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    32 Reasons To Drop Everything And Jump On A Train Up North

    Travel from Settle to Carlisle and have your breath taken away.

    1. Everyone knows that the train route from Settle to Carlisle is breathtakingly beautiful.

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    Ribblehead Viaduct

    2. Because every valley the train passes through is stunning.

    3. Every view along the way is gorgeous.

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    Kirkby Stephen

    4. And even the train stations themselves are delightfully quaint.

    5. Just take a moment to imagine boarding the Settle-Carlisle train.

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    Horton in Ribblesdale

    6. Looking out at these views, a steaming cup of tea in hand.

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    Ribblehead viaduct

    7. And winding up here.

    8. Imagine staying in one of these glorious railway cottages.

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    Kirkby Stephen railway cottage

    9. Spending your days exploring the local countryside.

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    Kirkby Stephen

    10. Making friends along the way.

    11. And then returning to your cottage when it starts to get dark.

    12. Imagine making a proper tea.

    13. And then settling down in front of the fire.

    14. Even in the middle of winter, it's a trip worth making.

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    Lazonby

    15. Because these villages look good in all kinds of weather.

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    Lazonby

    16. And these viaducts look incredible in every season.

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    Arten Gill Viaduct

    17. Seriously.

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    Ribblehead Viaduct

    18. There are romantic walks to go on.

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    Armathwaite

    19. Unexplored paths to tread.

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    The Vale of Eden

    20. And lakes to swim in.

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    Armathwaite

    21. The Settle-Carlisle railway will take you all the way up to the North Pennines.

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    North Pennines

    22. And it'll take you to the Yorkshire Dales.

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    Yorkshire Dales

    23. But also the Lake District.

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    Lake District

    24. It's the perfect way to see the most beautiful parts of this country.

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    Armathwaite

    25. To get away and just clear your head.

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    Yorkshire Dales

    26. And to eat some proper fish and chips.

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    27. So seriously: Head up North.

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    Armathwaite

    28. See what that part of the world has to offer.

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    Kirkby Stephen

    29. Get daytime drunk in spots like this.

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    Cray, Yorkshire Dales

    30. And then soak up your hangover with breakfasts like this.

    31. You won't regret it.

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    North Pennines

    32. It's definitely a trip worth taking.

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    Lake District

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