Scenic Lake District Guided Tour with optional Overnight Stay

Activity code: 39

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Duration Approx. 14 hours
Departure Euston Station
Start Time 8:00AM
E-Ticket Accepted


  • See mountains, pretty villages and spectacular landscapes in the Lake District
  • Enjoy a Cream Tea at Lindeth Howe
  • Take a cruise along the largest lake in England
  • Visit the home the preserved home of Beatrix Potter


Located in the heart of Cumbria, the Lake District is one of the most beautiful regions in the UK. As you depart from London Euston and arrive at Oxenholme Station, a professional guide will give you a taste of the culture, history, and people of these outstanding landscapes.

Wander through the cobbled narrow streets of the picturesque medieval village Hawkshead. Closed to cars, the village is lined with higgledy-piggledy stone houses, old arches, 17th century inns, cosy teashops, and a dramatic landscape. Overlooking the village on a hill, you can also find St Michael and All Angels Church, which has been there since 16th century.

Hawkshead is famous for its connection to the Romantic poet, William Wordsworth, and writer and illustrator, Beatrix Potter. Built in 1585, Hawkshead Grammar School was attended by Wordsworth and his brother. Venture inside to see the headmaster’s study, an original classroom and many desks covered by carvings. The village is also home to the Beatrix Potter Gallery. Formerly her solicitor husband’s office, the 17th century building is now a museum and gallery displaying Potter’s original drawings and illustrations. 

Lake Windermere Cruise
Cruise along the largest lake in England. See glorious mountains and small villages, as well as the lake’s 18 islands. Marvel at its beauty and try to spot the trout, char, perch and pike that call this beautiful lake home. 

Tarn Hows and Coniston
A man-made beauty spot, Tarn Hows is one of the most photographed locations in the Lake District. The short walk offers magnificent views which have inspired many writers and artists over the years, including Beatrix Potter who purchased Tarn Hows and Monk Coniston estate for conservation purposes.

Towered by the mountain of the Old Man of Coniston, the beautiful village of Coniston is famous for its 5-mile-long lake. Once an important source for fish, Coniston Water is where Donald Campbell CBE broke the world water speed record of 276mph. It’s also where the Steam Yacht Gondola — a restored Victorian steam powered yacht — offers cruises along the lake. 

Cream Tea 
Enjoy a delicious cream tea in the house once owned by Beatrix Potter. Unwind with warm homemade fruit scones, jam, cream, and a hot drink of your choice. Built in 1879 for a wealthy mill owner, Lindeth Howe is now a 30-bedroom hotel with a Potter themed interior. Its logo is even in her handwriting!

Hill Top Farm
Explore the landscapes that inspired Beatrix Potter and venture into her beautifully preserved 17th century farmhouse. Purchased in 1905, Hill Top Farm inspired many of Beatrix’s books and is home to all her personal belongings including kitchen plates painted by her father, her miniature dolls’ house and original drawings. If there is a time, you may stop at Wray Castle — a mock-Gothic castle boasting beautiful views.

*On various days, Hill Top House is closed and therefore the tour will visit Langdale instead.*

Discover the breathtaking Langdale Valley for spectacular views of the U-shaped valley and iconic Langdale Pikes. With human activity tracing back to the Neolithic times, the valley is now home to herds of Herdwick Sheep laying out in the fields. You’ll also visit Blea Tarn, Yewdale Valley and Yew Tree Farm. A Site of Special Scientific Interest, and a hidden gem, Blea Tarn is a body of water located between the Little Langdale and the Greater Langdale. It’s also a popular walk.

Overnight Stay
After a picturesque day in the Lake District, choose to spend the night relaxing at a 3-star accommodation. In the morning, you’ll have the freedom to do plenty of unforgettable things in this stunning corner of the world at your own leisure. 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!

As your adventure comes to an end, make your own way to Oxenholme Train Station for 6pm, as your train back to London's Euston Station will depart at 6.30pm. You will arrive back in London at 9.24pm.

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Additional Information

What's Included:

  • Reserved seats on the train 
  • Meet and greet at Euston station
  • Transport to and from Oxenholme station
  • Professional guide
  • Lake Windermere Cruise
  • Cream Tea at Lindeth Howe
  • Overnight accommodation (if selected)
What's Excluded:

  • Lunch (although, there will be a stop in Hawkshead with the opportunity to get something to eat and drink)
  • Hotel transfer
Please Note:
  • Please check you enter the correct email address at check-out. Your information pack with your e-tickets will be sent to you at least 10 days before the trip.
  • Train seats are allocated on a first come first served basis and not guaranteed together.  
  • For extra leg room and a guaranteed table, upgrade to Standard Premium. For this, At-Seat Service, complimentary food & drink and access to First Class Lounge, upgrade to First Class.
  • Hill Top House is closed on certain days. On these dates, the tour will stop at Langdale instead.
  • There is space on-board the minibus for hand luggage. For anything larger, there is luggage storage at the Windermere Tourist Information Centre.
  • This tour is unsuitable for children under 5.
  • If opt to stay overnight, your second day will be unguided.