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Lakeland Delights

Springtime in the Lake District

  • Lakeside & Haverthwaite
  • Railway Windermere
  • Lake Cruise Lakeland Distillery
  • Sizergh Castl
  • Ullswater Lake Cruise
  • Bowness
  • Kendal and Keswick

England’s largest National Park contains many of the most picturesque lakes in England and the landscape inspired such famous poets as Wordsworth and Coleridge. Wordsworth called lakeland “the loveliest spot that man hath ever found” and few who have visited the area would disagree. The heart of the Lake District National Park has a grandeur all of its own, with massive crags and ridges, towering fells, deep green valleys with its labyrinths of lakes and rivers. This tour brings together
many of the very best attractions in the Lake District with relaxing cruises on Lake Windermere and Ullswater; a steam train ride on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway and also visits Grasmere, Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage, Bowness, Keswick, Sizergh Castle and Kendal.

Accommodation

The Cumbria Grand Hotel is located just six miles from Lake Windermere on the outskirts of Grange over Sands. Set in 20 acres of gardens and woodland over-looking Morecambe Bay, guests are assured of a very warm welcome at this charming three star rated Victorian hotel. Facilities include lift, restaurant, lounge, bar and snooker room whilst outside guests can enjoy some delightful woodland walks. All bedrooms have en-suite bathroom, satellite TV, telephone & hospitality tray.

Itinerary*

Monday: Travel to Lancaster where time will be available for lunch and a stroll before continuing on to the hotel arriving late afternoon. Settle into your room and relax before enjoying your evening meal.

Tuesday: This morning we take a steam train ride on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway which travels through the breathtaking scener of the Leven Valley from Haverthwaite to the lakeside, situated at the southern tip of Lake Windermere. We then enjoy a cruise up the lake to Bowness. This afternoon we visit the Lakeland Distillery, Cumbria’s only distillery producing the Lakes Gin, Lakes Vodka; The One, a British Isles blended whisky and their signature spirit, the Lakes Malt. Opened in 2014 the distillery is housed in a beautiful restored Victorian cattle farm with hand made copper stills and an award winning on -site Bistro and visitor centre. We continue with a scenic drive along beautiful Coniston Water, the inspiration for Arthur Ransome’s novel “Swallows and Amazons”.

Wednesday: This morning we visit the historic market town of Kendal, famous for its narrow lanes and Kendal Mint Cake. Later we visit the National Trust’s, Sizergh Castle. Home to the Strickland family for over 750 years, the castle is set in acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and is furnished with fine English and French furniture.

Thursday: Start the day with a relaxing two hour morning cruise on spectacular Ullswater; Glenridding to Pooley Bridge). Renamed the Dark Lake, an Arthurian legend, Ullswater still holds many secrets with Helvellyn dominating the landscape. We continue to Keswick, a
small market town where there is an opportunity to visit the local craft and produce market.

Friday: After a leisurely breakfast we bid farewell to the hotel and travel southwards and visit Kirby Lonsdale a famously picturesque Cumbrian town, renowned for its photogenic charm and still retaining much of its age old appeal. The splendid historic buildings that line Kirby Lonsdale’s quaint streets now accommodate an impressive range of independant shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants which offer a unique experience that’s increasingly difficult to find on the modern High Street. We depart early afternoon and commence the homeward journey.


*Please note itineraries are subject to change

Price Includes

  • Return coach travel
  • 4 nights accommodation with dinner, bed and breakfast
  • Excursions as described
  • VAT

Single Room Supplement

A single room supplement of £69.00 is applicable on this tour, for more information please call and speak to an advisor.

Pickup Points

Conwy, Lancaster Square
Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Deganwy, Castle Hotel
Llanrhos, Post Office
Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park
Llandudno, Clarence Hotel(Travel Lodge)
Craig Y Don, St Pauls Church
Penrhyn Bay, St Davids Church
Mochdre, Bowling Green
Rhos On Sea, Cayley Arms
Rhos On Sea, Hickorys (The Ship)
Colwyn Bay, Guys Newsagents
Colwyn Bay, Railway Station
Old Colwyn, Opposite Marine Hotel
Old Colwyn, Top Shop
Old Colwyn, Queens Nursing Home
Old Colwyn, Junction Abergele Rd/Highlands Rd
Llanddulas, Fairview Inn
Abergele, Tesco Bus Stop
Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Abergele, Pentre Mawr Park Bus Stop
Pensarn, Roundabout Bus Stop
Belgrano, Pensarn Grange (Windjammers)
Towyn, Wendover Bus Stop
Sandy Cove, Bus Stop
Kinmel Bay, Junction Bronwen Ave/ St Asaph Ave
Kinmel Bay, Silver Birch
Bodelwyddan, Bus Stop opposite Garage
Bodelwyddan, The Vicarage
Rhuddlan, Vicarage Lane Bus Stop
Rhuddlan, Highlands Road Bus Stop/ Pentre Lane
Rhuddlan, Rhyl Road Bus Stop
Denbigh, Lenton Pool
Denbigh, Colomendy
Denbigh, Plas Pigot
Denbigh, The Green Bus Stop
Denbigh, Myddleton Park
Trefnant, Village Hall Bus Stop nr Traffic Lights
Trefnant, The Tweedmill
Trefnant, Clwydian Park
St Asaph, HM Stanley Hospital
St Asaph, Cathedral Bus Stop
St Asaph, Fountain Garage
St Asaph, Ashley Court Bus Stop
St Asaph, Bod Erw
Rhyl, Ffordd Derwen Pub
Rhyl, Boulevard Bus Stop
Rhyl, Old Carlton Garden Centre (opp Rosehill Road/ Rhuddlan Rd Bus Stop)
Rhyl, Rhuddlan Road/ St Margarets Drive Bus Stop
Rhyl, Vale Road Flats Bus Layby
Rhyl, Argos, Bodfor Street
Rhyl, Catholic Church/Wellington Rd
Rhyl, Marine Lake Bus Bay
Rhyl, St Thomas’ Church, Russell Road
Rhyl, Junction Russell Road /Churton Road
Rhyl, Junction Russell Road/ Old Golf Road
Rhyl, Eastville Bus Stop opp Denmore Stores
Rhyl, Tynewydd Estate Entrance( Junction Tynewydd Road/ Ffordd Anwyl)
Rhyl, Parrys Corner/ Pendyffryn Rd North
Rhyl, Junction Grange Rd/ Clifton Park Road
Prestatyn, Williams Estate Agents, Meliden Road
Prestatyn, Pendyffryn Gardens Bus Stop
Prestatyn, Bus Station
Prestatyn, The Victoria Hotel Bus Stop
Prestatyn, Police Station
Prestatyn, Ffrith Bus Stop
Prestatyn, Clwyd Carpets ( Victoria Road West)
Prestatyn, Jolly Sailor
Prestatyn, Penrhwylfa Crossroads Bus Stop
Prestatyn, Junction Ffordd isa/ Princes Avenue
Meliden, Manod Road Bus Stop
Meliden, Roundwood Avenue
Meliden, Old Garden Centre
Gronant, Cross Roads
Talacre, Junction Coast Road/Station Road
Ffynnongroew, Crown Inn
Mostyn, Lletty Hotel
Greenfield, Queens Head Hotel
Bagillt, Blossoms Inn
Dyserth, Voel Depot
Dyserth, The Vicarage Bus Stop
Dyserth, Cross Keys/Pendre Farm Bus Stop
Dyserth, The Bank (Bus stop opposite junction High Street/ Thomas Avenue)
Trelawnyd, Memorial Hall Bus Stop
Trelawnyd, Erw Wen Bus Stop
Lloc, Rock Inn
Carmel, Halfway House
Holway, Garage
Holywell, Traffic Lights (Fron Park Road/ Brynford Street)
Holywell, Victoria Hotel
Flint, The Ship Hotel Bus Stop
Northop, Car Park Entrance
Sychdyn, Cross Keys
Mold, Station Motors, Chester Road
Mynydd Isa, The Griffin
Queensferry, Deeside Leisure Centre
Ewloe, Clwyd Car Aucitons
Buckley, The Tivoli
Chester, Holiday Inn Wrexham Road (Old Post House)

Booking Information

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