Lake District, Settle-Carlisle Railway and Cream Tea at Blackpool Tower Ballroom

The Imperial Blackpool is one of the countries landmark hotels. Positioned on the North promenade, this Victorian hotel has welcomed royalty, politicians and stars of stage and screen. This break combines a stay at this historic hotel plus unique experiences of the area, including cream tea at the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom, a trip on the Settle-Carlisle steam railway and a visit to the stunning Lake District.

5 days from £499pp

Single Room Supplement from £139pp

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Your Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

Itinerary

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

Included Meals

  • Dinner

Today we take 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, the building of the railway present tremendous challenges to traverse the 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.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Settle-Carlisle Railway

Step back in time and enjoy a cream tea in the elegant surroundings of Blackpool Tower Ballroom. One of the truly iconic venues of the 19th century, admire the intricately decorated ceiling, twinkling chandeliers, uniquely sprung dance floor and ornate balconies. Take a turn on the dance floor to the sounds of the famous Wurlitzer Organ or sit and enjoy the magical atmosphere of this most special venue.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Blackpool Tower Ballroom and Cream Tea

Our included excursion today takes us to the beautiful Lake District. The spectacular landscapes have inspired so many writers and poets, and we'll start the day in Bowness-on-Windermere – one of the region's most popular destinations. The village lies on the shores of Lake Windermere and is filled with charming shops and quaint tearooms.

We continue to bustling Ambleside at the head of the lake, where there will be free time before we make our way to the pretty village of Grasmere.

Situated at the very heart of the Lake District, this charming village is famous for its literary connections and is home to the tiny Sarah Nelson's Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, which lies in the grounds of the parish church.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Ambleside
  • Grasmere
  • Bowness-on-Windermere

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £139.00 (5 days).

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Imperial Hotel Blackpool

Imperial Hotel Blackpool

Accommodation

You will stay for four nights at the 4-star Imperial Hotel in Blackpool

Imperial Hotel Blackpool

Imperial Hotel Blackpool

An integral part of Blackpool’s culture, the glamourous 4-star Imperial Hotel is an iconic, Victorian building boasting an unrivalled position on the seafront, and for over a century, the hotel has welcomed a host of royalty, politicians, statesmen and stars of both the stage and screen, including The Beatles. The delightful Palm Court restaurant is full of grandeur and opulence, with incredible sea views and a seasonal menu of locally sourced produce and fresh ingredients. For a more relaxed setting, the historic No.10 bar offers comforting and delicious food, and an extensive selection of drinks. Guests can also unwind in the hotel’s leisure club, complete with a gym, swimming pool and spa facilities (extra charges may apply, please pay locally). Interestingly, beneath the hotel, a restoration project is taking place to uncover the ornate Burmantofts tiles of the Turkish Baths which were installed in 1898 but covered up in the 1950s. There are few hotels in the northwest that can compare with the Imperial in terms of history.

Location: North Promenade, Blackpool, FY1 2HB

Hotel Facilities

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General
  • 4 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Lift
  • Sauna or Steam Room
Room
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Shower or Bath
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi
  • Iron or Trouser Press
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Lactose or Dairy Free Menu
  • Vegan Menu
Service
  • Room Service Available
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
Hotel
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

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Single Room Supplement from £139

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