The Lake District is renowned for being the most beautiful corner of England, and this private full-day tour introduces you to just that; a magnificent scenery of mountains, valleys, and lakes from the south to the north. The tour includes entry to Lowther Castle & Gardens, a visit to the 4,000-year-old Castlerigg Stone Circle, set high on the fells and plenty of time for photos along route.
Depart South Lakes & travel over Kirkstone Pass, the Lake District's highest pass at 1,489 feet. Enjoy spectacular views from the top towards Lake Windermere, England's largest lake.
As you descendent Kirkstone Pass you will travel past Brotherwater, Glenridding & then past Ullswater, England's 2nd largest Lake. Take in the views of Ullswater & it's surrounding fells before traveling to Lowther Castle.
Built at the turn of the 19th century, Lowther Castle has a spectacular history. Your group will be guided into the Courtyard for a 10-minute scene-setter. A member of the Lowther team will give a brief introductory talk on this magnificent Castle’s colourful life, which has been the home of the Lowther family for 850 years.
The group can then enter the highly visual Story of Lowther Exhibition, which leads to the Castle and ancient Gardens. The tour Includes entry to the Exhibition & Gardens & everyone will receive a map of the gardens.
After spending the afternoon at leisure, you will depart Lowther Castle & head towards Keswick. You will stop at Castlerigg Stone Circle, a 4000-year old circle, one of the most famous and most visited stone circles in the country. From within the circle, you will get picture-perfect views of some of the Lake District’s highest peaks. Depart Keswick towards the Southern Lake District past Thirlmere Reservior to Grasmere, famed for William Wordsworth & Sarah Nelson Gingerbread.
After a packed day you will be dropped off at your starting location to enjoy the rest of your day.