Enjoy a steam train journey on the famous Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway known locally as Laíal Ratty, a visit to Muncaster Castle & Gardens for the full festive experience. A cruise on Windermere and some of Englandís finest scenery on our Festive break in the Lake District
Set in 20 acres of private gardens and woodlands overlooking Morecambe Bay, the large Victorian 3 star Cumbria Grand enjoys a fabulous location just a short walk from Grange over Sands. All en suite bedrooms are furnished in traditional style. Public rooms include a spacious restaurant, bar and large lounge area. Lift serves all floors
Monday From your front door to the waiting Club Class coach for the drive north. We travel to Boroughbridge where we enter the Yorkshire Dales, calling at Ripon with its fine cathedral, then on through Wensleydale, the terraced waterfalls at Aysgarth and Sedburgh to reach our hotel. A glass of bubbly or sherry is served pre dinner
Tuesday A day of scenic delights as we take the lakeside road to Windermere and enjoy a leisurely cruise on Englandís largest lake before re-joining the coach to visit Beatrix Potterís delightful Hawkshead. After time to explore another scenic drive takes us to Coniston Water, scene of Donald Campbellís ill-fated record attempt, then back to the hotel where we have time to relax before dinner this evening which will be followed by musical entertainment
Wednesday We start the day at the historic Muncaster Castle with a guided tour, then enjoy lunch ahead of the afternoon return journey on the wonderful Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway. From the Lake District coastal town of Ravenglass, travel across the estuary and through the hills to arrive at Dalegarth station, where mulled wine and mince pies await!
Thursday We travel via the medieval village of Cartmel and on to the fascinating Lakeland Motor Museum. Here we see a diverse and unique collection of road transport with some 30,000 exhibits assembled over a period of around 50 years. We return to the hotel and enjoy the afternoon at leisure in Grange over Sands.
Friday A fine breakfast before bidding farewell to our hosts as we depart for home. We make for Kirkby Lonsdale and on through broad Ribblesdale with its peaks and caverns to reach Skipton where we have time for the bustling market and lunch. Late afternoon we return to our home area after a memorable break among some of Englandís finest scenery.
Fenn Holidays Ltd, Whittlesey Road, March, Cambridgeshire PE15 0AG