COACH HOLIDAY ITINERARY
DAY 1 We travel to the hotel stopping at Dobbie’s Garden Centre for lunch to be purchased. We arrive at the hotel in time to freshen up before our evening meal.
DAY 2 After breakfast we travel to Coniston. Here we board the Victorian Steam Yacht Gondola and see the spectacular scenery of the Coniston Fells, whilst relaxing on the open-air decks in the opulent saloons. Afterwards we head to the Cumbrian town of Cockermouth to visit Wordsworth’s House & Gardens. Step back to the 1770’s at William Wordsworth’s childhood home. Take a stroll around the award-wining riverside garden that sparked Wordsworth’s love of nature. There is a café on site serving cakes, scones and soups. Return to the hotel with time to freshen up before our evening meal.
DAY 3 After breakfast travel to Haverthwaite for a steam train ride to Lakeside Pier at the south end of Lake Windermere. Afterwards we continue to Hawkshead Grammar School Museum, where young Wordsworth attended. We then head for Grasmere for a late lunch to be purchased. The village has many shops, pubs and eateries. Opportunity to purchase some gingerbread from the ‘Gingerbread Shop’, which used to be the school where Wordsworth and his sister attended and we can also visit Wordsworth’s grave in the churchyard. Afterwards enjoy a visit to Dove Cottage, best known as the home of William Wordsworth. Return to the hotel for our evening meal.
DAY 4 After breakfast visit Bowness on Lake Windermere. This is a most delightful town with lovely unique shops and we have the opportunity to join a boat trip on Lake Windermere (price not included, approx £10pp). Then we return to Kendal for free time to look around the town and to use the hotel’s leisure facilities before our evening meal.
DAY 5 After breakfast we return to home area making suitable refreshment stops including time in Stamford for lunch to be purchased.
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RIVERSIDE HOTEL, KENDAL ***
This charming 3-star hotel enjoys a fabulous riverside location in the centre of Kendal. The shops and attractions are a short walk across the bridge. The restaurant is located on the first floor with excellent river views and is accessible by lift. All bedrooms overlook the river. The hotel also features a leisure club with indoor swimming pool. It also has a lift to all floors which is accessed via some steps; a chair lift is also available.
AT A GLANCE
√ Exclusive coach travel with Kirbys
√ 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
√ Tea/coffee on arrival at hotel
√ Tea/coffee after dinner
√ Free use of the hotel’s leisure facilities
√ Victorian Steam Yacht Gondola
√ Entrance to Wordsworth’s House & Gardens
√ Steam train ride from Haverthwaite to
√ Visit to Hawkshead Grammar School Museum
√ Entrance to Dove Cottage
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