Our fabulous new tour takes us through the Lake District to explore the Arts & Crafts connection, visit a wonderful new distillery, and includes a delightful tea at Leighton Hall.
Day 1 After being picked up from your door, we set oﬀ northwards making suitable refreshment stops along the way and reaching Windermere late afternoon.
Day 2 Today we begin with a ‘brief encounter’ at Carnforth Station, which was immortalised in David Lean’s 1945 ﬁlm. We continue to Morecambe for free time to explore and get some lunch. Our afternoon is spent at Leighton Hall, a romantic, Gothic house. We have a tour and a delicious afternoon tea in the charming Tea Rooms.
Day 3 We spend the day viewing some of the beautiful northern lakes including Thirlmere and Bassenthwaite. We visit the award-winning Lakes Distillery, housed in a beautifully restored Victorian cattle farm, with handmade copper stills. We discover how the whisky, gin and vodkas are made, enjoy a tasting, and have time to relax. Our afternoon is spent in Keswick.
Day 4 Our ﬁrst visit today is the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry in Kendal, to discover the history of this remarkable area. We continue to Bowness-on-Windermere, to Blackwell, one of Britain’s ﬁnest Arts & Crafts historic houses. After some free time in Bowness, we board our boat for the 40-minute cruise to Lakeside, where our coach will take us back to the hotel.
Day 5 Departing after breakfast, we head southwards to our local area, making suitable refreshment stops along the way.
Our three-star hotel overlooks the southern tip of Lake Windermere and boasts a pleasant lounge, bar and restaurant, beautifully landscaped grounds, indoor swimming pool, steam room and small gym. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. Bedrooms are on three ﬂoors within the hotel and two detached buildings. There is no lift, but some ground ﬂoor rooms are available.