The Lake District’s natural and diverse beauty has attracted travellers of all sorts for many years as folk have marvelled at the highs and lows of the region.
The Lake Districts natural and diverse beauty has attracted travellers of all sorts for many years as folk have marvelled at the highs and lows of the region. We experience the wild and unspoilt territory and enjoy a boat trip on Ullswater plus a steam train journey through the Leven Valley. As well as a drive over the spectacular Kirkstone Pass, we also visit Holker Hall and Gardens, and spend time in typical Cumbrian towns such as Grasmere and Ambleside.
The Skiddaw Hotel in the town square combines the traditional décor and friendly welcome of a family-run hotel with modern facilities and efficient service. There is a restaurant, lounge bar and all 43 en-suite bedrooms have satellite TV, direct dial telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.
We leave Belfast and travel to Keswick via the mid-morning Stena Line ferry to Cairnryan.
Hotel Skiddaw Hotel, Keswick *** (4 nights D, B&B)
After a relaxing breakfast this morning we travel to the northern end of Ullswater (the second largest lake in the Lake District) at Pooley Bridge where we board the Ullswater Steamer for a wonderful hour long cruise, taking in the stunning scenery of the surrounding mountains and clear waters. Our coach meets us at Glenridding where we continue our journey with a drive over the Kirkstone Pass to Windermere.B, D
This morning we journey to Lakeside where we spend some time before catching the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway to Haverthwaite (18min journey) where our coach meets us again. We continue to Holker Hall and Gardens which is set in 25 acres of romantic formal and woodland gardens, with the famous herd of Menil fallow deer, showcasing nature at its most gracefulB, D
We travel directly to the sprawling tourist town of Bowness-on- Windermere before turning northwards to Ambleside and Grasmere with a little time in each for a relaxing end to our discovery of the Lake District.B, D
Keswick to Belfast via Cairnryan with Stena Line.B
B=Breakfast Included , D=Dinner Included
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Return ferry crossings
Services of driver/courier
Cruise on Ullswater
Admission to Holker Hall and Gardens,
Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway Steam Train
Visits to Lake Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere, Ambleside and Grasmere
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