Our first port of call after leaving Aycliffe is for tea or coffee (provided at no cost to you) at the Inn at Brough, an 18th Century coaching inn. The Inn has been modernised extensively over recent years and provides modern comfort with the facilities you would expect from a modern hotel.
We then travel to Glenridding to the Inn on the Lake which enjoys one of the most spectacular settings in the Lake District, set in 15 acres of grounds with lawns sweeping to the shores of Lake Ullswater. Lunch is to be served at 12 pm (provided at no cost to you).
Cream of Garden Vegetable Soup
Breast of Local Barn Chicken with Bread Sauce and Bacon in Natural Jus with Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables
Sticky Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce & Chantilly Cream
After lunch, the coach will drive to Keswick.
This pretty market town offers a wide range of attractions for visitors, from shops and restaurants to museums with a difference, and boating trips around Derwentwater.
The Pencil Museum tells the story of the discovery of lead and pencil making in Keswick.
In the centre of the Main Street is the Moot Hall (pictured right), now home to the Tourist Information Centre.
The Museum & Art Gallery is a purpose built Victorian museum, hardly changed today, with a local history collection, and original manuscripts from the Lake Poets. The Theatre by the Lake between the lakeside car-park and Derwentwater is a purpose built theatre.
You will leave Keswick at 5 pm for the journey back to Aycliffe. Please note that there is no comfort stop on the way home from Keswick, however the coach does have toilet and handwashing facilities.