21251
England
The English Lake District and North Yorkshire in Bloom
From classic country homes to national parks to world-renowned topiary gardens, learn the story of the English countryside as you explore this ancient region alongside experts.
Rating (5)
Program No. 21251RJ
Length
14 days
Starts at
3,889
Flights start at
1,200
Getting There
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At a Glance

Inspiration for the Romantic poets and popular summer retreat for the aristocracy in the Victorian Era, the Lake District and Yorkshire are today renowned for their sweeping vistas, melancholy moors and spectacular estates and gardens. Discover these classic English homes and gardens, quaint villages and idyllic pastoral landscapes with the owners, caretakers, horticulturists and historians who know the true character of these national treasures.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking average 1 – 2 miles per day. All in garden environments. Some paved, often grassed lawns and firm paths. A few gardens with gentle elevations. Stairs at historic houses and one historic Castle.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Based in a classic country home in the heart of Lake District National Park, discover a myriad of spectacular homes and gardens.
  • Experience Fountains Abbey, a 12th-century abbey ruins and a World Heritage Site set on 800 acres of beautiful countryside.
  • Meet the head gardener of Levens Hall and explore this magnificent Elizabethan mansion and its world-famous award-winning gardens laid out in 1694.
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