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  • Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  6 hours 45 minutes (approx.)
See 10 lakes in one day on a 6.5-hour tour around the idyllic Lake District from Windermere! With an expert local guide, travel by coach around the region to enjoy photo stops and strolls around quaint villages, natural beauty spots and 10 impressive bodies of water: Lake Windermere, Rydal, Grasmere, Thirlmere, Derwent Water, Bassenthwaite, Buttermere, Crummock Water, Ullswater and Brothers Water. It’s a great way to discover the Lake District countryside at its picture-perfect best.

Highlights

  • 6.5-hour Lake District sightseeing tour from Windermere
  • See 10 lakes in one day and learn all about them from a local guide
  • Visit rural villages and towns such as Ambleside, Grasmere and Keswick
  • Enjoy photo stops at some of the region’s most scenic lakes including Lake Windermere
  • Walk around the historical beauty spot of Castlerigg Stone Circle

What You Can Expect

Lake District Tour from Windermere: Ten Lakes in One Winter Day

Admire the beauty of the Lake District at winter time on your tour!

Meet your guide at Windermere Tourist Information Center, and board your coach for your day of sightseeing around the Lake District. As you travel, listen to your guide talking about the scenic region and its many natural landmarks. Open space and a lack of pollution mean that the area is popular with lovers of the great outdoors, and hikers are as much of a feature of the landscape as its photogenic meres and mountains.

Travel around Lake Windermere, the most famous body of water in the Lake District, and then stop to stretch your legs in the charming village of Ambleside with its rural pubs and independent shops. Have your camera at hand for impressive lakeside shots at Rydal Water, and continue to Grasmere, a tiny village of limestone cottages framed by slate quarries and rolling green hills.

Drink in the beauty of Thirlmere, and hear how the reservoir provides water for most people living in the county of Cumbria. Admire the timeless views that characterize Borrowdale Valley and gaze out at Bassenthwaite Lake, one of the largest in the Lake District. Travel along Honister Pass, a tiny road that snakes around the mountains, and visit Buttermere village with its namesake lake.

After traveling through Newlands Valley to see Crummock Water, stop in the Cumbrian capital of Keswick for a leisurely lunch (own expense). Enjoy some free time for a look around the town, and then meet back up with your guide to continue exploring more Lakeland villages and beauty spots.

Stretch your legs on a stroll around Castlerigg Stone Circle and learn about its history that dates back to Megalithic times. Pass along Kirkstone Pass to see your last two lakes — Ullswater and Brothers Water — and then return to the start point in Windermere to finish your tour.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

I would highly recommend this trip.
It is especially worth it if you are visiting the Lake District for the first time and would like to see some breathtaking views, and be taken on a whistle stop tour of the lakes, by a knowledgeable and friendly guide, who will answer any questions and give suggestions with places of special interest and the best way to see more of them, at a later date. Stunning scenery, plenty of time to take photos at regular intervals, our guide Chris was a Mecca of information, but was also left individuals to drink in the views whilst quietly chauffeuring us around. A very good tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Excellent tour. Tony our guide was wonderful and very accommodating. Absolutely stunning countryside. Would highly recommend. And I'm going back.
Thank you so much for a great day!!!

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