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Yorkshire & Northumberland

(Tour code: YNS17)Explore Yorkshire and Northumberland by rail

Scenic rail journeys bring to life the history and wild, natural beauty of Yorkshire and Northumbria on this wonderful eight day tour. Follow in Viking and Roman footsteps, visiting historic York, Chester's Roman Fort, Bamburgh Castle, Lindisfarne and the glorious Alnwick Gardens.


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Tour Highlights
  • The spa town of Harrogate
  • Historic York
  • The North Yorkshire Moors Railway
  • The Settle & Carlisle Line
  • Hadrian's Wall Line
  • Alnwick Gardens
  • Bamburgh Castle
  • The Holy Island of Lindisfarne
What’s Included (Full details)
  • 1st & Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursions
  • 3-4* Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • All Transfers Included
    Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

On many of our UK & Ireland tours, you may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 14:00; your Tour Manager will be available between 16:00 and 18:00. However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager before dinner from 19:00.

Betty's, Harrogate
Days 1-2

Harrogate and York

Our holiday begins as we arrive at our hotel in Harrogate, at the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. The next morning we travel by rail to York, which we discover on a guided tour.

  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, dinner
  • Day 2 - Guided tour of York
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Days 3-4

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Today we take a nostalgic journey on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway to the popular seaside town of Whitby. We board our heritage steam-hauled* train in Pickering and make the wonderful journey through the stunning North York Moors National Park. Day 4 is free in Harrogate. 

*Steam-hauled wherever possible.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Excursion
Carlisle Castle
Day 5

Settle & Carlisle Line and Hadrian’s Wall Line

Leaving Harrogate behind, today we travel on the famous Settle & Carlisle Line. The 72-mile route is regularly voted one of the world's top railway journeys, and once we set off it is easy to see why. Once in Carlisle we transfer onto the Hadrian's Wall Line to Hexham, where we continue by coach to our hotel - either the historic White Swan Hotel in Alnwick, or the 4-Star Linden Hall Hotel in Longhorsley. Both hotels offer comparable accommodation in Northumberland.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Excursion
Alnwick Gardens
Day 6

Alnwick Gardens

This morning we enjoy a guided tour around the beautifully landscaped Alnwick Gardens. The gardens are a vibrant place; magnificent architecture and lovingly tended plants and flowers are brought to life with a variety of water features.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Excursion
Bamburgh Castle
Day 7

Bamburgh Castle and Lindisfarne

Today we cross the wild Northumberland countryside to Bamburgh, a scenic coastal town dominated by the magnificent Bamburgh Castle, before visiting the famous island of Lindisfarme*.

*Please note that due to tidal variance, the time of the visit to Lindisfarne is subject to change

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Excursions
Day 8

The journey home

After breakfast in the hotel, we transfer to Alnmouth station where we join the East Coast Mainline route back to York (First Class), a fitting place to end our adventure.

  • Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.


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