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, delightful Kirkby Lonsdale and Hadrian’s 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 en-suite and have a television, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities, a lift serves all floors.
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, where we are welcomed by tea/coffee and biscuits. We then have plenty of time to settle in before dinner this evening.
Today we follow the path of Hadrian’s Wall which stretched some 76 miles from the Tyne to the Solway. A short break is taken at the Sill Landscape Discovery Centre before arriving in Hexham. The town is dominated by the Abbey overlooking the market square. A different form of transport now as we board the train for the return along the Tyne Valley to Carlisle.
A free day in the historic border city of Carlisle. The city has a lot to offer the visitor including the red sandstone small cathedral, Carlisle Castle and its Museum dedicated to the Border Regiments and an excellent pedestrianised centre.
More fantastic scenery today as we make our way into the Yorkshire Dales, we drive past the immense Ribblehead Viaduct through charming Horton-in-Ribblehead to Settle. Early 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 back to Carlisle and our hotel for our last evening’s dinner.
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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