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Cumbrian Cavalcade

CUMBRIAN CAVALCADE

 

Historic Carlisle is our base for this interesting tour which explores Cumbria by coach and rail!  There is no better way to see one of the UK’s most beautiful regions than gliding through the scenic countryside and coastline on the best and most famous railway lines in the country.

 

 

CROWN & MITRE HOTEL, Carlisle

The hotel stands in the centre of Carlisle and offers the perfect mix of Edwardian grandeur, beautiful original features including an elegant sweeping staircase plus all the modern comforts of home to create a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.  Hotel facilities include, pool & jacuzzi, lift and all bedrooms have TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities.

 

DAY ONE:

We begin with your home pick-up before travelling to Cumbria with comfort stops enroute.  Arriving at your hotel late afternoon, tea/coffee & biscuits will be served whilst your luggage is taken to your room, time to relax before dinner.

 

DAY TWO:

Today we head for Longtown and drive along Liddesdale as we make our way to picturesque Kielder Water and Forest Park.  We take a break at the visitor centre before continuing to Bellingham and Hexham, dominated by the Abbey overlooking the market square.  This afternoon we return along the path of Hadrian’s Wall which stretched some 76 miles from the Tyne to the Solway.

 

DAY THREE:

This morning we start our first train journey of the day in Carlisle, the line follows the Cumbrian coastline through Maryport and Whitehaven, the stunning sea views stay with us to Ravenglass. Here we join the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway – L’al Ratty steam train from the coast to the foothills of England’s highest mountains, seven miles of steam in the Lake District National Park. 

 

DAY FOUR:

We travel into the Yorkshire Dales to Kirkby Lonsdale, where we find the weekly market in full swing, then we travel past the immense Ribblehead Viaduct, through charming Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Settle.  This afternoon we take in the most spectacular train journey on a main line railway in the whole of England – the famous Settle to Carlisle line.  Towering viaducts, bridges, long deep tunnels, lovingly kept station gardens all help to make this one of the best loved lines in the country, we travel along the whole line through majestic scenery to Carlisle.

 

DAY FIVE:

After a leisurely breakfast we depart the hotel for our return journey home with comfort stops enroute.

 

INCLUDED:

Door to door pick-up

4 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

Tea/coffee & biscuits on arrival

Cumbria Coast Railway

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Settle to Carlisle Railway

DAY ONE

We begin with your home pick-up before travelling to Cumbria with comfort stops enroute. Arriving at your hotel late afternoon, tea/coffee & biscuits will be served whilst your luggage is taken to your room, time to relax before dinner.

D

DAY TWO

Today we head for Longtown and drive along Liddesdale as we make our way to picturesque Kielder Water and Forest Park. We take a break at the visitor centre before continuing to Bellingham and Hexham, dominated by the Abbey overlooking the market square. This afternoon we return along the path of Hadrian's Wall which stretched some 76 miles from the Tyne to the Solway.

B, D

DAY THREE

This morning we start our first train journey of the day in Carlisle, the line follows the Cumbrian coastline through Maryport and Whitehaven, the stunning sea views stay with us to Ravenglass. Here we join the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway - L'al Ratty steam train from the coast to the foothills of England's highest mountains, seven miles of steam in the Lake District National Park.

B, D

DAY FOUR

We travel into the Yorkshire Dales to Kirkby Lonsdale, where we find the weekly market in full swing, then we travel past the immense Ribblehead Viaduct, through charming Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Settle. This afternoon we take in the most spectacular train journey on a main line railway in the whole of England - the famous Settle to Carlisle line. Towering viaducts, bridges, long deep tunnels, lovingly kept station gardens all help to make this one of the best loved lines in the country, we travel along the whole line through majestic scenery to Carlisle.

B, D

DAY FIVE

After a leisurely breakfast we depart the hotel for our return journey home with comfort stops enroute.

B

B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

CROWN & MITRE HOTEL, Carlisle

The hotel stands in the centre of Carlisle and offers the perfect mix of Edwardian grandeur, beautiful original features including an elegant sweeping staircase plus all the modern comforts of home to create a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.  Hotel facilities include, pool & jacuzzi, lift and all bedrooms have TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities.

 

 

INCLUDED:

Door to door pick-up

4 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

Tea/coffee & biscuits on arrival

Cumbria Coast Railway

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Settle to Carlisle Railway

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Bodelwyddan Bodelwyddan, Marble Church
Chester Services M56 Chester Services on M56
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station
Garden City Garden City , Amontola Restaurant
Holywell Holywell, Bus Station
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Llandudno Junction Llandudno Junction, Train Station Car Park
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