Enjoy an all-inclusive break at the Cumbria Grand Hotel, set in private gardens and woodland overlooking Morecambe Bay. Experience sights like no other in this postcard panorama of bold hilltops, historic towns and glittering lakes. Take it all in on a boat ride gliding through the tranquil Lake Windermere.
AT A GLANCE
Entrance into Cumbria Crystal
Return boat trip from Lakeside to Bowness
G&K Shared Tour
We have been working behind the scenes with Galloway to be able to offer you an even wider range of UK and Continental Holidays, this enables us to offer you more choice and some exciting NEW destinations. As these Holidays will be offered by both companies, we encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment.
Travel to Cumbria making suitable comfort stops along the way, including a stop at Dobbie's Garden Centre for lunch to be purchased.D
Today we enjoy a morning at leisure in Grange-over-Sands, a quiet seaside retreat on the southern tip of the Cartmel peninsula, between the mountains and the sea. Take a stroll around this small town, purchase refreshments in one of the tea rooms or walk around the hotels woodland area. Return to hotel for our soup and sandwiches before we depart for Ulverston, hometown of Stan Laurel. Here we visit Cumbria Crystal, the last producer of completely hand-blown and hand-cut, lead, luxury English crystal in the UK. It has been showcased extensively in Downtown Abbey, James Bond and many period dramas. See the glass blowers at their work and how they cut the glass. Afterwards enjoy time at leisure in Ulverston, a fine market town in the centre of the Furness peninsula with old buildings and a labyrinth of cobbled streets. See the Laurel & Hardy bronze statue which was unveiled by Ken Dodd. Visit the world-famous Laurel & Hardy Museum (price not included, approximately £7pp).B, D, L
After breakfast we travel to Lakeside (don't forget to bring your packed lunch provided by the hotel today), situated on the northern end of Lake Windermere, for an included return boat trip to Bowness. Enjoy time at leisure in Bowness to visit the small independent shops and maybe treat yourself to a cream tea before catching our return boat to Lakeside.B, D, L
After breakfast we head for Kendal, a market town within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria. It is packed with intriguing history and great shopping streets. Return to the hotel for our lunch before departing for the pretty village of Hawkeshead, originally owned by the monks of Furness Abbey. It has a timeless atmosphere and consists of a characterful warren of alleys, overhanging gables, and a series of medieval squares. It is eloquently described in William Wordsworth's poem "The Prelude".B, D, L
After breakfast we head home with our packed lunch, making suitable comfort stops along the way. We make a quick stop in Morecambe, where 'The Bay' is filmed and visit the Eric Morecambe Statute. We then continue our homeward journey.
B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included, L=Lunch Included
CUMBRIA GRAND HOTEL, GRANGE-OVER-SANDS ***
This charming 3-star Victorian hotel is set in 20 acres of private gardens and woodlands overlooking Morecambe Bay. The Hazelwood Restaurant serves traditional cuisine using the finest local ingredients and boasts a fine selection of wines to accompany the menu. The beach is within easy walking distance and Grange-over-Sands Rail Station is 10 minutes walk away. There is a lift to all floors.
En-suite, Ground floor rooms, Lift, Restaurant, Bar, Wi-Fi, Hairdryer, Telephone, TV, Tea/coffee
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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Ardleigh Crown|| Ardleigh Crown Public House |
|Beacon Hill Services|| Beacon Hill Services Lorry Park |
|Bramford, Angel PH|| Bramford, Angel Public House |
|Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn|| Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9 |
|Capel St Mary (North)|| Capel St Mary White Horse Public House |
Setdown Point:Capel St Mary National Exp StopSouth
|Chelmsford Services|| Chelmsford Springfield Services |
Lorry Park (Off A12)
|Claydon Crown|| Claydon Crown Public House Lay By |
|Colchester North Rail Stn|| Colchester North Rail Station |
|Combs Bus Shelter|| Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage) |
|Copdock - Tescos|| Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop |
|Debenham Angel|| Debenham Angel Public House |
|Diss Bus Station|| Diss Bus Station |
|Eye Town Hall|| Eye Town Hall |
|Felixstowe Coach Park|| Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe, |
|Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq|| Felixstowe Great Eastern Square |
|Ipswich, West End Rd|| Ipswich,West End Road Car Park |
|Kelvedon - The Tavern|| Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road |
|Long Stratton|| Long Stratton Police Station |
|Mendlesham Kings Head|| Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House, |
|Mendlesham, Denters Hill|| Mendlesham, Denters Hill |
|Needham Market - Swan|| Needham Market, Swan Public House, |
|Newmarket Bus Station|| Newmarket Bus Station |
|Norwich - Castle Meadow|| Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office) |
|Redenhall/Station Road|| Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston |
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
|Scole - Scole Engineering|| Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole |
|Sproughton|| Sproughton, Wild Man Public House |
|Stowmarket Railway Stn|| Stowmarket Railway Station |
|Stowupland Dents Corner|| Stowupland, Dents Corner, |
|Tollgate McDonalds|| Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG |
|Witham Old Post Office|| Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office |
(NOT McColls Store)
|Woolpit Church|| Woolpit Church |
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