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Cumbrian Border Winter Warmer

Cumbrian Border Winter Warmer

A relaxing five day break to the county of Cumbria in Northern England, considered as one of the most beautiful regions of the UK. Our base is the Gilsland Hall Hotel near Carlisle, set in 140 acres of woodland with fantastic views across the Cumbrian countryside.

Your Itinerary.

Monday 25th: We travel north to Kendal for a lunch stop and time to explore this lively market town with speciality shops in cobbled streets and yards. Kendal is South Lakeland’s hub for shopping and culture. After our visit we continue on to the Gilsland Hall hotel.

Tuesday 26th: After breakfast we take a half day excursion to market day at nearby Hexham which proudly holds the title of England's favourite  market town as well as boasting a beautiful Cathedral. The afternoon gives you the pportunity to relax at your hotel with fantastic grounds to explore and wonderful views to enjoy.

Wednesday 27th: Today we head east to the World Heritage Site of Durham city. Explore beautiful Durham Cathedral, where the breathtaking vaulted ceiling soars skyward like the choristers’ voices, and discover its Open Treasure experience which gives visitors access to previously hidden spaces within the Cathedral.

Thursday 28th: After breakfast we head for Carlisle - the main shopping, commercial and industrial centre in the northern half of Cumbria, and a fair amount of southern Scotland. The Romans established a settlement here primarily to serve the forts on Hadrian’s Wall. In the 12th century, King Henry I allowed the founding of a religious establishment, later making the town a diocese, and thus making the priory into a Cathedral. The Castle is home to the Border Regiment Museum which relates the history of Cumbria’s County Infantry Regiment. After time for lunch we head to Gretna Green. Gretna Green Blacksmiths Shop, the historic hotspot for elopements! Take time to visit the Gretna Green Story Exhibition, housed within the original blacksmiths cottage and workshop. We will have free time for lunch and to visit the Blacksmith Shop.

Friday 1st: Our journey home allows us to explore part of the beauty of the English Lake District, travelling first to Keswick and the northern Lakes before continuing along Thirlmere to Grasmere, Wordsworth country and then onto Bowness on Windermere. 

Gilsland Hall Hotel***, Brampton

Set in 140 acres of manicured gardens and natural woodland and offers spectacular country views. The hotel has 94 bedrooms over 4 floors and each room is equipped with TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. A lift is available for the first and second
floors, however, the lower ground floor rooms are accessible by stairs only

Your Tour Includes

  • All Travel by Executive Coach
  • Four Night’s Accommodation
  • Full English breakfast
  • 3 course, choice menu dinner with tea/coffee
  • Bingo After Dinner Each Night
  • Music & Dancing with the Resident Organist & a Cabaret Spot Each Night
Departure DateHotelDaysAvailablePrice (Adult)Pick Up Points 
25 Feb 2019GILSLAND HALL HOTEL 5 days 10+ £290.00 View Locations Book Now