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Skipton & The Settle to Carlisle Railway

Skipton & The Settle to Carlisle Railway





5 Days from £399


For 2021, we have pleasure in offering an extended break to Yorkshire – the largest county in England. Affectionately known as ‘God’s Own County’ by locals, the area offers stunning scenery, cities steeped in industrial heritage and charming market towns to explore. The market town of Skipton is known as the gateway to the magnificent Yorkshire Dales, and with its famous 900 year old castle, romantic ruined priory and historic cobbled High Street, it is endlessly rich both in history and outstanding natural beauty.

Included in our stay will be a train ride aboard the Settle to Carlisle Railway, one of the most scenic and impressive railways in the UK, with viaducts, tunnels and wild scenery of the North Pennines, Eden Valley and Yorkshire Dales.


Our base for the tour will be the superb RENDEZVOUS HOTEL which is located alongside the Leeds Liverpool Canal on the outskirts of Skipton. Many times winner of the Group Travel Awards Best Hotel, the Rendezvous features two lounges/bars, a riverside restaurant with wonderful views and a leisure club with pool and gymnasium which is complimentary for hotel guests. All of the comfortable en suite bedrooms have tv, iron/ironing board, hairdryer and hospitality tray. A passenger lift serves all floors.


Brief Itinerary

Bank Holiday Monday 30th August
Departing Newark mid-morning we travel north to the lovely spa town of Harrogate for an extended lunch before making the short onward journey to our hotel which is located on the outskirts of Skipton.

Tuesday 31st August – Thursday 2nd September
Scheduled excursions during our stay will include the following:
• Full day tour of the Yorkshire Dales. Travelling via Grassington we continue via Kettlewell (famous for its annual Scarecrow Festival) to Hawes and the picturesque Hardraw Force Waterfall. Crossing the Dales (with wonderful views of the Ribblehead Viaduct) we return via the market town of Settle with its narrow streets and great selection of independent shops, galleries and
• Full day tour including perhaps the highlight of the tour, a return ride aboard the Settle to Carlisle Railway. Boarding and alighting the train in Skipton we travel through the spectacular limestone landscape of the Three Peaks, over the iconic Ribblehead viaduct, and lush green Eden Valley so to the historic city of Carlisle. There will be free time at leisure here before re-joining the train
mid-afternoon for the return journey.
• Half day tour including a visit to the charming village of Haworth with its quaint cobbled streets and home to the Bronte Parsonage Museum where the famous sisters resided from 1820 to 1861. We then return to Skipton and an afternoon at leisure in this pretty market town.

Friday 3rd September
Departing Skipton we return via Hebden Bridge where there will be an extended break for lunch and time to explore its many shops and cafes. We then continue so home to Newark for approximately teatime.

B, D

B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

PRICE £399 per person sharing an en suite twin/double bedded room



Double room for sole occupancy £100.00

Please see page 20 of our brochure for details of optional travel insurance

Pick ups over 10 miles radius of Newark

*Please see inside front cover of brochure for details of early booking discounts and pick up supplements



Travel Wright air conditioned executive specification coach throughout including excursions as mentioned in the tour itinerary.

4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the Rendezvous Hotel

Return train ride aboard Settle to Carlisle Railway

Admission to Hardraw Force Waterfall



Meals other than stated above or drinks with meals

Admission to other attractions (where applicable) eg Bronte Parsonage Museum

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
APU/O Briar Road, Ollerton
Asda Asda, Newark Road, North Hykeham
Barbican Barbican Hotel, Lincoln
Bingham Market Place Bingham Market Place
Bingham Nottingham Road Bingham Bus Stop oppo White Lion, Nottingham Road
Gonerby Recruiting Sergeant, Great Gonerby
Grantham Grantham Bus Station
Holiday Feeder Averham Averham Flash Layby
Holiday Feeder Bingham Bingham Layby
Holiday Feeder Chatsworth Chatsworth House
Holiday Feeder Gonerby Gonerby Services
Holiday Feeder Long Benn Long Bennington
Holiday Feeder Ollerton Ollerton Bus Lane
Holiday Feeder Tuxford Tuxford Sun Inn
Ollerton Police Station Ollerton Police Station
TW Travel Wright Depot, Jessop Close, Newark
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