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Kendal & the Southern Lakes

Kendal & the Southern Lakes

Stay in the Heart of the Lake District National Park at The Riverside Hotel with excursions in the Lakes Distillery, Keswick, Grasmere, Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum as well as much more!

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Wordsworth called Lakeland, “the loveliest spot that man hath ever found”, and few who have visited the area would disagree. The heart of the Lake District National Park has a grandeur all of its own, with massive crags and ridges, towering fells and deep green valleys in its labyrinths of lakes and rivers. Kendal is often referred to as the Gateway to the Lakes and is the oldest and most important market town in the county.


Look What’s Included:


  • Door to Door Service

  • Our Own Courier Service

  • Club Class Extra Legroom Coach

  • 4 nights half board

  • Outlined excursions

  • Distillery tour & tasting

  • Entrance to Dove Cottage & Wordsworth Museum

  • Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway Journey

  • Cruise on Lake Windermere

  • Cruise on Ullswater


Not included: All lunches


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We depart Henley and travel north to our hotel, stopping en-route for lunch and refreshment stops.


After breakfast enjoy a scenic drive past Lake Windermere, Thirlmere Reservoir then Bassenthwaite Lake to the Lakes Distillery where a tour tasting of their own whisky, gin or vodka awaits. We allow some free time in Keswick before continuing in the afternoon to Grasmere where we include a visit to Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum.


A leisurely morning begins with a short heritage railway journey from Haverthwaite to Lakeside, followed by a cruise on Lake Windermere to Bowness. After disembarking there is time to explore this popular holiday village at leisure. There are cafes, restaurants, shops and places to visit, such as the World of Beatrix Potter attraction.


Today we head north towards Ullswater for another relaxing cruise. On then to the Cumbrian town of Penrith, rich in history and hub of the Eden Valley. This afternoon we spend time in Ambleside and see Waterhead, where the sweeping views across Lake Windermere and the surrounding fells should not be missed.


We commence our journey home, returning to the Midlands during the afternoon.

Your Hotel


3* The Riverside Hotel, Kendal

A converted 18th century tannery, the hotel is situated on the banks of the River Kent, beneath the ruins of the town’s 12th Century castle. A short walk away is the centre of this famous Lake District market town with its bustling shops, galleries and museums. The hotel’s restaurant has excellent river views and there is a range of leisure facilities including indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna & steam room.


Mobility Grade:  3 – Locality & hotel is generally level. Isolated steps throughout the hotel with a lift to most rooms.

Hotel Facilities:


  • En Suite Bedrooms 

  • TV 

  • Hospitality Tray 

  • Hairdryer 

  • Lift


Duration, Departure Dates & Price


5 Day Tour   

Mon 29 Apr – Fri 3 May 2019 - £575


Tour Departs:8.30am

Returns By: 6.30pm




Single Room: £91

Holiday Insurance: £26 (IPT included)


Deposit: £75 per person for all coach holidays in Britain and Europe.


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