Day 1 - Carlisle
Begin your holiday at the Crown Hotel, Wetheral, where you meet
your Tour Manager. Your hotel is situated in a picturesque village,
close to the Scottish border and the city of Carlisle. With the
Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, and Hadrian's Wall just a train
ride away, this is the perfect place from which to explore. You
enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening.
Carlisle dates back to Roman times and boasts a myriad of
ancient buildings and beautiful architecture. Carlisle Castle,
which was built during the reign of William II, son of William the
Conqueror, is well worth a visit. Many of the streets are also
infused with more modern history, thanks to Carlisle's place as a
centre of textile manufacturing during the Industrial Revolution,
when it became a hub for the railways.