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Settle to Carlisle Railway

View up the Drive of Drumlanrig Castle

4* Preston Leyland Hotel, 3* Holiday Inn Dumfries: Trentham Gardens, Southport, Settle to Carlisle Railway Journey & Drumlanrig Castle

Settle to Carlisle Railway


This 5 day holiday is centred around the spectacular Settle to Carlisle Railway enjoy the journey 72 mile train journey of unspoilt scenery. We spend the first two nights at the Preston Leyland Hotel and the second two nights at the Holiday Inn Dumfries. Enjoy a visit to Trentham Gardens, the Victorian seaside town of Southport and a visit to the 17th century Drumlanrig Castle.





Friday 30 July 2021

£475 per person sharing a twin/double room

£90 single supplement

Friday 30 July 2021



Price includes

All coach travel


4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Single rail journey from Settle – Carlisle

Guided tour of Drumlanrig Castle

Afternoon tea at Drumlanrig Castle

Friday 30 July

We make our journey north with a stop for lunch at Trentham Gardens before arriving at The 4* Preston Leyland Hotel in time for dinner.


Saturday 31 July

Today we take a visit to the Victorian seaside resort of Southport. Take a tram ride along the Grade II listed iron pier, the second longest in the country to the Pier Pavilion with its antique penny slot machines or visit Lord Street, with its Victorian canopies over interesting shops, cafés and restaurants.

D, B

Sunday 1 August

We travel to Settle to board the morning departure on the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway line. Travel through 72 miles of unspoilt countryside enjoying breathtaking scenery. This journey is arguably the most scenic of any English railway as you pass through 14 tunnels and over 20 viaducts including the Ribblehead Viaduct with 24 arches standing 104 feet above the moor. At Carlisle rejoin the coach for our onward journey to the 3* Holiday Inn Dumfries, Dumfries.

D, B

Monday 2 August

After a leisurely breakfast we visit Drumlanrig Castle, a fine example of late 17th century Renaissance architecture, constructed from distinctive pink sandstone. Enjoy a guided tour of the castle followed by afternoon tea, before exploring the stunning gardens.

D, B, C

Tuesday 3 August

This morning we depart taking a lunch break on route, arriving home late afternoon.


D=Dinner, B=Breakfast, C=Cream Tea

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note some pick up points may not be served on all departure dates.

Name Address Contact Details
Baldock Market Place N/S BALDOCK Bus Shelter, Bus Stop next to Comm Centre
Bishops Sford Interchange BISHOPS STORTFORD Interchange
Station Road Bus Stops
Buntingford The Crown PH BUNTINGFORD The Crown PH Bus Stop
CAMBRIDGE SERVICES A14 Cambridge Services A14
Coach Bays
Cambridge Trumpington P&R TRUMPINGTON Park and Ride
Centre Lane Coach Bays 5-7
Great Shelford N GT SHELFORD Ldn Rd/Station Rd Bus Stop Northbound
Harlow Bus Stn Stop 14 HARLOW Bus Station Stop 14
HERTFORD - Tesco Stop 12 HERTFORD - Mill Road Tesco Bus Stop 12
Hitchin N HITCHIN St Mary's Square. By Car Park Market Side
HODDESDON - Clock Tower HODDESDON - Clock Tower - Amwell St Bus Stop B
Letchworth Station Rd N LETCHWORTH Bus Stop, Station Road Opp Arcade
Newport Stn Rd Bus Stop N NEWPORT ESSEX - High St Bus Stop Opp Station Rd
Royston Bus Station ROYSTON Bus Station
Saffron Walden High St N SAFFRON WALDEN High St Bus Stop by Saffron Sports
Sawbridgeworth White L. N SAWBRIDGEWORTH White Lion Bus Stop
Bus Layby Opposite White Lion
Sawston War Memorial N SAWSTON War Opp Memorial Bus Stop
Stansted Mountfit Har N STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET Three Colts/Hargrave Cls
Bus Stop (opp BP Petrol Station Side)
Stevenage Danestrete K STEVENAGE Matalan Excursions Bus Stop K
WARE - Station Rd WARE - Station Road Bus Stop F

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