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Ribblehead Viaduct, Settle to Carlisle Railway

A Devilishly Spectacular Tour: Settle to Carlisle & Bronte Country The highlight of this popular tour is a journey on the spectacular Settle to Carlisle Railway, when we travel through the stunning Yorkshire Dales into Cumbria across the iconic Ribblehead Viaduct, on one of the most famous railway journeys. We also feature some familiar Yorkshire towns including Hebden Bridge, a Happy Valley filming location, and Haworth, home of the Bronte sisters. A journey on the Keighley & Worth Valley railway and visits to Gretna Green, the famous Blacksmiths Shop and Devil’s Porridge Museum complete our updated tour. PACKAGED ITINERARY Day 1 Arrival We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner. Day 2 Hebden Bridge, Haworth, Keighley & Worth Valley Railway & Ilkley This morning we embark on a circular scenic drive, taking in the wonders of West Yorkshire’s most famous villages. Our first stop is pretty Hebden Bridge in the Upper Calder Valley, a filming location for the popular Happy Valley TV series. Here we have the chance to wander the bohemian streets, getting to feel the influence of artists and writers who have lived here in the last 50 years. We next travel to Keighley via picturesque Haworth, home of the famous Bronte sisters, and an undisputed literary mecca. In the afternoon we enjoy a one-way journey through Bronte country on the Keighley & Worth Valley railway . We return to the hotel early afternoon where we We have an early breakfast this morning, before setting off to Settle to board the morning departure on the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway . On our two hour journey, we travel through 72 miles of unspoilt countryside enjoying the breathtaking scenery through the Yorkshire Dales, passing over the world-famous Ribblehead Viaduct, through the Pennines and into Cumbria. On arrival in Carlisle, we enjoy free time for lunch before we continue our journey by coach to our next hotel in Gretna, taking in Hadrian’s Wall en route. Day 4 Gretna Today we visit the award-winning Devil’s Porridge Museum where the majority of munitions were produced during WWI by an army of women determined to do their bit for the war effort. In the afternoon we visit the Gretna Green Blacksmiths Shop , where we experience a wedding re-enactment at The Gretna Green Story Exhibition, housed within the original blacksmith’s cottage and workshop. Day 5 Departure After breakfast, we make our way home. have free time to enjoy the pretty spa town of Ilkley. Day 3 Travel to Gretna via Settle to Carlisle Railway

Hebden Bridge

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

Best Western Plus Craiglands Hotel Ilkley, Yorkshire Plus

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Nights 1 & 2

Gretna Hall Hotel Gretna Green, Dumfriesshire

Built in 1710 and steeped in history, the Gretna Hall Hotel is located just a 10 minute walk from the Gretna Retail Outlet and Gretna town centre, and just 500 yards from the famous Blacksmiths visitor attraction. Benefitting from a recent refurbishment of public areas, the hotel is a perfect blend of traditional and contemporary. All 97 bedrooms are equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/ coffee making facilities. The modern restaurant is bright and stylish and there is a comfortable bar with cosy seating and an outside seating area.

• Ground floor rooms • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Nights 3 & 4

4 Nights Half Board Prices to follow Selected Dates Only

Inclusions 2 Nights Half Board Best Western Plus Craiglands Hotel • Porterage • Welcome tea/coffee • Choice of menu • Tea/coffee after dinner • One way journey on Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, Haworth - Keighley • Single journey Settle - Carlisle Railway

2 Nights Half Board Gretna Hall Hotel • Porterage • Welcome tea/coffee • Choice of menu • Tea/coffee after dinner • Entrance to the Devil’s Porridge Museum • Entrance to Gretna Green Blacksmiths Shop

Gretna Green Blacksmiths Shop

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