From the most complete set of Roman Walls and medieval shopping galleries to famous witch hunters, a castle with Britain’s oldest courtroom and a Hanging Corner. Take the train to the ‘great border city’, on the doorstep of Hadrian’s 73 mile Roman wall and home to England’s most besieged castle and to Woodrow Wilson’s mom.

Day One
A classic, contemporary city

The most complete city walls, the oldest racecourse and the largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain. Plus, the 700-year-old Rows – the original medieval shopping mall.

 

Next Stop Lancaster
  • 1hr 24 min / 77 miles
  • 1hr 30 min
Day Two
A captivating past and cultured present

Nestled on a hilltop in the county of Lancashire to the north west of England lies the ancient city of Lancaster. With its magnificent Georgian buildings, historic castle prison walls and spectacular views from the Ashton Memorial, one of the north’s great follies.

Next Stop Carlisle
  • 1hr 13 min / 66 miles
  • 55 min
Day Three
Discover Carlisle

Celts,  Romans,  feuding  Border  Reivers  and  invading  armies  have  all  left  a  fascinating  legacy  for  you  to  explore.