Scenic Railways of the North

Scenic Railways of the North

Scenic Railways of the North

5 Days Starting and ending in United Kingdom

Visiting: Blackpool, Settle–Carlisle line, Bury Market, Bury Bolton Street Station, East Lancashire Railway, Oswaldtwistle Mills

Tour operator:

Shearings

Tour code:

uk5brail

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

8-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

UK tours by Coach

Activities:

Rail Excursion

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Tour Overview

All aboard! Taking you on some of the most scenic railway journeys in the UK, this tour showcases the very best scenery of the north. Enjoy a picturesque ride on the Settle-Carlisle Railway as we pass through Yorkshire and Cumbria, before stepping back in time when we hop on board the East Lancashire Railway – expect to see views of Greater Manchester and Lancashire like no other! With other highlights including the Bury Market – voted the best market in Britain – and Oswaldtwistle Mills, this short break has something to suit every interest.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a picturesque ride on the Settle-Carlisle Railway as we pass through Yorkshire and Cumbria

  • We hop on board the East Lancashire Railway – expect to see views of Greater Manchester and Lancashire

  • The best market in Britain and Oswaldtwistle Mills, this short break has something to suit every interest.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Start From Blackpool

Location: Blackpool

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The 3-star Daishs Blackpool Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then on to Blackpool for a four-night stay.

Day 2 : Settle-Carlisle Railway

Location: Settle–Carlisle line

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The 3-star Daishs Blackpool Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today, we enjoy a journey on the Settle-Carlisle Railway – one of the most scenic and impressive railways in the UK! The last great mainline railway to be built and completed for passenger travel in 1876, building the railway presented many challenges due to the remote and harsh landscape. With 21 viaducts, 14 tunnels and 72 miles of track, it was advertised as the most picturesque route to Scotland, and the Victorian and Edwardian travelling public took it to their hearts. The route takes us over the impressive Ribblehead Viaduct and through the longest tunnel on the line at Blea Moor.

Day 3 : Bury Market, East Lancashire Railway And Oswaldtwistle Mills

Location: Bury Market, Bury Bolton Street Station, East Lancashire Railway, Oswaldtwistle Mills

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The 3-star Daishs Blackpool Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

We start the day with a visit to Bury Market – voted the best market in Britain! Right in the heart of the town and attracting locals and visitors alike, you'll find over 370 independent traders selling everything from fashion and footwear to, of course, black pudding!


Later in the day, we take to the tracks of the East Lancashire Railway for a stunning journey through the beautiful scenery of the West Pennines. With a fascinating history, stretching back to the beginning of the industrial revolution, the East Lancashire Railway has been carrying passengers and goods around the region for almost 200 years.


We round the day off calling at popular Oswaldtwistle Mills, where we enjoy tea and cake before returning to Blackpool.

Day 4 : At Leisure Or Southport

Location: Blackpool

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The 3-star Daishs Blackpool Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a day at leisure in Blackpool. From the iconic Blackpool Tower to the three traditional piers, there is so much to keep you entertained.


Alternatively, why not join our optional excursion to Southport? Browse the bustling shops on Lord Street, enjoy endless fun at the traditional seaside attractions on the elegant pier, or relax on the beautiful beach. Wayfarers Arcade, with its glass and iron-domed roof, is also worth a visit.


For tours departing in September and October, we will also have an optional evening Blackpool Illuminations trip so you can see the Golden Mile from the comfort of the coach.

Day 5 : Return Home

Location: Blackpool

Meals Included: Breakfast

Return home.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Additional Services

    Travel from a wide range of joining points across the UK is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement. Please contact us for our full list of joining points.

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Transport

    Comfortable, air-conditioned motorcoach

  • Porterage at Hotels

What's Not Included

Accommodation

You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Daishs Blackpool Hotel in Blackpool.

Check out our Q&As

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 6 years or above

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    You can be assured of a high level of service and reliability from our expert-trained coach crews, who will be on hand to assist and escort you along the way

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Low

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  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of shearings charges.

    Up to 56 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 55 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 42 days before tour starts: Forfeit 75% of booking price.

    At 21 days before tour starts: Forfeit 90% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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