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Quintessential Cumbria

Quintessential Cumbria

Mon 14 - Fri 18 Sept 2020: A 4 night Coach Holiday to Cumbria with Johnsons Coaches. Staying at The Gilsland Hotel.

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Monday 1st to Friday 5th June 2020

Monday 14th to Friday 18th September 2020


This tour takes us through the Cumbrian countryside and through the Pennines this summer to quaint towns, beautiful landscapes and interesting visits around Cumbria.


Look What's Included:

  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Club Class Extra Legroom Coach

  • 4 nights half board

  • Outlined excursions

  • Entrance to the North-East Lead Mining Museum

  • Chesters Roman Fort

  • Cream Tea at Slaley Hall

  • Guided tour of Carlisle Castle (EH)

  • The South Tynedale Railway


Not included:

All lunches


Check out this video of Hexham...


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We drive north to Cumbria for our 4-night stay.


This morning takes us to Hexham, a historic market town, where today is also market day. Here, you can search for a bargain, wander the town or possibly visit the historical Abbey. In the afternoon, we travel through the Pennines to Killhope - The North-East Lead Mining Museum. Here you can experience the life and work of the lead mining families of the North Pennines.


This morning is all about scenery, as we follow Hadrian's Wall, passing the famous 'Sycamore Gap' as we continue along the wall to Chollerford (Inc Entrance to Chester's Roman Fort). We then drive through the countryside, around the scenic Derwent Reservoir to Slaley Hall, where we enjoy a cream tea in the beautiful former Edwardian Mansion. In the afternoon, we travel to the historic village of Corbridge. As far back as 1827 Corbridge was rated as a shopper's paradise, a reputation it retains today. A wander along Corbridge's pretty high street with its plethora of small shops with their decorated fronts will tempt you.


This morning we travel to the border city of Carlisle, where we include a guided visit to Carlisle Castle (EH) - a major fortress that has withstood many sieges, facing more than any other castle in Britain. The castle played a key role in the conflict between England and Scotland. The Castle is also home to the museum of Cumbria's Military Life. In the afternoon we journey via Penrith and the spectacular Hartside Pass to Alston, where we enjoy a ride on the South Tynedale Railway, Britain's highest narrow-gauge railway line.


After breakfast we commence our journey homeward.

Your Hotel


3* The Gilsland Hall Hotel, Gilsland


Set in 140 acres of woodland with fantastic views across Irthing Gorge, where the River Irthing separates the counties of Cumbria and Northumberland. Restaurant, lounge bar and coffee shop. Regular entertainment.


Mobility Grade: 3 – The manicured grounds are relatively flat & allow guests the chance to sit, relax and enjoy the views over the surrounding countryside. A few isolated steps throughout the hotel. Lift to most floors.



  • En Suite

  • Television

  • Tea & Coffee

  • Lift to most floors

  • Restaurant & Lounge bar


Duration, Departure Dates & Price

4 Night Escorted Tour

Mon 1 - Fri 5 June 2020: £559

Mon 14 - Fri 18 Sept 2020: £559


Departs 8.30am > Returns 6.30pm



Single Room: £24 | Holiday Insurance: £28

(All prices are per person & are for the entire tour)

Reductions for (EH) English Heritage Members


Deposit: £75 per person for all coach holidays in Britain, payable at time of booking.







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