Hill Top, Cumbria

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  • From Liverpool: Lake District Sightseeing Adventure Day Trip

    1. From Liverpool: Lake District Sightseeing Adventure Day Trip

    The tour departs from Liverpool and drives out of the city into the luscious surrounding countryside. Admire the views as you travel to the UK’s largest national park, the Lake District, stopping at the underground Rheged Discovery Center along the way. During the partially narrated 2-hour journey to the Lake District, the tour also stops by the famous Castlerigg Neolithic Stone Circle where you can feel ancient mythical energy flowing around you. Continue onto Grasmere Village, which boasts an array of beautiful 19th-century architecture, as well as the grave of well-known poet William Wordsworth. Afterwards, let your nose lead the way to Sarah Nelson’s Gingerbread Shop, where you can taste a selection of traditional sweet treats from the region. After you’ve filled up on gingerbread, it’s time to explore the national park and navigate through the Langdales, also known as "Little Swit...

    The tour was amazing and our guide frank was amazing also he told us a lot of awesome stories about the places we visited and he drove like a champion on the narrow roads on the mountains he is a very professional guide who loves his job and do it in a very high standards Will book another tours with busybus

  • From Manchester: Lake District Sightseeing Day Trip

    2. From Manchester: Lake District Sightseeing Day Trip

    The tour departs from Manchester and drives out of the city into the luscious surrounding countryside. Admire the views as you travel to the UK’s largest national park, the Lake District, stopping at the underground Rheged Discovery Center along the way. During the partially narrated 2-hour journey to the Lake District, the tour also stops by the famous Castlerigg Neolithic Stone Circle where you can feel ancient mythical energy flowing around you. Continue on to Grasmere Village, which boasts an array of beautiful 19th century architecture as well as the grave of well-known poet William Wordsworth. Afterwards, let your nose lead the way to Sarah Nelson’s Gingerbread Shop, where you can taste a selection of traditional sweet treats from the region. After you’ve filled up on gingerbread, it’s time to explore the national park and navigate through the Langdales, also known as “Little Swi...

    Soo worth it for the price defo a must for me and looking to book future tours. When I go away I always use get guide. The tour was so worth it for the price, down side about it is.. we couldn’t spend much time at each place, and take it all in and was only there for 5 hours and more.. wish we had a full day for 8 to 9 hours as we felt it was rushed and couldn’t relax see much.

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

    3. 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!

  • From Chester: Lake District Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

    4. From Chester: Lake District Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

    This full-day adventure departs from Chester and heads straight towards the luscious countryside. Admire the views as you travel to the UK’s largest national park, the Lake District, stopping at the underground Rheged Discovery Center along the way. During the partially narrated 2-hour journey to the Lake District, the tour also stops by the famous Castlerigg Neolithic Stone Circle where you can feel ancient, mythical energy flowing around you. Afterwards, continue onto Grasmere Village which boasts an array of beautiful 19th-century architecture, as well as the grave of well-known poet William Wordsworth. Afterwards, let your nose lead the way to Sarah Nelson’s Gingerbread Shop, where you can taste a selection of traditional sweet treats from the region. After you’ve filled up on gingerbread, it’s time to explore the national park and navigate through the Langdales, also known as “Lit...

    A fun day out with plenty to do and a lot of interesting stops. Frank provided many good laughs and I would definitely consider going to more events from the same company again.

  • Many Lives of Beatrix Potter: Full Day All-Inclusive Tour

    5. Many Lives of Beatrix Potter: Full Day All-Inclusive Tour

    Make your first stop at Wray Castle. Discover its part in Beatrix's life and the people that she met there. Head along the steep and narrow Lakeland roads to her home in Near Sawrey. Take a guided walk through the village, into Hill Top and its gardens. Have plenty of time to visit the house, gardens and gift shop. Stop for lunch in Hawkshead, and visit the Beatrix Potter Gallery. See original manuscripts and illustrations by Beatrix. Take a short guided walk around the village, and then explore the village at your own pace. Move on to the beautiful Tarn Hows, part of the considerable Monk Coniston Estate bought by Potter, bequeathed to The National Trust. Discover more about the life of Beatrix as a farmer and conservationist. Travel to Yew Tree Farm, once owned by Beatrix and used in the film Miss Potter. Stop to snap some pictures and drive back to Ambleside. Head into the Armitt Li...

    A fantastic day . Thoroughly recommended . So much to see and do , Not only did we get to learn about the real Beatrix Potter , but also learning about and seeing so much of the stunningly beautiful Lake District and it’s rich history made our holiday. Our guides were professional, welcoming and were able to answer any questions we had , in depth . If you book this trip you won’t be disappointed.

  • Half-Day Tour of Beatrix Potter Country and Places

    6. Half-Day Tour of Beatrix Potter Country and Places

    Your tour starts with a visit to Wray Castle for spectacular scenery and lake views. This is the holiday home where Beatrix first visited and fell in love with the landscape and culture of the Lake District. You then visit Near Sawrey. This village features in many of her "little books" illustrations, the Tower Bank Arms is immediately recognisable as the place where Kep, the collie-dog goes looking for the two fox-hound puppies to rescue Jemima Puddle-duck. You will be amazed when you see it, exactly like it is in the book! Hill Top Farm was bought by Beatrix with the profits from publishing Peter Rabbit. She often visited Hill Top and wrote many more books here which were inspired by the people and the places around her in this beautiful part of England. Entrance to the gardens of Hill Top and the House are included in this tour. William Heelis was a solicitor who advised Beatrix abo...

    this was a very worthwhile and informative trip. Our tour guide Gillian was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions really well. Tim our driver also was able to contribute with his local knowledge and he was an excellent driver also! I would definitely recommend this trip regardless of if you know anything about Beatrix Potter or not which I didn't but I learnt an awful lot about her and also about the Lake District

  • Lake District Day Trip from London with Afternoon Tea

    7. 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 Hill Top, Cumbria

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 65 reviews

The tour was amazing and our guide frank was amazing also he told us a lot of awesome stories about the places we visited and he drove like a champion on the narrow roads on the mountains he is a very professional guide who loves his job and do it in a very high standards Will book another tours with busybus

We had an amazing day on our Lake District day tour and our driver and guide Frank was fantastic and very informative about all the sights.Frank was great fun and really made our day special All tour guides should be like Frank

A beautiful tour around the lake district with different stops. Our guide Shelley was a super guide and had many interesting stories to tell. It was entertaining and very informative...highly recommended

A fun day out with plenty to do and a lot of interesting stops. Frank provided many good laughs and I would definitely consider going to more events from the same company again.

Visit to Lake District with busy bus was amazing. Good overview about the area and enjoyable stories about village. Small coach and group of travellers. Enjoyed it very much.