Monday 19th: We travel north to Grange over Sands and check-in at the Cumbria Grand Hotel with time to settle in and unpack before heading down for a glass of pre-dinner bubbly or sherry. A tasty carvery dinner will be followed by entertainment.
Tuesday 20th: (Christmas Eve) Enjoy a full English breakfast and the collect your Jumbo Quiz forms. We then travel via Coniston Water to Hawkeshead with its delightful cottages and cobbles, then to Ambleside with its much photographed Bridge House. Finally we visit Bowness on Windermere for an opportunity to take a lake cruise and enjoy the magnificent views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and wooded islands. Christmas Eve dinner is followed by entertainment.
Wednesday 21st: (Christmas Day) After breakfast we visit the historic city of Lancaster with its Castle, University, City Museum and Maritime Museum. This evening enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings followed by hot mince pies and coffee to accompany the night’s entertainment.
Thursday 22nd: (New Years Eve) After a full english breakfast, remember to hand in your quiz forms. We then travel via Wordsworth’s Grasmere, home to the tiny gingerbread shop and then via Thirlmere Lake to the lovely Victorian town of Keswick, the North Lakes most popular destination set in an idyllic location nestling between the Skiddaw Mountains and Derwent Water. We continue via the shores of Ullswater then climb the spectacular Kirkstone Pass to an altitude of 1489 feet, the Lake District’s highest pass. A 3 course
carvery dinner will be followed by the bringing in of the ‘New Year’ with great entertainment.
Friday 23rd: A morning visit to Kendal with its castle ruins, quaint cobbled streets, antique shops, the K Village shopping outlet and the chance to purchase the famous ‘Kendal Mintcake’. We leave Kendal after lunch for our journey home.