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Full-Day Yorkshire Dales Tour from Windermere

Product ID: 11938
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If you’re looking for a change of scenery on your visit to Windermere, travel to the stunning Yorkshire Dales. On this tour see quaint villages, the famed Settle to Carlisle railway, and Bolton Castle, where Mary, Queen of Scots was a prisoner.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the beautiful Yorkshire landscape
  • See the spectacular viaducts and the Settle to Carlisle railway
  • Visit Bolton Castle, where Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned
Full description
Explore the Yorkshire Dales on this day trip from Windermere. Drive to the quaint village of Sedbergh and head up to see the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway and the spectacular viaducts. Later, venture down into Wensleydale and Hardraw before descending into Swaledale through the valley to the small market town of Reeth for lunch.

After lunch visit Bolton Castle, where Mary, Queen of Scots was held as a prisoner. Take a journey up the valley to the spectacular Aysgarth Waterfalls.

From the waterfalls head to Hawes, where you’ll stop before continuing on to the lovely village of Dent, famous for the Dent knitters and brewery.

The return trip to Windermere takes a different route, travelling via Kirkby Lonsdale.

This tour operates on Wednesdays from Windermere and Bowness, with a departure time of 09:30 AM and a return time of 05:45 PM.

Includes
  • Transportation
  • Tour commentary
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

This tour departs from outside the Windermere Tourist information Center at 09:15.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please arrive early as the bus leaves on time
• This tour is unsuitable for children under 5
• All passengers must have their own seat
• There is space on-board for hand luggage. For anything larger there is luggage storage at the Windermere Tourist Information Center
• Timings may vary depending on traffic and weather
• Minimal walking is required but do wear sensible shoes and bring a light rain coat