Sit back and relax on this enchanting journey around the fascinating Lake District. With our carefully tailored ‘Transport Trio Package’ you can admire the National Park’s natural beauty from the glistening shores of Lake Windermere and experience its frosted valleys with a journey on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway. We also enjoy visits to the Lakeland Motor Museum, Holker Hall, Kendal and Carlisle.
Day 1 – We make our way to Kendal. Handsomely built in limestone, Kendal is a traditional market town with a compact centre that offers a wide range of restaurants, cafés and shops. After some free time, we continue to our hotel where we enjoy a welcome drink before our evening meal.
Day 2 – Today we have carefully arranged a ‘Transport Trio Package’ – this great-day out combines three major attractions in the South Lakeland area! Our day includes entry into the Lakeland Motor Museum, housed in a converted mill in the heart of the Lake District, where you can explore over 30,000 exhibits that trace the development of road transport throughout the twentieth century. With a scenic cruise along Lake Windermere as well as a picturesque journey on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway.
Day 3 – Today, we have a day at leisure in Carlisle. Perhaps visit the remarkable Carlisle Castle (just a short walk away from the hotel). Originally built in 1092 by William Rufus, the castle is home to over 2000 years of history.
Day 4 – After breakfast we visit Holker Hall and Gardens for free time. This grand Victorian house is the family home of Lord and Lady Cavendish and you can explore its fine collection of antique furniture and art without the restriction of ropes and barriers. Highlights include the distinguished library, elegant drawing rooms and ornate dining room.
Day 5 – We retrace our footsteps back to the East Midlands.
Just a short walk from Carlisle city centre with award‐winning gardens, Cumbria Park Hotel is situated in Carlisle’s quiet north suburbs. Built on the largest Roman fort along Hendrian’s Wall, the hotel offers views of the historic landmark and offers individually decorated bedrooms.
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Welcome tea/coffee on arrival
Transport Trio Package – Includes tour of the Lakeland Motor Museum, Cruise on Windermere (from Bowness to Lakeside) and a journey on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway
Admission into Holker Hall & Gardens
Excursions to Kendal & Carlisle
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