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From Lake District: Full-Day Yorkshire Dales Tour

1. From Lake District: Full-Day Yorkshire Dales Tour

Choose from a pickup point in Windermere, Bowness, or Ambleside and begin your drive to the quaint village of Sedbergh. head up to see the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway and the spectacular viaducts. Later, venture down into Wensleydale and Hardraw before descending into Swaledale through the valley to the small market town of Reeth for lunch. After lunch visits Bolton Castle, where Mary, Queen of Scots was held as a prisoner. Take a journey up the valley to the spectacular Aysgarth Waterfalls. From the waterfalls head to Hawes, where you’ll stop before continuing on to the lovely village of Dent, famous for the Dent knitters and brewery. The return trip to Windermere takes a different route, traveling via Kirkby Lonsdale.

Carlisle: Quirky self-guided heritage walks

2. Carlisle: Quirky self-guided heritage walks

If you are Curious About Carlisle, take one of our quirky self-guided walks, where you can explore the heart of this historic border town. Not only will you visit the better-known places – we make sure you visit the unusual and intriguing ones too! Added to this we provide compelling stories about the history around you, whilst you have fun following our detailed directions, finding answers to our addictive clues and matching pictures to places along the way. You’ll discover "hidden treasures", whilst reading snippets about the history of Carlisle and the people and events that have shaped it – whether you’re familiar with Carlisle or a first-time visitor, you will spot things you would not have otherwise noticed. Download the walks to your mobile device, then follow the directions and enjoy our self-guided heritage walks at your own pace and level of interest The walks are 1.5 miles and 1 mile respectively. Both walks are wheelchair / buggy friendly.

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We had a wonderful day the driver was very descriptive with his commentary. We had initial hearing difficulties but he worked hard to eliminate them. I think it was very good value for money. There was one disappointment that we were unable to view the Creamery as a bus load had just turned up this was no fault of the organisers though. Thank you for such a well organised trip.