The beauty of Constable Country; the vibrant music of the Beatles; the sands of Blackpool and the breathtaking scenery of the Lake District all await in the North of England. Head North for a holiday to remember.
Great Houses & Gardens of Cheshire. Staying at the Mercure Chester North this tour includes visits to some of the best Houses and Gardens of Cheshire including Dunham Massey, Arley Hall and Gardens, Ness Botanic Gardens and Cholmondeley Castle GardensDuration: 5 Days
How better to appreciate the Lakeland Fells than from on board a steamer from Windermere to Lakeside? Contrast this with Grange-over-sands with long distance views to Morcambe Bay and return inland to board the Mountain Goat for an unforgettable journey through the Duddon Valley and over Wrynose and Hardknott Pass.Duration: 5 Days
The Cumbrian Fells provide the dramatic backdrop - with their high passes and wild scenery. Enjoy the splendid landscapes with a cruise on Windermere. The delightful Haverthwaite Railway adds a touch of nostalgia before a scenic journey to Derwentwater and Borrowdale on board the Mountain Goat.Duration: 5 Days
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.Duration: 5 Days
Ancient York, a settlement since Viking times is a splendid city and full of attractions. The magnificent Minster dominates the skyline. There are tranquil parks in Harrogate and fans of TV's 'Emmerdale' can enjoy a pint at The Woolpack after a ride through the Dales.Duration: 5 Days
Stunning Alnwick Castle featured in the Harry Potter films and the new gardens there feature cascades and sculptures. We meander along the Scottish border at Coldstream and Kelso with its Georgian buildings and wide streets. There is peace and spiritual tranquillity on Holy Island and a chance to see Cragside - a wonder of innovation in the Victorian age.Duration: 6 Days
Captain James Cook called Whitby his home and the 7th Century Abbey provided inspiration for 'Dracula'. Scarborough's indoor market and the beaches of South Bay can be explored. York's magnificent Minster has been a spiritual beacon for centuries and dominates the city which also boasts museums, castles and other attractions. The Yorkshire Moors landscapes offer stunning views and picturesque moorland villages such as Hutton-le-Hole.Duration: 6 Days