4.5 star rating: Recommended 32 Reviews

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  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  13 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Lake District Rail Day Trip from London. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

The Lake District Day Trip was a wonderful experience.
We loved getting to see Beatrix Potter's home, but the rest of the Lake District was also wonderful.
Having afternoon tea at the hotel was a wonderful experience.
What a beautiful area!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This was wonderful! We were met at the station and given our tickets and then relaxed on the train to the Lakes District. Leaving the train we were met by our guide and spent a lovely day! Our guide was very knowledgeable and pointed out many interesting sights along the way. I loved our time in Ambleside, particularly the old school which our guide had recommended we go to...Wonderful, wonderful day and it was one of my sons favourite days on our holiday! He is 6

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Beautiful scenery! Guide was great. Definitely recommend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

wonderful experience
may be better if lunch is organised

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

Arranging a meeting point can be confusing. You must be familiar with Euston station and initiative and very specific which ticket counter office they ( Local tour operator) meant. I had to stress to them was it the Euston station ticket office or the Virgin ticket office ?

Luckily it worked out fine and we were only a small group, hopped on the train followed their instructions and we were off to the magical Lake districts. Highly recommended. If I were to do it again, I'd stay at least 2-3 nights.

Great day all round.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2012

A great way to get a taste of the lake district in one day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2012

Great trip. Saw a lot. Well timed. Enjoyed the comments from the driver. I would definitely take another trip with Viator.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2012

We were confused about the itinerary of the tour, thinking we would see Wordsworth's.

Michelle B
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2011

This tour is well worthwhile and was thoroughly enjoyable. The two tour companies involved in this trip organised everything very well. Evans and Evans made the train journey very easy and we somehow ended up with first class train tickets and Mountain Goat the tour company who met us when we got off the train were fantastic. We had an awesome guide and the whole day was fantastic. Definitely recommend this tour as the scenary and itinerary are fantastic. Beatrix Potter's house a must for anyone interested in Peter Rabbit.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2011

Tour most enjoyable and the guide very informative
We did think the guide could have a made good use of a microphone.
Thank you

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2011

This was an easy way to see the Lake District for a quick, first glance. We know we want to go back now! The person who met us at the Easton Station and gave us our tickets was very informative, and the guide on the tour (we went in a mini bus because there was overflow ) was very informative on the area and very entertaining. I would give this trip an A.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2011

Tour was very good . the driver cum tour guide was excellent ,

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2010

This is a very long day, but very worthwhile. Very well organised with pick up and return at Lakes District Railway. Train trip from London was efficient and comfortable. A great way to see a beautiful part of England in a day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2010

Obviously the Lake District is not a place that one can fully appreciate in less than a day, but this trip was a very nice first encounter with that beautiful region. Everything went very smoothly the trains arrived on time, the guide was friendly and competent, and even the weather was pleasant most of the time. It's a pity that there was not enough time to simply explore the surroundings at a slow pace and find better spots for taking pictures, but as I said, there is not much one can do in a few hours. Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2010

Loved the tour, guide really made the trip, very nice man.

Judith P
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2009

A wonderful day. Everything ran like clockwork. The guide was interesting and knowledgeable. Trains on time. Plenty to see and do. Just wish it had lasted longer. A wonderful 'taster' of the area.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2009

A great day trip from London. Highly recommend upgrading on the train. Food, drink, and newspaper all provided, and also very comfortable. The guide was great!

Kelly M
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2008

Absolutely fantastic! The train was at a good time, not too early, allowing for a good arrival time in Oxenholme at 10am. We were picked up at the station and taken to the mini bus. We saw a lot of the Lake District and also had plenty of free time. A lot was included in this tour, more than the other people on the tour who had booked elsewhere. Included was entry into the World of Beatrix Potter, Hill Top and an afternoon tea, whereas others had to pay extra. The tour was long enough to see plenty of the lakes without being too long a day. Definitely recommend this tour to all ages. Well worth it!

Margaret B
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2008

We were lucky to have a nice sunny day, and the whole tour was very worthwhile. Loved Beatrix Potter's house "Hilltop" and found the countryside enchanting. A lovely day.

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2014

Long train ride for a day tour but so worth it!

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2012

This was a great tour and a good deal since it included the rail ticket. I am only giving it 4 stars though because there was too much packed into one day. I would have preferred to stay longer at some of the places instead of going on the boat ride. There was no time to see the Beatrix Potter Gallery at Hawkshead and eat. And speaking of eating, there needs to be a lot more information about eating. I learned that a "Cream Tea" is a scone and tea only--nothing else. That really needed to be clarified and more information provided about places to eat, but more time provided to actually eat! But it was a small group in a small van, which is necessary since the road we were on were very, very narrow. Beautiful sites, but a lot of driving to get to them and to pick up people along the way.

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2012

The tour was well worthwhile. Amazing scenery and Beatrix Potters House is a must see. Tour bus could have had better air con and an integrated sound system and guide could have been more enthusiastic

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2010

This trip gave me enough of a "taste" of the area to know that I will have to return someday.

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4 star rating: Recommended
June 2010

Good option to visit the Lake District if you've not got enough time to put up a night!

MC H
Hong Kong

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2009

A rewarding trip covering the key scenic viewpoints.

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