How to reach Saltaire and Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal by bus/train?
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Oct 2, 2012 3:23 AM Last Post By: hanna71
Sep 16, 2012 11:20 PM
How to reach Saltaire and Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal by bus/train?I´m a big fan of archaeology and history and I like to visit less-known places. I think I could combine these things by visiting the UNESCO Heritage sites Saltaire and Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.
I need a bit help with transportation. I´ll use trains or buses, I don´t have a possibility to drive a car nor taxi. I´ll arrive to Bradford from Manchester and then I want to visit Saltaire on a same day. That should be easy, right?
Next day my plan is to visit Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal near Ripon and continue to Durham. I have difficulties to find info about public transportation. Does anyone know what/how I do that? Any help is highly appreciated!
Sep 17, 2012 1:04 AM
1Saltaire should be easy - it has its own station
The rest can be done with difficulty, but it's not impossible
There is one bus a day (at 0915) from Ripon to Studley Royal. - it gives you around 4 hours there and returns you to Fountains Abbey where you can have 1-2 hours
http://www.procterscoaches.com/pdf/Service%20139.pdf is the timetable - Studley Royal is near Aldfield
http://www.yorkshiretravel.net/welcome.do will also be useful
There may be more buses in the summer - it's not clear when you are travelling
Sep 17, 2012 2:00 AM
2Just to add that in addition to the train, from Bradford to Saltaire there's a bus every few minutes. The mill is a short walk off the main road between Bradford and keighley.
To visit Fountains and Studley and go on to Durham won't be too easy - trains to Durham from York Thirsk and Northallerton, but there are no through buses or even National Express coaches, so you'll need to reach one of those rail stations
Sep 17, 2012 4:42 AM
The nearest train station to Studley Park and Fountains Abbey is Ripon.
From there, you have a choice of buses there and back....
The walk along the B6265(Studley Road) is very pleasant too.
It follows right alongside Studley Park and down to The Abbey - and takes about 45(ish) minutes to walk.
Sep 17, 2012 7:10 AM
4#3 billy - I've lived in Yorkshire since 1976 and Ripon hasn't had a train station since before I moved here - had you forgotten about Dr Beeching??
Sep 17, 2012 7:13 AM
Sep 17, 2012 10:37 AM
Sep 17, 2012 3:24 PM
7i fyour arriving by train from Manchester into Bradford you'll arrive into Bradford Interchange and you'd then need to walk across town to Bradfrod Foster Square to get a train to Saltaire.
easier way is to get a bus from Bradford Interchange (the 665 Keighley bus) to Saltaire.
ask the driver to drop you off at the top of Victoria Road and it's a short walk down into the village.
Oct 2, 2012 3:23 AM
8Thanks for your help. Unfortenatly I only visited Saltaire, not Ripon. It was the floods I was worried about and I couldn't find ingo if they had affected Ripon. So I went from Bradford ti Durham straight (eell, not really straight since the train made some detour because of the floods). But next time I'm in the area I definatly visit Ripon!
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