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  • £189.00 Adult
  • £189.00 Child (5-16)
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From London To Lake District Day Trip By Train

Day Trip by Train to Lake District, see Lake Windermere, visit Hill Top, Beatrix Potter`s home, see Bowness, and Tarn Hows and enjoy a Cream Tea at Lindeth Howe.




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Tour Highlights

  • Reserved Seats on Virgin Train
  • Lake Cruise on Windermere, England’s Largest Lake
  • See Bowness and Tarn Hows
  • See Yew Tree Farm – where Miss Potter was filmed
  • Visit Hawkshead Village
  • Cream Tea at Lindeth Howe, Beatrix Potter’s home
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Tour Schedule

Departure from Euston Station

Make your way to Euston Station for 08.00am, where you will meet your representative by the ticket office. The train leaves Euston station at 08.30am, arriving at stunning Oxenholme in the Lake District at 11.08am, where your guide will meet you on the platform.

Oxenholme and the Lake District

After you are taken to the vehicle that will be your transport for the rest of the day, it’s time to hit the road and see the Lake District! You’ll travel through winding country lanes and past cute cottages, with sparkling Lake Windermere on one side. The largest natural lake in England, Windermere is an expansive stretch of water surrounded by rolling hills.

The day continues with a visit to the Hawkshead, a medieval village originally owned by the monks of Furness Abbey. Its church dates back to 1300, and famed poet Wordsworth studied at Hawkshead’s grammar school! You’ll also pass picturesque beauty spot Tarn Hows on the way to Coniston Water – keep your eyes open for resident roe deer in Yew Tree Valley. On our return to Windermere, there’s a photo stop at Yew Tree Farm; the setting for Hollywood film Miss Potter.

Cream Tea at Lindeth Howe – Family Home of Beatrix Potter

You will enjoy a deliciously British cream tea at Beatrix Potter’s family home, Lindeth Howe. A classic Lakeland country house hotel in Bowness, Lindeth Howe is set in 6 acres of its own private garden. Tuck in to fresh clotted cream, jam and scones in this beautiful setting.

Your guide will escort you to the train station for your return journey back to London. You will leave Oxenholme at 18.30pm, arriving at Euston Station at 21.24pm. (Departure times on Saturdays may vary, so please refer to your welcome pack on the day.



Important Information

  • 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

Tour Inclusions

  • Reserved seats on Virgin Trains
  • Lake Cruise on Windermere
  • Visit to Hawkshead Village
  • Cream Tea at Beatrix Potter’s own home Lindeth Howe
  • Professional guide


FAQ’s

Will the tour pick-up from my hotel?

Not unless you are staying at a hotel that is a designated pick-up (you will see options for these before you pay).  This is because of Government actions to help prevent pollution, no tour operators have been allowed to make individual hotel pick-ups since 1st April 2017.

Are there toilets on the coaches?

Some coaches have toilets, some do not, but on all tours there are regular comfort stops of no longer than 2 hours apart, plus all places visited have toilets on site.

Will we have time for a full lunch stop whilst on tour?

Unless you book a tour that includes a specific lunch stop then no.  Most tours are targeted at seeing as much as possible in one day and do not have time for a full stop.  There are options to buy food and snacks at all sites visited, but these can be expensive and most people prefer to bring food and drink with them.  Supermarkets, e.g. Tesco Express offer excellent and great value, pre-prepared food that is ideal for this.  Here is a store finder link.

Will the tour return to for example London at the time stated or can it be late?

Most tours return at the expected time, but this is always subject to traffic and it is possible there could be a delay and so it is always wise to allow plenty of spare time if you are planning on booking theatre shows, trains or flights etc. after your tour.

What clothes should I wear?

It is always wise to check the weather forecast before setting out.  It is good to plan in case of rain, with perhaps a shower coat and umbrella.  There will likely be quite a bit of walking on tours and comfy shoes are a must and if any of the tour is on grass e.g. Stonehenge Inner Circle tours then waterproof shoes are sensible.  It is often colder out of London than in London particularly if windy and a jumper or fleece in summer are wise and a warm coat in winter.

If visiting London how much time will it take to see all the main sites, will we have time for more than one out of London tour if we only have a week? How long in advance should I book tours?

It is a common mistake that people think it may take six days to see London and only allow a day for out of London tours.  However there is so much to see out of London that four days to go out of London will be an amazing experience to see maybe all these locations, Dover, Canterbury, Leeds Castle, Hampton Court, Windsor, Winchester, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Avebury, Bath, Stratford, Oxford and Warwick.

There are excellent day tours of London that see all of the main attractions in one day and then perhaps allow a further two days to see the Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros. Tour and other London attractions not included on the main tours and do not forget to book your show/theatre tickets well in advance too.

These are all very popular tours, most sell out well in advance and it is wise to book your tours, theatre and attractions several months in advance and you will find good planning in advance will optimise your holiday.

Is it better value to tour sites of London and out of London sites on our own, perhaps hiring a car?

No, fixed tours of both London and out of London are much better value than visiting sites individually and you will find going individually entrance costs alone will add up to more than the fixed tours, even before you factor in travel costs.

Do tours pick-up from any of the London airports?

Sorry no tours depart or return from any UK airports.  There are however excellent rapid express trains for example the Heathrow Express.

Can you help me find a discounted best value hotel? Plus theatre/shows and other attractions?

Yes we certainly can and here are some useful links.



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