This tour gives you a day in the Lake District National Park, from York. Its an ideal way to see the villages, market towns and scenery associated with this stunning corner of England.
Leaving York you will head to the Lake District via the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The Dales is one of Britain’s most iconic areas, a stunning landscape of gently rolling hills and valleys lined with drystone walls.
You will enjoy views of castles, waterfalls and the famous ribbleshead Viaduct. You can enjoy a refreshment stop in Hawes with time to briefly explore the town or sample the famous Wensleydale Cheese. The next stop is then the Lake District.
You will start the Lake District tour by travelling alongside the Lake District's largest lake, Windermere. Sit back and enjoy incredible views of the Lake towards the fell ranges beyond.
Following the road through the heart of the Lake District you will descend on Grasmere, a charming village known for its links to the famous poet William Wordsworth and its world famous gingerbread.
From Grasmere you will travel past Thirlmere, a man-made reservoir with spectacular views of the surrounding valley, towards the market town of Keswick, where you can enjoy a bite to eat in one of the many glorious pubs or cafes.
You will also visit Ashness Bridge and Surprise View, both stunningly beautiful locations in their own right you will be treated to an incredible view of Derwent Water and the surrounding fells from both.
Finally a visit to the Lake District would not be complete without visiting the incredible historic site, Castlerigg Stone Circle. This monolithic stone cicle is thought to be nearly 4,000 years old, making it older than Stonehenge!
You will also get to experience a Lake Cruise somewhere along your journey, where you will be able to marvel at the unbeatable views of the Lake District national park from the glistening waters.
As your Lake District tour comes to an end, we will then continue our journey back to York.
This tour does not run between November 4th 2019 and March 27th 2020 due to the winter season. Please visit our main Yorkshire tours page to find our winter tours. Alternatively we can arrange a private tour for you, please take a look at the options here.