Lake District Delights 5 Days - Shap Wells Hotel
Ideally situated for exploring the Lakes, Dales and Penines, Shap is a small but busy village nestled in the Eden Valley. The surrounding hills contain distinctive pink granite, which is used across the world in famous buildings such as St Paul’s Cathedral. Historic sights around the village include a ruined Abbey, restored mediaeval stone chapel and ancient stone circle, although these are accessed only by cross-country footpaths. In the village is a traditional pub, chip shop, and a footwear factory outlet.
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 - Full day to Grasmere, Ambleside and cruise on Lake Windermere
We pass Thirlmere and Helvellyn en-route to Grasmere. Nestling at the foot of spectacular fells, Grasmere boasts its own lake. You can also visit Wordsworth's grave in the churchyard and buy the legendary Grasmere Gingerbread from the tiny shop in the grounds of the parish church. We continue on to bustling Ambleside from where we take a scenic boat trip on Lake Windermere./n
Day 3 - Half Day Kendal
Visit the market town of Kendal, a popular town on the edge of the Lake District which is well known for it's famous mint cake!/n
Day 4 - Full Day - Full Day Ullswater Steamer Cruise & Keswick
Magnificently set amid the splendour of the northern fells, it is easy to see why Ullswater is regarded by many as the most beautiful lake in England. Enjoy a cruise on the serene waters before we make our way to Keswick situated on the shores of beautiful Derwentwater./n
Day 5 - Return Travel
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.