Greetings from Yorkshire
When you’re seeking adventure, where better than God’s own country?
Yorkshire has everything - seaside escapes, bustling towns and cities, grand houses, blooming marvellous gardens and much more. And we’re delighted to be able to get you to so many of them on our buses, so much so, that we’ve picked out some of our favourites for you. Many attractions also offer money off deals as part of our Transdev Treats programme, just ask your driver for a voucher.
Leeds combines sophistication with excitement and a get-out-there-and- do-it attitude. It’s a great city to spend time in, whether you’re up for some seriously sinful shopping, a touch of culture or just want to enjoy café society. Pop into the Trinity shopping centre to discover the Trinity Kitchen of street food vans, changing every few weeks. With Victorian glass-roofed arcades and great shops like Harvey Nicks to tempt you, Leeds really is a must-go-to destination. Take a trip to The Royal Armouries - the national collection of arms and armour, with exhibits from across the world and through time in six themed galleries... all for free!
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Grand Victorian buildings in the area of the city known as Little Germany, once home to German merchants who came here for the textile industry in the 19th century, can’t fail to impress. Nor can the Venetian style City Hall with its towering bell and clock tower. Bradford also has some of the best Asian shops in the country, including the UK’s largest department store, Bombay Stores, perfect for beautiful fabrics.
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Harrogate has oodles of style, with smart tearooms and classy cafés spilling onto pavements. The celebrated Bettys tea room was first established here in 1919. You could indulge yourself in the Turkish Baths and Health Spa, peruse Harrogate’s fancy shops in the Montpellier Quarter or hop on Harrogate Electrics 6 to discover the lovely RHS gardens at Harlow Carr.
You can reach Harrogate on
- The Harrogate Bus Company 1 / 1A / 1B / 1C / 1D
- Harrogate Electrics 2A / 2B
- Harrogate Electrics 3
- Harrogate Electrics 6 / X6
- The Harrogate Bus Company 7
- The Harrogate Bus Company 8
- The Harrogate Bus Company 24
- The 36
- The Harrogate Bus Company 59
- FLYER A2
Marvel at the largest medieval Gothic cathedral in northern Europe, a masterpiece in stained glass and stone that is truly breathtaking and a highlight of any visit to York. There are so many great places to visit in this deeply historic city, and remember a CitySightseeing tour is the perfect way to make sure you get round and see the best from a grandstand view! Buy your tickets online here.
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With it's steep, cobbled Main Street, Haworth is a charming village known the world over as the home of Charlotte, Emily, Anne and Branwell Bronte, who spent most of their lives at Haworth Parsonage, now Bronte Parsonage Museum. Haworth is also getting a name for itself as a haven for independent businesses. From luxurious hand made chocolates, to art galleries and then an array of places to eat and drink. You can spend your time browsing up and down the cobbled Main Street, pop into the shops and you will find them friendly and welcoming and happy to just have a chat.
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Awash with creativity from artists and musicians hard at work in their studios, and with artisan cafés, tempting details and independent bookshops around every corner, a day in Hebden Bridge is always fun.
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The grand 11th-century castle makes a dramatic centrepiece to this bustling market town. It has quaint streets, an award-winning market selling all sorts of tasty treats, and cafés, pubs and restaurants galore all within a hop, skip and a jump of each other. Skipton also has a fine bronze statue of Yorkshire and England cricket legend Fred Trueman.
Whether you're returning from a day in the Dales or want to fuel up before you hit the castle, Skipton has a fantastic array of places to eat and drink. So take a seat for some award-winning fish and chips, settle into a pint of fine ale or select from a tempting variety of national cuisines represented around town. Cafés, pubs and restaurants galore are all within a hop, skip and a jump.
Skipton is also home to a heralded canal, with activities such as the Skipton Pleasure Boats - whether it’s a chartered cruise or your own skipper, sail along the canal to Skipton Castle Woods, a rare ancient woodland hidden behind one of Britain's most popular medieval castles.
You can reach Skipton on
- The Keighley Bus Company 64
- The Keighley Bus Company 873
- The Keighley Bus Company 884
- The Harrogate Bus Company 59
Halifax is Calderdale's largest town, with stunning Victorian architecture and a strong industrial heritage. It is home to the unique Piece Hall, Eureka! The National Children's Museum, and the Halifax Minster. You will also find markets, independent and high street shops, theatres and many great places to eat and drink.
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Huddersfield's colourful market town showcases an impressive legacy including award-winning Victorian architecture and being the birthplace of the Rugby League. You can do everything from browse independent shops and the Byram Arcade to high street favourites at Kingsgate - it's the perfect place to get your shopping sorted! Huddersfield is an exciting hotbed of good food, festivals and family fun.
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Wakefield boasts award-winning contemporary art and sculpture at The Hepworth, the tallest spire in Yorkshire at Wakefield Cathedral, and a journey back in time at Sandal Castle. You can also enjoy world-class cuisine in one of the many restaurants, or a scrumptious lunch and a pint in a cosy country pub.
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We have also created a list of our favourite events, attractions and locations from our Transdev Treats programme. Just ask your driver for a Transdev Treats voucher and show this at the attraction to get money off.
Arcade Club, Leeds
20% off entry with a Transdev Treats voucher.
Arcade Club is Europe's largest free play video and pinball arcade. There is more than 300 well maintained classic arcade machines in their ever expanding library, so you will never be stuck for games to play!
The Inn at South Stanley, Harrogate
10% off food with a Transdev Treats voucher.
The Inn South Stanley is situated just 6 miles from Ripon, Harrogate and Knaresborough and nestled in the Yorkshire countryside yet with easy access to local tourist spots and city destinations including York and Harrogate.
You can relax in the Country pub and bar area at the heart of The Inn which offers classic and contemporary interiors, relaxed seating and open fires. The array of wines available is designed to complement and enhance the imaginative cuisine created by their award winning kitchen team, who select only the best, seasonal produce from local suppliers.
The Inn at South Stanley can be reached by The 36 (Stop The Inn, South Stanley).
Harewood House, Leeds
50% off entry with a Transdev Treats voucher.
Harewood House sits in the heart of Yorkshire and is one of the Treasure Houses of England. The House was built in the 18th century and has art collections to rival the finest in Britain. Visitors can enjoy exhibitions of contemporary art, rare Bird Garden, Farm Experience and over 100 acres of exquisite gardens to explore.
Harewood House can be reached by The 36 (Stop Harewood Bridge).
Keighley Worth Valley Railway, Haworth
Get 10% off with a Transdev Treats voucher.
The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway is a 5-mile-long (8 km) heritage railway line in the Worth Valley, which runs from Keighley through Haworth to Oxenhope, paralelling our BrontëBus route. The Railway hosts a number of events throughout the year including two Steam Galas and the ever popular Beer and Music Festival in October. You can also enjoy their evening events such as the Haworth Haddock and Keighley Korma, travel on the train and enjoy your meal before alighting at the station and dancing the night away to live bands. You can can also climb aboard at Haworth Station.
10% off with a Transdev Treats voucher
Dominated by the ruins of its Abbey on the clifftop, Whitby is a fascinating place: follow quaint streets to the busy quayside which still maintains a working fishing fleet and browse quirky shops to find that unique souvenir. Climb the 199 steps to Whitby Abbey – save 10% on admission – enjoy a boat trip from the harbour … and sample Britain’s finest fish and chips by the sea!
Whitby Abbey can be reached by Coastliner 840
Get £1 off an adult or concessionary ticket with Transdev Treats
The Brontë collections at the Brontë Parsonage Museum are the largest and most important in the world and continue to inspire scholars, writers and artists.
The museum's contemporary arts programme includes literary events, exhibitions, artistic responses, a competition and festivals.
York Mansion House
Get 25% off entry with Transdev Treats
Past the grandeur of the prominent green doors and beautiful facade lies a home built for entertaining royalty, with a rich civic and personal history. As the oldest purpose built home for a Lord Mayor in the country, the stories of scandal and frivolity woven into the fabric of the building are still being told, and we’d love for you to discover them.
Get 10% off entry with Transdev Treats
With its stunning location and panoramic views over the dramatic Yorkshire coastline, the castle will be the pinnacle of your visit to Scarborough. Experience 3,000 years of history, play on the grassy headland, and grab a take away coffee from the coffee shed.
Scarborough Castle can be reached by Coastliner
Merchant Adventurer's Hall
Get £1 off entry with Transdev Treats
A unique building in the heart of historic York. This stunning timber framed building was constructed by a fraternity made up of York citizens to provide a base for charity, worship and business in the centre of the city of the city on the banks of the River Foss. Today, as well as being a fascinating museum it is also a scheduled ancient monument and Grade 1 listed building.
Get £1 off entry with Transdev Treats
A visit to Eden Camp will transport you back to experience the sights, sounds and smells of wartime Britain - and it's all set within the grounds of an original WWII POW Camp.
Eden Camp is a family owned and run business that started over 30 years ago.
Since Stan Johnson opened Eden Camp in 1987, in the buildings and grounds of an original World War Two Prisoner of War Camp, a unique historical site has been given new life by developing the museum into an award-winning attraction for all the family, that is both entertaining and educational.
Eden Camp can be reached on Coastliner
Roman Bath Museum
£1 off entry with Transdev Treats
Located smack-bang in the centre of York, in the cellar of a rather unassuming pub, lies one of the few Roman remains still visible in the city; the Roman bath house.
Originally built by the ninth legion sometime between 71 AD and 122 AD, the complex would have covered an area of around 200 square metres, although only the caldarium (hot room), a small section of the frigidarium (cold room), and a single plunge pool have since been excavated.
£3 off your tour with Transdev Treats
The official open-top tour of York, every 15 minutes, 7 days a week.
The Citysightseeing York tour will capture the hearts of all ages! With so many things to do and attractions to see, York is the perfect place to
hop-on to one of our open top buses and explore the English heritage. They'll take you to the finest attractions that this thriving city has to offer!
York Army Museum
50% off entry with Transdev Treats
York Army Museum is home to the collections of the Prince of Wales’s Own Regiment of Yorkshire and the Royal Dragoon Guards. One infantry, one cavalry, both are built on the histories of earlier regiments, spanning over 300 years of British military history. As a descendent of the Prince of Wales’s Own, the museum is also home to the collection of the modern Yorkshire Regiment.
£3 off for adults and £1 off for kids with Transdev Treats
Castle Howard is one of Britain’s finest historic houses, situated just outside York in the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Built over 300 years ago by Sir John Vanbrugh, today it remains home to the Howard family.
Discover the house at your own pace, admiring its awe-inspiring architecture, interiors and world-renowned collections, with something to capture everyone’s imagination. Friendly and knowledgeable guides are on hand to share stories of the house, family and artwork with visitors of all ages.
Catch Castle Line from York or Malton to Castle Howard - we drop you off right in the grounds!
All visitors need to pre-book their visit on the Castle Howard website.