We travel north through beautiful scenery to Barnard Castle where we will drop off in the town centre so you can explore the unique shops and cafes. Alternatively, our driver will drop off at the magnificent Bowes Museum, packed with interesting exhibits and fine art, (entry not included) (2.5hr stay).
We continue to Thornton Hall Gardens, a Grade 1 listed house surrounded by a magnificent private garden which the current owner has spent 25 years transforming from unloved paddocks into a plantsman's paradise. Curvaceous borders snaking along the stone walls are home to a large collection of roses, clematis, delphiniums, peonies, hostas and heucheras and the ornamental pond, waterfall, statues and sculptures complete these magical gardens (2.5hr stay approx).
Entry to Thornton Hall included.
Settle Whitefriars CP or Falcon Hotel: 8.25am, Ingleton Community Centre: 8.40am, Bibbys Depot, Ingleton: 8.45am, Kirby Lonsdale Square: 8.55am, Preston Patrick Memorial Hall: 9.05am, Kirkby Stephen Bus Stop: 9.45am