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Lake District: Western Lakes Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 11891
Get off the beaten track and enjoy a full-day tour exploring the Western Lake District. Experience England’s steepest passes, visit the splendid 14th Century Muncaster Castle, and admire Britain’s favorite view at Wastwater.
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Duration: 8 - 9 hours
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  • Drive over the Wrynose and Hardknott passes, the steepest passes in England
  • Admire the sights at Wastwater, voted “Britain’s Favorite View”
  • Explore the 14th Century Muncaster Castle and its internationally-acclaimed gardens
  • Admire views of Hardknott Roman Fort and spectacular views of England’s highest mountains
  • Visit Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway and enjoy a train ride on a narrow gauge heritage railway
Full description
Discover the beautiful sights of the Western Lake District on this adventurous full-day tour. This tour will take you off the beaten track as you discover the magnificent scenery of the Lake District with its beautiful mountains and dramatic lakes.

Make your way over the Wrynose and Hardknott passes, the steepest passes in England we drive past the extraordinary remains of Hardknott Roman Fort, 1,000 feet up on the fells.

Embark on the famous miniature Ravenglass and Eskdale railway before enjoying lunch at a traditional country inn. In the afternoon you will drive onward to “Britain’s Favorite View” at Wastwater, England’s deepest and most dramatic lake.

Your next destination is the splendid 14th Century Muncaster Castle, where you can explore its internationally acclaimed gardens and World Owl Trust. The beautiful scenery of the Coniston Fells and Coniston Water bring an end to this classic tour of the Lake District.
  • Transportation in a mini-coach
  • Live on-board commentary in English
  • Ride on Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway
  • Entrance to Muncaster Castle gardens and grounds
What’s Not Included
  • Food & drinks
  • Additional entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Know before you go
• Children must be 5 years or older
• There will be a designated lunch stop where it will be possible to buy lunch
• There will be toilet stops en route
• Minimal walking is involved
• Vehicles are not currently wheelchair accessible
• Routes are subject to change in the event of severe inclement weather, traffic congestion or for operational reasons
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 48 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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great tour

we had great time with tony our tour guide but wished we could have more photo stops at the lakes and valleys during the tour and less time in muncaster castle as there wasnt much to see at the castle. this tour is a great way to explore lake district when you are short of time.

August 1, 2019

This is the third time we’re back in Lake District and each time we’ve done a tour- by far this year is been the best and Kevin is a good laugh and a good driver - forget 10, 15 or whatever lakes - go for this tour and you’ll not regret it

April 29, 2018

brilliant way to view the pictuesque mountains of Lake Excellent

Driver was on time with his arrival and was very pleasant. Took us up gorgeous mountain tops from where we could view sensational views. 8 hour tour was broken up with well planned stops. A tour to be remembered and recommended. A flat tyre at end of tour delayed us 1 hour, but given the rocky terrain at top of hills, understandable.

August 29, 2017

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Product ID: 11891