This trip was a bit different! I went on a coach holiday and I REALLY enjoyed it!
Part of the fun for me is the planning. What is there to see and do, what to take with me etc. and as I was going in May and the weather forecast was good for the week, I didn’t need lots of clothing. By the time I left, I had loads of leaflets and catalogues from the Scarborough and York tourist offices, and so I was ready to go!
I met the coach at the coach park about 5 minutes from where I live at 6:15 AM!!!
By the time we had collected others from Newton Abbot, Exeter, Taunton and Bridgewater, it was a little after 9:00. We headed up to Gloucester Services for a comfort break and a coffee. The services were really nice with a farm shop as well.
The next stop was Corley Services, which is the regional hub for the coach company. There were probably 10 or 12 coaches there when we arrived. There was enough time to have a leisurely lunch and everyone was called for the coach. The driver was brilliant (just as well as we had him until we got back to Corley on Friday afternoon!). The next comfort break was at Doncaster Services. We arrived at the hotel at around 5:00pm and checked in. Someone brought the cases to the rooms and I went for a walk to stretch my legs before dinner.
To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much in the way of decent food considering the price I paid ( around £60 per night with full English breakfast and a 3 course meal each night and all transport), however, I was very pleasantly surprised. Plenty of choices and well cooked!
The following day we had a day in York – if you haven’t been, trust me, you should go! Lovely city with loads to see and several museums. I wanted to get to the Jorvik museum, the Castle museum and the Railway museum, but in the end, I settled on the Castle and Jorvik.
I didn’t bother with York Minster as I’m not interested in religion and I stayed next door to it 35 years ago when I last came! Apparently though it’s very nice if it’s your thing.
A really lovely trip and one that I’ll repeat as I’ve got to see the railway museum!
A trip to Whitby came the next day
A quick check to remind myself of what Whitby is famous for – Bram Stoker, fish, annual folk festival and Whitby Jet are the main things.
It’s a typical seaside tourist town and as I live in one of those, it didn’t do a lot for me. I did have a fish and chip lunch though – delicious!
The following day we were free to spend in Scarborough and as I had spent a lot of time sitting on a coach, I decided a good long walk was in order. I spent the day walking and taking the odd photo. I was ready for dinner by the time I got back to the hotel.
Early breakfast and travelling home the next day – so day 1 in reverse! I got home at about 6:30pm and decided there and then that I would come to Yorkshire again.