A Coronation Street star paid a visit to a Lake District hotel at the weekend.

Catherine Tyldesley, who played Eva Price in the long running soap for seven years, enjoyed a visit to the Swan Hotel and Spa Newby Bridge.

In Cumbria:

And according to the hotel she stayed in its Love Nest Cottage.

In Cumbria:

Posting pictures of her stay on her Instagram page the actress heaped praise on the hotel's staff and said she had had a 'beautiful stay'.

She said: "Oh my! What a beautiful stay.

"So good to be back @swanhotelnewbybridge - this place is so special to us.

"We visit every year with Alfie. The staff are always nothing short of BRILLIANT.

In Cumbria:

"A beautiful stay, in every way. So thrilled to see they’re expanding too! 30 new rooms, more pools and a new spa pending!

"I mean ... they’ll never see the back of me! Ha ha.

"Thanks for a perfect stay @swanhotelnewbybridge as always!"