Scenic Lake District
Scenic Lake District | Crosskeys Short Breaks
The beautiful Lake District National Park is one of the most popular destinations within the UK, and for good reason! Our tour is set within the spectacular scenery of one of the most impressive national parks, allowing you to soak in the views and atmosphere while cruising some of the most famous waters.
- 4 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast
- Scenic tour of the Lake District
- 1 hour cruise from Pooley Bridge to Glenridding
- 40 minute cruise on Lake Windermere
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: We make our way to Cumbria making stops along the way. We will arrive at Newby Bridge and our hotel in time for dinner.
Day 2: We enjoy a scenic drive through the picturesque Lake District today, travelling north via Windermere the Ambleside, the head of England’s largest natural lake where we can spot the pretty Bridge House as we pass. We then journey through the picture-postcard village of Grasmere – named after its adjacent lake and home to Wordsworth when he wrote his famous poem, “I wandered lonely as a cloud”, inspired by the flowers and scenery of the Lake District – and finally onto Keswick. We spend time at leisure exploring this lovely market town nestled between the majestic Skiddaw Mountain and the serene lake of Derwentwater, with plenty of shops, restaurants and museums to browse.
Day 3: This morning we drive to Pooley Bridge where we have some free time to browse the local shops in this quaint village before heading to the pier to embark on a 1-hour Ullswater steamer cruise to Glenridding, on the south side of the lake. Afterwards we head to the pretty villages of Coniston and Hawkshead, these villages are quintessential Lake District with cobbled streets, squares and courtyards surrounded by beautiful, whitewashed slate cottages. The surrounding scenery is some of the finest in the Lake District and can be enjoyed on a pleasant stroll or from the comfort of one of the many tearooms.
Day 4: We make our way to Lakeside pier this morning, where we board our boat to enjoy a 40-minute cruise around the south of Lake Windermere, arriving at Bowness on Windermere. We then have time at leisure over lunchtime and in the afternoon to explore the Lake District’s most popular visitor destination. Cruises arrive at jetties at the lakeside and only a short walk takes you into the heart of this Victorian town, popular with tourists since the mid-1800s and brimming with art galleries, antique shops, independent gift shops, and local artisan food producers.
Day 5: This morning, after breakfast, we begin our journey home.
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Newby Bridge Hotel, Ulverston
Located in the southern Lakes area, with lovely country views, The Newby Bridge Hotel is a traditional hotel that offers a very warm welcome. Situated within its own grounds, the hotel is traditionally decorated with several rooms having original features including wood panelling and log fires.
All rooms are en-suite with a TV, tea & coffee making facilities and hairdryer. The traditional restaurant has plenty of natural daylight and overlooks the gardens whilst the bar is cosy with a real fire. There is also a traditional lounge with sofas and a fabulous open fire, a games room with pool table and an outside terrace at the front of the hotel overlooking the lake. Leisure facilities include a small indoor swimming pool, gym steam bath and steam room.
There is no lift at the hotel.