England's largest and most diverse county, with rolling dales that inspired the Brontës, the brooding North York Moors, a charming coastline, historic York and lovely Harrogate - "the English Spa".
A great railway holiday with a distinctly floral twist, as our visit to Harrogate coincides with the Harrogate Flower Show. After a day at the North’s most famous flower show, we sample two great steam railways in the red rose and white rose counties, plus UNESCO World Heritage Saltaire. We hope you’ll agree that we’ve coming up smelling of roses!
There are said to be ‘Seven Wonders of the Waterways’ and on this great railway holiday we visit six! Our grand tour begins at the very heart of the industrial revolution at a hotel within the Ironbridge World Heritage site, then explores the masterpieces of Victorian engineering with boat trips and steam trains galore.
We thought we would celebrate the steam and rail heritage of the north country with our own ‘battle of the roses’ tour, including Yorkshire and Lancashire steam and heritage railways every day from our base at an iconic railway hotel. With Railtrail escorting this great railway holiday you are sure to come up smelling of roses!
Enjoy a trip to wonderful Yorkshire that is packed with steam railways and accompanied by plenty of real ale! This great value tour includes visits to the National Railway Museum, York Brewery, Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway, Black Sheep Brewery and ends with the popular annual Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Beer and Music festival with over 100 different cask beers and ciders to tempt you!
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