Chatsworth House at Christmas & Manchester

Chatsworth House at Christmas & Manchester

Visit a stately home dressed for Christmas & a festive Market too


Visit a stately home dressed for Christmas & a festive Market too


Christmas is everyone's favourite time of the year, especially at Chatsworth. That's why every year the house is transformed and the lower floors of the house are decorated to get everyone in the festive spirit. Each year a different theme is chosen, keep your eyes and ears open for the announcement of this year's theme.


Manchester's Christmas Markets

Over the last ten years the wooden chalets of Manchester's Christmas Markets has marked the beginning of the festive season. By day the markets buzz with shoppers hunting out the perfect handmade gifts for their loved ones, and by night the markets pulse with the happy chatter of friends, co-workers and visitors sipping mulled wine and sharing food as they catch up before Christmas. With people visiting the markets from all over the country, it is no wonder that Manchester's Christmas Markets are now firmly established as among the very best in Europe.

Day 1

A morning departure from Cumbria as we head via Scotch Corner to Ripon, we have some time at leisure to explore the market place and cathedral before continuing on to Sheffield and the Meadowhall shopping complex. We leave late afternoon for the short journey to our hotel the Mercure Sheffield Parkway. Dinner in the hotel tonight.


Day 2

This morning we travel to Chatsworth House, where each Christmas the first two floors are magically decorated to evoke that special Christmas atmosphere. This combined with seasonal food, drink and gifts, make Chatsworth a must see at Christmas. On our return to Sheffield we call at Bakewell in the heart of the Peak District, the town is of course home to the famous Bakewell pudding or is it a tart? Dinner at the hotel.

B, D

Day 3

Following breakfast we leave our hosts at the Mercure Hotel and head to Manchester for some free time to explore the award winning Christmas Market situated throughout the city centre. Manchester has had a traditional continental market since 1999 and it is now the biggest in the UK. We leave for the return to Cumbria late afternoon.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Mercure Sheffield Parkway Hotel

Mercure Sheffield Parkway hotel is a modern 4 star hotel just 4 miles away from the city centre. The 78 spacious bedrooms are well equipped for all your needs including free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Twin rooms feature two single beds, double rooms feature a King size bed, 180 multichannel 33 inch LED flat screen TV's, comfort cooling, free WiFi, work desk with lamp, telephone, in room safe, iron and ironing board, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryer and en-suite power showers.

The Foundry Restaurant & Bar provides a choice of modern cuisines and a range of beers, wines and spirits. 

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
Appleby The Sands Appleby
Aspatria Car Park beside Spar Aspatria
Brough Monument Bus Shelter Brough
Carlisle Entrance to Sands Centre Car Park Carlisle
Cockermouth Monument Main Street Cockermouth
Dearham Commercial Corner Dearham
Distington Outside Prospect Works Distington
Egremont Conservative Club Egremont
Flimby Railway Station Flimby
Harrington Galloping Horse bus stop Harrington
High Hesket Palmerstons Furniture Store
Keswick Bell Close Car Park Keswick
Kirkby Stephen Market Square Kirkby Stephen
Maryport Outside Coop Maryport
Penrith Sandgate Bus Station Penrith
Thursby Bus Stop Thursby
Waverton Bus Stop Waverton
Whitehaven Old Bus Station Whitehaven
Wigton Old Bus Station Wigton
Workington Lay By opposite Grahams Travel Jane St. Workington
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