Cumbrian Cavalcade

Cumbrian Cavalcade

The Gilsland Hall Hotel is situated near Hadrian’s Wall, 700 feet above sea level commanding spectacular views in all directions . . .


The Gilsland Hall Hotel is situated near Hadrian’s Wall, 700 feet above sea level commanding spectacular views in all directions . . .

. . . with the Aston Fells to the south, the heights of south Tynedale to the east, the moors to the north and the Pennines to the west. Our tour takes in the beauty of Cumbria and the Lake District as we enjoy 3 railway journeys, stunning scenery and iconic sites.


This tour includes our popular door-to-door collection service.


Morning collection from home to join the coach for the drive north to Cumbria and our hotel for 4 nights half board accommodation.



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, pausing at the Roman Army Museum (entrance not included) on our way back to our hotel.



This morning we start our first train journey of the day in Carlisle. The line follows the Cumbrian coastline through Maryport and Whitehaven, the stunning sea views stay with us to Ravenglass. Here we join the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway – La’al Ratty miniature steam train from the coast to the foothills of England’s highest mountains. 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. This afternoon we take in the most spectacular train journey on a main line railway in the whole of England - the famous Settle to Carlisle line. Towering viaducts, bridges, long deep tunnels, lovingly kept station gardens all help to make this one of the best loved lines in the country. We travel along the whole line through majestic scenery to Carlisle where we rejoin the coach for the ride back to Gilsland.



After breakfast, we depart our hotel and commence our homeward journey. We arrive back in Cambridgeshire by early evening where our door to door service will take you home.


EB=Full English Breakfast, D=Evening Meal

Gilsland Hall Hotel, Gilsland, Cumbria

Set in 140 acres of park and woodlands, this hotel offers delightful views and walks. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone and tea/ coffee making facilities. Amenities include a restaurant, lounge bar, coffee shop and a lift to most rooms. The hotel is renowned for its entertainment, calling upon its resident artistes and guest entertainers to entertain each evenings including bingo, cabaret, live music and dancing in the ballroom as well as outdoor activities such as mini-golf, bowls, croquet and boules.


Your holiday includes

  • Door-to-door collection service

  • Luxury coach travel throughout

  • 4 nights 3-course choice dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Excursions as described in the itinerary

  • Cumbria Coast Railway journey

  • Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway journey

  • Settle to Carlisle Railway journey

  • Hotel entertainment every evening

  • Porterage

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
Acland Street Coach Park Acland Street Coach Park, Peterborough
Peterborough Services Peterborough Services Coach Park, A1
Stamford Danish Invader Stamford Danish Invader
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