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From Manchester: Lake District and Windermere

1. From Manchester: Lake District and Windermere

Depart from Manchester in the morning and head straight for the lovely Lake District. Stop first at Bowness, situated on the shores of Lake Windermere. Take some free time to stroll along the lake, opt for a scenic cruise, or wander around the town and admire the sublime views.  Travel around the southern tip of Windermere toward Coniston Water. Take in views of this lake before arriving in the picturesque village of Hawkshead. This is where poet William Wordsworth attended grammar school.  After exploring the quaint village, take the narrow country roads north towards Grasmere, a place Wordsworth described as "the loveliest spot that man hath found."  There's free time to visit Wordsworth's Dove Cottage, taste the legendary gingerbread, or enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Wordsworth Daffodil Garden by the River Rothy.  We then take in spectacular views of Ullswater Lake as we head along country roads to its southern shores before returning to Manchester in the early evening.

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Despite the "fun" weather, from raining, sun came out, and hailstorm for a few seconds, the scenery, the food, the village, were lovely to explore. Darren our tour guide was fun and informative. Overall, it was a nice trip. Got lost to the meeting point though, but came just on time.

Clive was a great guide! He shared with us the history of the sights throughout the tour. My friends and I really enjoyed the tour and will definitely recommend it to anyone who wants a short day trip to Lake District! Thank you Clive!

Obviously the majority of the trip is spent in in the minibus on the day trips, however our driver James was brilliant throughout. James was very informative on all places we visited and made the day much more interesting.

Breathtaking landscapes Very picturesque villages Friendly, polite, helpful guide who knows local and English history. Very good at imparting knowledge

A wonderful experience. Driver/guide was excellent. A day to remember. Well done and thank you.