01670 519 952 / firstname.lastname@example.org (North East)
01372 610 000 / email@example.com (South)
Depart local pick up points this morning and travel by luxury coach.
Superb scenic railway journey from Carlisle to Settle*
*Railway engineering works permitting
Carlisle – the Border City – is the main shopping, commercial and industrial centre in the northern half of Cumbria, and a fair amount of southern Scotland.
The Romans established a settlement here – primarily to serve the forts on Hadrian’s Wall. In the 12th century, King Henry I allowed the founding of a religious establishment, later making the town a diocese, and thus making the Priory into a Cathedral.
The Prior’s Tower is next to the Cathedral and houses a small exhibition in the pele tower.
Carlisle Castle is a great medieval fortress that has watched over the City of Carlisle for over nine centuries. The Castle is also home to the Border Regiment Museum which relates the history of Cumbria’s County Infantry Regiment, the Border Regiment and the King’s Own Royal Border Regiment and local Militia.
Running through some of the most attractive scenery in the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbrian Fells, the Carlisle-Settle railway is world famous for its Victorian architecture, huge stone viaducts, long tunnels and remote wayside station buildings.
It is not a preserved heritage railway – it is part of the UK rail network.
The diesel sprinter trains carry well over a million passengers every year and provide a vital link to the remote communities they connect.
Pickup Points for this tour are:
The following room types are still available on this tour: