The Beautiful Lake District
The Beautiful Lake District | Short Breaks From Crosskeys Travel Agent
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The lush Lake District is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site! We celebrate this amazing accolade with our tour, which includes scenic lake cruises, nostalgic train journeys and stunning country houses, all set within the spectacular scenery of one of the world’s most impressive national parks.
- 4 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast
- Trip on Windermere Lake Cruise
- Trip on Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
- Cream Tea at Haverthwaite Station
- Entrance to the Lakeland Motor Museum
- Entrance to Dalemain Historic House & Gardens
- Trip on Ullswater Steamer Cruise
- Trip on Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway
- Entrance to Muncaster Castle
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 and our hotel making stops along the way and arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.
Day 2: After breakfast, we head out to enjoy the first of our excursions, starting with a trio of transport treats. We begin with a 40-minute Windermere cruise from Bowness to Lakeside pier before we embark on a nostalgic 20-minute steam train journey on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway. When we arrive at Haverthwaite Station, we enjoy a lovely cream tea before we visit the Lakeland Motor Museum, featuring a unique collection of 30,000 exhibits.
Day 3: This morning we visit Dalemain Historic House & Gardens, a unique and slightly quirky house where we enjoy a guided tour. The house is set within five acres of historic gardens, home to the famous Himalayan blue poppies. Don’t forget to visit the gift shop to purchase some award winning marmalades! In the afternoon we travel to nearby Pooley Bridge and enjoy a tranquil 1-hour cruise showcasing 8 miles of mountain scenery on England’s most beautiful lake.
Day 4: This morning we join the Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway and travel to the very heart of the Lake District, Dalegarth, where we disembark for a short break before our 40-minute return journey. Once back at Ravenglass station we re-join our coach for a short 10-minute drive to Muncaster Castle, Gardens, Hawk and Owl Centre, where we spend time exploring this haunted castle and its grounds!
Day 5: This morning, after breakfast, we must begin our journey home.
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The Riverside Hotel – Kendal
As the name suggests, this charming hotel enjoys a fabulous riverside location in the centre of Kendal. The shops and attractions of the town are a short walk across the bridge.
All the bedrooms are spacious with en-suite bathrooms, and include TV, free WiFi, telephone, hairdryer and ironing facilities. Tea & Coffee in room. Safes are available upon request. The restaurant is located on the first floor, is accessible by lift, and has excellent views.
The leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room. The hotel has a lift to all floors which is accessed via some steps; a stair lift is also available.
*Please note there no Walk In Showers available at this hotel.