Glorious Lake District 7 Days - Auckland Hotel
There is no better way to end a day exploring the Lake District than to enjoy the views of the Lake District hills across Morecambe Bay as the sun sets over the Bay – one of England’s most memorable sights. The Lake District is England’s largest National Park and has inspired more poetry than any other area of English landscape. Both Wordsworth and Coleridge lived and worked here for a time and every corner provides a new and enticing vista. The scenery is often seen at its best from the water and in this fascinating holiday we have trips on the two largest lakes, Windermere and Ullswater to complement the views across Morecambe Bay.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - Full day to the Lake District (Bowness)
Scenic excursion to the beautiful Lake District where we call at Bowness-on-Windermere. Potter around the delightful shops, relax in a charming tearoom or admire the scenery of beautiful Lake Windermere./n
Day 3 - Day at Leisure
Day 4 - Day at Leisure
Day 5 - Full Day to Grange-over-Sands & Ulverston
Grange-over-Sands is a delight to explore with its magnificent views across the bay and ornamental gardens. This elegant town was a fashionable seaside resort in its heyday, and today it’s Victorian and Edwardian influences are still evident in its beautiful architecture. We continue on to visit Ulverston – a fine market town with a labyrinth of cobbled street, birthplace of Stan Laurel and home to the ancient St Mary’s Church which dates back to AD 1111./n
Day 6 - Full Day to Keswick & Grasmere
Venture into the spectacular scenery of the Northern Lakelands as we visit Keswick, situated on the shores of Derwentwater and overlooked by Cat Bells. This pretty market town is a hive of activity with charming shops and cafes that lead down to the beautiful waters’ edge. We then make our way through the make our way to the quaint village of Grasmere which lies at the very heart of the National Park. Follow your nose to Sarah Nelson’s Grasmere Gingerbread Shop situated in the grounds of the parish church – still made to a secret recipe!/n
Day 7 - Return Travel
The Auckland Hotel
A family owned and run hotel on the Central Promenade offering a warm welcome and personal service, the Auckland is well placed for all the resort’s main amenities. There is a sun lounge and patio, a separate TV lounge and a lounge bar offering lunchtime snacks in a convivial relaxed atmosphere.