Marvellous Morecambe & Skipton
2018 - Headway Hotel - 5 Days (BUD0192)
Morecambe is situated on the North Lancashire coast at the gateway to the Lake District. The resort boasts an expansive five mile promenade which looks out across the majestic sweep of Morecambe Bay. Stroll along during the evening and take in stunning sunsets and star reflecting waters. In the day, enjoy the extensive use of public art along the seafront; view the bronzed statue of Eric Morecambe, the town’s best-loved export and the many bird sculptures created by the Tern Project. In town, enjoy excellent shopping and the traditional Lancashire welcome and hospitality extended to all visitors. Explore the surroundings and sample the local cuisine and traditions, including the area’s famous thirst quencher, Nettle Beer, as well as mouth-watering potted shrimp and some of the best fish and chips in the country. On days out, discover the spectacular surrounding area with us; relax in the Lake District and visit the historic town of Skipton or just while away an hour or two soaking up the resort’s unique atmosphere.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Located on Morecambe’s East Promenade with views over Morecambe Bay. The hotel’s lounge provides live entertainment for guests. Rooms at Headway offer a TV, along with tea and coffee-making facilities and a hairdryer. Rooms also provide radio clock alarms and direct dial telephones. The quiet lounge has lovely views over Morecambe Bay.
After joining the coach, we make our way to the resort with stops en route. We expect to arrive at our hotel late afternoon. Dinner and entertainment in the hotel.
Days 2 - 4
Traditional English breakfast followed by free time and included excursions. Dinner each evening.
After breakfast we make our way back to South Wales with a stop en route.
Windermere, Grasmere & Keswick
Windermere, at 10.5 miles long, one mile wide and 220 feet deep, is the largest natural lake in England, and is fed by numerous rivers. The Romans built their fort of GALAVA at its northern end (Waterhead), and it has always been an important waterway for movement of heavy materials. We will visit and travel through Bowness-on-Windermere – Lakeland’s most popular holiday resort – and an excellent centre for boating activities, with over 10,000 boats registered. Until March 2005 Windermere was the only lake without a speed limit, but a 10 mph limit has now been imposed. We then travel on north to Grasmere, probably Cumbria’s most popular village, thanks to William Wordsworth (1770-1850) spending much of his life there. Today Grasmere is totally given over to the tourist industry, with plenty of gift shops, and places to eat and stay. Most of the buildings date from the 19th or early 20th Century, though the farms around Grasmere are much older. The Church dates from the 13th Century and it is only a short walk to the lake, which provides superb views. From Grasmere we travel on to Keswick, situated between the huge bulk of Skiddaw and the gentle beauty of Derwentwater, and now a major centre for tourism in the north lakes. This pretty market town offers a wide range of attractions for visitors, from shops and restaurants to museums with a difference, and boating trips around Lake Derwentwater. In 1276 Edward I granted the town its market charter, and the Saturday market continues to this day.
Skipton on Market Day
Enjoy a traditional English Market set in the heart of Skipton. Our excursion takes place on a day where Skipton Market is in full swing, with a range of stalls as well as local bars, restaurants and cafes.
- Reserved coach seating throughout
- 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
- Regular evening entertainment
- Excursions to Windermere, Grasmere & Keswick
- Visit to Skipton on Market Day
Important NotesImportant Notes
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms may carry a supplement. You will find what rooms are available in the booking process.
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