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Dodds of Troon | 4 East Road, Ayr, KA8 9BA
01292 288100 | info@doddsoftroon.com

Dodds Coach Holidays | 24 Central Avenue, Gretna, DG16 5AS
01461 337799 | coachholidays@doddsoftroon.com

Splendid Lakes

Splendid Lakes

An area of outstanding natural beauty, the Lake District is a popular destination in the north west of England. It is a picturesque region with 16 major lakes, rolling hills and charming towns, it’s breathtaking scenery is a haven and a source of inspiration for many poets, artists and writers.

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Price Includes (all details are subject to change):

 

  • four nights dinner, bed and breakfast

  • entertainment

  • food/drinks package on 25 March only

  • Turkey and Tinsel theme on 11 November only

  • three excursions

  • return coach travel

  • return ferry fare from N Ireland (£30 supplement)

 

Cumbria Grand Hotel, Grange-over-Sands

 

Set within the Lake District National Park, in acres of picturesque gardens and woodland and with views of Morecambe Bay. The hotel is a short drive from majestic Lake Windermere. Enjoy the warm and friendly welcome, inviting lounges, roaring open fires, entertainment and an unforgettable stay at this charming Victorian Hotel. (lift)

 

Day One

Depart from your selected joining point and travel to the Cumbria Grand Hotel, Grange-over-Sands. Comfort stops will be made
en-route.

Day Two

Travel to the quaint town of Ambleside, the market town of Keswick, nestled between Skiddaw and Derwentwater, and Grasmere, known for William Wordsworth connections. Don't miss this opportunity to indulge in some of the legendary Grasmere Gingerbread. Follow the scenic shores of Ullswater, the second largest lake in the area and over the stunning Kirkstone Pass before returning to the hotel.

Day Three

Take a delightful cruise with commentary along Lake Windermere, followed by free time in Bowness-on-Windermere to wander around the charming town, perhaps visit The World of Beatrix Potter, stroll around the lovely shops or simply savour the scenery by the lake. The remainder of the day is free in Grange-over-Sands. You may wish to take a leisurely walk into town or enjoy a stroll by the water.

Day Four

Begin your day in the quaint market town of Kirkby Lonsdale, situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Meander through picturesque streets, explore local vendors, and absorb the town's charm. In the afternoon, immerse yourself in Kendal's history, renowned for its mint cake. Discover two castles, museums, and historic buildings, while wandering through streets adorned with independent shops.

Day Five

After breakfast you leave Grange-over-Sands and travel home. Comfort stops will be made en-route.

Please Note

It may be necessary under certain circumstances for these excursions to be operated on different days to those shown.

Holiday Itinerary

 

For full Itinerary click here

For full Itinerary March  click here

For full Itinerary November Turkey and Tinsel  click here

For full Trading Charter and Booking Conditions click here

 

Not every holiday will suit your mobility needs and some are not suitable for persons using walking aids/wheelchairs etc.  Please ask a member of staff for details should you have any concerns regarding suitability.

JOIN AND PARK AT STENA LINE, BELFAST ONLY £30. To reduce travel time, separate vehicles or taxis may be used to convey passengers to join our holiday coach.

JOIN AND PARK AT STENA LINE, BELFAST ONLY £30.

To reduce travel time, separate vehicles or taxis may be used to convey passengers to join our holiday coach.

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Name Address Times
Annan WM Annan, War Memorial opposite Queensberry Arms
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Ardrossan Ardrossan, Princes Street Bus Stop
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Ayr Dodds Depot Ayr, Dodds Depot, 4 East Road
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Ayr NEW Ayr, Douglas Street Bus Stop, Outside Bus Station
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Ballantrae Ballantrae, Garage, Main Street
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Ballymena Ballymena, Seven Towers Leisure Centre
Main entrance
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Ballymoney Ballymoney
Biestys Centra / Route Service Station,
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Ballynure Ballynure, The Village Chippy
Car Park, Larne Road.
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Bangor Bangor, Town Car Park
opposite Bangor Railway Station Car Park
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Belfast City Centre Belfast City Centre, Leonardo Hotel,
(formerly Jurys Inn), Great Victoria Street.
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Belfast Stena Belfast - Stena Line Victoria Terminal 4,
West Bank Road (Cairnryan)
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Cairnryan Stena Cairnryan - Stena Line Passenger Terminal
Loch Ryan Port.Cairnryan
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Carlisle Asda Carlisle Asda
Bus Layby, Chandler Way
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Castle Douglas Castle Douglas, Crown Hotel
Opposite Market Hill, King Street
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Coleraine Coleraine, Lodge Hotel, Outside Front Door
CLIENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO PARK AT THE HOTEL.
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Cumnock Cumnock, Tanyard Bus Station, New Bridge Street
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Dumfries Dumfries, Whitesands, Coach Bay near Suspension
Bridge. (If Whitesands Closed, Brooms Rd Car Park)
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Dunsilly Roundabout Dunsilly Roundabout
Car Park, Antrim
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Eastriggs Eastriggs, Central Bus stop
Opposite the Baxter Hall (Church)
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Girvan Girvan, Hamilton Arms Hotel
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Glengormley Glengormley, Corrs Corner Roundabout
Larne Road Side.
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Gretna Gretna Main Bus Stop
Annan Road
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Gretna Green Gretna Hall Hotel, Front steps
Please park in the overflow parking space
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Holywood Holywood, Redburn Square.
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Irvine Irvine, Coach Park adjacent to Aldi
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Kilmarnock Kilmarnock, St Marnock St (Police Station)
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Kilwinning Kilwinning, Caley Station (top of Dalry Road)
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Kirkconnel Kirkconnel, bus stop at Railway Station entrance.
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Larne Larne, Fairhill Car Park
Victoria Road
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Lisburn Lisburn, Sprucefield Shopping Centre, Bus Shelter
at mini roundabout near Marks & Spencers
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Maybole Maybole, Cassillis Hotel
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New Cumnock New Cumnock,Lay-By near Scotmid, Afton Bridge Road
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Newton Stewart Newton Stewart, The Crown Hotel
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Newtownards Newtownards, Circular Road
McDonalds Car Park
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Prestwick Prestwick, Station Road.
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Saltcoats Saltcoats, Railway Station
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Sanquhar Sanquhar, Bus Stop at Train Station
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Stevenston Stevenston, The Cross
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Stranraer Stranraer
Bus Stop Opposite Police Station
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Thornhill Thornhill, Bus Stop beside Bank of Scotland
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Troon Troon, Ivy Cottage, South Beach, Bus Stop outside
Town Hall
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