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England’s most famous National Park, renowned for its diverse and magnificent scenery with rolling hills, towering mountains and shimmering lakes, all simply beautiful at any time of the year. The rugged landscapes have been popular with artists, poets and novelists for centuries and never cease to charm. The Edwardian resort of Grange-over-Sands is a small picturesque town with lovely limestone buildings, and beautiful ornamental gardens for that relaxing stroll.
Monday – We collect you from your home to join your coach to travel to Cumbria making suitable comfort stops en-route. We arrive at our hotel, the Cumbria Grand Hotel with time to settle in before dinner.
Tuesday – After breakfast we take a trip through the heart of the Lake District to the ever-popular north lake tourist town of Keswick, under the shadow of Skiddaw, before continuing onto England’s most beautiful lake, Ullswater, for a cruise on a Steamer from Pooley Bridge to Glenridding. We return to Grange-over-Sands via the narrow, but beautiful Kirkstone Pass
Wednesday – Today we enjoy a one-way steam train journey through the beautiful Leven Valley on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway, before boarding the boat for a delightful cruise along Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, from Lakeside to Bowness. Bowness is popular all year round and people come here to sail on the lake or just to relax and savour the atmosphere and the town’s delightful surroundings.
Thursday – We travel today for a nostalgic trip back in time on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, affectionately known by the locals as ‘La’al Ratty’. Enjoy a return trip on Lakeland’s oldest and longest railway from the delightful coastal village of Ravenglass through two glorious valleys to the foot of England’s highest mountains.
Friday – We depart after a final breakfast and travel back home to Wiltshire, making suitable comfort stops en-route.
Cumbria Grand Hotel, Grange-over-Sands
The Cumbria Grand Hotel, is set in 20 acres of private gardens and woodlands overlooking Morecambe Bay. The hotel has retained its Victorian grandeur yet still provides every modern amenity. All bedrooms are en-suite and have a TV and a hairdryer as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Within the hotel there is a comfortable lounge and bar area. There is Wi-Fi across the hotel as well as a lift with access to all floors.
4 nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Luxury coach travel
Hostess on board
Hostess on board
Steam cruise on Lake Ullswater
Journey on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
Cruise on Lake Windermere
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Journey