Highlights of the Lake District - County Hotel

The Cumbrian town of Kendal is a bustling shopping centre with good restaurants and attractions, and will be forever linked with its famous mint cake. It makes for a great base for exploring the nearby Lake District, and towns such as Windermere, Keswick and Grasmere are all must-see destinations.

5 days from £469pp

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Your Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

Itinerary

Please choose your preferred 5 day itinerary

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then on to the County Hotel, Kendal for four nights.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

Visit the market town of Keswick, on the shores of beautiful Derwentwater where the main square is flanked by independent shops, quaint cafés and art galleries. Admire the beautiful surrounding scenery from the shores of the lake, where Cat Bells looms over the waters on the opposite side of the lake.

We also call at pretty Grasmere, in the very heart of the Lake District, home to the tiny Sarah Nelson’s Grasmere Gingerbread Shop.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Keswick
  • Grasmere

Explore Kendal at your leisure - this market town is a delight to explore and is home to the famous Kendal Mint Cake!

Or perhaps join our optional excursion to the Yorkshire Dales. We’ll venture to pretty Sedbergh, hugging a lovely spot between the Howgill Fells and the Dales, and then continue onto Hawes, home to the famous Wensleydale Cheese.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Optional Excursions

  • Yorkshire Dales
    • 2025: £10.00pp

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in sterling (cash payments only).

Our excursion today takes us into the Lake District and to its most famous town and lake, Windermere, which is truly magnificent.

The lakeside town is split in two, with Windermere Town around 1.5 miles from the lake at the top of a steep hill, and the village of Bowness-on-Windermere that sits on the eastern shore. We also call at Ambleside at the head of the lake - a popular town with walkers and filled with independent shops and cafes.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Lake Windermere
  • Bowness-on-Windermere

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then on to the County Hotel, Kendal for four nights.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

Visit the market town of Keswick, on the shores of beautiful Derwentwater where the main square is flanked by independent shops, quaint cafés and art galleries. Admire the beautiful surrounding scenery from the shores of the lake, where Cat Bells looms over the waters on the opposite side of the lake.

We also call at pretty Grasmere, in the very heart of the Lake District, home to the tiny Sarah Nelson’s Grasmere Gingerbread Shop.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Keswick
  • Grasmere

Explore Kendal at your leisure - this market town is a delight to explore and is home to the famous Kendal Mint Cake!

Or why not join our optional excursion to Penrith with its cosy pubs and quaint tea rooms. This historic market town is a delight to explore with cobbled lanes and a wealth of independent shops. In the afternoon we will stop at Ullswater which is the second largest lake in the Lake District at 7.5miles long.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Optional Excursions

  • Penrith

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in sterling (cash payments only).

Today we enjoy one of the highlights of our tour with a visit to Lake Windermere. First we will stop at Bowness-on-Windermere which is one of the most popular spots on the lake. There will be time to explore the lake front and boutique shops and cafes before its time to board our cruise.

Watch the stunning scenery go by as you sail on Lake Windermere towards the top of the lake at Ambleside, Once we disembark you will have some free time to explore the high street in Ambleside before we return to the hotel.

Please note the day may operate in reverse, with the cruise from Ambleside to Bowness instead.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Lake Windermere
  • Bowness-on-Windermere

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Accommodation

You will stay for four nights at the County Hotel in Kendal. 

County Hotel

County Hotel

Set in a former coaching inn, the County House is located in the centre of Kendal. This hotel had renovation work completed in 2019, giving it a contemporary look and feel whilst retaining the period features of this Grade II listed building. The hotel has a bar and restaurant that serves traditional meals. All rooms feature a T.V. and tea and coffee making facilities.

Location: Station Road, Kendal, LA9 6BT

Hotel Facilities

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Room
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi
Accessibility
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
General
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • Central Location
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Gluten Free Menu
Service
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Iron at Reception
  • Dogs Allowed on Request
Hotel
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

Single Room Supplements

Single Room Supplement from £49.00

Reviews

4 Out of 5 ( 5 Reviews )

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Quality

4.2 / 5

Value for Money

4 / 5

Jean T, 10 months ago

Did not enjoy having 2 feeder coaches to get to my destination. Picked up the mini bus locally at 8am, and after 3 other pickups arrived at South Mimms service station and then on to Rugby Service station for another change of coach. Finally arrived at the hotel at 6.15pm. Evening meal was delayed to 7pm, but still a bit of a rush. Waitress service was very slow at the hotel, no reason what order you were given your meal. Still had to wait over half an hour if you didn't order a starter. Good entertainment though and reasonable prices at the bar. Optional excursion very good value for money. Another delay on the homeward journey. Arrived at Rugby at 1pm. Coach and driver from Scotland didn't arrive until 2.15pm and then he had to have a break until 3pm

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Customer, 10 months ago

A very relaxed and enjoyable holiday

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Keith Glennister, 10 months ago

Our only comment is that breakfast was rushed because the tours left early ,30 min later start time on the trips would have been better

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Maureen Latter, 10 months ago

Coach & driver & general trip very good but hotel had issues with staff….

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Mrs Lois Henty, 1 year ago

The holiday was fine, the hotel was ok. Visited all the main attractions of the Lake District, some were better than others. Would recommend as a holiday but not staying at County hotel Kendal.

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