The Lake District (or Lakeland, as it’s known locally) is an area of outstanding natural beauty. You’ll soon discover why, as we travel through its wild and unspoilt landscape.
The Lake District (or Lakeland, as its known locally) is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Youll soon discover why, as we travel through its wild and unspoilt landscape. Our tour includes a cruise on Lake Windermere, a steam train journey through the Leven Valley, a drive over the spectacular Kirkstone Pass . Theres also a day in the Yorkshire Dales, renowned for its stone walls and rich, green countryside.
The Skiddaw Hotel, in Keswick town square, is a family-run hotel combining traditional décor 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.
Please note we will not be visiting Levens Hall on this tour
We leave Belfast and travel to Keswick via the mid-morning Stena Line ferry to Cairnryan.D
It’s a busy day exploring the Lakes. First we test our sea legs cruising on Lake Windermere from Bowness-on-Windermere to Lakeside. Then we catch the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway to Haverthwaite (18min journey). Next, our coach takes us past Lake Windermere to Grasmere, made famous by William Wordsworth, before returning to Keswick. We return to Keswick over the Kirkstone Pass.B, D
We’re off to the Yorkshire Dales today, travelling through Kirkby Lonsdale before arriving in Settle, one of the most picturesque towns in Ribblesdale. We continue through the heart of the Dales and watch a cheese-making demonstration at Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre (look out for Wallace and Gromit!) before returning to our hotel.B, D
We spend the morning in Keswick to enjoy its weekly market. In the afternoon we take a drive through the very scenic Kirkstone Pass before stopping in the vibrant town of Ambleside.B, D
We’re homeward bound Keswick to Belfast via Cairnryan with Stena Line.B
B=Breakfast Included , D=Dinner Included
Lake Windermere Cruise Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway journey Grasmere Settle Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre
Single Room Supplement