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GOLD Cumbrian Cavalcade

GOLD Cumbrian Cavalcade

Combining coach and train travel is not to be missed and creates the perfect opportunity of bringing together wonderful scenery, interesting locations and excellent accommodation.

Holiday Highlights

• Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway – L’al Ratty

• The Cumbrian Coastal Line

• Settle to Carlisle Railway

• Spectacular Yorkshire Dales Scenery

• Kielder Water & Forest National Park

• Hexham & Hadrian’s Wall


We depart and make our way to
Cumbria, arriving late afternoon at our hotel for
the next 4 nights with dinner, bed and breakfast
with tea/coffee and biscuits served on arrival.


Today we head for Longtown and drive
along Liddesdale as we make our way to
picturesque Kielder Water and Forest Park. We
take a break at the visitor centre before
continuing to Bellingham and Hexham,
dominated by the Abbey overlooking the market
square. This afternoon we return along the path
of Hadrian’s Wall, which stretched some 76 miles
from the Tyne to the Solway.


This morning we commence our
first train journey of the day in Carlisle where the
line follows the Cumbrian coastline through
Maryport and Whitehaven and the stunning sea
views stay with us to Ravenglass. Here we join
the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, L’al Ratty
steam train, from the coast to the foothills of
England’s highest mountains which is seven
miles of steam in the Lake District National Park.


We travel into the Yorkshire Dales to
Kirkby Lonsdale, where we find the weekly market in full swing. Then we travel on past the
immense Ribblehead Viaduct, through charming
Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Settle. Later we take in
the most spectacular train journey on a main
line railway in the whole of England – the
famous Settle to Carlisle line where we travel
along the whole line through majestic scenery to


After breakfast we depart and begin our
homeward journey.

Your Hotel

Crown & Mitre Hotel

The hotel stands in the centre of Carlisle and

offers the perfect mix of Edwardian grandeur,

beautiful original features including an elegant

sweeping staircase and welcoming atmosphere.

Hotel facilities include swimming pool and


All bedrooms are en suite and have

television with Freeview, hairdryer and tea/coffee

making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bath Bath
Avon Street / Riverside Coach Car Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
In Front of Johnsons Dry Cleaners
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
Tui Travel Agency
Exeter Services Exeter Services - M5 - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Frome Frome
Market Place
Gloucester Gloucester outside the British Heart Foundation
Shop, Northgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1SL
Gloucester Sainsburys Gloucester Sainsburys Layby, Barnett Way, Barnwood
GL4 3RT South East bound Bus Stop
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Ivybridge Ivybridge Leisure Centre Car Park - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Junction 27 M5 J27 M5 - Burger King/ Travelodge
Pick ups maybe fed to Gordano Services
M5 Junction 13 M5 Junction 13, Starbucks Formerly Little Chef
Melksham Melksham
Town Hall.
Michael Wood Services Michael Wood Services - Outward - Northbound side
Return - Southbound side
Midsomer Norton Midsomer Norton
Town Hall
Minehead Minehead Railway Station
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot Railway Station Lay By
Pickups may be fed to Gordano Services M5-J19
Plymouth Plymouth Railway Station SE Bound Bus Stop
Pennycomequick Hill/ Saltash Road
Shepton Mallet Shepton Mallet Station Road Car Park
Bus Stop near Monument
Somerton Somerton The Cross - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Street Street
Bayliss Centre
Stroud Stroud
Merrywalks Bus Station
Taunton Herons Taunton - Hankeridge Farm Bus Stop,
Herons Gate by Halfords Superstore.
Thornbury Thornbury
Aldi Lay-by
Torquay Torquay Coach Station
Trowbridge Trowbridge
Town Hall
Wells Wells
Princes Road Car Park
Westbury Westbury
Haynes Road bus stop
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Yeovil Yeovil Bus Station - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
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