Monday 13th: We travel north via Southport leaving after time for lunch to the Lake District
with time to enjoy the hotel facilities before dinner this evening.
Tuesday 14th: It’s leisurely day today starting with a coach transfer into Grange-over-
Sands this morning and an afternoon excursion via Newby Bridge to Ulverston. Take time
here to explore the cobbled streets, speciality shops or pop in for a coffee at one of the
friendly cafes. Ulverston is the birthplace of Stan Laurel and is home to the world’s only
Laurel and Hardy Museum.
Wednesday 15th: A tour of the Yorkshire Dales takes us to visit the small market town of
Kirby Lonsdale before we continue on via Ingleton to Skipton which is also a market town
and which still retains its farming community atmosphere. We return via Settle, one of the
most picturesque towns in Ribblesdale with its narrow streets and views of the 300ft
Castleburg Crag which dominates the town.
Thursday 16th: After breakfast today, we travel to Keswick. For a small town, Keswick has
a range of shops and services far larger than might be expected! We return via beautiful
Ullswater, for free time in Windermere.
Friday 17th: 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.