Yorkshire 4 Day Foodie Experience
This itinerary starts in the beautiful city of York. Founded by the Romans, it has one of the best-preserved medieval city walls and is dominated by its stunning gothic cathedral – York Minster.
Its modest size means it is easy for visitors to explore on foot and, as well as being home to some fabulous bars, pubs, bistros and restaurants, it is the perfect base from which to explore Yorkshire’s fantastic food and drink.
Getting To York
The easiest way to reach York is by train. York is located on the East Coast mainline operated by Virgin Trains East Coast, and the journey takes only 2 hrs from London, or 2 hrs 30 mins from Edinburgh. TransPennine Express trains run frequent services to York from Manchester (1 hr 20 mins) and Manchester Airport (1 hr 45 mins) which also stop in Leeds.
The rest of the itinerary can also completed using the train. The only taxi required is for the 6 miles between Malton and Castle Howard (a public bus runs between Castle Howard and York – details below).
For short trips, individual rail tickets can be booked in advance through the Trainline. For longer journeys, one of the easiest and most relaxing ways to explore Britain is with a BritRail Pass, which allows unlimited journeys and the freedom to explore.
Many of the attractions featured below can be accessed with a York Pass. This can be purchased for 1 – 3 days, the 3 day pass can be used on any 3 days over the 6 day period after the point of activation. The York Pass is a great way to discover hidden gems and save time and money.
York medieval city centre, Jorvik Viking Centre, York Minster & microbrewery tour
York's Chocolate Story, Clifford's Tower & 'Tours in a Dish' afternoon tea
Malton Cookery School & The best of Yorkshire gin
Malton Food Tour & Castle Howard
For those exploring Britain by train, a BritRail Pass is the easiest and most cost-effective way to travel. For a single fixed price, pass holders can make unlimited train journeys around the whole country or a region of their choice. BritRail tickets are exclusive to overseas visitors so they will need to buy their ticket before they arrive in the UK.