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Discover Yorkshire by vintage coach

The Rendezvous Hotel’s unique package for groups ‘The Real Yorkshire Experience’ already gives a choice of exclusive 3-night or 4-night short break itineraries that combine true Yorkshire hospitality, spectacular scenery and world-beating heritage.

As part of the offer, groups can travel by vintage coach. Operated by Yester Years Vintage Bus Tours, the coach lets you sit back in nostalgic luxury as you explore the Yorkshire countryside.

Yester Years Vintage Bus Tours offers a range of tours that you can book as part of ‘The Real Yorkshire Experience’.

Tour 1. Yorkshire industrial Heritage
Enjoy a trip to Saltaire for a look around the UNESCO World Heritage Site and Salts Mill. Continue into Bradford, passing Lister Mill and Little Germany before arriving at Bradford Industrial Museum. A walking tour will take you through the mill to see the working looms.

Tour 2. Bronte tour and Haworth
Leave the hotel and travel to Keighley railway station to board a steam-hauled train on the famous Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. At Haworth you’ll get back on the coach for the short trip up the hill to the top of the town of Haworth. After time to explore Haworth it’s back on the coach again for a scenic journey over the moors to see the location for ‘Wuthering Heights’. The journey then takes you to Thornton to see the birthplace of the Bronte sisters.

Tour 3. Rural Yorkshire
Depart for Embsay station for a ride behind a steam locomotive on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway. The coach will then take you the short distance to Bolton Abbey itself. After time to have a wander around the abbey ruins, the journey continues via Barden Towers to Grassington where there’s ample time to explore this delightful Dales’ town.

Tour 4. Yorkshire Spa (or ‘Shop ‘til you drop’): Ilkley, Otley and Harrogate
A grand tour today to discover three of Yorkshire’s classic towns, Ilkely, Otley and Harrogate. There’s plenty of time for shopping, sightseeing, tea and cake! The Yorkshire scenery is rather spectacular too.

Tour 5. The Ancient City of York (or York: ‘History and Heritage’)
We head past Harrogate and Knaresborough to enjoy a full day in the magnificent city of York.

If you’re looking for inspiration for other places to visit, Greg from Yester Years is suggesting the following itineraries:

  • Ripon, for its imposing cathedral, three museums and a market (Thursday only).
  • Knaresborough, for its shops, riverside walks, a Wednesday market and the altogether remarkable Mother Shipton’s Cave.
  • National Coal Mining Museum and Yorkshire Sculpture Park, two of Yorkshire’s most popular visitor attractions.
  • Temple Newsam House, near Leeds, Fairburn Ings (RSPB Nature Reserve), Pontefract, for its castle, Haribo Factory Shop, racecourse, Junction 32 Shopping Outlet, and Xscape.
  • Selby Abbey (and Monday market), with a return countryside tour via Tadcaster, Wetherby and Otley to avoid Leeds.
  • Harewood House and Otley market (Tuesday and Friday).
  • Emmerdale tour.
  • Last of the Summer Wine tour and Holmfirth.
  • Bradford’s National Media Museum and a tour of local film and TV locations.
  • Leeds, including Thackray Medical Museum and the Royal Armouries Museum.
  • Ripley Castle, Pateley Bridge and Lofthouse via Ilkley, Otley and Harrogate.
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Celebrate your new arrival with us

Christenings and naming ceremonies at the Rendezvous Hotel in Yorkshire

The birth of a baby is a very special time and if you’re looking for the perfect place to celebrate your new arrival, the Rendezvous Hotel offers a lovely setting.

Our experienced team have the expertise to work closely with you to ensure your special day goes smoothly, allowing you to relax and enjoy a special day with family and friends. Whether you’d like to plan an intimate celebration with just a handful of guests, or have something more elaborate in mind, we have the expertise to help.

Our hotel offers a very special private dining area which is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal after a Christening service in church or a naming ceremony. An informal meal is ideal for celebrations such as these and our experienced chefs have the skills to create a wide range of buffet options, along with other delicious ‘light’ menus. As with all of the celebrations we hold here at the Rendezvous, our menu choices are designed to be used as a guide and we’re happy to work with you to choose a menu designed to suit your individual requirements.

In addition to our range of delicious dining options, we are also able to offer Christening parties the use of a private bar in either our Wharfedale or Malham Suites. The perfect place to enjoy celebrating with friends and family, our team will go the extra mile to ensure your day really special.

Contact us to find out more about Christenings and naming ceremonies at the Rendezvous Hotel

Our hotel is the perfect place to celebrate your baby’s arrival in style. Our team have the expertise to organise Christenings and naming ceremonies of all sizes so if you would like to find out more, or to make an appointment to view our facilities, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Planning a winter wedding in Yorkshire?

Winter weddings at the Rendezvous Hotel in Yorkshire

We know winter seems like a very long way off at the moment but if you’re planning on tying the knot, November to March can be an ideal time to get married. We’ve just launched our unbeatable Winter Wedding 2018/2019 package, offering a wonderful way to get married right here in stunning Yorkshire!

Complete wedding packages

Available for a limited number of weekend and midweek dates, our winter wedding package is available for just £2,500. Offering exceptional value, the package includes:

  • Daytime reception for 50 guests: including Civil Ceremony room hire, reception drinks after the ceremony and a private function room for your wedding breakfast, we also include extra special touches such as a fairy light effect ceiling, red carpet and bay tree entrance, master of ceremonies and a three-course wedding breakfast.
  • Evening reception for 100 guests: including function room hire for your evening reception, coloured table linen, hot supper, four poster bed suite for the Bride and Groom plus for double or twin rooms for the bridal party on a B&B basis for the night of the wedding.
  • We take great pride in working with you to add special touches to ensure your day is as memorable as possible, from the colour scheme you choose to room layout. We also offer a range of optional extras such as live music, an area to display presents and bespoke floral arrangements. These are just examples though and if you’d like to find out more, please get in touch with our wedding coordinator Lindsay to discuss your individual requirements.

Yorkshire weddings in the finest surroundings

Thanks to our location on the banks of picturesque Skipton canal, our collection of beautiful function rooms are perfect for weddings of all sizes. From the grandeur and space of our Malham Suite, through to our Baby Swan Restaurant and Conservatory, we’ll provide a stunning backdrop for your special day.

Contact the Rendezvous Hotel to find out more

To discover a wedding venue you’ll fall in love with, why not contact us to find out more about our winter wedding packages?

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Impressed by the Tour de Yorkshire? Stay with us and experience all that beautiful Yorkshire has to offer

Short breaks and holidays at the Rendezvous Hotel in Yorkshire

Last weekend’s Tour de Yorkshire not only provided us with world-class cycling action, it also showcased to perfection the stunning Yorkshire countryside. If you were impressed by what you saw – who wouldn’t be? – Yorkshire is the perfect destination for a short break or longer holiday, offering the perfect combination of gorgeous countryside and superb visitor attractions.

Our Yorkshire hotel is located in the picturesque market town Skipton and thanks to our prime position on the banks of the pretty canal, we’re in the ideal spot from which to explore the local area and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. With fantastic quality hotel accommodation for families, couples and single travellers alike, a stay at the Rendezvous Hotel is always memorable – for the right reasons, of course!

The Real Yorkshire Experience

For group travellers keen to get the most out of a visit to this beautiful part of the world, our Real Yorkshire Experience is pretty hard to beat. With a choice of exclusive three or four night break group travel packages, we combine a warm Yorkshire welcome and hospitality with spectacular scenery and world-renowned heritage.

Our team have gone the extra mile to design a collection of fantastic day-trip itineraries, created to offer you and your group a true flavour what makes Yorkshire so special. With options including Yorkshire-themed entertainment and menus, through to fascinating day trips followed by a delicious Yorkshire afternoon tea, what could be better? Our Yorkshire experience is designed to be tailored to suit the individual requirements of different groups and we’re always delighted to discuss a range of options.

Contact us today to book your stay in Yorkshire

Whether you’d like to book a short break, family holiday or a group holiday in Yorkshire, our team are ready and waiting to take your call. As a family-run hotel customer service is incredibly important to us so if you would like to find out more about any aspect of our Yorkshire hotel, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Welcome to the Tour de Yorkshire 2018 from the Rendezvous Hotel!

As regular readers of our blog will know, here at the Rendezvous Hotel in Yorkshire we’re huge fans of cycling. The Tour de Yorkshire cycle race will pass through the town this weekend and we’re extremely excited to be given another chance to see a slice of world-class cycling action!

Stage Four of the 2018 race will pass through Skipton on Sunday 6 May. Stage Four is one of the most punishing stages of this years race; starting at Halifax’s Piece Hall before passing through Haworth, Skipton, Barden Moor and Otley before finishing on the Headrow in Leeds. The fact that this stage of the race has been christened ‘The Yorkshire Terrier’ says it all!

Skipton is a great place to watch the Tour de Yorkshire and there’ll be lots going on in the town on Sunday 6 May with plenty of opportunity to browse around the town centre and enjoy lunch in one of the many pubs, cafes and restaurants. After you’ve watched the cycling, why not enjoy a stroll along the canal or exploring Skipton’s ancient castle?

Cycle friendly hotel in Yorkshire

If you fancy a longer stay in this part of the world – whether you’ll be on two wheels or not – we’re proud to extend a warm welcome to cyclists and non-cyclists alike! Our cycle-friendly hotel accommodation includes secure bike storage, packed lunches available to order, map loan and help with route planning. Thanks to our location on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, we’re within easy cycling distance of some of the most stunning (and challenging!) cycle routes in England.

Contact the Rendezvous Hotel to book your Yorkshire cycling holiday

Whether you’re planning a short cycling break in Yorkshire, or have a longer holiday in mind, we’d be delighted to provide you with further information on cycling holidays at the Rendezvous Hotel. To find out more, or to make a reservation, why not get in touch by calling 01756 700100​?

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