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The Dales and Settle-Carlisle Railway

Overview

Travel by Coach Days
  • Ride the famous Settle-Carlisle Line taking in wonderful scenery along the way
  • Scenic trip into the pretty Yorkshire Dales
  • Call at Hawes
  • Relax in seaside Morecambe

Savour the scenic splendour of the Yorkshire Dales as well as experiencing the dramatic and inspiring landscapes of the Dales and Cumbrian Fells from the famous Settle-Carlisle Railway. Huge viaducts, long tunnels, remote stations the Settle-Carlisle Railway is world-famous for its Victorian architecture.

This Holiday is Great For

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Itinerary

Day One: Home to Morecambe
We’ll make our way from the interchange to Morecambe, where we’ll check in to the Bay Strathmore Hotel and will enjoy an evening meal. (D)

Days Two to Four: Morecambe
We spend the next three days enjoying Morecambe, which sits on Morecambe Bay, a haven for wildlife with spectacular scenery. We will explore the stunning countryside inland from here, we travel to Carlisle to journey aboard the Settle-Carlisle railway through the Ribblehead Viaduct and Yorkshire Dales. 

We visit the Yorkshire Dales separately as well to visit the town of Sedburgh passing stone walls and buildings through Garsdale to Hawes. In Hawes you will have the chance to enjoy fabulous Wensleydale cheese that the town is famous for.

The other day is for you to enjoy at leisure. Morecambe has a number of great attractions, many centered along the promenade which stretches the seafront and views from here both out to sea and across to the Lake District are fantastic, with sunsets being particularly spectacular. (B,D)

Day Five: Morecambe to Home

Time to say goodbye today; we depart after breakfast and make our way to the interchange before returning home. (B)

Strathmore Hotel

Morecambe

Hotels in Morecambe are famous for extending a warm and friendly welcome to all travellers. Now you can experience this world-famous hospitality for yourself by staying with us at the Strathmore Hotel Morecambe. Our hotel offers fantastic views over Morecambe Bay and to the Lakeland fells beyond and is an ideal centre for discovering this marvellous area.

Just across the road from the beach and 15 minutes walk from the train station, the Strathmore allows you to do as much or as little as you see fit during your break.

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The Local Area

Included Excursions

Full Day: Settle-Carlisle Railway

Excursion heading to Carlisle where we join the Settle-Carlisle Railway for our journey to Settle which take in some of the most dramatic scenery to be found in the British Isles. The 72 mile route takes us over the Ribblehead Viaduct and through the longest tunnel on the line at Blea Moor.

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Full Day: Yorkshire Dales

Today we’ll be enjoying the spectacular scenery of the Yorkshire Dales.

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