Scenic Railways of the North

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.

5 days from £399pp

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Your Tour Includes

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


Please choose your preferred 5 day itinerary

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

Included Meals

  • 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.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Settle Carlisle Railway

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.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Oswaldtwistle Mills
  • East Lancashire Railway
  • Bury Market

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.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Optional Excursions

  • Southport
  • Blackpool Illuminations

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in sterling (cash payments only).

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast


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

Daish's Blackpool Hotel

Daish's Blackpool Hotel

The Daish's Blackpool Hotel in Blackpool is situated with the beach across the road and the North Pier to the left of the hotel; it offers a sea-view bar and a restaurant. The town centre is just a short walk away.

Location: 224 North Promenade, Blackpool, FY1 1RZ

Hotel Facilities

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  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer on Request
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Disabled Rooms Available
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Central Location
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Free WiFi (Public Areas)
  • Iron at Reception
  • Dogs Allowed on Request
  • Bus Stop Nearby
  • Train / Tram Nearby
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals On Request
  • Gluten Free Meals on Request
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi Available
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