A Yorkshire bus route has been given the title of the “most scenic” bus route in Britain. The meandering route from Leeds to Whitby that heads through the beautiful North York Moors was noted for its views and some of the famous spots it passes through on its route.
The 840 double-decker bus passes through the historic town of York before heading into the incredible moorlands, the village of Goathland – famed for the long-running programme Heartbeat, the picturesque town of Pickering.
Research carried out by over 50s experts SunLife involved analysing hashtags on Instagram for over 40 different bus routes in the UK, which revealed which routes are most scenic.
It was first given the title of most scenic bus route by bus enthusiast and campaigner Paul Kirby came up with the award that has been run by Bus Users UK. Kirkby wanted to promote these services and to make people cherish them as they’re commercially run and have to be subsidised in the wintertime by the local authority.
The idyllic towns and villages of Malton, Thornton-le-Dale, Kirby Misperson all make for incredible detours on these three hours journeys.
From the top deck, you can enjoy some spectacular views of the ever-changing landscape of the moors. Its views have people flocking from all over the world to enjoy the bright blue buses journey as it weaves its way from Leeds to the Yorkshire coast.
It finishes its journey at the famous Whitby Abbey which inspired the Gothic novel Dracula. Once you’ve arrived in one of Yorkshire’s most beautiful seaside towns you can enjoy some fish & chips whilst you discuss the wonders of this magical journey.
If you’re looking for something special to do this summer then why not take this unique bus journey? You can try different parts of the route if you don’t feel like doing the whole journey in one go.