A Taste of the Lakes and Dales

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  • Enjoy a tour and tasting at The Lakes Distillery
  • Sample Wensleydale Cheese in Hawes
  • Visit the market towns of Keswick and Kendal
  • Relax in Windermere
Enjoy a taste of the Lake District and Yorkshire on this delightful holiday staying in Windermere, the Gateway to the Lakes! Join us on a trip to the Lakes Distillery, creating whiskies, gins and vodkas in the beautiful surroundings of northern lakeland. We’ll then venture into the Yorkshire Dales to visit pretty Hawes - home to Wensleydale Cheese! Enjoy a range of tastings and learn more about Wallace & Gromit’s favourite cheese!


Half Day Kendal (Included)

Half day excursion to the attractive market town of Kendal - famous for it's mint cake!

Full Day Hawes and Wensleydale Creamery (Included)

Enjoy a trip into the Yorkshire Dales as we head for the pretty village of Hawes - home to Wensleydale Cheese! Here we enjoy A Yorkshire Wensleydale Experience with the chance to learn more about the cheeses being made here.

Full Day Keswick and The Lakes Distillery (Included)

Full Day excursion visiting the market town of Keswick, set between the huge bulk of Skiddaw and the gentle waters of Derwentwater. Later in the day, we continue along the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake to enjoy a tour and tasting at The Lakes Distillery.


Windermere Hotel (primary)

  • Stay in the heart of the Lake District, overlooking the shores of England’s largest lake
  • Enjoy stunning walks or travel to pretty villages including Grasmere and Keswick
  • Enjoy afternoon tea in the hotel’s restaurant or a drink in the new Orrest Head Lodge bar

The Windermere is an iconic hotel with views over the town and lake Windermere. It is the perfect place from which to explore the lakes and many of the region’s most stunning walks can be started nearby.

Windermere is a thriving lakeside town with a number of attractions including The World of Beatrix Potter. Whatsmore, the streets are lined with local shops, bustling cafes and stylish restaurants for you to enjoy..

Going further into the Lake District national park you can discover one of the prettiest little villages, Grasmere set in a valley next to the lake. Or visit Ambleside at the end of Lake Windermere, which is said to have the most pubs per person of the population than any village in the country.

Staying in the Windermere Hotel you can enjoy fantastic and varied menus in the restaurant with breakfast and evening meals available. Then in the evening why not have a nightcap in the hotel’s brand new Orrest Head Lodge Bar.

  • Europe
  • England
  • Windermere
Tour Types
  • 50 plus
  • Foodie
  • Scenic
  • UK Coach Departures
  • Seniors
Departure Points
  • Yorkshire & Humberside
  • East Midlands
  • North East
  • South East
  • South West
  • North West & North Wales
  • West Midlands
Today we travel by luxury coach to Windermere. Onboard you’ll enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi and Roadshow, our onboard entertainment system. After check-in at the hotel you’ll enjoy a delicious three course evening meal. (Dinner)

Sunday to Friday:
You’ll spend the next 6 days in and around Windermere. You’ll explore on three included excursions with tastings at The Lakes Distillery and Wensleydale Creamery as well as visits to Keswick and Kendal. You will also have free time to explore Windermere from our hotel which sits at the top of the town that spreads down the hillside to the shores of Windermere. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Time to say goodbye today, after a delicious cooked breakfast at the hotel you’ll check out and get back aboard your luxury coach for the journey home. (Breakfast)

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

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