LAKESIDE & HAVERTHWAITE RAILWAY From Haverthwaite enjoy a unique, nostalgic journey on one of the lovingly restored locomotives, through the beautiful Leven Valley to the Lakeside Pier at the tip of Lake Windermere. From here CRUISE ON LAKE WINDERMERE England’s largest lake, admiring the beautiful views along the way. We disembark at BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE, once a small fishing village, it became a popular Victorian tourist destination after the railway arrived in 1847. Here you will have some time to explore this bustling town.
KENDAL is known as the southern gateway to the Lake District and has always been an important centre for trade and commerce. The town boasts two castles, two museums and a host of historical buildings. Not forgetting Kendal Mint Cake, its most famous export.
GRASMERE is probably Cumbria’s most popular village, thanks to the poet William Wordsworth who lived here between 1799 and 1850 and is buried at St Oswald’s church. The KIRKSTONE PASS reaches an altitude of 1,489 feet and is the Lake District’s highest pass open to motor traffic and offers stunning views along the way.
KESWICK is a pretty market town situated between the huge Skiddaw mountain and peaceful Derwentwater. The heart of Keswick is the Market Square ringed by shops, art galleries, hotels and The Moot Hall, used over the years as a market, courthouse, museum and prison.