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Carlisle and the Lake District

Home of Beatrix Potter, dramatic landscapes and a fascinating history, the Lake District is England’s largest National Park, famous for it’s lakes, forests and mountains including Scafell Pike, the highest in England. It also boasts the deepest and largest lakes in England, Wastwater and Windemere. Our base for this tour is Carlisle, a city and county town of Cumbria that was established originally as a Roman settlement to serve the forts on Hadrians Wall. Today the city lies at the heart of a wealth of historic and modern attractions. From Roman civitas to Norman stronghold, medieval market town to contemporary city, Carlisle offers a huge choice of attractions to enjoy including museums, art galleries, outdoor and indoor recreation, award winning parks and relaxing open spaces. Not to mention the gateway to the stunning Lake District.

Crown and Mitre Hotel

Located in the heart of historical Carlisle, the Crown and Mitre is one of the Peel group of hotels and offers the perfect mix of Edwardian grandeur, beautiful original features including a real log fire and elegant sweeping staircase plus all the comforts of home to create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The hotel boasts 94 bedrooms, all with ensuite facilities, LCD televisions with freeview, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer. Amenities include restaurant, two bars, indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi. A lift serves most bedrooms. (Please note no entertainment during this tour)

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