That's right we now offer a Lake District tour from Liverpool!
March is soon approaching, which means the Lake District is getting closer and closer to being more accessible for visitors from Liverpool, Manchester and Chester!
After the HUGE success our Lake District from Manchester tour had in 2018, we have decided it's only fair to launch from Liverpool too.
Liverpool is a popular destination for many reasons, it is well known for being the Cultural Capital of the UK; home to both the Beatles and a World Heritage Site! From Liverpool's museums to their sporting history, it's a wonderful city to visit. It is also in a great location to visit the Lake District as its only a 2 hour drive away .
That's where Mountain Goat come in! With tours departing three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday & Sundays, it gives visitors of Liverpool the perfect opportunity to have a day out and to enjoy our beautiful National Park. Highlights include, a lake cruise, a visit to Hilltop Garden & Shop, time to explore the medieval village of Hawkshead, giving you a fantastic introduction to this beautiful World Heritage Site. If that’s not enough to tempt you to book, read more below about some of the locations you will visit:
Hawkshead is a charming medieval village of narrow alleys and characterful squares in the valley between Lakes Windermere and Coniston. Hawkshead is home to a Grammar School which was established in 1585 and where the famous Lake District poet, William Wordsworth went to school. There has been a church on the hill overlooking the village since the 14th Century but the current church was built in the 16th Century.
Tarn Hows is a picturesque beauty sport just to the north of Coniston, originally three smaller tarns, Low, Middle and High, but the building of a dam raised the water level to create a larger body of water. Tarn How’s is accessible to everyone, regardless of age and physical ability due to it’s manageable footpath. The footpath around the tarn is just short of two miles long and offers the most stunning views!
Hill Top was bought by Beatrix Potter in 1906 eventually leaving it to the National Trust on her death in 1943. It was opened to the public by the Trust in 1946 and displayed many of her original drawings but these have subsequently been moved to the old offices of William Heelis where they are currently displayed. Hill Top remains open to the public as a museum to Beatrix and still retains the character of the house as it was when she died.
So if you're looking at things to do in Liverpool, add a Mountain Goat Tour to your list!