A Stirring Railway Journey

This fantastic tour begins in Lancashire staying at one of our most popular hotels, the Hallmark Preston Leyland for two nights before we enjoy a spectacular journey on the Settle to Carlisle railway, one of the world’s most iconic railway lines. We complete our tour with a two night stay at charming Gretna Hall Hotel with visits to Gretna’s famous attractions.
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Southport
Today, we spend time at leisure enjoying Southport’s beautiful sandy beaches. Southport beach itself boasts some of the most amazing views of the Lancashire coastline as well as the Victorian Grade II Listed iron pier, the second longest in the country.

Day 3 Settle - Carlisle Railway Journey
This morning, we travel to Settle to board the morning departure for a journey on the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway. We travel through 72 miles of unspoilt countryside enjoying the breathtaking scenery including the world-famous Ribblehead Viaduct. We arrive in Carlisle where we have free time for lunch before we continue our journey by coach on to Gretna.

Day 4 Gretna
Today we visit the award winning Devil's Porridge Museum where the majority of munitions were produced during WW I by an army of women determined to do their bit for the war effort. In the afternoon we visit the Gretna Green Blacksmiths Shop, where we experience a wedding re-enactment at The Gretna Green Story Exhibition, housed within the original blacksmiths cottage and workshop.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.
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4 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £224pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £34
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2 Nights Half Board Hallmark Preston Leyland
2 Nights Half Board Gretna Hall Hotel
• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• 3 course Lancashire themed menu on 1 night (Hallmark Leyland)
• 1 glass of wine/soft drink with dinner each night (Hallmark Leyland)
• Single journey Settle - Carlisle Railway
• Entrance to the Devils Porridge Museum
• Entrance to Gretna Green Blacksmiths Shop

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£224 for 5 days

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