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Scenic Settle to Carlisle Railway

Scenic Settle to Carlisle Railway

This 2-centre holiday staying in Lancashire and Dumfries, includes the fabulous journey on one of England’s most scenic railway lines, the spectacular Drumlanrig Castle and gardens and the lovely seaside town of Southport.

Scenic Settle to Carlisle Railway

Including Drumlanrig Castle with afternoon Tea and Southport

 

5 Days 8th September 2019

 

This 2-centre holiday staying in Lancashire and Dumfries, includes the fabulous journey on one of England’s most scenic railway lines, the spectacular Drumlanrig Castle and gardens and the lovely seaside town of Southport.

 

Tour Itinerary

 

Sunday – We depart Wiltshire in our luxury coach and make our way to the Ribble Valley and our first hotel in Leyland. Comfort stops on-route. We have included tea and coffee on arrival while your cases are taken to your rooms. Time to settle in before dinner. 

 

Monday – A day in Southport today and an opportunity to relax on one of Southport’s sandy beaches, boasting amazing views of the Lancashire coastline. You may wish to ride the Tram on Southport’s Victorian pier, the second longest in the country, or explore the quaint and interesting shops and tea-rooms with their Victorian canopies, the choice is yours!

 

Tuesday We leave Leyland and travel to Settle for a morning departure on the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway. This journey of 72 miles of unspoilt countryside, arguable the most scenic of any English railways as you pass through 14 tunnels and over 20 viaducts including the Ribblehead viaduct which has 24 arches and stands 104 feet above the moor. We will arrive in Carlisle for free time over lunchtime before continuing to our second hotel in Dumfries, with tea and coffee on arrival.

 

NB Please note this is Not a steam train.

 

Wednesday – After a leisurely breakfast we visit Drumlanrig Castle known as ‘The Pink Palace’ a fine example of late 17th century Renaissance architecture constructed from pink sandstone. We include a guided tour before a visit to the castle tea rooms where a scrumptious early afternoon tea will be served. This afternoon you will have free time to explore the 40 acres of beautiful castle gardens.

 

Thursday – After breakfast we depart our hotel and begin our journey back to Wiltshire. Comfort stops on-route.

 

 

Your Hotels

 

Hallmark Hotel - Leyland

Cairndale Hotel - Dumfries

 

 

Both hotels have en-suite bedrooms with hospitality trays, TV, hairdryer and leisure facilities. The hotel in Leyland does not have a lift, but ground floor bedrooms are available on request.

 

Price Includes

Luxury Coach Travel with Extra Leg Room

Home Pickup, Full Hostess Service

4 Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Welcome Tea/Coffee on Arrival at Both Hotels

Tea/Coffee after Dinner at Both Hotels

1 Glass of Wine or Soft Drink Each Night at Leyland Hotel

Settle to Carlisle Railway (Not a Steam Train)

Entrance and Guided Tour of Drumlanrig Castle

Scrumptious Afternoon Tea at Drumlanrig Castle

A Day in Southport

 

5 Days £459.00

Single Supplement £80

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

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

Name Address Contact Details
Chippenham Chippenham, Layby on A350
Countess Services Countess Services, A303
HillSide Cafe Hillside Cafe, A36, Codford, BA12 0JZ
Leigh Delamare Services Leigh Delamare Services West Bound
Melksham Melksham, Kings Street Coach Park
TBC To Be Confirmed
The Yard The Yard
Trowbridge Trowbridge, Trinity Church Layby on Park Side
Warminster Services Warminster Services, Lorry Park
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