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Lakeland Delights

  • Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, Cumbria - Trains in station

    Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, Cumbria - Trains in station
  • Dove Cottage, The Lake District, Cumbria - From the lane

    Dove Cottage, The Lake District, Cumbria - From the lane
  • Lake Windemere Cruises

    Lake Windemere Cruises NCN
5 day tour
From £305 per person - minimum 20 passengers

This tour brings together many of the very best attractions in the Lake District. There are relaxing cruises on Lake Windermere and Ullswater, a steam train ride on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, and visits to Grasmere, Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage, Bowness, Kendal and Sizergh Castle.


Dates

31st May, 14th June, 22nd August, 17th October - all 2021


Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Travel to your Cumbria

 

Day 2

Grasmere, Coniston, Steam Train, Windermere Cruise and Bowness

This morning we head to the charming village of Grasmere to visit Dove Cottage, the home of poet William Wordsworth from 1799 to 1808. Next door is the fascinating Wordsworth Museum. Our tour continues with a scenic drive along beautiful Coniston Water, the inspiration for the Arthur Ransome novel Swallows and Amazons. We take a steam train ride on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway to the southern tip of Lake Windermere before taking a cruise up the lake to Bowness. There’s free time to explore this popular lakeside town, or perhaps visit The World of Beatrix Potter attraction.

Day 3

Kendal and Sizergh Castle

A morning visit to the historic market town of Kendal, famous for its narrow lanes, ancient yards and Kendal Mint Cake. In the afternoon, visit the National Trust’s Sizergh Castle. Home to the Strickland family for more than 750 years, the castle is set in acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, and furnished with fine English and French furniture and family portraits.

Day 4

Ullswater Cruise and Keswick

Start the day with a relaxing cruise on spectacular Ullswater, with Helvellyn dominating the landscape. Our journey takes us from Glenridding at the southern end, to Pooley Bridge, nine miles to the north. In the afternoon we visit the small market town of Keswick to visit the Thursday local craft and produce market.

Day 5

Travel home


Suggested hotels –  Inspected by Greatdays staff in September 2017

Cumbria Grand Hotel ***

The Cumbria Grand is set in 25 acres of gardens and woodlands, and is only a 15-minute drive from Lake Windermere. There are 124 bedrooms which are equipped with en-suite bathroom, TV and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel has a large and comfortable lounge and welcoming restaurant. Entertainment is on some nice nights. The hotel benefits from a putting green and tennis courts. Coach parking is complimentary and there is a lift to all floors.

Shap Wells Hotel ***

The hotel is situated in a secluded, wooded valley, high in the Shap Fells and surrounded by mountain streams and only minutes from the M6 (Junction 39) and the A6. Free WiFi is available throughout the entire hotel including all public areas and guest accommodation. Complimentary parking is available at the front and rear of the hotel. All 98 bedrooms have recently been refurbished and are equipped with en-suite bathroom, TV and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.

Cumbria Grand Hotel ***

The Cumbria Grand is set in 25 acres of gardens and woodlands, and is only a 15-minute drive from Lake Windermere. There are 124 bedrooms which are equipped with en-suite bathroom, TV and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel has a large and comfortable lounge and welcoming restaurant. Entertainment is on some nice nights. The hotel benefits from a putting green and tennis courts. Coach parking is complimentary and there is a lift to all floors.


Cumbria Grand  5 day tour Single supplement
31st May 2021 from £333.00 per person  from £69.00 per person
14th June 2021 from £343.00 per person  from £69.00 per person
22nd August 2021 from £353.00 per person  from £69.00 per person
17th October 2021 from £305.00 per person  from £69.00 per person
All prices are per person and typically based on a minimum 20 full fare paying passengers sharing a double or twin room. Prices do not include coach travel or travel insurance. If you would like a quote for your travel insurance please contact us. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only.

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