Magic of the Lakes

Magic of the Lakes

the picturesque Lake District is renowned for its diverse and magnificent scenery with gently undulating hills, towering mountains and sparkling lakes. This tour feature visits to the regions finest locations and also includes a cruise on tranquil Lake Windermere, a steam train ride through unspoilt countryside plus a wonderful journey through the scenic mountain passes of the Western Fells.

Described by William Wordsworth as ‘the loveliest spot that man has ever known’, the picturesque Lake District is renowned for its diverse and magnificent scenery with gently undulating hills, towering mountains and sparkling lakes. Our itinerary features visits to some of the regions finest locations and also includes a cruise on Lake Windermere, a steam train ride through unspoilt countryside on the Ravenglass and Eskdale railway, plus a journey through the mountain passes of the Western fells.

 

DAMSON DENE HOTEL (3 STAR)

Tucked away in the tranquil Lyth Valley and set in beautifully landscaped gardens. Facilities include a restaurant and bar, plus a leisure centre with indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and gym. All bedrooms are equipped with television, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities. The hotel does not have a lift but ground floor rooms are available.

 

ITINERARY

Day One: We travel north to Lancaster where attractions include quirky boutiques and galleries, plus the magnificent castle, steeped in almost 1000 years of history. From here we continue to the Damson Dene Hotel.

 

Day Two: Today we drive to Bowness, charmingly located on the shores of Lake Windermere. We have time to look around before we board the steamer at Bowness Pier for a relaxing cruise to Lakeside at the southern tip of the lake. From here we visit the Edwardian resort of Grange-over-Sands, a picturesque seaside town with lovely limestone buildings, a traffic free promenade and beautiful ornamental gardens.

 

Day Three: We begin with a drive to the attractive old market town of Sedbergh, then continue to the ancient town of Appleby. Some free time here for lunch and to explore this charming town with its picturesque main street and beautiful riverside walks. This afternoon we take a scenic journey along the shore of Ullswater to Glenridding, then return to Windermere via the Kirkstone Pass.

 

Day Four: This morning we venture deep into the heart of Lakeland and board the Mountain Goat minibuses for a fantastic journey where large coaches cannot go through the dramatic landscapes of the Western Fells. Following this we head to Eskdale for a journey on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, or “La’al Ratty” as it affectionately known, before travelling via awe inspiring Wastwater for a visit to the grounds of Muncaster Castle. We return to the hotel via Coniston Fells and Coniston Water.

 

Day Five: We depart from the hotel this morning and commence our return journey.

 

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Four nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast

  • Lake Windermere cruise

  • Steam train ride and Mountain Goat minibus tour

  • Return travel by luxury air conditioned coach

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
Abergele Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Bangor, Nelson Pub Bangor, Bus Stop Opposite Nelson Pub
Bangor, Pontio Centre Bangor, Pontio Centre Bus Stop
Bethel Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop
Bontnewydd Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop
Bryngwran Bryngwran, School Entrance
Caergeiliog Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub
Caernarfon, Campbell Road Caernarfon, Bus Stop Bottom of Campbell Road
Caernarfon, Leisure Cent. Caernarfon, Bus Stop opposite Leisure Centre
Caernarfon, Morrisons Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Y Glyn Caernarfon, Y Glyn Bethel Road
Chester Chester, Holiday Inn South Hotel Bus Stop
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop
Criccieth, Medical Centre Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop
Deganwy Deganwy, Railway Station Bus Stop
Ewloe Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel
Gaerwen Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
Halkyn Halkyn, Outside Billy Jeans
(Springfield Hotel Return Drop Off Point)
Holyhead Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance
Llanberis, Maes Padarn Llanberis, Bus Stop Opposite Maes Padarn
Llanberis, Spar Llanberis, Outside Spar Shop
Llandegai Llandegai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance
Llandudno Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park Bus Stop
Llandudno Jct. New Road Llandudno Junction, New Road Bus Stop
Llanfairfechan Llanfairfechan, Castle Bridge Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
Llangefni Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Menai Bridge Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop
Northop Northop, Red Lion Pub Bus Stop
Old Colwyn Old Colwyn, Church Walks Bus Stop
Opposite The Plough Inn
Penmaenmawr Penmaenmawr, Llys Clwyd Bus Stop (Opposite Spar)
Penrhyn Bay Penrhyn Bay, Post Office
Penygroes Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel)
Porthmadog Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop
Pwllheli Pwllheli, Bus Station
Rhos on Sea, Cayley Arms Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Cayley Arms
Rhos on Sea, Hickorys Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Hickorys Restaurant
St. Asaph St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station
Valley Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel
Wrexham, Northbound Wrexham, Taxi Stand King Street
(Taxi Feeder Service)
Y Felinheli, St. Marys Y Felinheli, St Mary's Church Bus Stop
Y Felinheli, Victoria Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop

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Caernarfon

Gwynedd

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Registered in Cardiff No. 2752976

VAT No: 310 5664 88

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