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Southern Lakeland Explorer

Southern Lakeland Explorer

Sit back and relax as we explore the simply stunning Lake District! Admire the natural beauty of the sweeping valleys whilst onboard the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway, sail along the glistening Lake Windermere and enjoy leisurely visits to Holker Hall and Gardens and Coniston Water.




Return coach travel

4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Excursions to Ulverston, Bowness-On-Windermere & Skipton

Full day tour of Coniston Water, with visits to Coniston & Hawkeshead

Day 1

We travel north crossing the scenic Yorkshire Dales National Park, taking in the Wensleydale town of Hawes and the impressive Ribblehead Viaduct, en route to our hotel in Barrow-in-Furness on the edge of the Southern Lake District.


Day 2

This morning we visit nearby pretty town of Ulverston, maybe visit the Laurel & Hardy Museum or just explore the quaint cobbled streets, before returning to the hotel for the afternoon at leisure

B, D

Day 3

We spend the morning at leisure before an afternoon excursion to visit Bowness-On-Windermere.

B, D

Day 4

After breakfast we have a full day tour which takes us to Coniston Water, including two of the most picturesque villages in Britain, Coniston and charming Hawkeshead.

B, D

Day 5

We begin our return journey home via a stop in the market town of Skipton


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Holiday Inn Express ***, Barrow-in-Furness



Set in Barrow in Furness, Holiday Inn Express - Barrow-in-Furness offers express check-in and check-out, non-smoking rooms, a restaurant, free Wi-Fi throughout the property and a bar. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace.


Hotel Facilities

  • Bar

  • Restaurant

  • Lift

  • Wi-Fi

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Name Address Contact Details
Alfreton, Hall Street Alfreton - Surcharge £15pp,
Hall Street, Bus station, DE55 7BT
Beeston, Lace Road Beeston Lace Road, behind the Cricketers pub
Bulwell Aldi Bus Stop Bulwell, Aldi Bus stop SW12
Sellers Wood drive, NG6 8GE
Chesterfield Bus Station Chesterfield Coach Station,, Beckingham Way
S40 1TH
Derby Bus Station Derby, Bus Station
Bay 27 & 28, DE1 2AW
East Midlands Parkway East Midlands Parkway
Nottingham, NG11 0EB
Leicester St Margarets Leicester St Margarets bus station
Bay SW & SX
Long Eaton, The Green Long Eaton, The Green
Outside Wilkinsons, NG10 1HQ
Loughborough Amber rooms Loughborough Amber rooms, The Rushes
LE11 5BE
Mansfield Bus station Mansfield Bus station , Bay A
Quaker Way, Mansfield, NG18 1JJ
Meadowhall Interchange Meadow Hall Interchange, Bay C3
Meadowhall Road, Sheffield, S9 1EP
Nottingham Mount St Nottingham, Mount Street
Alongside the Grosvenor Casino, NG1 6HE
Rotherham,Interchange Bay Rotherham £15pp Surcharge , Interchange Bay C1/ C2
Frederick Street, S60 1QB
Sheffield Pond Hill Pond Hill, Opposite Penny Black Public House
S1 2BG
Toton Lane Tram Stop Toton Lane Tram Stop Park and Ride
Toton Lane Tram Stop, NG9 7JA

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