4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Welcome tea/coffee on arrival
3-course menu with 3 choices per course
Tea/coffee after dinner
Mountain Goat minibus transfer
Entrance to Hill Top House of Beatrix Potter
Coniston Gondola cruise
Sail along Lake Windemere
Journey on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
Journey on the Steamer along Glenridding
Departing the local area, we travel to Cumbria arriving at our hotel in time for dinner.
Hill Top House of Beatrix Potter & Coniston Gondola Cruise
This morning we headfirst for Ambleside. A fleet of mini coaches takes us first to Wray Castle for a brief stop before arriving at Hill Top. This 17th century farmhouse was where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her children's stories and it remains exactly as she left it. From here we move on to the little village of Hawkshead where we break for lunch and you have chance to explore the little alleyways and shops. This afternoon we halt a while at beautiful Tarn Hows before we make for Coniston Water where we enjoy a cruise on board the Gondola. Now in the care of the National Trust, the opulently upholstered saloons provide a perfect place from which to enjoy Coniston's spectacular scenery. We return to Ambleside through the Yewdale Valley, re-joining the coach and returning across rugged Kirkstone Pass, with the lonely inn at the summit, before continuing to the hotel.
Sail along Lake Windemere & Journey on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
This morning we have free time to explore Kendal.This afternoon we enjoy a delightful sail along Lake Windermere to join the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway for a nostalgic steam train ride to Haverthwaite.
Lakeside Steamer along Glenridding
More fantastic scenery today as we make our way to Ullswater and Pooley Bridge. Here you have a sail on board the lake 'steamer' along the lake to Glenridding. We continue to Keswick where you have time to explore.
Please note a change to our departure on the 17th May 2020: Due to a permanent bridge being installed after Storm Desmond coaches can no longer access the pier at Pooley Bridge. Instead we will have a longer, circular cruise from Glenridding, followed by a visit to Keswick in the afternoon.
After breakfast we leave and begin our homeward journey.
3* Riverside Hotel, Kendal
This charming hotel enjoys a fabulous riverside location in the centre of Kendal. The shops and attractions are a short walk across the bridge. The restaurant has river views and bedrooms are equipped with tea/coffee facilities, a TV with Freeview, Wi-Fi, telephone, hairdryer and ironing facilities. There is a lift to all floors which is accessed via some steps; a stair lift is also available. 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 Bar Restaurant Tea/coffee in room TV with Freeview Wi-Fi Telephone Hairdryer Ironing facilities Indoor swimming pool Gym Sauna Steam room