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English Lakes & Scottish Whisky

English Lakes & Scottish Whisky

Based on two fantastic hotels, our new twin-centre tour takes in the best of England and Scotland's countryside as we explore the Lake District in Aberdeenshire.

Based at two fantastic hotels, our new twin-centre tour takes in the best of England and Scotland’s countryside as we explore the Lake District and Aberdeenshire. We enjoy scenic cruises on magnificent Lake Windermere, a steam train journey, a day at Balmoral and guided tours at the historic Glenfiddich Distillery and the fascinating Speyside Cooperage.


Newby Bridge Hotel, Ulverston

This charming 3-star Georgian mansion hotel is located on the southern shore of Lake Windermere, offering a tranquil retreat in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Each of the 44 bedrooms differs in size and all are traditionally decorated. There is no lift, however ground floor rooms are available. There is also a small leisure centre with an indoor swimming pool, exclusive to hotel guests. Porterage • Ground floor rooms • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room


Mercure Ardoe House & Spa

This stunning hotel is housed within a 19th century mansion and set within 30 acres of peaceful countryside, approximately 3 miles from the centre of Aberdeen. All 119 spacious bedrooms are stylishly decorated with quality furnishings. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, spa bath, steam room and gym • Porterage • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Lift

Day 1

Depart the local area and travel to the Lake District to the Newby Bridge Hotel in Ulverston, our base for the next 2 night’s.


Day 2

We start our day with a 30-minute steamer cruise from Ambleside Pier to Bowness Pier on beautiful Lake Windermere. Taking in the finest views from England’s longest lake, we cruise serenely to Bowness, where we enjoy time at leisure to enjoy lunch and a stroll around this bustling Lakes town. After lunch, we head for Bowness Pier again, from where we enjoy a 40-minute steamer cruise to Lakeside Pier. Once here, we climb aboard a Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway steam train at Lakeside Station, from where we enjoy a 20-minute journey to Haverthwaite station.

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Day 3

Today, we leave the Lake District behind and enjoy a full day excursion to Aberdeen, taking in the lovely scenery as we go. Afterwards we travel to the Mercure Ardoe House Hotel & Spa in Aberdeen, our base for the next 3 night’s.

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Day 4

We spend today at stunning Balmoral, the Scottish home of the Royal Family. We spend time at leisure exploring and learning all about the castle’s fascinating history. We visit the largest room in the castle, the Ballroom, as well as the exhibitions, grounds and gardens. Covering three acres, the beautiful formal gardens feature a large kitchen garden, a range of Victorian glasshouses full of flowering pot plants and a water garden. Please note: admittance to Balmoral is subject to members of the Royal Family not being in residence.

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Day 5

This morning, we visit the fascinating Speyside Cooperage where we enjoy a 45-minute guided tour taking in the sight, sounds and smells of a working cooperage and visiting the viewing gallery where we can watch first-hand coopers at work. In the afternoon, we visit the historic Glenfiddich Distillery where we enjoy a 90-minute tour with a tasting of 3 world-renowned single malts. Home to the world’s most awarded whiskies, our tour explores every chapter of the Glenfiddich story and we will view the whiskey barrels in a new light following our cooperage visit!

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Day 6

After breakfast at the hotel we begin the return journey home.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Price Includes:


  • 2 nights half-board accommodation in Ulverston

  • 3 nights half-board accommodation in Aberdeen

  • Rooms with private facilities

  • Windermere Cruise Ambleside to Bowness

  • Windermere Cruise Ambleside to Lakeside

  • Steam Train journey Lakeside

  • Haverthwaite

  • Excursion to Aberdeen

  • Entrance to Balmoral Estate

  • Guided tour of Speyside Cooperage

  • Guided tour & tasting Glenfiddich Distillery


Single Room Supplement £136.00

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Alfreton Bus Station Alfreton Bus Station, Hall Street
Barlborough, Rose & Crown Barlborough, Rose & Crown Pub
Barnsley, Eldon Street Barnsley, Eldon Street opposite the Odeon Cinema
Bolsover Market Place Bolsover Market Place
Carlton in Lindrick Carlton in Lindrick, A60/Maiin Rd End of Long Lane
The Bus Layby
Carlton in Lindrick. Carlton in Lindrick, Limetree Nursery
The Bottom Of Rotherham Baulk
Chesterfield, Beetwell St Chesterfield, Beetwell Street
Outside the old Registry Office
Clay Cross, Church Layby Clay Cross, The Church Layby The High Street
Clowne Tesco Clowne Tesco, Bus Layby
Clowne,End of Gapsick Ln Clowne, The end of Gapsick Lane
Creswell Creswell, Junction of Sheffield Road/Elmton Road
Creswell Bingo Hall Creswell, Bingo Hall, Elmton Road
Creswell, Skinner Street Creswell, Skinner Street, Cemetery
Derby, Full Street Derby Full Street, Premier Inn
Doncaster, Ward Bros Doncaster, Ward Bros Waterdale
Eckington, Bus Station Eckington, The Bus Station
Edwinstowe,Mansfield Road Edwinstowe, Mansfield Road/ Fifth Avenue
Old Manvers Arms
Grays Travel Home Pickup
Hodthorpe, Top Bus Stop Hodthorpe, Queens Road, The Top Bus Stop
Hucknall, Ogle Street Hucknall, Ogle Street Opposite the Car Park
Killamarsh, Nags Head Pub Killamarsh, The Nags Head Pub
Top of Bridge Street
Langwith Junction Langwith Junction, The Bus Stop End of Station Rd
Langwith Junction. Langwith Junction, The King of Diamonds
Langwith, The Gate Hotel Langwith, The Gate Hotel
Leicester Forest Leicester Forest East Services, South Bound
Leicester Fosse Park Leicester Fosse Park, Outside Marks & Spencer
Leicester, St Margarets Leicester, St Margarets Bus Station, Bay Z
Loughborough Loughborough, Junction 23 - M1
The Bus Stop outside the Harvester Pub
Mansfield Outside Iceland Mansfield, Walkden Street Outside Iceland
Mansfield Woodhouse Mansfield Woodhouse, A60 The Coopers Pub
Mansfield Woodhouse. Mansfield Woodhouse, The Bus Stop A60
End of Peafield Lane
Nottingham, Mount Street Nottingham
The top of Mount Street on Maid Marion
Ollerton, Main Road Ollerton, Main Road
The Junction of Forest Road/Sherwood Drive
Ollerton, The Plough Pub Ollerton, The Plough Pub
Retford Market Place Retford Market Place, Outside Greenwoods
Rhodesia, Tylden Way Rhodesia, End of Tylden Way
Rotherham, Mecca Bingo Rotherham, The Mecca Bingo, Corporation Street
Sheffield The Penny Black Penny Black Pub Pond Hill Sheffield 1
Shirebrook, Ashbourne St Shirebrook, Ashbourne Street, Opposite
Ashbourne Court
Shireoaks Fish&Chip Shop Shireoaks, Shireoaks Row, Fish & Chip Shop
Sutton Lammas Centre Sutton Lammas Centre
The Sidings The Sidings, Mansfield Woodhouse
Off Debdale Lane
Warsop Church Warsop, The Church bottom of Cuckney Hill (A60)
Warsop Motor Company Warsop Motor Company
Warsop, The Strand Warsop, The Strand Bingo Hall
Whitwell Bakestone Moor Whitwell, Bakestone Moor, End of Franklin Avenue
Whitwell Mini Market Whitwell, Mini Market, Welbeck Street
Whitwell Square Whitwell Square
Whitwell The Spar Shop Whitwell The Spar Shop, Bakestone Moor
Worksop B&Q Worksop, B&Q, Sandy Lane
Worksop Bingo Hall Newcastle Avenue, The Bingo Hall
Worksop Community Church Worksop, Thievesdale Lane, The Community Church
Worksop Eyres Corner Worksop, Eyres Corner
Worksop Gateford Road Worksop, The bus stop before the Post office
Worksop Larwood Health Worksop, Larwood Health Centre
Worksop Pelham Street Worksop, Pelham Street Shops, Manton
Worksop St Annes Church Worksop, St Annes Church, Newcastle Avenue
Worksop Three Legged Worksop, The Three Legged Stool, Raymoth Lane
Worksop, Cannon Hotel Worksop, The Cannon Hotel
S81 7AD
Worksop, High Hoe Road Worksop, High Hoe Road, Nr Canal Bridge
Worksop, Innings Pub Worksop, The Innings Pub, Prospect Estate
Worksop, Johnsons Depot Worksop, Johnsons Depot, Dukeries Industrial Est
Worksop, Kilton Hill The shops (One Stop) Kilton Hill
Worksop, Opposite Tesco Worksop, Opposite Tesco
Worksop, Plantation Hill Worksop, The Shops, Plantation Hill, Kilton,
Worksop, Priory Church Worksop, Priory Church Car Park
Worksop, Stubbing Lane Worksop, End of Stubbing Lane, Newcastle Avenue
Worksop,Mansfield Rd, A60 Worksop, Mansfield Road, A60
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