‘Shap Wells’ an important ‘watering place’ a few miles from Shap Village. An early pilgrimage route to Shap Abbey, once one of the richest in the country, now only a ruin. One of many historic sights in the area. Situated in a secluded, wooded valley, with resident red squirrels, amid the Shap Fells, surrounded by mountain streams, open moors and located approximately 4 miles from the nearest village of Shap.
Day 1 Departure: 0645 – 0745 hrs. Travel to Cumbria making a comfort stop en-route. First we visit Bowness-on-Windermere, a pretty historic town located by Lake Windermere. A regular haunt of William Wordsworth. Travel via the Kirkstone Pass, with an altitude of 1,489 feet, this is the Lake District's highest pass that is open to motor traffic. Skirting around Ullswater, a charming remote area, with lakeside beaches, lush green fields and woodlands, gentle footpaths and stunning mountain scenery. Hotel check-in around teatime.
Day 2 Visit Grasmere, a tiny village which has been an inspirational landscape for hundreds of years and where William Wordsworth’s former home lies, Dove Cottage. Perhaps visit the famous Sarah Nelson Gingerbread Shop to buy the renowned Grasmere Gingerbread. Later visit Ambleside, a bustling resort with Victorian roots, once associated with Beatrix Potter. Making a comfort stop en-route home. Arrive home: late evening.
• Return coach travel
• 1 night accommodation
• Breakfast - traditional English, type of service varies
• Served 3 course dinner (3 choices) and after dinner coffee
• Hotel porter service
• All coach tours
Best Western Shap Wells Hotel, Shap
Situated in a secluded, wooded valley, high in the Shap Fells, surrounded by mountain streams, open moors, woodland and wildlife and located approximately 4 miles from the nearest village of Shap.
Bedrooms: En-suite with TV, telephone, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer.
Facilities: Bar and lounge.
Mobility Information: Lift to all 3 floors. Various steps throughout the hotel. Limited number of ground floor bedrooms.
Ratings 2016 – Very satisfied / satisfied:
Bedrooms: 94% Cleanliness: 94% Food: 100%
Single room supplement £15
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