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Rutland Steam Railway Holiday

Rockingham Castle - featured

The Rutland Belle

A rocking good time in Rockingham

Holiday date: Friday, 19th August 2022
UK
England
4 days for  £649 per person
£1298 for two people sharing
Single supplement £90
Tour reference: RB4/1

Ready for a relaxed, rural, rustic escape – come to Rutland and experience just that. Plenty of railway interest is melded with some “off the beaten track” surprises to create one of our most diverse itineraries – read on...

Holiday Highlights

Candlelit dinner at Rockingham Castle
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 rescued birds of prey at Exton
A posh time at the Nene Valley Railway

Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 - Friday

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

Meals: Dinner
Day 2 - Saturday

Off to the Peterborough area today for a “posh” train combination. The Nene Valley Railway is well known, and rightly so. but perhaps less so is the charming Ferry Meadows Railway in... Ferry Meadows! On the way back to Rockingham we drop in at the Rocks by Rail Living Ironstone Museum for local industrial/railway history and a steam hauled brake-van rides.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner
Day 3 - Sunday

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 enjoy a cosmic experience at the nearby National Space Centre…..a series of enormous empty rooms (joke!!) and visit the adjacent Abbey Pumping Station for beam engines and nostalgic memorabilia galore. Our finale to the holiday takes us this evening to Rockingham Castle for a guided tour followed by candlelit dinner - how about that!

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner
Day 4 - Monday

A very simple and relaxed final morning sees us sailing on nearby Rutland Water aboard The Rutland Belle among the pleasure boats and wildfowl. Time in Oakham to find some lunch and explore this delightful old market town before homeward bound journeys commence from Oakham Station.

Meals: Breakfast

Railways

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

Features and Facilities

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

What's included

Transport

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

Entertainment

All entrances
Detailed itinerary/information pack
Services of courier throughout

Accommodation

Hotel accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis

What's not included

Travel to/from the holiday start point
Personal holiday insurance
Porterage
Lunches
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