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Winter Scenic Tour - The beauty of lakes and mountains in the winter

This tour takes you to: Lake WindermereKirkstone InnKirkstone PassBrothers WaterPatterdaleGlenriddingUllswaterCastlerigg stone circleLakeside at KeswickSurprise ViewAshness BridgeHonister MineHonister PassButtermereMoss Force WaterfallThirlmereDunmail RaiseGrasmereRydal Water
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Half-Day Windermere and Lake District Winter Tour

The magnificent scenery of the Lake District National Park is even more magical during the winter months, but it can be tricky to navigate the icy roads without a guide. This half-day tour visits highlights such as Windermere, Hawkshead village, Tarn Hows, and Yewdale Valley, and includes a scenic cruise across Lake Windermere.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Winter Tour of Haworth and the Brontes

This tour takes you to: Drive through the beautiful Yorkshire countrysideVisit the Bronte Parsonage Museum & Graveyard Guided walk around Haworth, unchanged since the Brontes lived thereVisit romantic gothic ruins of Wycoller Hall, “Ferndean Manor” of Jane EyreVisit to a typical Yorkshire Dales village
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Afternoon Half Day Tour of Beatrix Potter Country and Places

On this tour you will get to see: Wray Castle where Beatrix spent her 16th birthday and first discovered the Lake District.Near Sawrey village which Beatrix visited often, used as inspiration for her illustrations and where she happily settled and married.Hill Top, the house which Beatrix bought from the money she made from the publication of Peter Rabbit.Esthwaite Water where Beatrix fished from her boat.Hawkshead villageTarn Hows bought by Beatrix  and regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the Lake District.Coniston Water with spectacular views of the lake and Coniston Old ManYewdale Valley where Beatrix owned farms and land including Yew Tree Farm used in the film Miss Potter.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Full Day Lake Explorer Tour from Windermere

Step off the beaten track and discover the majesty of rural England’s Lake District region on this full-day lake explorer tour from Windermere. Travel deep into the countryside with your guide and enjoy panoramic views over the Lake District’s mountaintops, waterfalls and lakes. Head away from the crowds on a beautiful lakeside drive through Buttermere and Crummock Water. Take in breathtaking views over Grasmere and enjoy an optional cruise onto magnificent Lake Windermere. During your tour. visit local tea rooms to sample delicacies such as gingerbread, scones and cakes.
  • Duration: 1 day
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$87.59 USD
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District from Windermere

Experience some of the highlights of the Lake District National Park on this full-day Ten Lakes Spectacular small-group tour from Windermere. Traveling by air-conditioned minivan with an expert guide, explore the beauty spots and villages of central Lakeland as you learn about its history. Ascend high mountain passes, visit a waterfall, take a sightseeing cruise, and see ten of the most beautiful lakes, including Buttermere and Thirlmere. Discover Borrowdale and quaint villages such as Grasmere; visit Castlerigg Stone Circle; and enjoy free time for lunch in the market town of Keswick.
  • Duration: 7 hours 45 minutes
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Beatrix Potter's Lakeland Tour from Windermere Including Lake Cruise

Visit the Beatrix Potter house and some of the Lake District’s prettiest locations on this 4.5-hour afternoon tour from Windermere. After a scenic Lake Windermere cruise, travel through idyllic countryside to Hill Top, the Beatrix Potter home where the beloved children’s author lived during the early 1900s. See the garden and rooms left as she would have known them, and learn about her life here. Finish with a visit to the quaint village of Hawkshead, where poet William Wordsworth attended school; and Tarn Hows, one of Lakeland’s most gorgeous spots.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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The High Adventure: High Mountain Passes Spectacular from Windermere

Witness the grandeur of the Lake District’s central mountains and western fells on this full-day small-group High Mountain Passes tour from Lake Windermere. Traveling by air-conditioned minivan, follow a route first traced by the Romans over the Wrynose and Hardknott Passes, two of Britain’s steepest. Ascend through breathtaking fells; visit Roman Hardknott Fort, and ride the heritage Ravenglass and Eskdale railway. After a lunch break, admire spectacular views of Wastwater before returning to Windermere via Coniston Water.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Tour: Lake District Day Trip from Windermere

Rolling hills, peaceful lakes and sleepy villages await you on this private, full-day of the Lake District from Windermere. Traveling in a private vehicle driven by a professional driver-guide, you’ll journey through the beautiful English countryside in search of the region’s prettiest lakes. See Windermere, Buttermere Valley and Ullswater Lake; travel along some of the country’s highest mountain passes; and visit either Grasmere village or the market town of Keswick.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Afternoon Half Day Tour visiting 8 Lakes and magnificent scenery

Enjoy a seamless introduction to the Lake District, and discover its highlight scenery, on this half-day driving tour. Over the course of your tour, you’ll see numerous lakes (including Lake Windermere—the largest in the area); will visit the Neolithic Castlerigg Stone Circle; will discover the photogenic Ashness Bridge; will chart the Kirkstone Pass; and much more. As you go, learn all about the region and its history from your guide’s commentary.
  • Duration: 4 hours 45 minutes
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Morning Half Day Tour of Beatrix Potter Country and Places

Discover another side of the beautiful Lake District, and follow in the footsteps of Beatrix Potter, on this immersive, half-day tour. Meet your guide at your local accommodation, and venture first to Wray Castle, a former vacation home where Potter spent time as a teenager. Continue to her home at Hill Top, see the villages she used to frequent, and learn more about her life and works. As you go, you’ll also get to admire the Lake District’s wealth of scenery.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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The Yorkshire Dales Tour from Windermere

Discover the dramatic limestone valleys and emerald countryside of the Yorkshire Dales National Park on an 8-hour tour from Windermere. Travel with ease from the Lake District and visit the quaint towns of Hardraw and Wensleydale, famed for its cheese, and Bolton Castle, in which Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned. See, too, Aysgarth Falls and the lovely English village of Dent.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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The Romans and Hadrian's Wall Day Tour from Windermere

Spend a day at Hadrian’s Wall, a site that was once the northern frontier of the Roman Empire. With a guide, you’ll travel north from Windermere, through the Lake District towards the region known as the Debateable Lands. After a stop at Lanercost Priory, you’ll spend most of your day at Hadrian’s Wall, discovering the ruins and beauty spots that abound. A stop at the Roman Army Museum and a visit to the Vindolanda fort is also included.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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Afternoon Half Day Tour of places important to William Wordsworth

"I wandered lonely as a cloud" wrote William Wordsworth in his famous poem, with this tour you won't be lonely as you visit some of the places Wordsworth lived along with seeing some of the environment that influenced his poetry. You'll get to see: Grasmere VillageChurch Stilewhere William Wordsworth, his brother John, and Coleridge stayed for several days during their Lake District tour in 1797.Grasmere Gingerbread ShopSt Oswald's Church and the Wordsworth family graves.Dove Cottage & the Wordsworth Museum, Wordsworth's first Grasmere home.GrasmereRydal Mount Wordsworth's fourth and final home.Rydal Hall GardensRydal Church & Dora's FieldRydal Water
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Morning Half Day Tour of the Langdale Valley and Coniston

Tarn Hows surrounded by mountains with birdsong in the trees, regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the Lake District.Coniston Water with spectacular views of the lake and Coniston Old Man.Brantwood, the famous house once owned by John Ruskin with spectacular views over Coniston Water to the Old Man.Coniston village, a bustling Lake District gem nestling between the tranquil lake and the looming fells.Great Langdale the spectacular U-shaped valley surrounded by breathtaking scenery.Little Langdale the secluded valley with Neolithic, Viking, Medieval and smuggling connections.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Ten Lakes Spectacular Tour of the Lake District from Keswick

Loved for its beguiling lakes and mist-shrouded fells, the English Lake District attracts fans from around the world. Yet knowing where to go and how to travel around the rugged region can be tricky for first-time visitors. This day trip from Keswick works to an itinerary that combines all the Lake District highlights with convenient transport through the day. You’ll cruise on Ullswater, visit the centuries-old Castlerigg Stone Circle, and discover the beauty of Borrowdale Valley, Buttermere, Grasmere, and more.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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The Brontes, Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre

This tour takes you to: Drive through the beautiful Yorkshire countrysideVisit the Bronte Parsonage Museum & Graveyard Guided walk around Haworth, unchanged since the Brontes lived thereVisit romantic gothic ruins of Wycoller Hall, “Ferndean Manor” of Jane Eyre
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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The many lives of Beatrix Potter Full Day All-Inclusive tour

Wray Castle where Beatrix spent her 16th birthday and first discovered the Lake District where she was to later make her home.Hill Top, the house which Beatrix bought from the money she made from the publication of Peter Rabbit.Esthwaite Water where Beatrix fished from her boat.Hawkshead villageBeatrix Potter Gallery to see the original illustrations by Beatrix, including the famous copy she made of the Peter Rabbit letter.Tarn Hows bought by Beatrix  and regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the Lake District.Yewdale Valley where Beatrix owned farms and land including Yew Tree Farm used in the film Miss Potter.Armitt Library & Museum to see Beatrix's stunningly detailed mycology illustrations and other artefacts
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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Lakeland Poets: Wordsworth and his circle at Dove Cottage, Grasmere and Rydal Mount - Full Day All-inclusive Tour

Hawkshead Grammar School where Wordsworth went to school and carved his name on his deskGrasmere Gingerbread Shop where the Victorian cook Sarah Nelson invented Grasmere Gingerbread in 1854St Oswald's Church where the Wordsworth family worshiped and whose interior William was so fond ofWordsworth Family Graves nestled beneath the yew tree that Wordsworth planted himselfDove Cottage the first family home of Wordsworth and where he wrote some of his best poetryThe Wordsworth Museum where you will discover the greatest collection of William and Dorothy Wordsworth's letters, journals and poems in the worldRydal Mount & Garden was Wordsworth's best loved family home for the greater part of his life from 1813 to his death in 1850 at the age of 80
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Winter Tour of Beatrix Potter's work, places and countryside

This tour takes you to: The Armitt Museum where you may see Beatrix's own first editions of the 'little' books and her amazing artwork from when she studied fungi. (not on a Sunday)Wray Castle the holiday home where Beatrix spent her 16th birthday.Near Sawrey, the village where Beatrix lived.Hill Top, the house which Beatrix bought from the money she made from the publication of Peter Rabbit.Esthwaite WaterHawkshead village where she carried out her daily business.Tarn Hows bought by Beatrix and regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the Lake District.Coniston Water with spectacular views of the lake and Coniston Old Man.Yewdale Valley where Beatrix owned farms and land.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$88.87 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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