The beautiful Lake District is full of amazing attractions and are all set within the spectacular scenery of one of the world's most impressive national parks. Image: 3 modern launch winter Courtesy of Windermere Lake Cruises
Detailed Overview

Hotel

3* Cumbria Grand Hotel, Grange over Sands, Lake District

A long, sweeping drive leads to the large Victorian building of the Cumbria Grand Hotel. Set in 20-acres of private gardens and woodlands overlooking Morecambe Bay, the hotel is in a fabulous location just 15 minutes' walk from Grange over Sands. All 124 bedrooms are furnished in an elegant, traditional style and the spacious restaurant offers fabulous views. There is a large bar/lounge area and leisure facilities include a tennis court, putting green, woodland fitness walk, snooker, pool, table tennis tables and a dartboard.

• Ground floor rooms • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Leisure facilities • Table Tennis • Dartboard • Full sized Snooker Table • Pool Table • Free Wi-Fi in public areas • Complimentary Toiletries • Direct Dial Telephone • TV with Freeview • Hairdryer • Iron & Ironing board available on request •

Price Includes

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • 3-course carvery dinner, with 3 choices per course each night

  • Tea/coffee after dinner (self-service)

  • Entertainment on two nights

  • 2-course lunch in-house - soup & sandwich on two afternoons

  • Packed lunch on two days - sandwich, juice, crisps, fruit, biscuits

  • Three drink vouchers: Two for selected house wines, spirits, draught lager & beer and one for soft drinks & tea/coffee for each day

  • Entrance to Derwent Pencil Museum, Cumbria

  • Visit to Keswick

  • Entrance to Lakes Aquarium

  • 45-minute Windermere Lake Cruise

  • Visit to Carnforth Station

  • Visit to Morecambe Festival Market

  • Porterage

  • Escorted throughout

Image: 3 modern launch winter Courtesy of Windermere Lake Cruises

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2

Carnforth Station & Morecambe Festival Market
This morning we travel to Morecombe where you can combine shopping and sightseeing at Morecambe's Festival Market - a traditional covered market situated close to Morecambe Promenade. In the afternoon we stop at the famous Carnforth Station Heritage Centre and Refreshment Room. It has been restored to its 1940's glory when the Refreshment Room was used as the setting for David Lean's film "Brief Encounter".

Day 3

Lakes Aquarium & Lake Windermere Cruise
Today we visit Lakes Aquarium on the southern shore of Windermere. The Lakes Aquarium is home to hundreds of amazing creatures; showcasing local wildlife from around the Lake District and more exotic species from around the world. We also enjoy a 45-minute cruise on Lake Windermere. Lake Windermere is the most popular attraction in Cumbria, it is England's largest Lake, in the heart of the Lake District. Enjoy magnificent views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and the man wooded islands.

Day 4

Derwent Pencil Museum & Keswick
This morning we take a visit to Derwent Pencil Museum. Home of the first pencil, enter this museum through a replica graphite mine which would have served as the source of the pencil industry over three centuries ago. Discover the secret WW2 pencils with hidden maps; one of the largest colour pencils in the world measuring almost 8 metres; The Queen's diamond Jubilee pencil; miniature pencil sculptures; and much much more! We then have the afternoon in Keswick. Keswick is a market town surrounded by mountains. The market Attracts both locals and tourists, traders offer a wide selection of award-winning food and handcrafted gifts.

Day 5

After breakfast, we make our way home.

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