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Lake District highlights in a day from York

Price USD$103.25


Lake District highlights in a day from York
Enjoy the highlights of the Lake District on this small-group day tour from York, including a cruise on the largest lake in England, Windermere, and time to explore the medieval village of Hawkshead. On leaving York the tour makes its way through Yorkshire towards the Lakes, with a coffee stop in the market town of Skipton. Arriving in the Lake District the tour will include Tarn Hows, a famous Lake District beauty spot, and Hill Top Gardens, the former home of children\'s author Beatrix Potter.

Beginning at York, at your central pick up location, you will travel towards the Lake District by mini-coach in your small group. Making your way through the Yorkshire countryside, you will have time to enjoy the delightful and historic market town of Skipton.

On arrival in the Lake District National Park the adventure really begins with the tour operator\'s 40 years of experience in the Lakes! Joining their mini-coach you will travel through the undulating countryside to Hill Top, the home Beatrix Potter bought in 1905 using monies earned from her debut children?s book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Having fallen in love with the Lake District, Beatrix spent much of her life here, gleaning inspiration from the landscapes and villages for her stories.

Wander around the pretty cottage garden, home to an allotment like those featured in many of Beatrix?s tales, and browse the charming gift shop. If you wish, head inside the 17th-century house (own expense) to explore the rooms, left pretty much as they were in Beatrix?s day. View her writing desk, furnishings and personal effects, and learn about her daily life here.

Next, continue to Hawkshead, a lovely village famous for its whitewashed cottages and cobbled lanes. Learn how English poet William Wordsworth was schooled here between 1779 and 1787, and glimpse the old grammar schoolhouse he attended.

Drive on to Tarn Hows, one of the area?s best-loved beauty spots. Here, drink in the gorgeous views of the lake against a backcloth of rugged peaks.

Heading towards the Lakeside village of Bowness-on-Windermere you step onto your comfortable boat (included in price), and enjoy the idyllic scenery as you cruise across Lake Windermere, England?s biggest lake. Take photos from deck, capturing the Langdale Pikes in the distance.

You will have time to enjoy free time in the village of Bowness-on-Windermere before your departure back to York.

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Enjoy the highlights of the Lake District on this small-group day tour from York, including a cruise on the largest lake in England, Windermere, and time to explore the medieval village of Hawkshead. On leaving York the tour makes its way through Yorkshire towards the Lakes, with a coffee stop in the market town of Skipton. Arriving in the Lake District the tour will include Tarn Hows, a famous Lake District beauty spot, and Hill Top Gardens, the former home of children\'s author Beatrix Potter.