We are always very discreet if required at The Castle Green and when we received a booking for two X Factor finalists for last night who were appearing locally and told to keep it quiet we did not tell a soul.
Picture the scene this morning when Danyl Johnson and Lloyd Daniels came to check out (complete with minders) just as Year 10 from local school Queen Elizabeth, Kirkby Lonsdale were finishing the tour of the hotel as part of their tourism and hospitality course.
The two singers were delighted to have photos taken with the pupils and in the midst of much excitement ,with mobile phones photographing the event, the teacher Mr Douglas did an admirable job in keeping control.
Thanks to Danyl and Lloyd who were delighted to assist in giving the girls and boys a facebook entry that should be more newsworthy than most school trips. For the record they were also very complimentary about the hotel having had a 'lovely stay'.
Who said school was boring...