Join us on our three-day Lake District tour from York, where you'll explore the highlights of the Lakelands. Absorb stunning lake & mountain scenery, visit the homes of literary figures Beatrix Potter & William Wordsworth plus travel through the Yorkshire Dales & spend time in the historic city of York...
This tour starts & finishes at the Grange Hotel, York
Tours are fully-guided by our knowledgable Tour Leaders, and include minibus transportation & four-nights accommodation
Travel in small groups and enjoy a more personalised tour experience with more away from the minibus to explore
Travel independently to join the tour in York
Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the Lake District & Yorkshire Dales National Parks
See the homes of William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter
Travel along the Honister Pass and visit Castlerigg Stone Circle
Spend two nights at Lake Windermere and take a boat trip on England's largest Lake
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Our Lake District tour from York starts & ends at the Grange Hotel, York. Your tour starts at 8.30am on the morning of departure, but please arrive at least 15 minutes before.
(Tours depart on Tuesday from March-October)
Yorkshire Dales and the southern Lakes
Our Lake District tour begins by departing York and travelling into the beautiful green countryside of the Yorkshire Dales. We'll travel through the valleys, known locally as 'Dales', winding along...
Our Lake District tour begins by departing York and travelling into the beautiful green countryside of the Yorkshire Dales. We'll travel through the valleys, known locally as 'Dales', winding along the country lanes as we make our way to our first stop: Aysgarth Falls; a beautiful triple flight of waterfalls that featured in the film Robin Hood; a Prince of Thieves. Next, look closely for Red Squirrels as we travel to the quaint town of Askrigg, a charming example of a Yorkshire village set in the picturesque Wensleydale area. Take a wander around this traditional place; also recognised as the ficitional village of Darrowby from the TV series All Creatures Great and Small, based on the books of James Herriott. Now it's time to start our Lake District adventure, and we'll start at Sizergh Castle; a stately home at the gateway of the Lake District National Park. The house dates back to the fourteenth century and has been the home of the Strickland family for over 750 years. While here, there'll be time to explore the house & grounds, and have lunch. Next we'll travel to Hill Top, a quaint cottage and the former home of Beatrix Potter, author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Beatrix Potter loved animals and was inspired by the unspoilt landscape of the Lake District where she lived for much of her life. After visiting the house where Beatrix lived it’s time to head to Windermere; our base in the Lake District and where we will spend the next two nights.
The Highlights of the Lake District
The grand city of York
Includes: Full minibus transportation, services of professional Driver-Guide, two-nights accommodation (B&B or Hotel)
Extras: Meals (except breakfast), entry to attractions