Lake District Overnight with Best of Lake District tour

Lake District Overnight with Best of Lake District tour

Lake District Overnight

Available to 31 March 2024

Explore literature's greats, beautiful nature & more when you spend the night at the Lake District

The Beatrix Potter Tour

Leave Windermere in the early afternoon and head along the shores of Lake Windermere, learning about the history of the area and lake along the way from the knowledgeable, local driver-guides!

You’ll travel through more of the Lake District's landscapes, areas which inspired Miss Beatrix Potter when writing her famous Tales of Peter Rabbit! On route you may spot some of the native Herdwick sheep grazing in the fields. Fun Fact: Beatrix Potter was a committed and respected farmer and had her own flock of Herdwick Sheep!

Next the tour stops at Hill Top Farm located in Near Sawrey, once owned by the famous author this beautifully preserved building is as enchanting as traditional farm houses come.

Beatrix Potter purchased the farm in 1905 with the royalties from her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit. When Beatrix Potter bought Hill Top Farm it was a working farm and remained that way throughout her lifetime and still is today.

Coniston

Next stop, Coniston, is a beautiful village which is well known for Coniston Water and Donald Campbell CBE, who broke the world water speed record of 276mph. You might also catch a glimpse of a Steam Yacht Gondola that's a rebuilt Victorian steam powered yacht that offers cruises on Coniston Water.

Admiring the views, the tour will then take you to the final stop which is a trip to Hawkshead. Hawkshead is a charming medieval village full of narrow alleys and characterful squares.

It is home to a grammar school which was established back in 1585 and where the famous English poet, William Wordsworth went to school!

Best of the Lake District Tour

This fantastic Lake District tour departs from Oxenholme, Windermere, Bowness, and Ambleside every afternoon throughout the summer. It introduces the culture and history of The Lake District, which created the landscapes you see today. 

The tour starts in Windermere and heads towards the Langdale Valley, which is filled with heritage and farmland. On route to the Langdale valley you will drive along the famous Lake Windermere!

Driving through the Langdale’s you will experience some spectacular views, including views of the Langdale Pikes. The Langdale Pikes are iconic and the most easily recognisable peaks in the Lake District. The Langdale’s are home to many native Herdwick Sheep!

Blea Tarn

From here you travel over to Blea Tarn, which is a stunning body of water that sits between Little Langdale and the larger Greater Langdale. It is situated in the heart of the wild Lake District and we certainly think it is a hidden gem!

After stopping for a photo at Blea Tarn, you will then take a scenic route to visit Coniston by going through the Yewdale Valley. 

Coniston is a beautiful village which is well known for Coniston Water and Donald Campbell CBE, who broke the world water speed record of 276mph. You might also catch a glimpse of a Steam Yacht Gondola that's a rebuilt Victorian steam powered yacht that offers cruises on Coniston Water.

Tarn Hows

Tarn Hows is another one of the Lake District's hidden gems. It has been the inspiration for many artists and writers and once you visit, you will understand why. After admiring the views, the tour will then take you to the final stop which is a trip to Hawkshead.

Hawkshead is a charming medieval village full of narrow alleys and characterful squares. It is home to a grammar school which was established back in 1585 and where the famous English poet, William Wordsworth went to school. 

The Best of Lake District afternoon tour will then come to an end by departing Hawkshead but before you head back to Windermere you'll enjoy a lake cruise. Sit back and enjoy the views from Lake Windermere. Afterwards you will be dropped back to your starting location with a camera full of fantastic memories.

Cream Tea at Lindeth Howe – Family Home of Beatrix Potter

Cream Tea at Lindeth Howe is included on both tours. Even if you’re not a fan of the author you can sit back and enjoy some of the best scenery the Lake District has to offer.

You will enjoy a deliciously British cream tea at Beatrix Potter’s family home. A classic Lakeland country house hotel in Bowness, Lindeth Howe is set in 6 acres of its own private garden.

Tuck in to fresh clotted cream, jam and scones in this beautiful setting. Your guide will escort you to the train station for your return journey back to London. You will leave Oxenholme at 6.31pm, arriving at Euston Station at 9.19pm.

Overnight accommodation in the Lake District

You will spend a relaxing night in a three star Lake District accommodation.

Day 2 – Explore the Lake District at your leisure

You can spend your second day in the Lake District as you wish. There are plenty of unforgettable things to do in this stunning corner of the world – why not visit the National Park and hire a bike? A ride through the pretty scenery, full of wildlife and natural wonders, is a special experience. You could also take a sightseeing tour of the Lakes or hire a kayak and explore the water for yourself!

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You will need to be at Euston Station by 8am with your train e-tickets for your outbound and inbound rail journeys. Your train will depart at 8:30am and arrive in to Oxenholme Station at 11:08am. A tour guide will be waiting for you outside the station.

Make your own way to Oxenholme Train Station by 6:15pm, as your train back to London’s Euston Station will depart at 6.30pm. You will arrive back in London at 9.19pm.

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