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Lowther Castle (c) Visitlakedistrict

4* North Lakes Hotel, Penrith. Lake District National Park, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere Cruise, Keswick, Ullswater Steamer Cruise, Lowther Castle & Gardens, North Pennines, Lanercost Priory & Carlisle

Lakes & Borders


We stay at the 4* North Lakes Hotel & Spa in Penrith. Enjoy a scenic drive through the Lake District National Park with time at leisure in Bowness-on-Windermere before boarding a Lake Windermere Cruise. Visit the market town of Keswick, enjoy an Ullswater steamer Cruise & explore Lowther Castle & Gardens. Take a scenic drive through the North Pennies Area of Outstanding Beauty, visit Lanercost Priory and the historic city of Carlisle.



SUNDAY 15 MAY 2022

5 Days

£545 per person sharing a twin/double room

£100 single supplement (double/twin for sole occupancy)

Home pick up/set down from £25 per person

Front seat supplement £12.50 for the duration of the tour


Price includes:

All coach travel


4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Windermere Lake Cruise

Ullswater Steamer Cruise

Admission to Lowther Castle & Gardens

Admission to Lanercost Priory

Cream Tea at Lanercost



Sunday 15 May

Departing the local area we make our way north with a lunch stop on route. We arrive at The North lakes Hotel, Penrith by late afternoon with time to settle in before dinner.


Monday 16 May

This morning we drive through the Lake District National Park arriving in Bowness-on-Windermere for some free time for morning coffee. We board a cruise boat, and take a one-way cruise on Windermere to Ambleside. We re-join the coach and travel through the centre of the national park, passing Thirlmere and Grasmere, to the picturesque town of Keswick for the afternoon at leisure.

D, B

Tuesday 17 May

After a leisurely breakfast we board the coach to drive to Glenridding on the banks of Ullswater. Here we take a boat cruise on one of the heritage Ullswater Steamers to Pooley Bridge. We then travel to Lowther Castle & Gardens. Built at the turn of the 19th century on the site of two previous houses, the castle was a grand affair boasting a room for every day of the year and its gardens were the envy of the north. But in 1957 the castle was demolished. Just the façade and outer walls remained standing and for over half a century, the place was empty - home only to chickens, pigs and the odd bat. The gardens were lost to wilderness. Today Lowther Castle is one of the most intriguing visitor attractions in the country, with Dramatic ruins and gardens within gardens.

D, B

Wednesday 18 May

Today we enjoy a scenic drive across the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Passing the villages of Alston, Slaggyford & Knarsdale we travel to Lanercost. We enjoy a cream tea in the tea rooms with time to explore the Priory Ruins. This afternoon we visit the Historic City of Carlisle.

D, B, C

Thursday 19 May

After breakfast we commence our journey home with suitable stops on route arriving back late afternoon.


D=Dinner, B=Breakfast, C=Cream Tea

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note some pick up points may not be served on all departure dates.

Name Address Contact Details
Baldock Market Place N/S BALDOCK Bus Shelter, Bus Stop next to Comm Centre
Bishops Sford Interchange BISHOPS STORTFORD Interchange
Station Road Bus Stops
Buntingford The Crown PH BUNTINGFORD The Crown PH Bus Stop
CAMBRIDGE SERVICES A14 Cambridge Services A14
Coach Bays
Cambridge Trumpington P&R TRUMPINGTON Park and Ride
Centre Lane Coach Bays 5-7
Great Shelford N GT SHELFORD Ldn Rd/Station Rd Bus Stop Northbound
Harlow Bus Stn Stop 14 HARLOW Bus Station Stop 14
HERTFORD - Tesco Stop 12 HERTFORD - Mill Road Tesco Bus Stop 12
Hitchin N HITCHIN St Mary's Square. By Car Park Market Side
HODDESDON - Clock Tower HODDESDON - Clock Tower - Amwell St Bus Stop B
Letchworth Station Rd N LETCHWORTH Bus Stop, Station Road Opp Arcade
Newport Stn Rd Bus Stop N NEWPORT ESSEX - High St Bus Stop Opp Station Rd
Royston Bus Station ROYSTON Bus Station
Saffron Walden High St N SAFFRON WALDEN High St Bus Stop by Saffron Sports
Sawbridgeworth White L. N SAWBRIDGEWORTH White Lion Bus Stop
Bus Layby Opposite White Lion
Sawston War Memorial N SAWSTON War Opp Memorial Bus Stop
Stansted Mountfit Har N STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET Three Colts/Hargrave Cls
Bus Stop (opp BP Petrol Station Side)
Stevenage Danestrete K STEVENAGE Danestrete Excursions Bus Stop K
WARE - Station Rd WARE - Station Road Bus Stop F

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