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York to Fountains Abbey walking holiday, England

This Yorkshire self guided walking holiday, following the Prior Richard Way, is a four day easy walking holiday along almost 60km of stunningly beautiful North Yorkshire countryside. Starting in the medieval walled city of York at the 12th century Benedictine Abbey of St. Mary's, other great heritage highlights along the way include Ripon Cathedral and, as a finale, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fountains Abbey. The Prior Richard Way takes you on a route that follows in the footsteps of 12th century monks, one of whom this route is named after. Having fallen from favour at St Mary’s in York, the monks travelled in pilgrimage to the site where Fountains Abbey is now situated and ... Read more >
From £250 excluding flights

Yorkshire guided walking holiday, The Prior Richard Way

Walk with Prior Richard through the historic county of Yorkshire, often nicknamed “God’s own County” and follow the route known as The Prior Richard Way. This path is an easy low-level 37 miles that follows in the footsteps of 12th century monks ( including Prior Richard ) who travelled in pilgrimage to the site that became Fountains Abbey, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Start in York, at St. Mary's Abbey within the beautiful grounds of Museum Gardens, and meet Prior Richard who will guide you on your journey and tell you about his life and work as a monk. Walk beside the River Ouse and then head along the historic Roman Road of Dere Street. Travel through ancient villages, stunning ... Read more >
From £350 excluding flights
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