The English Lake District and the Borders: Romance to Turbulence

Discover the story of England’s famous Lake District as you learn about its poets and writers, explore Muncaster Castle, visit the Northumberland Coast and see historic Hadrian’s Wall.
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Program No. 20209RJ
14 days
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At a Glance

Follow in the footsteps of the famous Lake District poets and writers as you explore one of the most unspoiled corners of England. Discover the landscapes that inspired writers such as William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter, visit their homes to view their private collections and immerse yourself in the culture and history of this beautiful region. Cross to the wild North East Cheviot Mountains and coastline to “Border Reiver” country and learn the history of the Roman Hadrian’s Wall.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Some walking and standing up to two hours, some uneven surfaces and stairs in historic buildings.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Join an expert for an exploration of the Pennington family home, Muncaster Castle.
  • Cross the highest roads in England and see the Cumbrian coast, once home to Capt. John Paul Jones.
  • Explore the beauty of the Northumberland Coast and learn about the spiritual history of Lindisfarne (Holy Island).
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