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  4. Lake District

The Lake District Tour From Manchester

Product ID: 155547
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This tour gives you a day to explore the Lake District National Park, from Manchester. It's an ideal way to see the villages, market towns and scenery associated with this stunning National Park.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Sit back and enjoy a relaxing lake cruise
  • Explore the medieval village of Hawkshead
  • Discover Tarn Hows: a hidden beauty spot
  • Admire the Lake District's landscapes
Full description
This tour gives you a day in the Lake District National Park from Manchester. It’s an ideal way to see amazing landscapes associated with this stunning National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Leaving Manchester three times a week, the tour heads North via the M6 Motorway, and in approximately two hours, you will arrive in the beautiful Lake District.  

Visit he medieval village of Hawkshead, famous for its connection with Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth. Explore its many delightful features — there are plenty of photo opportunities as William Wordsworth's old Grammar School is located here, along with St Michael and All Angels Church which overlooks the village. You will also have time to explore and get something to eat; see the cobbled alleys, shops, cafes, galleries, and many more attractions.

The next stop is the renowned beauty spot of Tarn Hows; one of the most photographed locations in the Lake District. Soak up the stunning views looking towards the mountains at Tarn Hows, before making your way back to Coniston, famous for its links with Arthur Ransome, John Ruskin, and the Bluebird Water Speed record. Here you will step on board a boat for a cruise on the lake. Take in the stunning scenery and look out for Brantwood, the former home of social reformer and art critic John Ruskin.

As your Lake District tour comes to an end, you will then continue your journey back to Manchester.
  • Transport in a vehicle no larger than a 16-seater minibus
  • On-board commentary in English
  • Lake Cruise
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel transfer
  • Food & drink

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

8:55 AM at Chorlton Street (Between Portland Street & Silver Street), M1 3FH

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Important information
Know before you go
• Children must be over 5 years to join a tour and have their own seat
• All passengers must have their own seat
• There is space onboard for hand luggage. For anything larger, there is luggage storage at Manchester Piccadilly (Platform 10)
• Lunch is not included, however there will be a stop in Hawkshead with many options available
• If you wish to go inside Hilltop House, an additional charge of £11.80 for adults and £5.90 for children will be payable on the day
• You must contact the tour operator directly to book entry into Hill Top House before your tour
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Mountain Goat Tours & Holidays

Product ID: 155547