GREAT HOUSES AND GAR­DENS OF YORK­SHIRE & THE LAKE DISTRICT

Ex­pe­ri­ence the breath­tak­ing beauty of the Lake District - re­cently awarded pres­ti­gious World Her­itage Site sta­tus - and the unique al­lure of the York­shire Dales Na­tional Park, with its rolling green val­leys criss-crossed by an­cient, dry-stone walls.

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Ex­pe­ri­ence the breath­tak­ing beauty of the Lake District and the unique al­lure of the York­shire Dales Na­tional Park.

FA­MOUS WORKS OF LIT­ER­A­TURE and art that owe their ex­is­tence to in­spi­ra­tion found in the north of Eng­land give you a sense of the nat­u­ral beauty on show. Beatrix Pot­ter, Wil­liam Wordsworth and Arthur Ran­some found their cre­ative voices amid the stun­ning Lake­land scenery, whilst the Bronte Sis­ters and James Her­riot dis­cov­ered theirs in York­shire. Artists such as JMW Turner, David Hock­ney, Henry Moore and John Ruskin favoured the north and cap­tured the charms of the land­scape in their works. Nu­mer­ous stately homes and gar­dens add to the north’s rich her­itage. As well as be­ing of ar­chi­tec­tural im­por­tance, many of th­ese trea­sure houses con­tain sig­nif­i­cant art col­lec­tions and act as liv­ing mu­se­ums of­fer­ing an in­sight into the past. The gar­dens, too, re­veal lay­ers of his­tory: from Levens Hall – Eng­land’s old­est gar­den, to the con­tem­po­rary Scamp­ston Walled Gar­den – a leader in the new peren­nial move­ment. The his­toric city of York will charm you with its wind­ing me­dieval streets, awe-in­spir­ing Gothic Cathe­dral and al­most com­plete city walls, from which you can ad­mire a city founded more than 2,000 years ago. From the Ir­ish Sea in the west, to the North Sea in the east, tra­verse the full width of Eng­land, delve into its fas­ci­nat­ing past, and re­fresh your spir­its amid the beau­ti­ful gar­dens.

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