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Day Trip to Lake District by Jeremy Sutcliffe
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Day Trip to Lake District

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Arrive by train to cruise on the Coniston Water, see Yew Tree Farm and much much more

Highlights

  • Reserved Seats on Virgin Trains
  • Photo stop at Esthwaite Water
  • Lake Cruise on Coniston Water
  • See Bowness & Tarn Hows
  • See Yew Tree Farm, where Miss Potter was filmed
  • Visit Hawkshead Village
  • Visit Hill Top Farm
  • Cream Tea at Beatrix Potter’s own home Lindeth Howe
  • First class (optional extra) includes refreshments served at your seat

Inclusions

  • Reserved seats on Virgin Trains
  • Lake Cruise on Coniston Water
  • Visit to Hawkshead Village, Hill Top Farm
  • Cream Tea at Beatrix Potter's own home Lindeth Howe
  • Professional guide

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel transfers

Please Note

  • Once booked this tour is non-refundable.
  • This tour will only operate with minimum numbers during the off peak season (October to March). Please call 24 hours after making your booking to confirm.
  • Children under 5 are not accepted on the tour due to safety issues.

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Jun 07 2016
A lovely day trip with varied activities.
Feb 17 2016
Again very hard to do in February 2016 when the tour was taken in April 2015. I should have received this email in April 2015 at the time of taking the tour.
Feb 16 2016
I enjoyed the tour and found it well organized and on time, and it included an abundance of interesting activities.
Feb 16 2016
The Lake District is my favorite place in England. It's especially nice when someone else is driving so one can enjoy the gorgeous scenery. This was my second tour to the Lake District with Gray Line services.We stopped at Wray Castle before making our way to Hill Top. We then had plenty of time to visit Beatrix Potter's former home and gardens. Lunch was found in nearby Hawkshead, though the many shops were too tempting not to visit. Lunch could wait. On to the lake cruise on Windmere. Even though it was October it was a lovely ride and not too chilly. Our patient and skilled coach driver and tour guide, Peter Fox, was absolutely wonderful- even stopping so I could get a closer look at the Belted Galway cows along the road. Such is the nature of small group travel. This was the highlight of my recent visit to England
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ITINERARY

Welcome
Arrive at Euston Station at 08.00am and meet the Golden Tours representative by the Ticket Office who will check you in and escort you to your reserved seats. Train departs at 08.30am arriving at Oxenholme in the Lake District at 11.08am, where your guide will meet you on the platform.

Oxenholme, Lake District and Beatrix Potter
Admire the spectacular views of Lake Windermere, as you make your way through the narrow country lanes that criss–cross this scenic landscape. We stop for a photo opportunity on the shores of Esthwaite Water, where Beatrix Potter penned her famous stories. Next we visit Hill Top*, the home of Beatrix Potter and see the farm and gardens. We continue to the medieval village of Hawkshead with its quaint alleyways. On our way to Coniston Water where we will enjoy a lake cruise, we pass Tarn Hows, a picturesque beauty spot and cross the Yew Tree Valley keeping our eyes open for the local roe deer. On our return to Windermere we have a photo stop at Yew Tree Farm which was the setting for the film, Miss Potter.

Cream Tea at Lindeth Howe - Home of Beatrix Potter
Savour some delicious cream tea in this classic Lakeland country house hotel in Bowness, set in 6 acres of its own private garden. It was the home of the Potter family and where Beatrix Potter stayed. Your guide will then escort you back to the train station for your return journey back to London leaving Oxenholme at 6.30pm, arriving at 9.24pm. (Departure times on Saturdays may vary please refer to your welcome pack on the day)

  • Hill top is closed on Friday however the gardens and shop are open.


First Class (optional) includes refreshments served at your seat.
Days of departure: Monday to Friday

This tour will not operate from 16 December 2013 to 5 February 2014.

Check-in time: 8:00am
Finish (approx.): 9:25pm

Departure point: Euston Station

Please note:
Hilltop is closed on Fridays, however the gardens and the shop are still open
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