The Royals, double-decker buses and red telephone booths are all Great Britain. But so is the steep winding Kirkstone Pass. The breathtaking Lake Ullswater. The grand historic Bolton Castle. They're as much Great Britain as the Tower of London (and much less crowded). Visit for yourself—find your Great Britain.
1 Following morning tea at majestic Lowther Castle, set out for a scenic spin through emerald pastures and sun-dappled forests | You won't want to miss Ullswater, formed by a glacier after the last Ice Age and one of the most beautiful lakes in the United Kingdom | Climb famous Kirkstone Pass for dramatic mountain vistas.
2 Take in views of vast blue Lake Windermere and its surrounding fells | Visit a traditional farm with Shire horses and dairy cows | Lunch offers a farm-to-table dining experience, including freshly made ice cream for dessert | Spin along iconic Lake Coniston to the picturesque village of Hawkshead.
3 Bike through the bucolic sheep-dotted countryside | Stop at a local artist's retreat where our good friend hosts a lovely private lunch | Journey to the shore of Lake Windermere.
4 , Indulge in fish-and-chips in the bustling market town of Hawes, in the renowned Yorkshire Dales | Visit 600-year-old Bolton Castle, where Mary, Queen of Scots, was imprisoned | Pedal amid verdant hills and delightful villages.
5-6 Cycle through the misty Yorkshire moorland, savoring glorious sweeping views of the Nidderdale | Explore historic villages and the captivating ruins of Fountains Abbey.