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Heart Of The Lake District 5 Days - Shap Wells Htl

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TALF5299M

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

Keswick is a market town in northwest England’s Lake District National Park, surrounded by mountains like Skiddaw. In town, The Cumberland Pencil Museum documents the history of pencils, and the Keswick Museum & Art Gallery displays local artefacts. On a hilltop east of town, Castlerigg Stone Circle dates back to the Neolithic era.

PRICE FROM ? £379 per person
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Day 1 - Outward Travel

Day 2 - Full Day - Lake Windermere Cruise & Grasmere
Take in the breathtaking views of the mountain ranges and fells along the lakeside./nBoat fare included in the tour cost./nThe Armitt Museum houses literary collections and artefacts from the lives of Lake District writers (entry fee applies)./n

Day 3 - Half Day Cockermouth
The attractive small town of Cockermouth was the birthplace of poet William Wordsworth, physicist John Dalton, and Bounty mutineer Fletcher Christian. Today it is home to Jennings Brewery, the Kirkgate Arts Centre and a museum of tools and ironmongery. /n

Day 4 - Full Day - Ullswater & Keswick
From Glenridding the southern part of Ullswater we take a boat trip to Pooley Bridge (included in tour cost) along England's second largest lake. /nThe lake was formed by three glaciers, resulting in its zig-zag shape./nWordworth's poem "Daffodils" was written on a journey along the lake's shores where the flowers bloom each spring./nKeswick is the busiest town in the North Lakes, situated beside scenic Derwent Water./nDiscover the fascinating history of an everyday item at the Pencil Museum (entry fee applies). /nLocal artefacts are displayed at the Keswick Museum & Art Gallery (entry fee applies)./n

Day 5 - Return Travel

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Shap Wells Hotel
Situated in a secluded wooded valley, high in the Shap Fells and surrounded by mountain streams, Shap Wells Hotel is the ideal place from which to explore the beautiful Lake District. Rooms are cosy and traditional with flat screen TVs and free WiFi, whilst the elegant Birkbeck Restaurant offers delicious seasonal dishes and views of the river.

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