The Beautiful Lake District

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 - Tatton Park

Board our private executive coach at your preferred pick up points – visit a carefully selected National Trust property en route such as Tatton Park in Cheshire, one of the great country estates – continue to the 3* Shap Wells Hotel near Penrith.

Day 2 - Wordsworth’s House & Ullswater

Morning visit with our local Blue Badge guide to Wordsworth‘s House and Garden – trip to Keswick and a cruise on Ullswater (cruise ticket extra) sailing from Pooley Bridge down to Glenridding.

Day 3 - Sizergh Castle & Hill Top House

Visit with our local Blue Badge guide the National Trust’s Sizergh Castle and Gardens, a medieval house extended in Elizabethan times and surrounded by beautiful grounds – time for lunch in Kendal – Hill Top House is the home of Beatrix Potter (again owned by the National Trust) with many original watercolour paintings by the author.

Day 4 - Lake Windermere, Steam Railway & Holker Hall

45 minute cruise on Lake Windermere from Bowness-on-Windermere affording us wonderful views of the Lake and its shores – arrive at Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway taking us through the Levan Valley, one of the Lake District’s most beautiful valleys – Holker Hall is home to Lord and Lady Cavendish whose stately home and beautiful gardens are framed by the Lakeland Hills.

Day 5 - Moseley Old Hall

En route home we stop at another National Trust property such as 17th century Moseley Old Hall in Staffordshire, once a haven for Charles II.

Tour Features

Half board accommodation

All excursions & guided tours included

Blue Badge guide in the Lake District

Executive coach throughout


Tatton Park, Cheshire

Wordsworth’s House & Gardens


Boat trip on Ullswater

Sizergh Castle & Gardens


Hill Top House, the home of Beatrix Potter

Cruise on Lake Windermere

Lakeside & Haverwaite Steam Railway

Holker Hall

Moseley Old Hall, Staffs


Four nights on half board basis at the 3* Shap Wells Hotel near Penrith. Located in a secluded valley high in the Cumbrian Fells, facilities at the hotel include a restaurant and a bar, and all rooms are en suite.

Tailor-make this tour

Your tailor made tour

Here are some more suggested places of interest you might like to include:

  • Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway - passes through two of the Lakeland’s most picturesque valleys on its seven mile journey to Dalegarth
  • Kendal - granted its market charter in 1189 and built largely of grey stone earning it the nickname of 'the auld grey town', Kendal was the home of Catherine Parr
  • Brougham Castle - founded in the early 13th century as a formidable barrier against Scots invaders and a prestigious residence that welcomed Edward I in 1300

Tour Reviews

Reviews for The Beautiful Lake District

Date of tour: October 2014

On behalf of my group, may I say a very big thank you to you all for a great outcome. We had a greatly enjoyable holiday. This was achieved mainly by your input which was always friendly, professional and your willingness to listen and change and suggestions asked. It is a pleasure to work with your company as nothing appears to be too much trouble, impressive!

CL, Totnes

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Remember this itinerary is just our suggestion. Tailor make this tour exclusively for your group to suit your members’ budget or preferences. You could:

  • stay at a 4* hotel
  • for more (or fewer) days
  • include different excursions – see ‘Tailor-make this tour’ tab for suggestions
  • include all entrance fees & gratuities

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