Cox & Kings, The Americas
Embark on an exploration of the stunning beautiful Lake District of England, an area of woods, rivers, lakes and mountains that has inspired generations of painters and writers. Visit some of the fascinating towns and villages of the Lake District. Then, journey through the beautiful English region of Yorkshire - home to atmospheric moors, verdant valleys and spectacular coastline, as well as a rich history that spans millennia. Immerse yourself in the magnificent countryside in Yorkshire Dales National Park and North York Moors National Park, take in the flavor of local life at the marketplaces, cafes and pubs of traditional Yorkshire villages, and see the medieval city of York. Relax on a scenic train journey to the Scottish capital and explore its UNESCO World Heritage Old Town, Edinburgh Castle and more.
Windermere is England’s largest natural Lake District fed by numerous rivers and for centuries aided transportation for heavy materials. Protected since 1951, its valleys, woodlands and lush green make this beautiful picturesque countryside an ideal area to experience the great outdoors. Surrounding Windermere are towns and villages where tourists can shop, eat and rest. Approximately one mile from the lake lays a railway station, Lakeside Pier and Aquarium of the Lakes where the world of wildlife and freshwater creatures are revealed. It’s a destination spot for cruises, sailors, rowers and swimmers, but that doesn’t mean adventure is limited! There is Treetop Trek Aerial, Climb 365 and High Adventure Balloon Flights for extreme adrenaline enthusiasts, family-friendly cycle fun, hound trailing, horseriding and even bird spotting. Windermere is a fun outdoor getaway for all ages!
Harrogate in North Yorkshire is one of England's most famous Spa towns. Since the discovery of the first medicinal spring in 1571, the small village with the curious sulphur spring evolved into one of the most fashionable Spas in Europe, and a major health resort for the rich and famous. Visit the wonderful Turkish Baths and be refreshed and revived! Massage and beauty therapy continues to be available with the relocation of these treatments to the Hydro and also Ripon Spa Baths.
Dominated by the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle, this picturesque city offers shopping on Princes Street, the grandeur of the Royal Mile, St. Giles Cathedral and historic Palace of Holyrood House, where Queen Mary lived and many Scottish kings were wed. Or venture across the moors to marvel at the scenic Highlands.