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Derbyshire Heritage Railways

Derbyshire Heritage Railways

Whatever your memories of Britain's Railways you will be amazed at the lengths these people go to, to make sure we do not lose them!


Whatever your memories of Britain's Railways you will be amazed at the lengths these people go to, to make sure we do not lose them!

This is an irresistible and novel way of enjoying the blend of natural beauty and traditional experiences that make up a memorable holiday in Derbyshire.  We have included four very different railway centres that are preserving our steam, diesel and electric railway heritage as well as one of the best model railways in the UK. Whatever your memories of Britain’s Railways you will be amazed at the lengths these people go to, to make sure we do not lose them. 


THURSDAY - Morning departure from Dorset, we pause in Oxford for lunch, then head northwards to Derby. Porterage provided in/out.

FRIDAY - This morning to Cromford Mills, nestled in the dales it is part of the Derwent Valley UNESCO heritage site - it had the first water-powered cotton mill and changed the world in the 18th century. The visitor centre details over 20 things to see and do and includes a video show. This afternoon to the Crich Tramway Village - a unique place to visit. Trams run to and fro every few minutes as visitors ride over the cobbles of the period street and into the countryside. The tram museum, workshop viewing gallery and unlimited tram rides are all included.

SATURDAY - This morning visit Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre - the engine shed with its turntable and extensive rail yards were rescued from dereliction and now house a collection of heritage locomotives and rolling stock. Lunch is taken in Chesterfield with a little time to enjoy the town centre. This afternoon drive to Peak Rail near Matlock and running heritage steam and diesel trains. At the Rowsley terminus you can view the LMS Carriage Association, Heritage Shunters Trust and the Engine Shed. A round trip on the line takes just under one hour and traverses the Cawdor Viaduct over the River Derwent.

SUNDAY - Today we visit The Midland Railway at Butterly. Steam and diesel hauled trains are operated around the huge site which includes the main museum, restored station buildings, diesel depot, demonstration signal box, "Tin Tabernacle" Victorian church, the Golden Valley Light Railway, a 35 acre Country Park and Farm, Historic locomotives and rolling stock. Return to Derby by mid-afternoon with time to visit the Famous Trains model railway exhibition in Markeaton Park - a huge 00 scale model railway housed in an old council rail depot.

MONDAY - Homeward bound to return to Dorset by late afternoon.

B, D

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Holiday Inn Derby Riverlights

Conveniently situated right in the heart of the city, this modern, almost futuristic looking 4 star hotel provides comfortable and well serviced accommodation. All of the guest bedrooms are accessible by lift and provide private bathroom with toiletries, hairdryer, TV with satellite channels, iron/board, safe, phone, tea-tray, fridge, free wifi and air-conditioning. The hotel restaurant is Derby’s highest (lift access) and gives you stunning city views while you enjoy freshly prepared meals. The bar is open 24 hours and is a great place to socialise and relax. There is a fitness room for guests use. Room service is available.


TOUR PRICE : £429.00 Per Person

Single room supplement: £110.00


Price Includes : All coach travel, 4 nights hotel accommodation, Half board meals, Entry to Barrow Hill, Entry and fare for Peak Rail, Entry to Cromford Visitor Centre, Entry to Crich Tramway, Entry and fare for Midland Railway, Entry to Famous Trains model railway, VAT.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Beaminster Area Convenient local point in Beaminster to be advised
Blandford Area Convenient local point in Blandford to be advised
Bournemouth Area Convenient point in Bournemouth to be advised
Branksome Area Convenient point in Branksome to be advised
Bridport Area Convenient local point in Bridport to be advised
Britannia Inn Britannia Inn, Fortuneswell, Portland
Charlestown The Alexandra Inn, Chickerell Road, Charlestown
Chickerell Bluebird Garage, Chickerell Road
Corfe Castle Convenient point in Corfe Castle to be advised
Courtlands Portland, Courtlands bus stop
Dorchester South Station Dorchester South Station bus stop
Dorchester TOT Top O'Town Car Park (by cafe), Dorchester
Easton Easton Square, Portland
Ferndown Area Convenient local point in Ferndown to be advised
Foords Corner Foords Corner bus stop, Wyke Regis
Jestys Avenue Bus stop end of Jestys Avenue on Littlemoor Road
Littlemead Broadwey, Littlemead bus stop (Swan Inn)
Lodmoor Hill Lodmoor Hill Bus Stop (near Post Office)
Lyme Regis Convenient local point in Lyme Regis to be advised
Lyndale bus stop Wyke Regis, Lyndale Bus Stop
Nottington Broadwey, Nottington Corner bus stop
Other Points in Dorset Phone us to discuss a convenient pick up.
Poole Area Convenient local point in Poole to be advised
Poundbury QMSE Poundbury Queen Mother Square bus stop
(Coach heading into Dorchester)
Queens Avenue Dorchester, Bus stop end of Queens Avenue
Radipole Spa Hotel bus stop, Radipole
Redlands Redlands, Opposite Garage
Ridgeway Bottom (DNU) DO NOT USE
Ringwood Area Convenient local point in Ringwood to be advised
Rodwell Rodwell Traffic Lights, Rodwell Rd/Rodwell Ave
Sgt Bunn St Bunn Bakery, Lanehouse Rocks Road
Sherborne Area Convenient local point in Sherborne to be advised
Southwell Portland, Southwell, Opposite Eight Kings Inn
St Edmunds Church St Edmunds Church, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Johns Church Weymouth, St Johns Church, outside Dentist
St Nicholas Church St Nicholas Church, Buxton Road, Weymouth
Sturminster Newton Area Convenient point in Stur. Newton to be advised
Swanage Area Convenient local point in Swanage to be advised
To be advised To be advised - Approx. 2 weeks before travel
Upton Area Convenient local point in Upton to be advised
Value House Value House Car Park
Victoria Square Victoria Square bus stop, Portland
Wareham Area Convenient local point in Wareham to be advised
Westwey Road Westwey Rd, Magistrates Court, Weymouth
Weymouth Bluebird Weymouth, Outside Bluebird Office,
K1 bus stop
Wimborne Area Convenient local point in Wimborne to be advised
Wool Area Convenient local point in Wool to be advised
Wyke Smuggler Smugglers Inn, Wyke Regis
Yeovil Area Convenient local point in Yeovil to be advised
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