This tour gives you a day to explore the Lake District National Park, from Manchester. It's an ideal way to see the villages, market towns and scenery associated with this stunning National Park.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
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Enjoy a scenic cruise on England's largest lake
Discover Hawkshead - a 14th century medieval village
Explore Tarn Hows - a hidden beauty spot
Admire the Lake District's landscapes
Visit Beatrix Potter's 17th-century farmhouse and gardens
Leaving Manchester five times a week, the tour heads North via the M6 Motorway, and in under two hours, you will arrive in the beautiful Lake District.
Start the tour by making your way from Bowness Bay towards Waterhead, cruising on England’s largest Lake, the mysterious and historic Lake Windermere. Sit back and enjoy the awe-inspiring views from the Lake towards the fell ranges beyond. Upon arrival at Waterhead, make your way to Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Farm, where she wrote many of her famous children’s stories in this 17th-century cottage. Take the opportunity to explore the gardens and visit the shop. You can choose to visit the house (extra admission charge).
Continuing onto the medieval village of Hawkshead, explore its many delightful features. There are plenty of photo opportunities as William Wordsworth's old Grammar School is located here. Onwards then, to the renowned beauty spot of Tarn Hows; one of the most photographed locations in the Lake District. Soak up the stunning views looking towards the mountains at Tarn Hows, before making your way back to Windermere.
As your Lake District tour comes to an end, relax on the journey back to Manchester.
Transport in a vehicle no larger than a 16-seater minibus
Onboard commentary in English
Cruise on England's largest lake
Entrance to Hilltop House
What’s Not Included
Food & Drink
When you get there
Chorlton Street (Between Portland Street & Silver Street), M1 3FH
• Children must be over 5 years to join a tour and have their own seat
• All passengers must have their own seat
• There is space onboard for hand luggage. For anything larger, there is luggage storage at Manchester Piccadilly (Platform 10)
• Lunch is not included, however there will be a stop in Hawkshead with many options available