The Lake District is where people go to rejuvenate their senses. The soaring mountains refresh your mind, the lakes calm your worries, and the quaint houses and little lanes make you yearn for a long-forgotten age.
So on this tour, Rabbies will take you on a day trip through the best locations of England’s most famous National Park.
You learn the tales from Windermere, the largest lake in England; you admire Wordworth’s cosy Dove Cottage; and you marvel at the medieval architecture of the ancient town of Lancaster.
Join this tour, enjoy the scenery, and let nature help you unwind.
You leave Manchester behind and head straight for the lovely Lake District.
Your first stop of the day is at Bowness that sits on the shores of Windermere. You have time here to take a leisurely cruise upon the lake or wander around the town and admire the sublime views of the landscapes.
You travel around the southern tip of Windermere and towards Coniston Water. You enjoy the views of this body of water before arriving in the picturesque conservation village of Hawkshead. This is where the poet William Wordsworth attended Grammar School.
After exploring the cosy village, you take the narrow country lanes north towards Grasmere, a place Wordsworth described as “the loveliest spot that man hath found”.
There's free time to visit Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage, taste the legendary gingerbread, or enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Wordsworth Daffodil Garden by the River Rothy.
You'll then take in spectacular views of Ullswater Lake as you head along country roads to its southern shores and onwards out of the Lake District to Lancaster. It’s a contrast to all the villages you’ve visited, this town boasts majestic medieval architecture and a spectacular castle that dominates the surrounding district.
From here, you will return to Manchester for the early evening.