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5 Day York Dales Lake District and Hadrians Wall

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5 Day York Dales Lake District and Hadrians Wall

5 Day Trip exploring Northern England, Historic City of York and Yorkshire Dales, Picturesque Lake District, Hadrian`s Wall and the Scottish Borders

Tour Highlights

  1. Alnwick Castle
  2. York Minster
  3. Robin Hood’s Bay
  4. Yorkshire Dales
  5. Wordsworth’s Cottage
  6. Lake Windermere
  7. Scottish Borders

Tour Description

5 Days spent discovering the best of northern England - the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. Highlights include Alnwick Castle, York and York Minster, Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay, the Yorkshire Dales,  Lake Windermere, Wordsworth’s Cottage, Hadrian’s Wall and the Scottish Borders

Tour Schedule

Day 1

Highlights include Berwick Upon Tweed, one of Europe’s finest examples of a walled town hugging the banks of the River Tweed. From here we travel south to Alnwick Castle and gardens, home to the Dukes of Northumberland. Our afternoon continues on the Great North Road that takes us through Newcastle Upon Tyne to the historic city of York

Day 2

Leisurely day with time to explore the medieval city of York before heading through the north Yorkshire moors to the bustling fishing port of Whitby, where Bram Stoker wrote “Dracula”. The afternoon will give you time to visit Robin Hood’s Bay, accessed on foot only, before returning to York

Day 3

The magnificent Yorkshire Dales National Park, a haven of natural scenery, wildlife and rich cultural heritage. You continue over the hills before reaching the charming town of Keswick in the heart of the Lake District, your base for 2 nights. (During July this tour may stay in Windermere instead)

Day 4

Highlights include visits to Castlerigg standing stones and Ullswater, described as England’s most beautiful lake, where you can take a forest walk to see the mighty Aira Force waterfall. You will have options to take lunch and a boat cruise on Lake Windemere and explore Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter country around Coniston water, Hawkeshead and the charming village of Grasmere

Day 5

Climbing inland towards the 1900 ft Hartside Pass we continue along Hadrian’s Wall, built as the frontier of the Roman Empire, with stops along the way. Crossing the border into Scotland at Carter Bar we continue through the Scottish Borders stopping at the world famous Scott’s View overlooking the River Tweed before returning to Edinburgh

Additional Information

Departure Point 

Waterloo Place, Edinburgh

Return Waterloo

Departs 9am

Returns approx 7pm

Mondays May to October


Transportation by top of the range Mercedes mini-coach for a more personal experience with a maximum of 16 passengers on tour

A small group tour with a maximum of 16 passengers really does make a big difference to your trip. It allows us to give you a more personal service and remain the only 5 Star operator to offer this personal guarantee. Touring with a maximum of 16 passengers you get more for your money, more personal attention, more time with the locals, more time off the bus, more time on the back-roads and just more of an authentic, friendly experience. The smaller groups allow you to meet people from all over the world and make friends for life

Air Conditioning as standard

Services of a professional driver/guide and all ferry and bridge crossings


Stay 2 nights in the historic city of York and 2 nights in Keswick in the heart of the Lake District During July this tour may stay in Windermere instead

Your tour does not include accommodation in the price. By giving you a choice of accommodation it allows you to choose your budget, stay in smaller places and get closer to the local people. This also means you help to sustain the communities you visit in the long term. Choose a hotel, B&B or a hostel and we will book it for you

Discount Price 

Students, Seniors over 60 and Children between 5 and 16 (we regret we do not carry children under 5 years old)

Guarantees and Awards

This tour is run by our outstanding, multi-award winning small group partners and is fully bonded and guaranteed

Other Promises - Guaranteed Small Groups, Guaranteed Departures, Guaranteed Experience or your money back

Multi-Award winners every year from 2007 to 2014

Thistle Award Winner

4* Scottish Tourists Board

Green Tourism Gold Award

Vibes Awards Winner




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