Settle Railway & Lake Windermere

Settle Railway & Lake Windermere

A relaxing four day break that will be based in Preston and includes the delightful Cumbrian Countryside and a journey on the famous Settle - Carlisle Railway. We also visit the Lake District National Park with its dramatic scenery of towering mountains and shimmering lakes, here we also include a steam train ride and a lake cruise.

A relaxing four day break which includes a journey on the famous Settle – Carlisle Railway through the beautiful Cumbrian countryside, arguably the most scenic landscape of any railway line in England. We also visit the stunning Lake District National Park with its dramatic landscape of towering mountains mirrored in the shimmering lakes. Here you can also enjoy an included a steam train ride plus a cruise on Lake Windermere.



The 4 star Premier Hallmark is located at Leyland, near Preston in Lancashire. Facilities include the Four Seasons Restaurant, J28 Bar, swimming pool, spa bath and Sauna. All bedrooms feature flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee tray. The hotel does not have a lift but some ground floor rooms are available.



  • We drive to the picturesque market town of Settle in the Yorkshire Dales where we board our train for a spectacular journey to Carlisle. Admire the picturesque scenery as we pass through tunnels and cross amazing viaducts, the most famous being the Ribblehead Viaduct with its 24 arches. On most trains the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line provide volunteer on train guides who will highlight points of interest along the line and answer any questions. On arrival in Carlisle there will be some time at leisure for lunch and a brief look around, perhaps visit the castle which overlooks the city and was once home to Mary Queen of Scots. We re-board the train mid-afternoon for our return journey to Settle.


  • We head to the beautiful English Lakes National Park where we embark on a steam train ride from Haverthwaite to Lakeside, then enjoy a cruise on Lake Windermere, the largest and most famous lake in the National Park. We disembark the cruise at Bowness on Windermere where there will be some free time to explore and enjoy the wonderful setting, then continue on to Victorian Ambleside with its much photographed Bridge House.



  • Three nights’ accommodation with dinner and breakfast.

  • Glass of wine with dinner each night.

  • Return journey on the Settle – Carlisle Railway.

  • Steam train ride from Haverthwaite to Lakeside

  • Boat cruise from Lakeside to Bowness. 

  • Return travel by luxury air-conditioned coach.

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
Abergele Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Bontnewydd Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop
Bryngwran Bryngwran, School Entrance
Caergeiliog Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub
Caernarfon, Morrisons Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Y Glyn Caernarfon, Y Glyn Bethel Road
Chester Chester, Holiday Inn South Hotel Bus Stop
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
Llanberis, Maes Padarn Llanberis, Bus Stop Opposite Maes Padarn
Llandudno Jct. New Road Llandudno Junction, New Road Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
Llangefni Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Menai Bridge Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop
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, Northbound Wrexham, Taxi Stand King Street
(Taxi Feeder Service)

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