We braved our first ‘holiday’ coach trip of recent years in June 2019 - and it was a roaring success! Escaping the wet weather in Wales we headed up to sunny Yorkshire to stay at Nidd Hall Hotel just outside Harrogate where we had an extremely comfortable stay with delicious food, fabulous rooms and enjoyed an array of facilities and entertainment. Cramming as much into a few days as possible we visited:
RHS Harlow Carr - very natural garden which was beautifully maintained
Castle Howard - full of interesting history about the house
Scampston Hall - stunning, beautifully laid out, informative talk and high quality plants for sale
Newby Hall - wonderful gardens
and even enjoyed a river cruise with Skipton Boat Tours and a steam train ride to Bolton Abbey. Of course, we still managed to squeeze in a morning in Harrogate to sample the goodies in the famous Betty's tearooms. Stopping in Webbs of Wychbold Garden Centre on the way up and Stillingfleet Lodge & Gardens (one of the best places we have ever visited) on the way home, we made sure to fill the coach with plants and enjoyed a cup (or two) of Yorkshire tea. Biggest thanks as always to Pencoed Travel (especially to Dave) for their expertise and of course, to everyone who came on the trip and made it one to remember! Next year's trip is already in the planning....