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Leeds to Whitby via York & Malton – Coastliner 840 from Yorkshire Coastliner

Coastliner 840 in the Hole of Horcum

Coastliner 840 from The York Bus Company

Travel anywhere on this route for just £2 between January and June 2023!

Hop on board Britain's most scenic bus route to explore the North Yorkshire Moors and enjoy the thrills and spills of East Yorkshire's coast.

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Leeds & York to Whitby via Tadcaster, Malton, Pickering, Thornton-le-Dale, Goathland & North Yorks Moors

Hop on board Britain’s most scenic bus route to explore the North Yorkshire Moors and enjoy the thrills and spills of East Yorkshire’s coast.

Places to visit & things to do along the way

Leeds is a powerhouse of a shopping destination, even more so with the brand spanking new Victoria Gate shopping centre and to-die-for John Lewis. It’s a city that says style.

With posh Harvey Nicks nearby, the fabulously sprawling undercover market right next to the bus station, and just about every high street name you could imagine, not to mention a world-class art gallery and some pretty grand Victorian buildings, you need to be there.

And eateries – phew! You’re spoilt for choice. Plus pubs, night spots, great music venues, Leeds has it all.

John Smith's Brewery, Tadcaster

Famous for breweries, it has Samuel Smith (Yorkshire’s oldest) and John Smith. The Angel & White Horse pub next to Samuel Smith brewery has stables for the Shire Horse which still make makes deliveries five days a week to other local pubs.

The town is in fine fettle after recovering from the devastating floods in 2015.

York Minster from the Lendal Bridge

York has class, in an intoxicating mix of the ancientm the traditional and the contemporary. The Minster is awe-inspiring, The Shambles a delight, its museums enjoyable, the York Dungeon and the shops and boutiques enticing.

Try the City Sightseeing Tour to see the city from a different viewpoint!

The pretty market town of Malton is one of Yorkshire’s most renowned foodie destinations with its famous food festivals, food producers and shops, restaurants, cafés, good market and even a cookery school.

Here you can discover new and exciting Yorkshire food brands like Groovy Moo Gelato, Roost Coffee and Butterbees of Malton.

Pickering railway station

It’s a lovely town packed with independent retailers selling everything from outdoor gear to local produce and crafts, and there are cafés galore. Cafés Cocoa is pretty popular on TripAdvisor, and of course Pickering is the start of the fabulous North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The Saxon church has world-famous 15th century wall paintings.

Whitby Abbey

Even getting to Whitby is amazing, with an up hill and down dale spectacular ride across the roof of the heather-hazed North Yorkshire Moors, and at the end an attractive, colourful town that huddles round a picturesque harbour, from where boats still go out to fish.

The jagged ruins of the Abbey rise above the town up on the cliff and there are steep steps up to reach it, but it’s well worth the climb. There’s plenty more to this town loved by Goths, with some very individualistic shops, good cafés and restaurants.

Arriva buses leave from here for Robin Hood’s Bay (route X93) in one direction or Staithes (route X4) in the other.

1 review (5.0)

  • 5 stars★★★★★ Perfect

    Today we travelled on the 840 from Whitby to Pickering. I could not praise our driver called Adam enough he helped us so much he deserves an award.

This listing was last updated on 3rd January 2023

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