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The Wonders of Northumbria & Cumbria

The Lake District is known for its glorious scenery, open picturesque views and of course the Lakes. It has over 885 square miles of natural beauty for you to enjoy. Take time to sit and revel in the peace and charm and let yourself be absorbed into its tranquillity. Here you will also have time to visit the delights of Northumberland, the most northly county. With its vast landscapes, historical sites and wildlife it will be a wonderful visit.

The Gilsland Spa Hotel

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The Gilsland Spa Hotel

Set in 140 acres of woodland with fantastic views across Irthing Gorge, where the River Irthing separates the counties of Cumbria and Northumbria.

Tour Highlights

Monday – Travelling to our hotel stopping for a lunch break enroute, arriving at the hotel in the afternoon.
Tuesday – Travel to Pooley Bridge to board a paddle steamer to Glenridding, sit back and enjoy a truly relaxing and peaceful way to enjoy the lovely lake. Take in the utter calmness of the area. From here we will have a scenic route to Lake Windermere, where we will stop at Hawkshead, one of the prettiest villages in the Lake District, you will have free time here to explore before travelling on The Mountain Goat Tour, a lake cruise on Windermere. Enjoy the scenic journey, before being taken back to the hotel.
Wednesday – Today we shall travel to Penrith, where we will have a scenic drive where we pass Ullswater, to Keswick. Here you will have free time to explore this market town before travelling to Bassenthwaite Lake, one of the largest bodies of water in the Lake District. Finally visiting Cockermouth, with free time to see the bustling ancient market town made famous by William Wordsworth.
Thursday – Today we travel to the delightful South Tynedale Railway Experience, here we will ride a train on the highest narrow-gauge railway in England through the North Pennines an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This railway is famous for running two engines known as a top and tail, where one engine pushes and the other pulls. After our glorious train ride, we shall spend some time in Alston, with a distinctive market cross and many buildings dating from 17th century, it will be a great place to find some lunch. We return to the hotel in the afternoon, where you can relax or spend your time visiting Gilsland.
Friday – Travelling home with a lunch break enroute, arriving home in the afternoon.


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