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.
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.
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 Laal 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.
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.
|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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