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Ullswater in Cumbria's Lake District

Peaks, Lakes & Cakes

Explore the picturesque Lake District, renowned for its diverse and magnificent scenery with gently undulating hills, towering mountains and sparkling lakes.

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 tranquil Ullswater, afternoon tea on the shores of Lake Windermere, a ride on a famous miniature railway plus a wonderful journey by mini-coach through some spectacular scenic mountain passes.



The four star North Lakes Hotel is situated on the outskirts of Penrith. Facilities include restaurant and bar plus leisure facilities with swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam room and gymnasium, plus a range of spa treatments (available at extra charge). All bedrooms feature satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, bathrobe & slippers, hairdryer, coffee maker, room fridge and complimentary mineral water. Lift available.




  • Three nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast

  • Full day Mountain Goat mini-coach tour

  • Single journey on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

  • Ullswater lake cruise

  • Afternoon tea at The Old England Hotel, Lake Windermere

  • Excursions as detailed

  • Return travel by coach

Day One

We travel north to Cumbria where we visit the town of Kendal, renowned for its historic buildings, quaint cobbled streets and antique shops, plus its famous energy giving Mint Cake. From here we continue on to Penrith and the North Lakes Hotel & Spa where we stay for three nights.


Day Two

Today we venture deep into the heart of Lakeland and board the award-winning Mountain Goat mini-coaches 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 ride on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Miniature Railway, then drive onward to “Britain’s Favourite View” at Wastwater, England’s deepest and most dramatic lake. Our next destination is the splendid 14th Century Muncaster Castle, where you can explore its internationally acclaimed gardens and World Owl Trust. We return to the hotel via Coniston Water and Fells.

B, D

Day Three

This morning we drive to Pooley Bridge and board an ‘Ullswater Steamer’ for a nice relaxing cruise along Ullswater to Glenridding. From here we continue via the Kirkstone Pass to Bowness on Windermere where we have an included afternoon tea at the Macdonald Old England Hotel on the shores of Lake Windermere. We return to Penrith via Shap Wells.

B, D

Day Four

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


B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

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
Ewloe Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel
Gaerwen Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
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. Station Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Llanfairfechan Llanfairfechan, Castle Bridge Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
(Parking not permitted at Pringles car park)
Llanfairpwll Park & Ride Llanfairpwll, Park & Ride
Llangefni Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Menai Bridge Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop
Northop Northop, Red Lion Pub Bus Stop
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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