This tour takes in the highlights of Cumbria, considered to be one of the most beautiful regions of the UK. We take in spectacular scenery on this tour, as well as visiting some fantastic sites. We also include two railway journeys and a visit to Hexham and Hadrianís Wall.
The 3 star rated Crown & Mitre Hotel stands in the centre of Carlisle and offers the perfect mix of Edwardian grandeur, beautiful original features including an elegant sweeping staircase plus all modern comforts of home to create a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Hotel facilities include a swimming pool and Jacuzzi. All bedrooms are ensuite and have Freeview television, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities a lift serves all floors.
Monday From your front door to the waiting Club Class coach for the scenic drive north to Cumbria. We arrive at our holiday hotel late afternoon, the Crown & Mitre Hotel, where we are welcomed by tea/coffee and biscuits. We then have plenty of time to settle in before dinner this evening.
Tuesday Following breakfast we follow the path of Hadrianís Wall, which stretched some 76 miles from The Tyne to the Solway. We then head for the Once Brewed Visitor Centre before continuing to Hexham after a short stay. The town is dominated by the Abbey overlooking the market square. Here we have time for lunch and a chance to explore before we catch the train to return to Carlisle along the Tyne Valley. Arriving back at the hotel, we have time to relax before dinner is served.
Wednesday Today breakfast will be served in the hotel and then we have the day at leisure in the historic border city of Carlisle. The city has lots to offer, Carlisle Cathedral, Carlisle Castle, museums and an excellent pedestrian centre.
Thursday More fantastic scenery today as we make our way into the Yorkshire Dales to Kirkby Lonsdale, where we find the weekly market in full swing. Then we travel on past the immense Ribblehead Viaduct through charming Horton-in-Ribblehead to Settle. In the afternoon we take in the most spectacular train journey on a main line railway in the whole of England- the famous Settle to Carlisle line. Towering viaducts, bridges, long deep tunnels, lovingly kept station gardens all help to make this one of the best loved lines in the country. We travel along the whole line to Carlisle.
Friday After breakfast we bid farewell to our hosts at the Crown & Mitre Hotel. We head south before reaching our home areas late afternoon.
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