We ll be travelling to lake district from Manchester in July.
I would be very grateful if you could tell me what you think about it .
Also please could you answer if we can do a day tour from Manchester?
If you want an overview a Mountain Goat tour would give you a great introduction to the lakes
They do a number of different tours - you'd need to book in advance
The best way to see the best of the Lake District is maybe book Mountain goat tours, we did this in March and had a fantastic day, we could not have visited so many lakes, Mountain's without using this company.
We booked the 10 Lake Spectacular ( starts around 9am till around 5pm
There's too much to do and see to travel to the Lake District just for a day. Two days minimum required. Mountain Goat
Tours is a fantastic, informative way to tour the lakes. If walking is a bit too much for you then another way to get around is by public transport (bus). An all day bus pass is available to buy but if you're of an age to benefit from a Senior Bus Pass then you can travel to your hearts content for free. Panoramic views from the top deck of your bus. Pick up a timetable.
July is peak season in England, particularly Lake District. There will be traffic jam and a lot of tourists. 1 day trip is possible if you book tickets far in advance and leave Manchester very early in the morning.
I did travel from Manchester to Lake District in July 2016, by car with my older family. We managed to drive around, lunch by the lake, saw a couple of lakes and lots of people. And it was tiring.
So I went back in late October, a few days there with 1-day tour with Mountain Goat. Fabulous!!
i am not sure if you are asking for my thoughts on the Lake District or Mountain Goat Tours but in one simple answer they are both fantastic!! I am 75 and have been in love with the Lake district since I was about 16, on my first visit of many.
Three friends and I visited last last September for four days, one of which was spent on a Mountain Goat bus tour nand I can say whithout fear of contradiction that we had a fantastic day, visiting a Roman Fort, a ride on the Ravenglass to Eskdale railway and a
fantastic house and gardens which included a flying display by birds of prey. If these are the sort of things you like to do you will love. Enjoy !
There is no stress involved, we were collected from our hotel at 8.45am and returned to the hotel at around 5.00pm. What more could you ask for? The coach driver was a fountain of knowledge and most friendly, also providing hot coffee at the top of one of the mountain passes. Go on, give it a try, I am sure you will not be disappointed.
No tours direct from Manchester. You need to be early at lakes for a tour but I would suggest staying overnight look up Windermere dunvegan.
It would be a long day and traffic jams into the Lake District in July may also be an issue. But well worth doing, with an early start to be there for about 10 a.m start depending which trip you do.
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