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Private Tour: The Brontes: Full Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert GuideCultural Tours

Private Tour: The Brontes: Full Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert Guide

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Discover Yorkshire’s wiley, windy moors and learn about their influence on the famous Brontë family on a winter tour of Haworth, the Brontë Parsonage, and beyond. Round-trip transfer from Windermere or Oxenholme allows seamless exploration of the dramatic landscape, while the small-group size ensures more personalized interaction with your knowledgeable guide.
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  • 8 hours
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Beatrix Potter's Tour from Oxenholme Including Lake CruiseCultural Tours

Beatrix Potter's Tour from Oxenholme Including Lake Cruise

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Explore the Lake District’s scenic highlights—and follow in the footsteps of former resident Beatrix Potter—on this immersive, full-day tour. Meet in the morning at the Oxenholme station, and hop aboard your comfortable mini-coach. See the medieval village of Hawkshead (where poet William Wordsworth once lived), visit pretty Tarn Hows, and even go for a cruise on Windermere: England’s largest lake. Please note Hill Top is an additional £11.80 per adult and £5.90 per child. This must be booked with Mountain Goat at least 24 hours before the tour departs.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Six Lakes in a Morning from WindermereCultural Tours

Six Lakes in a Morning from Windermere

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If your time in the Lake District is limited, this tour is the perfect choice for you. You won’t have to worry about navigating, as you’ll have a route organized for you. See six different lakes in one tour, as well as stunning scenery. Highlights included traveling over Kirkstone Pass, and passing through Grasmere.
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Rail & Road tour of the Lake District from ManchesterCultural Tours

Rail & Road tour of the Lake District from Manchester

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This tour is a fantastic way to see the Lake District from Manchester. Our fully organised Rail & Road tours are perfect for visitors who are short on time to visit the Lake Dist, see it's landscapes and learn about it's history and heritage from our local, knowledgeable driver guides. Your journey will begin at Manchester Piccadilly where you will board the train bound for Oxenholme at 09:26. Your return train will leave Oxenholme at 18:14 returning you to Manchester for 19:27.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours

Ten Lakes Spectacular Tour of the Lake District from KeswickDay Trips

Ten Lakes Spectacular Tour of the Lake District from Keswick

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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.
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  • 8 hours
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The Brontes, Wuthering Heights and Jane EyreCultural Tours

The Brontes, Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre

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See the worlds of ‘Wuthering Heights’ and ‘Jane Eyer’ brought to life on a 8.5-hour small-group tour around Yorkshire. Departing from Windermere, all-inclusive transportation makes it possible to visit numerous locations, which would otherwise be difficult to reach on your own in one day. Explore the hometown of the Bronte sisters and the sights that inspired their iconic novels, including moorland landscapes and their childhood school.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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3 Day Beatrix Potter Experience Tour including Hill Top FarmMulti-day Tours

3 Day Beatrix Potter Experience Tour including Hill Top Farm

Explore the Lake District of Beatrix Potter without having to organize transport on this 2-night tour. Spend both nights at the 4-star Lindeth Howe hotel—once owned by the beloved writer—and enjoy time to explore independently punctuated by a half-day tour of Beatrix-linked locations, including her former home, Hill Top Farm; Hawkshead, and Tarn Hows. Breakfasts, dinners, a cream tea, and return transfers from Windermere railway station are included.
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  • 3 days
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William Wordsworth: Afternoon Half Day Tour with an Expert GuideCultural Tours

William Wordsworth: Afternoon Half Day Tour with an Expert Guide

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During this 3-hour tour, admirers of the poet William Wordsworth will have the pleasure of visiting some of the Lake District sites where he lived. With the benefit of a guide’s specialized knowledge you'll gain insight about the environment that influenced Wordsworth’s poetry. Explore the villages of Grasmere and Rydal, with admission to Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum included for your convenience. 
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William Wordsworth: Morning Half Day Tour with an Expert GuideCultural Tours

William Wordsworth: Morning Half Day Tour with an Expert Guide

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Discover the life of William Wordsworth in the English Lake District on a half-day tour of Grasmere village from Windermere. Visit landmarks that were important to Wordsworth and his family, including St Oswald's Church, Dove Cottage, Dora's Field, Rydal Church, and the poet’s former home at Rydal Mount. This small-group tour explores this scenic destination through the lens of Wordsworth’s life and work.
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  • 3 hours 40 minutes
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Heart of the LakesCultural Tours

Heart of the Lakes

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This is the ideal experience for nature lovers. Take the stress out of navigating and focus solely on the stunning views, by having transport provided. You’ll travel between dispersed sites and see a lot of The Lake District’s beautiful landscapes in a short space of time. Highlights include Blea Tarn, Langdale Pikes, Coniston, Tarn Hows, Hawkshead, and Great and Little Langdale.
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  • 4 hours
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Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth Twelve Lakes TourCultural Tours

Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth Twelve Lakes Tour

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A delightful tour, with detailed commentary to the many places associated with Beatrix Potter’s life and characters. We stop at Castle Rigg Stone Circle, a testimony to mans presence in the area 4500 years ago. Older but smaller than Stonehenge this is the second most visited Stone Circle in the UK and in much more beautiful surroundings and some say the highlight of the tour. From here we make our way back along the shores of Thirlmere, a fresh water reservoir which is the fifth largest lake in the Lake District. We stop briefly at Dove Cottage the once home of poet William Wordsworth for a photo stop and if time a look in the gift shop if open. On completion we ride along the shores of Rydal Water through the market town of Ambleside and the famous Little Bridge House, arriving back in Windermere at around 1745. For those catching a train we will drop them at the train station and everyone else back at their hotel /B & B. All this completes one of the finest tours in England.
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  • 8 hours
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Lakeland Poets: Wordsworth and his circle at Dove Cottage, Grasmere and Rydal Mount - Full Day All-inclusive TourCultural Tours

Lakeland Poets: Wordsworth and his circle at Dove Cottage, Grasmere and Rydal Mount - Full Day All-inclusive Tour

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Gain insight into the relationship between the English Romantics and their beloved landscape on a Lake poets tour, ideal for literature lovers, history buffs, and nature enthusiasts alike. Discover landmarks including William Wordsworth’s former school, family home, and church, with insights provided by your guide, and benefit from round-trip transfer from a pickup location of your choice for a hassle-free excursion.
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  • 8 hours
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Stunning Lake District 6 Hour Tours!Cultural Tours

Stunning Lake District 6 Hour Tours!

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This tour is a beautiful tour day, full of beauty and natural wonder, out but is rough guide to your days travel, as customers may amend the tour to suite there needs or wish list. Please contact Simon to alter your tour. Thank you.
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The Beatrix Potter And Peter Rabbit Private TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

The Beatrix Potter And Peter Rabbit Private Tour

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Follow in the footsteps of beloved British author Beatrix Potter—and see some of the Lake District’s loveliest scenery besides—on this private tour. Following pickup from your Windermere accommodation, you’ll travel in a comfortable vehicle to the village of Sawley, where Potter once lived. Entry to her home, Hill Top, is included; once inside, explore the rooms and gardens that fed Potter’s imagination. Next, stop for lunch (own expense) before continuing to Hawkshead, where you’ll visit the Beatrix Potter Gallery.
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Rocky Mountain High SpectacularCultural Tours

Rocky Mountain High Spectacular

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A Day to visit the wilder, more remote but most beautiful scenery; to learn about it’s stone walls, about sheep, of how the Lake District was formed; of Roman, Saxon, Viking and Norman occupations; to visit a Roman Fort , a wonderful castle and many other attractions.In the footsteps of Roman legions and travellers over the centuries, our day begins on the traditional route through the Langdale Valleys and climbing the wild terrain of Wrynose Pass. This breathtaking mountain road takes us west beside the cascading crystal clear waters of the Duddon River before the thrilling ascent of Hardknott Pass – England’s steepest road.
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Coach and Boat to BorrowdaleCultural Tours

Coach and Boat to Borrowdale

Explore the highlights of the Lake District’s impressive mountain passes, valleys, lakes and splendid waterfalls. A ten lakes tour including a cruise on picturesque Derwent Water. No mountain range more dramatically impressive than which lies in the Honister Valley; no lakes fairer than Ullswater, Derwent Water and Buttermere. This comprehensive tour allows plenty of photo opportunities for the keen photographer and short strolls to take in the pure mountain air and the smell of the countryside. All this makes for a memorable day out.
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Private Tour: Lakeland Poets: Wordsworth and his circle - Full Day all-inclusiveCultural Tours

Private Tour: Lakeland Poets: Wordsworth and his circle - Full Day all-inclusive

You get to see:• Hawkshead Grammar School where Wordsworth went to school and carved his name on his desk (only on a friday) • Grasmere Gingerbread Shop where the Victorian cook Sarah Nelson invented Grasmere Gingerbread in 1854 • St Oswald's Church where the Wordsworth family worshiped and whose interior William was so fond of • Wordsworth Family Graves nestled beneath the yew tree that Wordsworth planted himself • Dove Cottage the first family home of Wordsworth and where he wrote some of his best poetry • The Wordsworth House where William Wordsworth was born (not on fridays) • Rydal 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
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Rail & Road tour of the Lake District from BirminghamCultural Tours

Rail & Road tour of the Lake District from Birmingham

This tour is a fantastic way to see the Lake District from Birmingham. Our fully organised Rail & Road tours are perfect for visitors who are short on time to visit the Lake Dist, see it's landscapes and learn about it's history and heritage from our local, knowledgeable driver guides. Your journey will begin at Birmingham New Street Railway Station where you will board the train bound for Oxenholme at 08:15. Your return train will leave Oxenholme at 18:44 returning you to Birmingham for 21:05.
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  • 13 hours
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Rail & Road tour of the Lake District from EdinburghCultural Tours

Rail & Road tour of the Lake District from Edinburgh

This tour is a fantastic way to see the Lake District from Edinburgh. Our fully organised Rail & Road tours are perfect for visitors who are short on time to visit the Lake District, see it's landscapes and learn about it's history and heritage from our local, knowledgeable driver guides.Your journey will begin at Edinburgh Waverley Station where you will board the train bound for Oxenholme at 08:52. Your return train will leave Oxenholme at 18:24 returning you to Edinburgh for 20:25.
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  • 13 hours
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William Wordsworth Daffodils Private TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

William Wordsworth Daffodils Private Tour

Explore the world of poet William Wordsworth on this private Lake District tour. With a guide providing observations on Wordsworth's life and works that you might not hear otherwise, you’ll visit his Cockermouth home, and Grasmere’s Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum. Discover how the Lakes shaped the great poet's verse, stroll gardens he tended, and see his original manuscripts; all undistracted by issues such as driving, parking, and buying tickets.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
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Private Tour: William Wordsworth: Morning Half Day Tour with an Expert GuideCultural Tours

Private Tour: William Wordsworth: Morning Half Day Tour with an Expert Guide

This tour takes you to:• Grasmere Village where William Wordsworth lived.• Church Stile the former inn where William Wordsworth, his brother John and fellow poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge stayed for several days during their Lake District tour in 1797.• Grasmere Gingerbread Shop where Sarah Nelson invented the world famous "Grasmere Gingerbread" in 1854.• The Wordsworth family graves.• St Oswald's Church where the Wordsworth family worshipped.• Dove Cottage where William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy lived from 1799 to 1808.• Views of Grasmere, the beautiful lake the Wordsworths knew so well.• Rydal Mount William Wordsworth's best loved family home from 1813 to his death in 1850.• Rydal Hall Gardens where Wordsworth admired the waterfall from the "grot" viewing house.• Rydal Church built on the site chosen by William Wordsworth which also inspired two of his poems.• Dora's Field bought by William Wordsworth in 1826.• Views of Rydal Water, one of the smaller lakes.
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Full Day Tour of Scotland: Whisky, Castle and BurnsCultural Tours

Full Day Tour of Scotland: Whisky, Castle and Burns

Take a trip to Scotland into the beautiful county of Dumfries and Galloway famous for "Scotland's poet" Robert Burns, home to magnificent castles and the destination for runaway lovers.This tour will depart the Lake District and make its way north, passing through incredible scenery into the Scottish Borders to enjoy a tour and whisky tasting experience at Annandale Distillery.Enjoy an engaging lesson in whisky production and taste the single malts distilled at Annandale.Visit Caerlaverock Castle, a medieval stronghold which played a large role in several border conflicts between England and Scotland in the middle ages.Enjoy a stroll around Dumfries, the market town and former royal burgh, home to Robert Burns' House and the mausoleum, his final resting place.You will also visit the famous Blacksmith's House at Gretna Green, where starstruck lovers would elope to be married after the passing of the Marage Act in England in 1754.
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Rail & Road Tour of the Lake District from GlasgowCultural Tours

Rail & Road Tour of the Lake District from Glasgow

This tour is a fantastic way to see the Lake District from Glasgow. Our fully organised Rail & Road tours are perfect for visitors who are short on time to visit the Lake Dist, see it's landscapes and learn about it's history and heritage from our local, knowledgeable driver guides. Your journey will begin at Glasgow Central Station where you will board the train bound for Oxenholme at 09:06. Your return train will leave Oxenholme at 18:34 returning you to Glasgow for 20:42.
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  • 10 hours
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Wordsworth 250: A long weekend following in the footsteps of William WordsworthCultural Tours

Wordsworth 250: A long weekend following in the footsteps of William Wordsworth

An exclusive tour for William Wordsworth fans in the 250th year since his birth. No other tour company provides this sort of in-depth tour. We visit both the more obvious locations such as Dove Cottage but also some of the more difficult to find locations which we have researched extensively and are key to his inspiration later in life.You will be accompanied by an expert guide and we will stop at times to read relevant extracts from both "The Prelude", his autobiographical poem of his early life, as well as many of his other writings.You will be taken on guided tours at all of the places that we stop at as well as having some exclusive delights!This is an absolute must for any serious fan of William Wordsworth.
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