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Lakeside and Cartmel Rambler

9.15am - Arrive at the Lakes Aquarium , the UK’s leading freshwater aquarium. Walk underwater along Windermere’s re-created lakebed and marvel at diving ducks. Visit the Quay for a wide range of gifts and souvenirs and enjoy drinks and snacks in the Oscar's restaurant overlooking the lake.

Telephone: 015395 30153  

Website: www.lakesaquarium.co.uk

10.00am - Depart Aquarium of the Lakes. Stroll over to Lakeside Pier adjacent to the aquarium.

10.10am - Board Windermere Lake Cruises steamer and sail across to Bowness Bay.

Telephone: 015394 43360 

Website: www.windermere-lakecruises.co.uk

11.00am - Rejoin the coach at Bowness Pier for the journey to Holker Hall.

11.40am - Arrive at Holker Hall, the friendliest of stately homes has no ropes or barriers to restrict viewing. Having lunch in the Courtyard Café. After lunch visit Lakeland Motor Museum housed in the grounds of Holker Hall. To complete your visit explore the inspirational gardens, which combine formal design with woodland walks.

Telephone: Holker Hall 015395 58328  

Website: www.holker.co.uk

2.00pm - Depart Holker Hall

2.20pm - Arrive in Cartmel Medieval Village which has a delightful range of genuine old world buildings, many serving asfriendly inns and well-stocked shops offering a variety of Lakeland products. The beautiful priory church welcomes coach groups and priory guides can be pre-booked.

Telephone: Cartmel Priory 015395 36261  

3.45pm - Depart Cartmel for scenic drive home.