From Ribblehead to Ravenglass: Railways of Yorkshire and the Lakes

6 days

From £1,070


Like our Over the Moors to Northumberland tour, this holiday begins in Yorkshire, with an opportunity to visit the National Railway Museum in York, with its huge collection of locomotives, coaches and other railway memorabilia, and a guided tour of RHS Garden Harlow Carr, a perennial favourite among garden enthusiasts. We also take the North Yorkshire Moors Railway over hill and dale to Whitby, where we visit the full-sized replica of Captain James Cook’s bark Endeavour.

We then take a ride on the famous Settle & Carlisle line, with its impressive viaducts and long tunnels, and on arrival in Carlisle we head for our hotel in the heart of the Lake District. An action-packed day follows, as we first take a trip on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, a quirky narrow-gauge line whose characterful little steam trains delighted and inspired Thomas the Tank Engine author Rev W Awdry. We then travel over the short but atmospheric Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, which connects with the rather elegant lake steamers that will waft us gently across Windermere to Bowness. On our final day we enjoy a cruise on Lake Windermere aboard a specially-chartered vintage boat followed by a tour of the Arts & Crafts gem, Blackwell House.

Tour highlights:

  • Enjoy a guided tour of RHS Harlow Carr
  • Travel across the Ribblehead Viaduct
  • Cruise to Bowness on one of the Lake Windermere steamers

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Deposit: £125 Single supplement: £150

RHS Garden Harlow Carr
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Included in your cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
  • Train travel
  • All visits as outlined in the itinerary
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
8 August 2023 BYLA230808 8 August 2023 (Tuesday) 13 August 2023 (Sunday) £1,070
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