Splendid Lakes

Splendid Lakes

Available from N Ireland, Ayrshire and selected points in Dumfries & Galloway.


Available from N Ireland, Ayrshire and selected points in Dumfries & Galloway.

The Lake District is a vast area of stunning scenery, known for beautiful lakes and rugged fell mountains.  This holiday is based in the Edwardian resort of Grange-over-Sands, located between the Lake District fells and Morecambe Bay.  Only seventeen miles from Windermere, the area has one of the mildest climates in the North of England.


There are three excursions included, a cruise on Lake Windermere and entry to the Motor Museum, Ulverston and entry to Holker Hall and a scenic drive.


What's Included?



The deposit required at the time of booking for all holidays is £30 per person, full payment is required 28 days prior to departure




Windermere Cruise

Take a cruise on Lake Windermere, from Bowness to Lakeside, with fantastic views across the wooded shoreline and distant Lakeland fells before visiting the Lakeland Motor Museum. A fascinating collection of over thirty thousand exhibits, local history and period shopping displays, authentic recreations and a café. There really is something for everyone here!


Travel to the Furness Peninsula to visit the market town of Ulverston, where there will be free time to explore the cobbled streets and old buildings. The home of the Cavendish family, is one of the best-loved stately homes in Britain. Holker Hall and Gardens are set within beautiful countryside, here you can see Queen Mary’s bedroom, the Dukes bedroom, the main hall, the library and gallery and the oak staircase.

Scenic Drive

Visit the town of Ambleside and Grasmere village, famous for its connections with Wordsworth, before spending some time in the market town of Keswick. Set between Skiddaw and the beautiful Derwentwater, this pretty town is home to museums, shops and restaurants. Then sit back and enjoy the scenery, as you journey along Lake Ullswater and over the stunning Kirkstone Pass.

Ferry Details

Belfast-Cairnryan: 0730 and Cairnryan-Belfast: 1930
Please note under certain circumstances, it may be necessary to amend the sailing times

Cumbria Grand Hotel, Grange-over-Sands


This charming, grand old Victorian hotel boasts a welcoming open fire place, comfortable and varied bedrooms and 20 acres of private, picturesque gardens and woodlands, set on the hillside with fantastic views of Morecambe Bay.  There is also a tennis court, putting green, snooker table and table tennis.


Hotel and Bedroom Facilities:


  • tea/coffee making facilities

  • hairdryer

  • TV

  • telephone

  • WiFi (public areas)

  • lift

  • tennis court

  • putting green

  • snooker table

  • table tennis

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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.

Name Address Contact Details
Annan WM Annan, War Memorial opposite Queensberry Arms
Ardrossan Ardrossan, Princes Street Bus Stop
Ayr Bus Station Ayr Bus Station
Stance 14
Ayr Dodds Depot Ayr, Dodds Depot, 4 East Road
Ballantrae Garage, Main Street, Ballantrae
Ballymena Ballymena, Seven Towers Leisure Centre
Main entrance
Ballymoney Ballymoney
Biestys Centra / Route Service Station,
Ballynure Ballynure, The Catch Fish & Chip Shop
Car Park, Larne Road.
Bangor Bangor, Town Car Park
opposite Bangor Railway Station Car Park
Belfast City Centre Belfast City Centre
Jurys Inn Hotel, Great Victoria Street.
Belfast Stena Stena Line Passenger Terminal.
West Bank Road, Belfast
Cairnryan Stena Stena Line Passenger Terminal
Loch Ryan Port.
Castle Douglas Castle Douglas, Crown Hotel
Opposite Market Hill, King Street
Coleraine Coleraine, Lodge Hotel, Outside Main Entrance.
Dumfries Dumfries, Whitesands, Coach Bay near Suspension
Bridge. (If Whitesands Closed, Brooms Rd Car Park)
Dunsilly Roundabout Dunsilly Roundabout
Car Park, Antrim
Eastriggs Eastriggs, Central Bus stop
Opposite the Baxter Hall (Church)
Girvan Girvan, Hamilton Arms Hotel
Glengormley Glengormley, Corrs Corner Roundabout
Larne Road Side.
Gretna Smiddy Auld Smiddy
Holywood Holywood, Redburn Square.
Irvine Irvine, Opposite Townhouse, Irvine Cross
Kilmarnock Kilmarnock, St Marnock St (Police Station)
Kilwinning Kilwinning, Caley Station
Larne Larne, Fairhill Car Park
Victoria Road
Lisburn Lisburn, Sprucefield Shopping Centre, Bus Shelter
at mini roundabout near Marks & Spencers
Maybole Maybole, Cassillis Hotel
Newton Stewart Newton Stewart, The Crown Hotel
Newtownards Newtownards, Circular Road
McDonalds Car Park
Prestwick Prestwick, Station Road.
Saltcoats Saltcoats, Railway Station
Stevenston Stevenston, The Cross
Stranraer Stranraer
Bus Stop Opposite Police Station
Troon Troon, Ivy Cottage, South Beach.
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