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Rutland Steam Railway Holiday

RB4 - Great Central Railway

The Rutland Belle

There’s Space for everyone

Holiday date: Friday, 19th July 2024
4 days for  £689 per person
£1378 for two people sharing
Single supplement £75
Tour reference: RB4/1

From our modern hotel base, just down the road from Rockingham Castle, we explore the delights of rural Rutland and forage further afield for standard gauge steam at two of the longest heritage railways in the land – a truly diverse itinerary is sure to entice!

Holiday Highlights

A cruise on Rutland Water aboard the Rutland Belle
Reach for the stars at the National Space Centre
Main line steam at the Great Central Railway
Get up close to birds of prey in conservation at Exton
A posh time at the Nene Valley Railway
Local attractions in delightful Oakham

Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 - Friday

The holiday starts at Oakham Station, early afternoon, and we begin with a very “local” day. We are going to hunt out owls and falcons, Yew trees, a maze and a viaduct. All feature in an unusual, relaxed, bimble around the UK’s smallest county.

Meals: Dinner
Day 2 - Saturday

We drive this morning into Leicestershire, heading for Quorn and a morning on the Great Central Railway reliving the age of main line steam. Later, we have a cosmic experience in store at the fascinating National Space Centre.....a series of enormous empty rooms (joke!!). We should be back in the Oakham area for a late afternoon treat at the Station.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner
Day 3 - Sunday

Off to the Peterborough area today for a “posh” train combination. The Nene Valley Railway is well known, and rightly so, boasting a long running line with intermediate stations and a continental theme. We enjoy the railway to the full and on the way back to Rockingham we drop in at our local line, Rocks by Rail Living Ironstone Museum, for local industrial/railway history including a train ride.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner
Day 4 - Monday

A very simple and relaxed final morning sees us sailing on nearby Rutland Water among the pleasure boats and wildfowl. One more charming visit to the very rustic Rutland County Museum before homeward bound journeys commence from Oakham Station around lunchtime.

Meals: Breakfast


Nene Valley Railway, Wansford, Cambridgeshire

An impressive 7 ½ miles of track running through the heart of the 500 acre Ferry Meadows Country Park to Peterborough.

Our Hotel(s)

3 Star

Hampton by Hilton, Rockingham

This modern hotel is on the border of Northants and England’s smallest county Rutland. It boasts comfortable rooms and buffet style dining facilities. Whilst it does have a bar you might by tempted by the JD Wetherspoons right next door. No single rooms here and the twins are a little unusual!

Features and Facilities

Free WiFi
Non-smoking rooms
Digital Key
On-site restaurant
Fitness center
Iron/ironing board
Air conditioning
Easy to Set Alarm Clock Radio

What's included


All heritage railway rides
All public transport journeys, in standard class accommodation
Private coach transfers throughout the holiday


All entrances
Detailed itinerary/information pack
Services of courier throughout


Hotel accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis

What's not included

Travel to/from the holiday start point
Personal holiday insurance
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