Nostalgic Lakeland Railways

Our exciting new packaged tour is based at the Cumbria Grand hotel, which is set in a fabulous location overlooking Morecambe Bay. We will enjoy nostalgic journeys through spectacular scenery on lovingly restored and maintained heritage railways, a cruise on Lake Windermere and afternoon tea at a very welcoming stately home.
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway & Muncaster Castle
This morning, we start with a return steam train journey on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway from the coastal village of Ravenglass to the very heart of the Lake District, Dalegarth, where we will disembark for a short break before our 40 minute return journey. Once back at Ravenglass station, we re-join our coach for a short 10 minute drive to Muncaster Castle, Gardens, Hawk and Owl Centre, where we spend time exploring this
haunted castle and its grounds! Please note, the roads in Eskdale are narrow and coaches can only turn around in one place.

Day 3 Carnforth Station Heritage Centre, Morecombe & Leighton Hall
This morning we travel to Morecombe with a stop en route at the famous Carnforth Station Heritage Centre and Refreshment Room to enjoy the nostalgia of the station, restored to its 1940's glory when the Refreshment Room was used as the setting for David
Lean’s film “Brief Encounter”. After our stop we spend time in Morecambe before spending the rest of the afternoon at Leighton Hall, where we enjoy a guided tour and afternoon tea.

Day 4 Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway & Windermere Cruise
Today, we make our way to Haverthwaite Station from where we enjoy a nostalgic steam train journey on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway to the tip of Lake Windermere and
Lakeside pier. At Lakeside, we board our boat  to enjoy a 40 minute cruise around the south of Lake Windermere. Arriving at Bowness, we will have time to explore this bustling Lake District town before returning to our hotel.

Day 5 Departure
Today, we begin our journey home.

Cumbria Grand Hotel

Grange over Sands, Lake District
AAA+ Great Touring Location
A long, sweeping drive leads to the large Victorian building of the Cumbria Grand Hotel. Set in 20 acres of private gardens and woodlands overlooking Morecambe Bay, the hotel is in a fabulous location just 15 minutes' walk from Grange over Sands. All 124 bedrooms are furnished in an elegant, traditional style and the spacious restaurant offers fabulous views. There is a large bar/lounge area and leisure facilities include a tennis court, putting green, woodland fitness walk, snooker, pool, table tennis tables and a dartboard. • Ground floor rooms • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Leisure facilities • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Cumbria Grand Hotel

Grange over Sands, Lake District
4 Nights Half Board
Jun & Sept 2019 Twin from £304pp
Jul & Aug 2019 Twin from £324pp
Oct 2019 Twin from £264pp
No Single Supplement (max 5, incl. driver)
Selected Dates Only

• Porterage
• Choice of menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner (self-service in bar)
• Live musical entertainment on 2 nights
• Return rail journey Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway - Ravenglass to Dalegarth
• Entrance to Muncaster Castle & Gardens
• Guided tour & afternoon tea Leighton Hall
• Single rail journey Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway - Haverthwaite to Lakeside
• Single journey Windermere Lake Cruises - Lakeside to Bowness
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Prices starting from...

£264 for 5 days

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