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  1. United Kingdom
  2. North West England
  3. Manchester
  4. Dove Cottage

From Manchester: Lake District, Windermere, and Lancaster

Product ID: 306968
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Take a journey through the exciting landscapes of the Lake District. Learn the tales of Windermere, the largest lake in England. Admire Wordsworth’s cosy Dove Cottage. Marvel at the medieval architecture of Lancaster.
About this activity
Duration 11 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the history of Lake Windermere
  • Marvel at the medieval architecture of Lancaster
  • See where William Wordsworth learned his grammar
Full description
Depart from Manchester in the morning and head straight for the lovely Lake District. Stop first at Bowness, situated on the shores of Lake Windermere. Take some free time to stroll along the lake, opt for a scenic cruise, or wander around the town and admire the sublime views. 

Travel around the southern tip of Windermere toward Coniston Water. Take in views of this lake before arriving in the picturesque village of Hawkshead. This is where poet William Wordsworth attended grammar school. 

After exploring the quaint village, take the narrow country roads north towards Grasmere, a place Wordsworth described as "the loveliest spot that man hath found." Enjoy spectacular views of Ullswater Lake as you continue on back roads to the southern shore, and then onwards out of the Lake District to Lancaster. 

A contrast to the already-visited villages, this town boasts majestic medieval architecture and a spectacular castle that looms over the surrounding district. From Lancaster, head back toward Manchester, arriving in the early evening.
Includes
  • Transportation in a 16-seat Mercedes mini-bus
  • Professional driver-guide
  • Small-group tour
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The meeting point for the tour departure is next to the NCP Car Park on Store Street. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. Directions if traveling via public transportation: exit Piccadilly Train Station in Manchester. At Caffe Nero, turn left and walk towards Motel One. Take the first left under the tunnel. Walk until you see a white minibus bearing the name of the local partner.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Minimum age to participate is 5 years.
• The tour allows 31 pounds of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 22 inch x 17 inch x 10 inch) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
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Rabbie's Small Group Tours

Product ID: 306968