GOLD The Delights of Cumbria

GOLD The Delights of Cumbria

Carlisle is the base for this Cumbrian adventure. Hadrian's wall takes us to Hexham and its historic abbey. There is seven miles of steam to enjoy as the L'al ratty chugs through foothills and the Lake District National Park. The spectacular Settle-Carlisle Railway crosses the stunning Ribblehead viaduct and passes through unspoilt beauty, tunnels and pretty stations.

Holiday Highlights


5 Days • 4 nights with dinner, bed & breakfast • Home Link included


• Ravenglass and Eskdale

Railway – La’al Ratty

• Cumbrian coastline

• Settle- Carlisle Railway

• Yorkshire Dales scenery

• Hadrian’s Wall and Hexham



We depart and make our way to Carlisle
arriving later afternoon at the Crown and Mitre
Hotel. Here we enjoy 4 nights stay with
dinner, bed and breakfast.


Today we follow the path of Hadrian’s
Wall, which stretched some 76 miles from the
Tyne to the Solway. We take a short break at
Once Brewed Visitor Centre before continuing
to Hexham. Here we have
time for lunch and the opportunity to explore before we
to Carlisle along the Tyne Valley.


This morning we start our first train
journey of the day in Carlisle. The line follows
the Cumbrian coastline through Maryport and
Whitehaven, the stunning sea views stay with
us to Ravenglass. Here we join the Ravenglass
and Eskdale Railway - L’al Ratty steam train from
the coast to the foothills of England’s highest
mountains with seven miles of steam in
the Lake District National Park.


We travel into the Yorkshire Dales
to Kirkby Lonsdale, where we find the weekly
market in full swing. Later we journey on past the
immense Ribblehead Viaduct, through charming
Horton-in-Ribblesdale 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 where we travel along
the whole line through majestic scenery to Carlisle.


After breakfast we depart for home.

Your Hotel

Crown & Mitre Hotel

The 3 star hotel stands in the centre of Carlisle and

offers the perfect mix of Edwardian grandeur,

beautiful original features including an elegant

sweeping staircase and welcoming atmosphere.

Hotel facilities include swimming pool and


All bedrooms are en suite and have

television with Freeview, hairdryer and tea/coffee

making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

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Name Address Contact Details
Bath Bath
Avon Street / Riverside Coach Car Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
In Front of Johnsons Dry Cleaners
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
Tui Travel Agency
Exeter Services Exeter Services - M5 - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Frome Frome
Market Place
Gloucester Gloucester outside the British Heart Foundation
Shop, Northgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1SL
Gloucester Sainsburys Gloucester Sainsburys Layby, Barnett Way, Barnwood
GL4 3RT South East bound Bus Stop
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Ivybridge Ivybridge Leisure Centre Car Park - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Junction 27 M5 J27 M5 - Burger King/ Travelodge
Pick ups maybe fed to Gordano Services
M5 Junction 13 M5 Junction 13, Starbucks Formerly Little Chef
Melksham Melksham
Town Hall.
Michael Wood Services Michael Wood Services - Outward - Northbound side
Return - Southbound side
Midsomer Norton Midsomer Norton
Town Hall
Minehead Minehead Railway Station
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot Railway Station Lay By
Pickups may be fed to Gordano Services M5-J19
Plymouth Plymouth Railway Station SE Bound Bus Stop
Pennycomequick Hill/ Saltash Road
Shepton Mallet Shepton Mallet Station Road Car Park
Bus Stop near Monument
Somerton Somerton The Cross - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Street Street
Bayliss Centre
Stroud Stroud
Merrywalks Bus Station
Taunton Herons Taunton - Hankeridge Farm Bus Stop,
Herons Gate by Halfords Superstore.
Thornbury Thornbury
Aldi Lay-by
Torquay Torquay Coach Station
Trowbridge Trowbridge
Town Hall
Wells Wells
Princes Road Car Park
Westbury Westbury
Haynes Road bus stop
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Yeovil Yeovil Bus Station - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
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