford Halls Corner, opposite Police Station, Wickford
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Woodford Green Snakes Lane East, Bus Stop R - IG8 7HU
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