Transport - Travel outside York
There are lots of great things to see outside of the City. A trip to the coast or a Country House is possible using public transport.
The Coastliner service runs regular buses between Leeds, York, Malton, Pickering, Scarborough, Whitby, Bridlington and Filey. As well as linking these major towns together Coastliner is also a local bus service, which means that it passes through beautiful villages and the stunning Yorkshire countryside. These buses can be used to reach the starting point for many lovely country walks in the Howardian Hills or the Yorkshire Wolds.
'Freedom' Tickets for Coastline buses offer the best value. For one price you can travel on the Coastliner route all day long getting on and off the bus wherever you want to. The price also includes a free York City Sightseeing tour.
Stephenson's offer two routes; the Orange Zone and the Blue Zone. The Orange Zone runs from York to Helmsley and passes through some beautiful villages in between such as Oswaldkirk and Ampleforth. The Blue Zone runs between York and Castle Howard stopping at the local villages in between.
Helmsley is a popular and well visited market town and is the only town in the local area to have an open air swimming pool.
Easingwold is a busy market town just outside York with a growing reputation for good food.
Castle Howard is a magnificent stately home offering a whole day out for the whole family. Discounted entrance tickets are available if you travel to Castle Howard on a stephenson's coach. You can save upto £6.50 on an adult entrance ticket to the house and garden.