Lake District tour from Liverpool

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I'm starting from: Liverpool
I'd like to be picked up from: The North Western - JD Wetherspoon, 7 Lime St, Liverpool L1 1RJ
  Estimated Pickup Time: 9:00AM
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Please note: We do not allow children under the age of 5

Your tour at a glance

This tour gives you a day in the Lake District National Park, from Liverpool. It’s an ideal way to see amazing landscape associated with this stunning National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Leaving Liverpool, the tour heads North to the Lake District via the M6 Motorway, in approximately two hours you will arrive in the Lake District.  

As you start your Lake District tour, you'll enjoy a heritage steam railway ride from Haverthwaite to Lakeside (1st April - 29th October only) followed by a lake cruise. You can sit back and enjoy the unrivalled views of the lake and the fell ranges beyond!

The tour will continue and visit the medieval village of Hawkshead, famous for its connection with Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth. You will see incredible scenery as you venture into the heart of the Lake District from Hawkshead, with plenty of photo stops along the way.

As your Lake District tour comes to an end, we will then continue our journey back to Liverpool. 

Please note the heritage railway is only available 1st April - 29th October, during the winter the tour will include a lake cruise only. This is reflected in the price. 

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Summer 2023

25th March 2023 - 29th October 2023

Adult Senior Student Child
£65 £63 £63 £56


30th October 2023 - 23rd March 2024


Tour Days

Summer 2023

25th March 2023 - 29th October 2023

Mon Tues Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun


30th October 2023 - 23rd March 2024



Full day 09:00 - 18:30

Activity Level

This tour is a guided scenic mini-coach tour, but there are times when you will have the option to walk up to a few hundred metres to take in a view or point of interest.



Group Size

16 passengers maximum


  • On-board commentary in English.
  • Plenty of opportunity to get off the bus to enjoy the fresh air & landscape.
  • Lake cruise included.
  • Heritage Steam Railway ride (1st April - 29th October)
  • Transport in a 16-seater mini-bus.
  • Knowledgeable & friendly driver-guide

Main Departure point

Outside the World Museum on William Brown Street.

How to find us

Pickup Service

Pick up is at 09:00 from outside the World Museum on William Brown Street, Liverpool, L1 8EN. Please arrive 5 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

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Please note: due to the Liverpool Christmas Markets from 18th November 2023 - 24th December 2023 only the pick up will change to:

Pick up at 09:00 from outside The North Western - JD Wetherspoon (next door to the Empire Theatre) 7 Lime St, Liverpool L1 1RJ.

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This tour is unsuitable for children under 5.
All passengers must have their own seat.

We ask all passengers to arrive on time, as we will leave promptly at the displayed time.

We have private hire options available for those who have children under 5.

Luggage on board

There is space on-board for hand luggage only.


Lunch is not included, however there will be a stop in Hawkshead with many options available

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel 24 hours prior to departure & receive a full refund. After 24 hours no refund will be issued.

For full terms and conditions please see here.

This fantastic Lake District tour from Liverpool introduces you to the culture and history of The Lake District, which created the landscapes you see today. Learn the significant of farming on the Lake District and how it helped the National Park achieve UNESCO World Heritage Status in 2017.

The tour starts in with a heritage steam railway ride on Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway (1st April - 29th October only) along the 3.2-mile-long track. Travel back in time when you climb aboard the steam train, established in 1973 The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway is a family run business with steam engines and traditional 1950’s carriages you'll be transported through the countryside scenery of the Leven Valley, leisurely transporting passengers to Lakeside Station, where connections are available with Windermere Lake Cruises. After Lakeside Station you will transfer from the train, across the station (2-minute walk) to enjoy a lake cruise on England's largest lake, Windermere, following the yellow line from Lakeside to Bowness enjoying the spectacular scenery. Please note it is the passenger’s responsibility to transfer from Lakeside Station to the Windermere Lake Cruise vessel, as the driver-guide will not be present. 

From here, you will enjoy lunch in the popular village of Bowness on Windermere before heading towards the Langdale Valley, which is filled with heritage and farmland. On route to the Western side of Windermere you will drive along the famous Lake Windermere and our Driver/Guide will tell you many stories about our wonderful National Park.

This is where you will usually find many native Herdwick Sheep, as they stroll across road and lay out in the fields, it really is a fantastic photo opportunity. You will sit back and enjoy the take a scenic route to visit Coniston by going through the Yewdale Valley. The Yewdale Valley is bounded by steep, craggy fells and it offers visitors some magnificent scenery. Nearby you can also find Yew Tree Farm, which was once owned by children's author Beatrix Potter, she purchased the farm back in 1929 and left it to the National Trust when she died. You might also recognise Yew Tree Farm from the 2006 movie, Miss Potter. After admiring the views, the tour will then take you to the final stop which is a trip to Hawkshead.  

Hawkshead is a charming medieval village full of narrow alleys and characterful squares. It is home to a grammar school which was established back in 1585 and where the famous English poet, William Wordsworth went to school. Overlooking the village on a hill, you can also find St Michael and All Angels Church, that has been there since 16th century. Whilst we're talking about Hawkshead we also must mention the delicious Hawkshead Relish Company, which is worth a visit! Hawkshead is a village where you get a real sense of history and it is a great place to explore, which is why we include it in so many of our tours.

The Lake District afternoon tour will then come to an end by departing Hawkshead and heading back to your start location. Afterwards you will be dropped back to your starting location with a camera full of fantastic memories.

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