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* Damson Dene Hotel at Crosthwaite.

Day 2 – Holker Hall, Steam Railway & Lake Windermere

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

Day 3 – Wordsworth’s House & Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway

Morning visit with our local Blue Badge guide to Wordsworth‘s House and Garden – Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway passes through two of the Lakeland’s most picturesque valleys on its seven mile journey to Dalegarth.

Day 4 –Ullswater, Kendal & Sizergh Castle

Trip to Keswick and a cruise on Ullswater (cruise ticket extra) sailing from Pooley Bridge down to Glenridding – time for lunch in Kendal, the southern gateway to the Lake District, which was granted its market charter in 1189 and built largely of grey stone earning it the nickname of 'the auld grey town' – visit the National Trust’s Sizergh Castle and Gardens, a medieval house extended in Elizabethan times and surrounded by beautiful grounds.

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

ONE FREE PLACE PER 10 PAYING PASSENGERS

Tatton Park

Holker Hall

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway

Lake Windermere

Wordsworth’s House

Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway

Ullswater

Kendal

Sizergh Castle 

Moseley Old Hall, Staffs

Hotel

Four nights on half board basis at the 3* Damson Dene Hotel. Located in a countryside setting, five miles from Bowness-on- Windermere, facilities at the hotel include a restaurant, bar, indoor swimming pool and sauna. 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:

  • 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
  • Hill Top House - home of Beatrix Potter with many original watercolour paintings by the author

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    Levens Hall - an Elizabethan mansion built around a 13th century pele tower with fine panelling, plasterwork and period furniture, and the world famous topiary gardens laid out by Guillaume Beaumont in 1694 and largely unchanged to this day

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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