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Lake District Rail Day Trip from London

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    What to Expect
    Select standard or first class rail travel when you book. Then, make your own way to London’s Euston Station and board your train for England’s beautiful Lake District National Park, set in the rugged fells of Cumbria.

    Disembark at Oxenholme station then meet your friendly local guide and set off on your tour by comfortable, air-conditioned minivan. 

    Admire the spectacular falls and glassy lakes as you trace the banks of Lake Windermere on route to Waterhead, a favorite childhood haunt of the much-loved, early 20th-century children’s storyteller Beatrix Potter. If you’re taking your tour between April and October, step aboard a sightseeing boat here and enjoy a scenic cruise on this lovely expanse of water.

    Next, continue to the enchanting village of Hawkshead, a tangle of cobbled lanes and whitewashed cottages. Enjoy free time to explore independently, and view the Old Grammar School, attended by a young William Wordsworth between 1779 and 1787. Have lunch (own expense) here, and then drive to Tarn Hows, a popular beauty spot famous for its gorgeous lake-and-mountain scenery.

    Summer Tour Itinerary (April – October): Leave Tarn Hows for Hill Top, the old-world farmhouse bought by Beatrix Potter in 1905. Show your included ticket and stroll around the charming interior, left as in Beatrix’s time, with much of her furniture still in place. Recognize some of the pieces and features that appeared in her books, and scout around the gift shop and garden.

    Afterward, drive to the Lindeth Howe, a hotel set in a Victorian house formerly owned by Beatrix. Savor a delicious cream tea here before a drop-off at Oxenholme for your return trip to Euston.

    Winter Tour Itinerary (November – March): After time at Tarn How, venture through the idyllic Yewdale Valley past Skelwith Bridge and Yew Tree Tarn, and stop at Rydal Mount and Gardens, the home of the poet William Wordsworth between 1813 and 1850. 

    After a guided tour of the house and garden, followed by a cream tea, visit Bowness, a pretty town on the banks of Lake Windermere. Enjoy free time here, and perhaps visit the award-laden World of Beatrix Potter visitor center (own expense), before reconvening with your guide and driving to Oxenholme to catch your train back to London.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Euston Station, central London
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    13h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 9:30pm
    Inclusions
    • Scenic Lake Cruise on Lake Windermere
    • Visit medieval Hawkshead village
    • Visit to Hill Top (home of Beatrix Potter)(Summer only – some days closed on Fridays)
    • Cream Tea at the Lindeth Howe Country Hotel, once owned by Beatrix Potter
    • Entry/Admission - Rydal Mount & Gardens
    • Entry/Admission - The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
    • Entry/Admission - Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Admission to the World of Beatrix Potter
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Unfortunately children under the age of five years cannot be permitted on this tour, as the minivans are not fitted with child safety seats
    • Tour Departs: 8.00am at Euston Station. Meet the Evan Evans Representative outside the main ticket office Tour Finishes: approx. 9.30pm at Euston Station
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    From the moment that Peter of Mountaingoat picked us up at the train station to to time he returned us there a few hours later there was never a dull moment. His tour guide comments about the Lake District were informative, delightful, and entertaining. His historical knowledge
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    My mother, daughter and myself traveled to London for a three generations trip. We booked this trip before leaving the US and were not sure what to expect. We could not stop talking about how much we enjoyed this trip. Even though there was a light rain most of the day, we did
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    Our guide was nice enough but was very disorganized. We wasted so much time with checking people in, her talking to the other driver or buying our tickets. There was hardly any time at each stop, especially at Beatrix Potter’s house. No one asked any questions or even spoke on
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    Overall, this is a wonderful tour. We had a good time riding on Virgin train and seeing the landscape. When we arrived, Peter our tour guide was very visible and we all gathered promptly. He was very nice and explained what was going to happen for the day. The weather was not
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    The guide spoke to me slowly and clearly.So I could understand what he said.And the tour was very nice.If I had had time,I would have stayed a couple of days.
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