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Lancashire & Yorkshire Railways & Canals

If you love railway journeys and stunning scenery with a canal cruise thrown in for good measure, this is the holiday for you.

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If you love railway journeys and stunning scenery with a canal cruise thrown in for good measure, this is the holiday for you. Journey over the Ribblehead Viaduct, probably the most famous of the many feats of Victorian engineering along the stunning Settle to Carlisle railway line and the longest structure on the line. Its iconic location in the middle of the Three Peaks will leave lasting memories and fabulous photos.


At a glance:

  • Settle-Carlisle Railway

  • Worth Valley Railway

  • Lancaster canal cruise

  • Kendal, Appleby and Settle

  • Skipton

  • Haworth and Oakworth

  • Home pick up


This holiday includes Sapphire Star travel.

Day 1

Following collection from home, depart East Anglia and travel to Lancashire, arriving by late afternoon at the Marriott Hotel in Preston for the four night dinner, bed and breakfast stay.


Day 2

The first stop is Kendal with time to explore and purchase lunch before travelling to Appleby. Join the Settle/Carlisle Railway for a superb ride through stunning scenery across the majestic Ribblehead Viaduct on the way to Settle for a break before joining the coach and returning to the hotel.

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Day 3

This morning, journey into North Yorkshire and the market town of Skipton, known as the 'Gateway to the Dales'. After, travel to Keighley to catch the steam train for a nostalgic ride along the Worth Valley to Haworth, home of the Bronte Sisters. This afternoon, take a short drive to Oakworth Station, featured in the film 'The Railway Children' and unchanged since Victorian times.

B, D

Day 4

Start the day with a short drive to Barton Grange garden centre. Adjacent to the garden centre is the Lancashire canal. Board a boat here for a leisurely two hours cruise with cream tea served as the boat gently glides along. After the cruise, explore the garden centre before returning to the hotel.

B, D

Day 5

After the final breakfast, travel back to East Anglia where the door to door collection service will be waiting to return you home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Preston Marriott Hotel


The Preston Marriott Hotel is a grand Victorian Manor House set in 11 acres of garden and woodland.


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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
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Beacon Hill Services Beacon Hill Services Lorry Park
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (North) Capel St Mary White Horse Public House
Setdown Point:Capel St Mary National Exp StopSouth
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Newmarket Bus Station Newmarket Bus Station
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn Stowmarket Railway Station
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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