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Yorkshire & Hadrian’s Wall Small Group Rail Tour

Discover Yorkshire and Northumberland as part of a small, guided group

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07 May 2023 - Open for booking
09 Jul 2023 - Open for booking
03 Sep 2023 - Open for booking

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Haydon Bridge by Hadrian's Wall

Discover Yorkshire and Northumberland as part of a small, guided group

Yorkshire & Hadrian’s Wall Small Group Rail Tour

Best Time To Go

07 May 2023 - Open for booking
09 Jul 2023 - Open for booking
03 Sep 2023 - Open for booking

Prices From


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Starts From


Finishes In

Haydon Bridge by Hadrian's Wall

Accompanied by a local guide, get under the skin of some of England's most fascinating history and arresting landscapes.

Some two-thousand years of history takes hold during this new-for-2023, six-night guided tour. Starting in the bewitching walled city of York, take a tour of the ancient centre, visit the unforgettable Minster and the National Railway Museum. Skirt the Dales by rail on the way to Settle, and tour Herriot country, before heading north for a visit to Alnwick and a fabulous day on and around Hadrian’s Wall.

With a maximum of 15 passengers per group, you can be sure of highly personal service from your knowledgeable, local tour leader on this carefully-designed McKinlay Kidd small-group rail tour. Early booking is strongly advised as places are strictly limited.

Do not hesitate to let us know if we can assist with tailor-made arrangements for you pre or post this scheduled tour.

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Day One – Arrive in York and Marvel at the National Railway Museum

Day Two – Discovering Ancient York and the Minster

Day Three – More of Ancient York, then Rail Around the Dales to Settle

Day Four – A Day of Discovery in the Dales

Day Five – Travel the famous Settle-Carlisle Line and on to visit Alnwick Castle

Day Six – Uncovering Roman History on Hadrian’s Wall

Day Seven – Onward Journey Home


This tour begins in the city of York with two nights in a hotel near the railway station, followed by two nights in a pub-with-rooms in Settle and finally two nights at an historic village hotel in Northumberland.


£1750 per person sharing a double/twin room for departures in May, July & September.

The supplement for a single traveller is £600, based on single occupancy of double/twin rooms.

The price per person includes:

  • Six nights’ bed and breakfast in hand-picked four-star hotels/inns
  • Welcome dinner in York, farewell dinner in Northumberland
  • A visit to the National Railway Museum, York Minster, Clifford’s Tower and Yorkshire Museum and Garden in York
  • A private guided walking tour of York
  • Train travel from York to Settle and Settle to Haydon Bridge via Carlisle
  • A private coach tour of the Yorkshire Dales
  • A visit to Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre
  • A private coach tour from Haydon Bridge to Alnwick and entry to Alnwick Castle
  • A stargazing evening in Northumberland
  • A private guided tour of Hadrian’s Wall and entry to two related museums
  • The services of McKinlay Kidd’s tour leader, accompanying the group and providing expert guiding and assistance throughout
  • Transfers as described

Not included:

  • Meals other than those described above
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities and tips

All accommodation is carefully-selected and researched by us; contact us for more detailed information. We will do our best to accommodate room preferences subject to availability at individual properties. Inbound and outbound train-travel can be tailor-made to your requirements for a modest surcharge.

This tour will operate with a minimum of four and maximum of 15 passengers on each departure date.

Speak to us 0141 260 9260

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  • Mon-Fri: 8:30am – 6:00pm
  • Sat: 10am – 3:30pm
  • Sun: closed

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Reserve your place(s) for Yorkshire & Hadrian’s Wall Small Group Rail Tour

Departure Dates & Current Availability
Departure DateStarts FromNights£ per person (2 sharing)£ per person (single)
Sunday 7 May 2023York6£ 1750£ 2350
Sunday 9 Jul 2023York6£ 1750£ 2350
Sunday 3 Sep 2023York6£ 1750£ 2350

To reserve your place(s) on this tour, please call us or complete the form below, making sure to select your departure date from the dropdown menu and advise of any special requirements. We will hold your place(s) for 48 hours and contact you with details of how to confirm your booking by payment of the per person deposit.

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