Settle to Carlisle Railway & Yorkshire Steam

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24 Jun 2019 - 2 Sep 2019
Duration: 5 days
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IT’S A WINNING COMBINATION!

We challenge you to find a more beautiful way to take in the classic countryside of Yorkshire than by steam train. Think rolling country meadows effortlessly blended with a timeless mode of transport – it’s a winning combination! You’ll have plenty of free time to explore your surroundings and lovely excursions to fill your days; we promise it’s one to remember!

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • Four nights’ half board accommodation in Yorkshire
  • Coach transfers for our excursions
  • Services of our Tour Manager

Plus the following excursions:

  • Steam train journey on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway
  • Explore Ripon with free time
  • Enjoy a return journey aboard the Settle-Carlisle Railway
  • Explore the 14th century Ripley Castle
  • Journey on the scenic Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
  • Visit the village of Haworth, home of the Brontë sisters
  • Take a leisurely cruise on Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Day 1: Yorkshire

Make your own way to our hotel in Skipton, where you meet our Tour Manager and enjoy a relaxing evening.

Day 2: Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway – Ripon – Ripley Castle

This morning, we enjoy a ride on the charming Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway. The preserved railway was part of the former Midland Railway route from Skipton to Ilkley. On arrival at Bolton Abbey station, our coach picks us up and takes us to the city of Ripon. Here, you’ll have time to explore the imposing cathedral which dates back to the 7th century, wander around the many fascinating museums and bustling market square or take a walk along the canal-side. We continue to Ripley Castle, a Grade I listed 14th-century country house. Here we include a guided tour of some of the castle rooms which include the Library, Drawing rooms, Tower room and Knights Chamber. After the tour, there’s time to explore the magnificent Walled gardens and grounds where a collection of specimen trees from around the world can be found.

Day 3: Keighley & Worth Valley Railway – Haworth - Leeds & Liverpool Canal Cruise

This morning, we board the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway and enjoy a fantastic round trip from the town of Oxenhope. The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway is a 5-mile-long branch line that served mills and villages in the Worth Valley and is now a heritage railway line that has been delightfully restored. Afterwards, we travel to the delightful quaint town of Haworth, which was home to the famous Brontë Sisters. You have time to explore the historic cobbled Main Street or visit the Brontë Parsonage Museum (entrance not included). Our next stop is Skipton, here we board a traditional canal boat for our included cruise along the most scenic waterways in Yorkshire, the Leeds and Liverpool canal. There’s fascinating stories of how the canal delivered the lifeblood of the industrial revolution through Yorkshire.

Day 4: Settle-Carlisle Railway

Today we enjoy a return journey on the Settle-Carlisle Railway so you can sit back and admire the scenery from both directions. This line pays testament to the ingenuity of 19th-century railway engineers as it travels over 72 miles through the North Pennines, Eden Valley and Yorkshire Dales, crossing 19 viaducts and passing through 14 tunnels. The Ribblehead viaduct is a particular highlight with 24 arches and a highest point of 32 metres.

Day 5: Home

After breakfast you are free to check out of our hotel and depart at leisure.

Please note: We cannot guarantee that all rail journeys will be steam hauled.

HOTEL CHECK-IN TIMES

    Make your own way to and from hotel

      Check in from 15.00
      Check out 10.00

Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton

The 3 star family run Rendezvous Hotel is conveniently located close to the town of Skipton, known as the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. There’s a bar, restaurant, indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym. Bedrooms are comfortably furnished and have TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee-making facilities. Complimentary car parking is available on-site and Skipton railway station is just under 2 miles from the hotel.