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The Yorkshire Tour Guide

Tour Guide

The Yorkshire Tour Guide, c/o Visit York, 1, Museum Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO17DT

Tel: 07939 643050

The Yorkshire Tour Guide



Yorkshire is one of the most beautiful areas in the country. With picturesque villages, the Yorkshire Dales , stately homes and gardens, the  North York Moors, a stunning coast line, traditional markets towns, the lovely spa town of Harrogate, spectacular castles and abbeys, the historic city of York ... there is so much to see and enjoy.


Howard Smelt-Webb is from a farming background - the famous vet, James Herriot ( Alf Wight ) used to the vet for the family farm.

A former police officer in North Yorkshire, he and his Team have lived and worked throughout Yorkshire all their lives and would like to share their knowledge of the county with you. From major tourist attractions to hidden Yorkshire, country pubs to tea rooms, farm shops to boutique shops, from scenic walks to spectacular views of Yorkshire - they know where to go to make your day extra special.


Tours can be for half a day or a full day. This service is totally flexible and can be tailored to your individual requirements - it’s all about you ! 

Here are some Tour examples :


A tour of Wensleydale and Swaledale - visit the World Heritage site of Fountains Abbey with beautiful gardens, Abbey and picturesque deer park. Travel part of the 2014 Tour de France route taking in stunning views as you go through Wensleydale towards Middleham. Visit spectacular Bolton Castle and enjoy the natural beauty of Aysgarth Falls situated in a lovely wooded gorge. Enjoy amazing scenery as you travel over the top of the hills into Swaledale. Go shopping in Richmond with its cobbled streets and Norman fortress. Visit the World of James Herriot museum in Thirsk. Take in afternoon tea by the fire or overlooking the stunning gardens at Goldsborough Hall near Knaresborough. 


Travel through the Howardian Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Visit the vibrant market town of Helmsley for morning coffee at the historic coaching inn, The Black Swan Hotel. Options include a browse around the individual boutique type shops or a visit to the medieval castle. Take in Rievaulx Abbey before travelling towards the pretty village of Hutton le Hole for a taste of the North York Moors with stunning views of Yorkshire and beyond. Lunch options include the award winning Pheasant Hotel in Harome. Visit Castle Howard - built in the 17th century, it is one of Britain's finest stately homes. With the historic house, wonderful formal gardens including lakes and waterways, a walled garden, restaurants, shops and more - there is so much to see and do.


Explore picturesque Yorkshire villages. Visit the traditional market town of Helmsley for morning coffee.Travel onto St Gregory’s Minster - an Anglo Saxon church in Kirkdale before heading across to the North York Moors. Enjoy the amazing scenery of Farndale, Bransdale and Rosedale before dropping down into Goathland - home of the popular ‘ Heartbeat ‘ TV series. The railway station here was featured in a recent Harry Potter film. Onto the coastal town of Whitby where you can visit the Abbey first founded in the 7th century, look around the independent shops in the old part of the town or walk along the pier enjoying the lovely coastal views before having fish and chips at The Star Inn the Harbour.


Although based in Yorkshire, we’re happy to go anywhere you wish - we offer tours throughout the UK. Our Tours of the Lake District and Hadrian's Wall areas are particularly popular.



Be chauffeur driven in one of our luxury vehicles - we have a wide range available including saloon cars and multi seat vehicles. Uniquely, the multi seat vehicles can come with both a driver and a separate Tour guide if required - this ensures you get the most out of your day.



Alternatively, we also offer a ‘ driver only ‘ service where we drive your car - subject to the appropriate insurance cover. This offers a particularly good value for money option.



' I wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU - I loved today and your company and hospitality made it even better '  - guest staying at Middlethorpe Hall, York  in October 2019

' Thank you, excellent service. We would definitely use your company again next time we are in York ' - guest staying at The Grand Hotel, York in May 2019

' Thank you - you have been utterly charming ' - guest staying at The Grand Hotel, York in May 2018 





Please contact us for further information :

Tel - 07939 643050  ( Howard ) /  07528 273643 ( Paul ) 

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