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Great Central Railway & Rutland Water

Great Central Railway & Rutland Water

Join us on this weekend break to Leicestershire that features a ride on the Great Central Railway and an included boat trip on picturesque Rutland Water

Join us on this weekend break to Leicestershire that features a ride on the Great Central Railway, the UK's only double track, main line heritage railway. It’s the only place in the world where full size steam engines can be seen passing each other, just as it was when steam ruled the rails. We also have an included boat trip on picturesque Rutland Water and a visit to delightful Stamford, one of the finest Georgian stone towns in England.

 

MARRIOTT LEICESTER (4 STAR)

The four star Marriott is located a short drive from the city centre. Facilities include satellite TV the Mixx Restaurant and the Brew Bar Lounge, plus leisure facilities with swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym. All bedrooms are air-conditioned and feature satellite TV, hairdryer, telephone, room safe and refreshment tray. Free Wi-Fi in public areas. Lift to all floors.

 

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Overnight accommodation with dinner and breakfast

  • Single journey on the Great Central steam train

  • Rutland Water Cruise

  • Return travel by luxury coach

Day One

We depart North Wales and travel to Lichfield where we some have some free time to have some lunch and explore this vibrant and historic city where the streets are lined with independent shops, high-street chains and boutique stores plus excellent choice of restaurants. We depart early afternoon and continue our journey to Loughborough, where we board a Great Central steam train at Loughborough Central station for a ride through the Leicestershire countryside to the city of Leicester. On arrival we make the short journey the Marriott Leicester hotel for an overnight stay.

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Day Two

This morning we check out and travel across to Rutland Water where we board the ‘Rutland Belle’ for a nice relaxing cruise around the lake and listen to an interesting commentary from the skipper highlighting points of interest. After the cruise we travel on to nearby Stamford where we have time for lunch and a browse around. Stamford is one of the finest Georgian stone towns in England with a great collection of 17th and 18th century houses and medieval listed buildings in its narrow alleyways and hidden courtyards in the compact centre. We depart mid- afternoon for our journey home.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

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

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

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Name Address Contact Details
Abergele Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Bangor, Nelson Pub Bangor, Bus Stop Opposite Nelson Pub
Bethel Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop
Bontnewydd Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop
Bryngwran Bryngwran, School Entrance
Caergeiliog Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub
Caernarfon, Morrisons Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop
Chester Chester, Holiday Inn South Hotel Bus Stop
Chirk Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop
Criccieth, Medical Centre Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop
Ewloe Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel
Gaerwen Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
Holyhead Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance
Llandegai Llandegai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance
Llandudno Jct. Station Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
Llangefni Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Oswestry Oswestry, Mile End Services Coach Park
Penygroes Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel)
Porthmadog Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop
Pwllheli Pwllheli, Bus Station
St. Asaph St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station
Valley Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel
Wrexham Wrexham, Bus Stand Lord Street
Y Felinheli, Victoria Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop

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Caernarfon

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