We start our day in delightful Helmsley in the North York Moors National Park. There's plenty of eateries, interesting and unique stores, galleries and boutiques, perfect for Christmas shopping (2hr stay).
We continue to Castle Howard, an 18th century residence set within 1,000 acres of breath-taking landscape in the heart of North Yorkshire. The house will be exquisitely dressed with a 'Christmas Masquerade' theme. There will be live music throughout the day and a selection of market stalls offering a wide array of seasonal local produce (3hr stay).
Kirby Lonsdale Square: 7.00am, Ingleton Community Centre: 7.10am, Bibbys Depot, Ingleton: 7.15am, Settle Whitefriars CP or Falcon Hotel: 7.35am, Skipton Bus Station: 8.05am, Harrogate Montpellier Coach Stand: 8.55am