England’s Lake District need little introduction with Lake Windermere, mint cake and Ullswater being some of its most popular attractions. As a contrast, the rugged moorlands and fells are equally attractive in their own way. This new holiday offers beautiful scenery and an ‘all inclusive’ package with entertainment on 2 evenings.
The 3 star Cumbria Grand Hotel is located just a 3 minute walk from the beach in Grange over Sands and is set in 25 acres of gardens and woodlands. The hotel itself has retained its Victorian grandeur yet still provides every modern amenity and overlooks Morecambe Bay. All of the 124 en-suite bedrooms have a TV, hairdryer, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a comfortable lounge and bar and the hotel has a lift that serve all floors.
Monday From your front door to the waiting Club Class coach for the drive north. We make a stop in elegant Harrogate then enjoy impressive Yorkshire Dales scenery as we travel to Cumbria. Arriving mid-afternoon we have time to settle in before dinner this evening.
Tuesday After breakfast we collect our packed lunches and travel via the shores of nearby Lake Windermere to Beatrix Potter’s delightful Hawkshead. After time to explore another scenic drive takes us to Coniston Water, scene of Donald Campbell’s 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
WednesdayWe 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 for a light lunch and enjoy the afternoon at leisure in Grange over Sands.
Thursday Our destination today is Keswick for its weekly market day. Wander around the variety of stalls, shops, cafes and tea rooms whilst enjoying views of Skiddaw Mountain. A packed lunch is provided today and this afternoon we take a break in delightful Grasmere, a pretty village noted for its association with the great Lakeland poet William Wordsworth, before our return to the hotel. This evening dinner is followed by more entertainment.
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 England’s finest scenery.
Fenn Holidays Ltd, Whittlesey Road, March, Cambridgeshire PE15 0AG