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Want some recommendations? We will gladly help you to plan your holiday

Motorhomes with a cup of tea

Good planning is essential if you are to make the most of your motorhome holiday. Whether you fancy doing the NC500 in Scotland, a few days of history in York or a walking holiday in the Peak District, Far and Away Motorhomes is on hand to help.

Just tell us where you want to spend your first night, what your are most interested in (e.g. stately homes, independent eateries, exploring a city, country walks or a combination of these). Tell us how many nights you want to spend at each campsite and we’ll do the rest. In addition to helping you plan your trip, we will provide website details an descriptions of excursions so you can plan ahead. And if you want to make changes, that is also fine.

The following is an itinerary we drew up for a customer who wants to visit York. They are interested in visiting a few of York’s famous attractions, eating at some of York’s fine independent restaurants and having a drink at some of its most unique bars. They also wanted to take a trip to Knaresborough and a day out on the east coast. We were able to draw up the following intinerary for them:

Day 1 (Saturday): Arrive in York and check into Rowntree Park. Spend the afternoon exploring the city’s historic streets and landmarks, such as York Minster and The Shambles.

The Shables, York
The Shambles, York

For dinner, head to Skosh on Micklegate, a restaurant that serves modern British cuisine using locally sourced ingredients. After dinner, grab a drink at House of Trembling Madness, a quirky beer and wine bar housed in a medieval building.

Day 2 (Sunday): Start the day with a visit to York Castle, also known as Clifford’s Tower, which offers stunning views of the city. Then, head to the Jorvik Centre to learn about York’s Viking history and take a ride through a reconstructed Viking village.

For dinner, try Ambiente Tapas on Goodramgate, a restaurant that serves delicious tapas dishes made with locally sourced ingredients. Afterwards, grab a drink at The Blue Bell, a traditional pub with a great atmosphere and a wide range of real ales.

Day 3 (Monday): Spend the day at the York Dungeon, a spooky attraction that takes you through 2000 years of York’s dark history. For lunch, grab a bite at The Hairy Fig, a Mediterranean deli and cafe.

For dinner, head to Le Cochon Aveugle, a Michelin-starred restaurant that serves creative tasting menus. After dinner, grab a drink at The Evil Eye Lounge, a funky cocktail bar with a global vibe.

Day 4 (Tuesday): Take a day trip to Knaresborough, a charming town situated on the River Nidd. Explore the town’s medieval castle ruins and the picturesque market square, and have lunch at the traditional tea room, Betty’s.

For dinner, try The Rattle Owl, a restaurant housed in a 17th-century building that serves contemporary British cuisine with a twist. Afterwards, grab a drink at The Hop, a craft beer bar with a relaxed atmosphere.

Day 5 (Wednesday): Spend the day at Bempton Cliffs, a nature reserve that’s home to thousands of seabirds, including puffins. Take a walk along the cliffs and enjoy the stunning views.

For dinner, head to The Star Inn the City, a riverside restaurant that serves modern British cuisine with a focus on locally sourced ingredients. After dinner, grab a drink at The Duke of York, a cozy pub with a great selection of real ales.

Day 6 (Thursday): Spend the day exploring more of York’s historic sites, such as the York City Walls and the York Museum Gardens. For lunch, grab a bite at Brew & Brownie, a cozy cafe that serves brunch and homemade cakes.

For dinner, try The Wine Chapter, a restaurant that specializes in fine wines and serves a range of European-inspired dishes. Afterwards, grab a drink at The House of the Trembling Madness – Lendal, a sister bar to the first bar, with an equally unique atmosphere.

Day 7 (Friday): Spend the day exploring more of York’s independent shops and galleries. For lunch, try Source, a restaurant that serves seasonal dishes made from local ingredients.

For dinner, head to Ambiente Tapas on Goodramgate once again, to try their delicious small plates with Spanish influences. After dinner, grab a drink at The Habit, a stylish bar that serves craft cocktails and has a rooftop terrace with great views of the city.

Day 8 (Saturday): Check out of Rowntree Park and head back to South Normanton.

  1. Skosh: https://www.skoshyork.co.uk/
  2. House of Trembling Madness: https://www.tremblingmadness.co/
  3. York Castle: https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/cliffords-tower-york/
  4. Jorvik Centre: https://www.jorvikvikingcentre.co.uk/
  5. Ambiente Tapas: https://www.ambiente-tapas.co.uk/
  6. The Blue Bell: https://www.thebluebellyork.co.uk/
  7. York Dungeon: https://www.thedungeons.com/york/en/
  8. The Hairy Fig: https://www.thehairyfig.co.uk/
  9. Le Cochon Aveugle: https://www.lecochonaveugle.uk/
  10. The Evil Eye Lounge: https://evileyelounge.com/
  11. Knaresborough Castle: https://www.harrogate.gov.uk/info/20105/knaresborough_castle_and_museum/105/knaresborough_castle_and_museum
  12. Betty’s: https://www.bettys.co.uk/cafe-tea-rooms/locations/knaresborough
  13. The Rattle Owl: https://www.rattleowl.co.uk/
  14. The Hop: https://www.thehopyork.co.uk/
  15. Bempton Cliffs: https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/bempton-cliffs/
  16. The Star Inn the City: https://www.starinnthecity.co.uk/york/
  17. The Duke of York: https://dukeofyorkpub.com/
  18. York City Walls: https://www.york.gov.uk/info/20032/parks_and_open_spaces/80/york_city_walls
  19. York Museum Gardens: https://www.yorkmuseumstrust.org.uk/ymt-museums/york-museum-gardens/
  20. Brew & Brownie: https://www.brewandbrownie.co.uk/
  21. The Wine Chapter: https://www.thewinechapter.com/
  22. The House of the Trembling Madness – Lendal: https://www.tremblingmadness.co.uk/the-house-of-trembling-madness-lendal/
  23. Source: https://www.source.york/
  24. The Habit: https://www.thehabityork.co.uk/