Settle in for a Spectacular 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
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 on to Gretna.

Day 4 Gretna
Today we visit the award winning Devil's Porridge Museum where the majority of munitions were produced during WW1 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 will experience a wedding reenactment at The Gretna Green Story Exhibition, housed within the original blacksmiths cottage and workshop.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast we make our way home.

Gretna Hall Hotel & Blacksmiths

Gretna Green
AAA Central Location Double for Single Occupancy
Built in 1710, the Gretna Hall Hotel is steeped in history and recently benefited from a refurbishment. Offering a good standard of accommodation, all 97 well equipped bedrooms contain a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a comfortable bar that offers regular entertainment as well as a stylish restaurant. The hotel is centrally located and within walking distance of the Gretna Retail Outlet and Gretna town centre. • Ground floor rooms • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge
4 Nights Half Board
May - Jul & Sept 2019 Twin from £269pp
Oct 2019 Twin from £254pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £36
Selected Dates Only

2 Nights Half Board Hallmark 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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£254 for 5 days

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