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

Originally a Victorian manor house, the Preston Marriott Hotel puts you in the perfect spot to discover the very best of Lancashire. Relax in the beautifully landscaped gardens, enjoy a dip in the indoor swimming pool and dine on seasonal British favourites at the Cast Iron Grill. From here, we’ll take in the finest scenery of the north west of England, starting with a memorable journey along the Settle-Carlisle Railway – one of the most scenic railways in the UK! Step back in time during our visit to the Blackpool Tower Ballroom, admiring the magnificent architecture and enjoying a cream team, before discovering three of the Lake District’s most spectacular towns – Bowness-on-Windermere, Ambleside and Grasmere.

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

5 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service then on to the 4-star Preston Marriott Hotel near Preston for a four-night stay.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Settle-Carlisle Railway

    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

    Settle-Carlisle Railway

    Settle-Carlisle Railway

    Included Highlights

    • Settle-Carlisle Railway
  • Day 3: Cream Tea at Blackpool Tower Ballroom

    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 dancefloor 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.

    The remainder of the day will be at leisure – perhaps explore the grounds or enjoy the facilities at the hotel.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Blackpool Tower Ballroom

    Blackpool Tower Ballroom

    Included Highlights

    • Blackpool Tower Ballroom and Cream Tea
  • Day 4: The Lake District

    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


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    Included Highlights

    • Ambleside
    • Grasmere
    • Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Day 5:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £179.00 (5 days).


Boasting expertly crafted itineraries and luxurious, handpicked accommodation, enjoy an indulgent escape in the UK's most desirable destinations with The Signature Collection.

Preston Marriott Hotel

Originally a Victorian manor house, the Preston Marriott Hotel provides us with the perfect base to discover the very best Lancashire. Many of the spacious rooms offer views over the landscaped gardens, and feature a range of fantastic amenities such as flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy seasonal British favourites in the Cast Iron Grill and cocktails or afternoon tea at The Brew Bar Lounge. With other highlights including a modern fitness centre and indoor swimming pool, a stay here is guaranteed to be a relaxing one.

Most popular facilities

  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Hotel Facilities

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  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Gym


  • 4 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant

Room Amenities

  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower or Bath
  • Free Wifi
  • Iron or Trouser Press


  • Lift
  • Disabled Rooms Available
  • Wheelchair Access

Additional Information

Single Room Supplement from £179.00 (5 days).

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