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Nostalgic Lakeland Railways & Cumbria

A leisurely Lake District tour staying on the Cumbrian Coast in a picturesque setting overlooking Morecambe Bay. Nostalgic steam railway journeys through spectacular scenery, a relaxing cruise on Windermere, a visit to the Lakeland Motor Museum, and afternoon tea at stately Leighton Hall.

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5 days from £699



Thursday 9 May 2024

Thursday 13 June 2024

Thursday 26 September 2024



  • Visit the famous ‘Brief Encounter’ Station Heritage Centre at Carnforth

  • Take a stroll along the seaside promenade at Morecambe

  • Discover historic Leighton Hall with a guided tour & afternoon tea

  • Relax on a leisurely cruise on idyllic Lake Windermere

  • Lakeside & Haverthwaite steam train journey through the Vale of Leven

  • Visit the Lakeland Motor Museum

  • Scenic journey on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway

  • Guided tour at Ravenglass Railway Museum


Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • Dinner every evening plus 1 afternoon tea

  • Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

  • Hotel Porterage


We arrive at Grange-over-Sands station and transfer the short distance to the Cumbria Grand Hotel, in its picturesque location on the Cumbrian coast.



This morning we travel by train along the wonderful Cumbria coastline from Grange-over-Sands to Carnforth, here we enjoy a brief visit to the restored 1940's Station Heritage Centre from the scene of the famous film "Brief Encounter". We continue by private coach to the traditional seaside resort of Morecambe where we have free time to relax and take a stroll along the seafront promenade. In the afternoon we travel to the historic yet homely, Leighton Hall for a guided tour and traditional afternoon tea. We return to our hotel by train from Carnforth.

B, LR, D


Our private coach takes us the short journey to beautiful Bowness on Windermere, from here we take a leisurely cruise to the southern tip of Lake Windemere. We then board our vintage steam train to journey through the picturesque Vale of Leven to the village of Haverthwaite. In the afternoon we take a trip down memory lane with a visit to the Lakeland Motor Museum, complete with a 1920's garage, 1950's café, and over 140 classic cars and motorbikes plus the fascinating Campbell Bluebird Exhibition. We then return aboard our private coach to Grange-over-Sands.

B, D


Today we travel by train from Grange-over-Sands and discover stunning seascapes and beautiful scenery as we head north to Ravenglass on the Cumbrian Coast. Here we enjoy a return journey on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway to Dalegarth, where we will disembark for a short break before our 40-minute return steam journey. On arrival back at Ravenglass we enjoy a guided museum tour telling the 150-year history of the railway, affectionally known as the 'Ratty'. We can sit back, relax, and enjoy more wonderful coastal vistas from the comfort of our seats as we return to our hotel by train for our final evening.

B, D


Bidding farewell to Grange-over-Sands we depart for homeward destinations.


B=Breakfast, LR=Light Refreshments, D=Dinner


Cumbria Grand Hotel, Grange-over-Sands

Set in 20 acres of private gardens and woodlands overlooking Morecambe Bay and just a short walk from Grange-over-Sands, this 3-star Victorian hotel has a great location. The bedrooms are traditional in style and the spacious restaurant has fabulous views. There is a lounge/bar area, tennis court, putting green, snooker table, table tennis, dart board, and woodland walk trail.



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*Please note: Some local and regional train services are Standard Class only, so First Class ticket holders will travel in standard class accommodation for these sections of journeys.


£10 tour discount for holders of National Railcards


Join & Leave at Hotel £709


Single Room Supplement £85


June Departure Supplement £30

September Departure Supplement £50


4 nights’ bed, breakfast & table d’hôte evening meal plus 1 afternoon tea

Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

Rail & coach travel, with transfers as described

All excursions & admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

Hotel Porterage


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21 The Smithfield Centre, Leek
Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 5JW
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