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Nostalgic Lakeland Railways & Cumbria

Nostalgic Lakeland Railways & Cumbria

Join us on this fantastic holiday to the Lake District.

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Sit back and relax as you enjoy nostalgic journeys through spectacular scenery on lovingly restored and maintained heritage railways, a cruise on Lake Windermere, a welcoming visit to a Stately Home as well as a historic haunted castle with Himalayan gardens and bluebell woods.


At a Glance

  • Guided tour of Leighton Hall

  • Steam train from Carnforth Station Heritage Centre

  • Lakeside to Bowness cruise

  • Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway


G&K Shared Tour

We have been working behind the scenes with Galloway to be able to offer you an even wider range of UK and Continental Holidays, this enables us to offer you more choice and some exciting NEW destinations. As these Holidays will be offered by both companies, we encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Day 1

Travel to Grange-over-Sands making suitable refreshment stops. Spend time at the National Memorial Arboretum for lunch to be purchased today.


Day 2

This morning, we start with a return steam train journey on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway from the coastal village of Ravenglass to the very heart of the Lake District, Dalegarth, where we will disembark for a short break before our 40-minute return journey. Once back at Ravenglass station, we re-join our coach for a journey to Muncaster Castle, Gardens, Hawk and Owl Centre, where we spend time exploring this haunted castle and its grounds!

B, D

Day 3

This morning we travel to Morecombe with a stop on route at the famous Carnforth Station Heritage Centre and Refreshment Room to enjoy the nostalgia of the station, restored to its 1940's glory when the Refreshment Room was used as the setting for David Lean's film "Brief Encounter". From here, we travel to Morecambe where we spend some time at leisure before making our way to historic award-winning Leighton Hall, the lived-in home of the famous Gillow furniture making dynasty where we have a guided tour. See the fascinating past of this ancient, Lancashire family, unravel. Enjoy an afternoon tea before departing for our hotel.

B, D

Day 4

Today, we make our way to Haverthwaite Station from where we enjoy a nostalgic steam train journey on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway to the tip of Lake Windermere and Lakeside pier. At Lakeside, we board our boat to enjoy a 40-minute cruise around the south of Lake Windermere. Arriving at Bowness, we will have time to explore this bustling Lake District town before returning to our hotel.

B, D

Day 5

After breakfast return to home area making suitable comfort stops along the way.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included


This charming 3-star Victorian hotel is set in 20 acres of private gardens and woodlands overlooking Morecambe Bay. The Hazelwood Restaurant serves traditional cuisine using the finest local ingredients and boasts a fine selection of wines to accompany the menu. The beach is within easy walking distance and Grange-over-Sands Rail Station is 10 minutes’ walk away. There is a lift to all floors.


En-suite, Ground floor rooms, Lift, Restaurant, Bar, Wi-Fi, Hairdryer, Telephone, TV, Tea/coffee

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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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Galloway Travel Group, Denters Hill,
Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5RR

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