Keswick and Lake District

Keswick has much to offer with its association to the Lake Poets and being the location of the ever-popular Cat Bells hills plus Derwentwater has long attracted visitors trying to find a classic lakeland setting. From here, we’ll explore further into the beautiful Lake District with an included cruise along Lake Windermere.

5 days from £539pp

Single Room Supplement from £159pp

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Your Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Return coach travel
  • Porterage at the hotel

Itinerary

Please choose your preferred 5 day itinerary

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then on to the hotel near Keswick for our four-night stay.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

Excursion visiting the bustling town of Bowness, a popular lakeside town that is bursting with attractions including The World of Beatrix Potter, the charming St Martin's Church and the Windermere Jetty Museum dedicated to the boats, people and rich history of the lake.

After some free time, we board our cruise and have chance to admire the stunning surrounding scenery from the waters as we sail to Ambleside, located at the head of the lake. Ambleside is home to one of the Lake District's most iconic sights - the tiny Bridge House that sits above Stock Ghyll Beck.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Ambleside Cruise
  • Bowness-on-Windermere

Enjoy a day at leisure where you can relax at the hotel 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.

Optional Excursions

  • Penrith
    • 2024: £10.00pp
    • 2025: £11.00pp

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).

Enjoy an excursion to the quaint village of Grasmere which lies at the heart of the Lake District. This charming village is home to the tiny Sarah Nelson Gingerbread Shop which is located in the grounds of the pretty parish church.

We return to Keswick with some free time to explore this popular market town, on the shores of spectacular Derwentwater.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Keswick
  • Grasmere

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then on to the hotel near Keswick for our four-night stay.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

Enjoy an excursion to the quaint village of Grasmere which lies at the heart of the Lake District. This charming village is home to the tiny Sarah Nelson Gingerbread Shop which is located in the grounds of the pretty parish church.

We return to Keswick with some free time to explore this popular market town, on the shores of spectacular Derwentwater.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Keswick
  • Grasmere

Enjoy a day at leisure where you can relax at the hotel 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
    • 2024: £10.00pp
    • 2025: £11.00pp

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).

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

  • Ambleside Cruise
  • Bowness-on-Windermere

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Accommodation

You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Derwentwater Hotel or the 4-star Castle Inn Best Western Signature Collection near Keswick.

The Derwentwater Hotel, Lake District

The Derwentwater Hotel, Lake District

With beautiful surroundings that are ideal for rest and relaxation, The Derwentwater Hotel is located in the village of Portinscale, in the popular town of Keswick, and is the perfect choice for any Lake District break. The hotel boasts 16 acres of picturesque grounds and gardens, as well excellent facilities including a restaurant offering a choice of modern and traditional dishes, a bar, and an inviting conservatory from where you can take a scenic stroll down to the water – keep your eyes peeled for red squirrels! With comfortable rooms and warm hospitality, this charming hotel is sure to leave you feeling rejuvenated.

Location: Portinscale, Keswick, CA12 5RE

Hotel Facilities

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General
  • 3 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
Room
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi
  • Iron or Trouser Press
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair Access
Service
  • Room Service Available
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Dogs Allowed on Request
Transport
  • Bus Stop Nearby
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals On Request
  • Gluten Free Meals on Request
  • Lactose or Dairy Free Menu
  • Vegan Menu
Hotel
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available
Castle Inn Hotel, Bw Signature Collection

Castle Inn Hotel, Bw Signature Collection

Originally a coaching inn dating back to 1770, The Castle Inn Hotel by BW Signature Collection, Keswick is now a modern venue with views of Bassenthwaite Lake. Set in the beautiful Lake District nr Keswick this 4 star hotel offers a perfect location to explore the area. The hotel is set beneath some of England’s highest fells, with large, quiet gardens providing views over Skiddaw. The hotels offers bar, restaurant and also extensive leisure facilities including indoor swimming pool, steam and sauna room, tennis courts and games room. Bedrooms are bright and modern and have Tv, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer and free wi-fi.

Location: Bassenthwaite, nr Keswick, , Cumbria , CA12 4RG

Hotel Facilities

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General
  • 4 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Lift
  • Sauna or Steam Room
Room
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair Access
Service
  • Gym
Hotel
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

Single Room Supplements

Single Room Supplement from £159.00

Reviews

4 Out of 5 ( 10 Reviews )

Reviews

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Great
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Quality

3.7 / 5

Value for Money

3.9 / 5

REVELL, 9 months ago

Stunning location for sure. Really well looked after by our coach driver Gary - a true professional and gent. The hotel was okay - The food was really good but the whole place could have done with a good lick of paint and some tlc. Friendly staff thou.

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David Timmis, 9 months ago

We had a lovely time in Keswick, the staff were very friendly and helpful, Gary our driver was first class and good laugh. Only down side was it wasn't long enough, definitely need 7days. The hotel was in a beautiful place with mountains all around. Would recommend a holiday there.

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Gaynor Griffiths, 11 months ago

The three stars are for the location and view from the hotel. The hotel itself is very much in need of a refurbishment, I upgraded to a lake view room and although it was bright and airy, the carpet was badly stained and the bathroom door wouldn’t remain closed without something propped against it. Although the driver was a competent and safe driver, he was a feeder driver (his words) with no knowledge of the area, which at times involved taking what seemed extensive detours. I would point out that my husband and I are very familiar with the area and felt that this was unnecessary.

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Helen Matthews , 1 year ago

I took my 80 Yr old mum away as she's recently been diagnosed with Dementia. We had the best time together & she loved every part of this trip. The only disadvantage is there is so much wasted time as its basically two days travelling; whole day there & whole day back. This meant we only really had three days there. I realise there's nothing that can be done about this but was amazing & perfect

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Kathleen, 1 year ago

The Derwentwater Hotel is in need of a refurbish there were several issues from different guests over the 3 days. The food on the other hand was very good. Our driver was friendly. But on the optional day out I felt that 2 hours was too long in Keswick

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