Discover the beauty of Yorkshire
Are you looking for a holiday that's different?
We can offer you the chance to meet new people on an active holiday, and to see the many beautiful sights in and around Scarborough.
Explore with us the picturesque settings of the popular television series 'All Creatures Great and Small', 'Emmerdale', Brideshead Revisited', 'Last of the Summer Wine' and 'Heartbeat'. Experience a friendly English welcome away from the more commercialised areas, and at the same time improve your English both with the lessons and by meeting ordinary people.
The Summer course fee includes one full day excursion per week. Popular excursions are:
York medieval city with 1900 years of history
Whitby with its historic abbey and association with Captain Cook
Castle Howard still the home of the Howard family and the location for the TV series 'Brideshead Revisited'
North Yorkshire Moors one of England's largest National Parks
Yorkshire Wolds magnificent coastal scenery and inland views
Yorkshire Dales the home of James Herriot and the literary Brontë sisters
Harrogate the fashionable spa and floral resort
Yorkshire Villages such as Thornton le Dale and Pickering
Robin Hood's Bay ancient fishing village
Optional weekend excursons are available if enough people are interested. Examples are:
Edinburgh a delightful Scottish weekend
The Lake District scenic excursions and home of the Romantic Poets
Howarth home of the famous Brontë sisters
London England's enchanting capital, city of shows, shops and historical sights
Castle Howard is an 18th century palace designed by Sir Joghn Vanburgh and is one of England's most beautiful houses. A short drive or train journey from Scarborough, Castle Howard is an unforgettable experience and a beautiful family home.
Mark Denton Photographic
Mark Denton is a talented local photographer who is tipped to be the next big thing in panoramic landscape photography. Clearly inspired by Joe Cornish, Marks' work can be seen by following this link to hisvirtual gallery where you can enjoy stunning shots of the area surrounding Scarborough, including Whitby Abbey and the Yorkshire Wolds in gallery 1 (country).
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
If you're a Harry Potter fan, this is a must-see! The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is an 18-mile line which passes through the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors National Park. It is the UK's most popular heritage railway and has starred on tv and film: Goathland Station was transformed into Hogsmeade in the film 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'.
A popular destination for our summer study trips, Sledmere is a beautiful country house south of Scarborough. If you're lucky, you may even meet the owner as you walk around the house and its gardens!
The North York Moors National Park
Magical moorland - delightful dales - spectacular coastline crowned with towering cliffs - this is the North York Moors. With over 1,400 miles (almost 2,300 km) of paths and tracks to choose from, this wonderful corner of North Yorkshire is overflowing with opportunities for walking, cycling and horse riding. The only potential problem is knowing where to begin!
A rich source of information about Scarborough and the local area, including Whitby and Scarborough. Designed by local webdesigner Garry Mills, the Yorkshire Coast site is a useful starting point if you want to find out more about Scarborough and the area.
Situated between Scarborough and York, Yorkshire Lavender offers the chance to enjoy some beautiful gardens and parkland and to learn about growing and using lavender. You can even buy some of the products.