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Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District from Windermere

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Overview
The English Lake District is one of the most recent additions to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Admire the rolling countryside and craggy fells whilst listen to your guide about the Lake District's history, geology and the people that have shaped this much-loved region.

Along the way, you will pass some of the region’s most spectacular sights, such as the Borrowdale Valley, Buttermere, Honister pass, Ullswater, and Grasmere. There are many stops on route; a highlight is the Castlerigg Stone Circle with its panoramic views. Our friendly driver/guide will provide an on-board commentary on this full day spectacular tour of lakes and mountains.
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You'll start at
Tourist Information Centre
Windermere LA23 1AD, UKThe Windermere Information Centre is approximately 100m from Windermere Train Station at the top of Victoria Street.
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    Glenridding
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 2
    Ullswater Lake
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 3
    Castlerigg Stone Circle
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 4
    Keswick
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 5
    Ashness Bridge
    Stop: 10 minutes -
  • 6
    Honister Slate Mine
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Pass by Buttermere Lake
    Pass by Thirlmere in the Lake District
  • 7
    Grasmere
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pass by Rydal Water
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You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • Travel through the UNESCO-listed Lake District by air-conditioned minivan
  • Learn the region’s history, geology, and more from your guide’s commentary
  • Explore Ambleside, the Castlerigg Stone Circle, and Honister Pass on foot
  • Round-trip transport from Ambleside, Bowness-on-Windermere, or Windermere
What to Expect
After a morning pickup in Ambleside, Bowness-on-Windermere, or Windermere, board your air-conditioned minivan and head into the UNESCO-listed Lake District. Enjoy views of rolling hillsides and rugged valleys as your guide details the region’s history and geology.  Traverse Lake Windermere’s shoreline to Ambleside, where you stroll the cobbled streets at your leisure. Continue to Rydal Water, stopping for scenic photo ops, and through the Borrowdale Valley past pretty villages such as Buttermere and Grasmere. Ascend Kirkstone Pass for views over Bassenthwaite Lake and tackle the rocky slopes of Honister Pass. Throughout the day there are plenty of chances to stretch your legs and explore on foot. After lunch in Keswick (own expense), visit the Castlerigg Stone Circle and learn about the stones’ ceremonial history—dating back to 3,000 BC.Then take to the water on a scenic sightseeing cruise, admiring panoramic views over the peaks and fells. Finally, return to your departure point, where your Lake District tour ends.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Tourist Information Centre, Windermere LA23 1AD, UK
Duration
7h 45m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Transport in a small mini-coach
  • On-board commentary in English
  • 45 minute lake cruise (weather dependent, another attraction may be offered instead)
Exclusions
  • Food & drink
  • Additional Entrance fees
  • Drivers gratuity (optional)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be over the age of 5 to travel on this tour
  • There will be a designated lunch stop where you’ll be able to purchase lunch
  • There are toilet stops on route
  • Minimal walking is involved
  • Our vehicles are not currently wheelchair accessible
  • Luggage storage is available at the Windermere Information departure location
  • Seats cannot be reserved
  • Each passenger must have their own seat
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We had a small can driven and guided by Andy. A small group of 4, which included myself and 2 daughters. Wow, what an amazing day! It was wet, misty and incredibly majestic. The Lakes District did not let us down, even in the inclement weather. Andy knows his stuff, and he went
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Response from Liz C, Marketing Manager at Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District from Windermere
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Matt_3691, Thank you for your review, it's great to hear you all had such a brilliant day in the Lake District with Andy and enjoyed both his company and his knowledge. Hopefully this excellent experience means you'll visit the national park again, keep us in mind if you do. Best wishes, Mountain Goat
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We had a great time!! The scenery was beautiful. We had frequent stops so we could get out and enjoy the views- many of which where breath taking. Fortunately for us the weather was just cool enough to really enjoy. We hope to go back again!
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Response from Liz C, Marketing Manager at Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District from Windermere
Responded 27 Nov 2019
Hello SJNMom, Thank you for your review, it's brilliant to hear you had such a great time on our tour! We're very happy you enjoyed the scenery and the tour. Hopefully we'll see you again! Best wishes, Mountain Goat
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Brilliant well worth it. The driver/tour guide was very knowledgeable, pleasant & a really nice man. Saw more than I would of if I was driving the surprise view was stunning. Give it a go. I could only give/score it 5 out of 5 but it’s worth 10 out of 10.
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Response from Liz C, Marketing Manager at Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District from Windermere
Responded 27 Nov 2019
Hello Steve M, Thank you for your review, it's great to hear you found our tour to be "brilliant" and enjoyed the company and knowledge of your driver guide on the day. Hopefully we'll see you again. Best wishes, Mountain Goat
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Derek was Awesome!!! He was knowledgeable with impeccable British humour. I would like to go on tour with him again.
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Response from Liz C, Marketing Manager at Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District from Windermere
Responded 10 Nov 2019
Hello Rohitdhamankar, Thank you for your review! It's brilliant to hear you had such a great day out on our tour and enjoyed Derek's company, I'm sure he'll be delighted to know you did! Best wishes, Mountain Goat
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We absolutely loved the trip. Our guide Chris was an enthusiastic and friendly. His knowledge of the area is second to none. Everywhere he brought us was truly picturesque. Highly recommendeded for all first time tourists.
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Response from Liz C, Marketing Manager at Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District from Windermere
Responded 10 Nov 2019
Hello Wai Hoe C, Thank you for your review, it's brilliant to hear you "loved" your trip and enjoyed Chris' company on the day! I will let him know you had such a good time when I see him next! Best wishes, Mountain Goat
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By: Mountain Goat Tours
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fisherqueen099
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
98
Superb tour
What a wonderful way to enjoy the spectacular Lake District. The minibus was of a high quality and gave us a great
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Vincent D
2013
Lovely experience
Our overall experience was wonderful, the weather was fine and we had one of the best drivers Jean which took
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Q6789JAss
72
Great tour!
Amazing tour if you want to see the majority of the weeks in one day! It also gives you a better idea of the towns
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Matt_3691
Wodonga, Australia
245
Lakes District from Liverpool
We had a small can driven and guided by Andy. A small group of 4, which included myself and 2 daughters. Wow, what
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gracekoolmon
90
A glimpse of nature
I was very happy to seize the opportunity to explore the beautiful view of the lakes. I am grateful to the tour
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Steve C
Firth, NE
197
My wife insisted and it was a wonderful day trip
This was a concession to my wife since she is a huge Beatrix Potter fan and I know Peter Rabbit but not as big a
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Steve C
Firth, NE
197
Wonderful day trip
We toured from Windermere with our tour guide Derek and he did a fantastic job. He was so engaging and made a
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MichelleW4866
Brisbane, Australia
101
Very exciting day
For me this was a highlight of my whole holiday. Mountain Goat tours have some very knowledgeable and lovely staff
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benpohl
Melbourne, Australia
52
Very disappointing tour
Whilst the scenery in the Lake District is beautiful, and this tour did take us to many attractive places, the
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PhilRugby
Rugby
4124
Brilliant Day out
Fortunately we booked this tour on Tuesday 3rd December which was the best weather of the week.We chose the ten
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tnaviles
Stockport, United Kingdom
224
Fantastic
Although the weather is not so good as it was showers all day , we still had a great time . The pick up from hotel
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Laura S
20
Brilliant day tour
We booked the winter 10 lake tour not knowing what to expect. Mark our driver was lovely and made us feel
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Supernan75
10
Johnnsy
Wonderful trip.Geoff driver really good knowledge and very helpful as I am partly disabled.extremely patient.would
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pgnw
236
Lovely Tour and Guide
First, we were mistakenly waiting at the incorrect pickup spot. Once we called the contact number, they arranged
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SJNMom
7961
Loved it!!!
We had a great time!! The scenery was beautiful. We had frequent stops so we could get out and enjoy the views-
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