The unrivalled beauty of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales has inspired poets and artists for centuries. Our great value 5 day break aims to paint a picture that will last in your memory for years to come. We are based in Keswick, an old market town and now a busy Lakeland resort, which lies snuggled along the shores of Lake Derwentwater with the Skiddaw Mountains watching over this lovely town.
The 3 star Skiddaw Hotel is a family run establishment offering traditional elegance and style along with established quality and service to ensure a truly comfortable stay. Centrally situated in Keswick, amongst its wealth of charming shops, each of the en-suite bedrooms are equipped with a TV, tea and coffee making facilities, a hairdryer, a telephone and served by a lift.
Sunday Our door to door service takes you to the waiting Club Class coach for the drive north. We make use of the motorways to reach The Skiddaw Hotel in Keswick late afternoon with plenty of time to settle in before this evening’s dinner.
Monday Magnificent lakeland scenery today as we make for Ullswater and pass the noted waterfall ‘Aira Force’. Later we climb the Kirkstone Pass for wonderful views before descending to lake Windermere. Bowness is a popular tourist town on the shore of Windermere where we spend time at leisure. Why not take refreshments in one of the towns many tea rooms and enjoy a lakeside stroll before our final visit of the day to Beatrix Potter’s delightful Hawkshead. Our return takes us to Ambleside and past the unique little Bridge House. We have time to relax at the hotel before dinner this evening.
Tuesday This morning we take a 50 minute boat ride on Derwentwater before continuing to Grasmere, famous for its gingerbread, and of course it was once home to the poet, William Wordsworth. After time for lunch we take the short journey to visit Rydal Mount and Gardens, home to Wordsworth for 37 years. Wordsworth was a keen landscape gardener and the four acre garden remains very much as he designed it. The house contains portraits, personal possessions and first editions of the poets work. We return to the hotel for dinner.
Wednesday Our day begins with a visit to the town of Cockermouth before coaching on to spend time in the small city of Carlisle with attractions such as the Castle and its Museum to the Border Regiments and the small but impressive cathedral, noted for its 14th century stained glass window and magnificent ceiling. More modern pastimes are catered for in the Lanes Shopping Centre and refurbished Victorian Market Hall. We return to Keswick for our final evening’s dinner.
Thursday After breakfast we make use of the motorways to arrive in our home areas late afternoon after a memorable break among some of England’s finest scenery.
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