Hawkshead
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  • From Manchester: Lake District, Windermere, and Lancaster

    1. From Manchester: Lake District, Windermere, and Lancaster

    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 archit...

    We went to Lake District tour with Dyron the guide man. The route was fantastic and every stop was unique. Dyron was very friendly and let us know all the important information and let us feel the vibes of the district in a creative way with wonderful music.

  • From London: Lake District Tour with Cream Tea & Cruise

    2. From London: Lake District Tour with Cream Tea & Cruise

    Meet a local tour representative at Euston Station to collect your tickets and itinerary for the day, then enjoy a relaxing train journey to Oxenholme in the spectacular Lake District National Park. On arrival at Oxenholme you will be met by a local guide, who will take you on your tour of the Lake District. This tour is the ideal way to explore the best of the Lake District, which is famous for its Beatrix Potter and Wordsworth connections.  Enter the National Park and travel north alongside Lake Windermere to the medieval village of Hawkshead. Explore this fascinating village where Wordsworth went to school. Continue on towards the renowned beauty spot of Tarn Hows for a photo stop before driving through Yewdale, passing Yew Tree Tarn, used in the film Miss Potter. Next journey into the famous mountainous valleys of the Langdales, which have been carved by glaciers to form spectacula...

    The trip to Lake District on 8/5/2019 was excellent. The driver gave good instruction on the story of Beatrix Potter and the windmere. The trip was exactly as described on the website. We were fortunate to have a whole day good weather and enjoyed the fascinating scenery in lack district!

  • Lake District: 3-Day Small Group Tour from Manchester

    3. Lake District: 3-Day Small Group Tour from Manchester

    Day 1: Collect your train ticket at the station, travel from Manchester to Penrith, and meet your tour guide on arrival. The tour begins by entering the Lake District National Park and travels along the northern shores of Ullswater. This lake is often described as England’s most beautiful lake, and it is here you get the chance to take a forest walk and see the mighty Aira Force waterfall. You then travel towards Keswick, stopping outside the town to visit the mysterious Castlerigg standing stones, thought to have been built over 5,000 years ago and once a lively hub of ancient pagan rituals. You have a short journey into the lively market town of Keswick where you are dropped off at your accommodation and free to explore the charming town. During July/early August this tour stays in Windermere. Day 2: After breakfast, you take in views of Ullswater Lake as you head along country roads ...

  • Lake District Day Trip from London with Afternoon Tea

    4. Lake District Day Trip from London with Afternoon Tea

    Explore the picturesque Lake District, considered among the most beautiful parts of England, and enjoy a wonderful tour of medieval Hawkshead, the former home of Beatrix Potter, and much more. A tour representative will meet you early in the morning at Euston Station to hand you all your travel documents. Then, sit back and relax as you watch the English countryside speed by. Winter Itinerary: Train to Hawkshead village We make our way through the Southern Lake District arriving at the medieval village of Hawkshead, the home of William Wordsworth’s old Grammar School, to see an enchanting mix of whitewashed houses and cobblestone streets.  Tarn Hows Onwards then, to the renowned beauty spot of Tarn Hows, which is one of the most photographed locations in the Lake District. Langdale Valley We then make our journey into the Mountains and the Langdale Valley, whi...

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What people are saying about Hawkshead

The guide Charly is a fantastic guide. He knows SO SO MUCH about everything that it makes the whole experience a 10/10. My wife and I really enjoyed this trip and learn a lot about every place we visited. I totally recommend this tour and specially this guide. He enhanced the tour putting some great music and poems that were related to the places we were visiting.

Our tour guide Darren was excellent tour guide. He explained us all the details during the trip in a very pleasant way. We all enjoyed his companion. Also the tour was planned fabulous. The boat trip and the spots that we stopped were perfectly planned. We sure will be looking new trips with him and his company for the new sightseeings.

We went to Lake District tour with Dyron the guide man. The route was fantastic and every stop was unique. Dyron was very friendly and let us know all the important information and let us feel the vibes of the district in a creative way with wonderful music.

Guide was amazing and so interesting through the whole trip! Very glad I went.

Great value for money and the tour guide Darren was excellent!