From the coastline of Cornwall through to mountain peaks of the north, lies a landscape of diversity and attraction, matched by an age of history and generations of a creative and industrious people.
A brilliant Steam, Rail & Ale tour timed to coincide with a magnificent steam gala day at the Great Central Railway, steam along the Great Central Nottingham, plus Peak Rail Steam, and heritage railcar on the Ecclesbourne Valley line. Add in a visit and tour of Marston's Heritage brewery and a Victorian ale house and we can drink to that!
Step back in time and experience the magic of Christmas in a bygone era on our new Shropshire festive tour. Explore Blists Hill Victorian town, soak up the atmosphere, revel in the traditional celebrations and see 1800's style entertainment. Explore the historic market town of Shrewsbury with its black & white timber buildings, abbey, and castle. Steam through the beautiful Severn Valley in vintage carriages. Tempt your taste buds at Birmingham's Christmas market with bratwursts and glühwein!
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!
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.