Spectacular Settle to Carlisle

The highlight of this popular twin centre tour is a journey on the spectacular Settle to Carlisle Railway, when we travel through the stunning Yorkshire Dales into Cumbria across the iconic Ribblehead Viaduct, on one of the most famous railway journeys in the world. We also feature a day in the popular seaside resort of Southport before we travel to Gretna Green and visit the famous Blacksmiths Shop and Devil’s Porridge Museum.

Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Southport
Today, we spend time at leisure enjoying Southport and its beautiful sandy beach,
which boasts some of the most amazing views of the Lancashire coastline. We leave
the hustle and bustle behind us with a stroll along the Victorian Grade II Listed iron
pier, the second longest in the country, and a trip on the pier tram to the pavilion with
its penny slot machines and traditional seaside amusements.

Day 3 Settle - Carlisle Railway Journey
We have an early breakfast this morning, before setting off to Settle to board the
morning departure on the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway. On our two hour
journey, we travel through 72 miles of unspoilt countryside enjoying the breathtaking
scenery through the Yorkshire Dales, passing over the world-famous Ribblehead
Viaduct, through the Pennines and into Cumbria. On arrival in Carlisle, we enjoy free
time for lunch before we continue our journey by coach to our next hotel in Gretna,
taking in Hadrian’s Wall en route.

Day 4 Gretna
Today we visit the award-winning Devil’s Porridge Museum where the majority
of munitions were produced during WWI 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 blacksmith’s 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

Preston Leyland Hotel, BW Signature Collection

Leyland, Lancashire
AAAA Collection Hotel Unique Style Hotel
This excellent hotel has a fantastic atmosphere, with superb staff, and offers many unique touches such as chaise-longues and over-sized chairs. All 93 bedrooms are modern, well decorated and equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The open plan bar area offers ample, cosy seating for groups and the restaurant is modern and stylish with lots of natural light. There is no lift but ground floor rooms are available. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.
4 Nights Half Board

Twin from £269pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £64
Selected Dates Only

2 Nights Half Board Preston Leyland Hotel, BW Signature Collection
• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• 3 course Lancashire themed menu on 1 night
• 1 glass of wine/soft drink with dinner each night
• Single journey Settle - Carlisle Railway
2 Nights Half Board Gretna Hall Hotel
• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Entrance to the Devil’s Porridge Museum
• Entrance to Gretna Green Blacksmiths Shop
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£269 for 5 days

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