The Lake District from Manchester

Day Trips & Excursions in South Yorkshire

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This tour gives you a day in the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Lake District National Park, from Manchester. It’s an ideal way to see the villages, historic locations and scenery associated with this stunning National Park.  Your Tour will include: Return transport from Manchester to the Lake District National Park, in comfortable vehicle with no more than 16 passengers Fully escorted tour with knowledgeable Driver / Guide with live commentary Lake Cruise on Windermere, England’s largest Lake Opportunity to visit Beatrix Potter’s (creator of Peter Rabbit) former home of Hill Top (Extra admission price for the house) Visit the Lake District beauty spot of Tarn Hows, with a  stunning mountain backdrop Spend time exploring the medieval village of Hawkshead, where William Wordsworth attended Grammar School.  
This tour gives you a day in the Lake District National Park, from Manchester. Its an ideal way to see the villages, market towns and scenery associated with this stunning National Park.  Leaving Manchester five times a week, the tour heads North to the Lake District via the M6 Motorway, in under two hours you will arrive in the Lake District.   You will start the Lake District tour by making your way from Bowness Bay towards Waterhead, cruising on England’s largest Lake, Windermere. Sit back and enjoy the unrivalled views from the Lake towards the fell ranges beyond.  After arriving at Waterhead you 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. You will have the opportunity to explore the famous house, gardens and visit the shop. Your house admission charge is included in your tour price.  Continuing onto the medieval village of Hawkshead, you will have a little time to explore its many delightful features. There is plenty of photo opportunities as William Wordsworth old Grammar School is located here.  Onwards then, to the renowned beauty spot of Tarn Hows, which is 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, we will then continue our journey back to  Manchester.

What’s included

  • Transport in a small mini-coach
  • On-board commentary in English
  • Windermere Lake Cruise
  • Entrance to Hill Top House

What’s not included

  • Food & drink
  • Drivers gratuity (Optional)
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