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Buttermere Valley Tours

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Buttermere Valley
With its three lakes framed by a seemingly expanse of rolling hills and craggy peaks, Buttermere Valley is one of the Lake District’s most striking landscapes, and it’s been a popular spot for walkers and nature enthusiasts since the 18th century. 

The tranquil Buttermere village makes the obvious basecamp, but most visitors come to hike the scenic lakeside trails or scale the surrounding peaks, which include the 851-meter Grasmoor and 806-meter High Stile, as well as Scale Force, England’s highest waterfall. Honister Pass is the main road running through the valley and during the summer months, swimming and rowing are popular activities on the lakes. 

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Buttermere Valley is located close to the western boundary of the Lake District National Park, approximately 35 km by road from Grasmere. 
Address: Buttermere Village, Lake District, England
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13 Tours and Activities to Experience Buttermere Valley

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Mountain Goat Full Day Tour: Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District

Mountain Goat Full Day Tour: Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District

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Experience some of the highlights of the Lake District National Park on this full-day Ten Lakes Spectacular small-group tour from Windermere. Traveling by air-conditioned minivan with an expert guide, explore the beauty spots and villages of central Lakeland as you learn about its history. Ascend high mountain passes, visit a waterfall, take a sightseeing cruise, and see ten of the most beautiful lakes, including Buttermere and Thirlmere. Discover Borrowdale and quaint villages such as Grasmere; visit Castlerigg Stone Circle; and enjoy free time for lunch in the market town of Keswick.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.40
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$50.40
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3 Day Lake District Tour including Lake Cruise

3 Day Lake District Tour including Lake Cruise

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Succumb to the beauty of England’s Lake District National Park on this 3-day experience including two nights at a 4-star accommodation, free time, and a full-day tour. Enjoy time to absorb the Lake Windermere views, and perhaps explore nearby Bowness-on-Windermere. Plus, go on a guided day trip around the region’s highlights. Traveling by comfortable minivan, see ten lakes including Buttermere and Grasmere, cross high passes, visit Keswick, and more. Round-trip hotel transfers and two days of breakfast are included on this small-group experience limited to 16 people.
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  • 3 days
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$517.27
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5 Day Best of the Lake District Experience Tour

5 Day Best of the Lake District Experience Tour

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Explore the rugged Lake District on this 5-day experience from Windermere, including hotel or guesthouse accommodation and two full-day tours & one half day tour. Enjoy a Ten Lakes Spectacular trip with a lake cruise and visits to pretty Buttermere, Grasmere and Keswick; plus a High Mountain Passes tour over epic Hardknott Pass to see Muncaster Castle and ride the Ravenglass and Eskdale railway. You will also enjoy a half day Beatrix Potter's Favourite Countryside Tour visiting Hawkshead, Tarn Hows and Hill Top Farm. As well as breakfasts, your tour includes a fantastic overview of the Lake District plus round-trip hotel transfers in Windermere and Bowness.
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  • 5 days
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$696.32
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4-Day Lake District Tour including two Full Day Tours

4-Day Lake District Tour including two Full Day Tours

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Immerse yourself in the stunning Lake District on this 4-day tour including accommodation and two day trips. Stay three nights at the 4-star hotel, and on arrival, enjoy free time to explore Bowness and Lake Windermere independently. On Day 2, enjoy a full-day tour to ten of Lakeland’s most beautiful lakes, including Grasmere and Buttermere. Then, on Day 3, experience the mountain passes and Ravenglass and Eskdale railway of western Lakeland. Daily breakfasts and dinners, plus hotel transfers are also included in your tour.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$862.11
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Stunning Lake District 8 Hour Tour!

Stunning Lake District 8 Hour Tour!

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This full day takes you to Great Britain's Lake District, a mountainous region in northwest England known for its picturesque lakes and dense forests. Visit lakes, waterfalls, and small villages with breaks for walks, shopping, snacks, and even gingerbread along the way. This is an ideal tour for first time visitors or those who want an overview of the District in one day.
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  • 8 hours
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$761.79
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Private Tour: Ten Lakes Spectacular in 16 seater minibus

Private Tour: Ten Lakes Spectacular in 16 seater minibus

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Our Private Ten Lakes Spectacular Tour is the perfect opportunity for small groups of friends or family to enjoy their very own Private Tour. Our luxury, spacious 16 Seater minibus will allow you to travel the central Lake District in style. The Lake District is renowned for being the most beautiful corner of England. This full-day tour introduces you to ; a magnificent scenery of mountains, valleys, and lakes from the south to the north. Visit to the 4,000-year-old Castlerigg Stone Circle, set high on the fells, and time in Keswick for lunch. On this Lake District tour you will also travel over mountain passes, through beautiful valleys, see waterfalls, and traditional Lakeland villages. Along the way, you will pass some of the region’s most spectacular sights, such as Borrowdale Valley, Newlands Valley, Thirlmere, and Grasmere. A highlight is the Castlerigg Stone Circle, one of the most famous and most visited stone circles in the country.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$596.85
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5 Day UNESCO & National Parks Tour including Lakes, Yorkshire & Hadrian's Wall

5 Day UNESCO & National Parks Tour including Lakes, Yorkshire & Hadrian's Wall

Explore the rugged Lake District, Yorkshire Dales & Hadrian's Wall on this 5-day UNESCO & National Parks Tour from Windermere, including hotel or guesthouse accommodation and three full-day tours. Enjoy the Yorkshire Dales Tour including visit Wensleydale Creamery, a Ten Lakes Spectacular trip with a lake cruise and visits to pretty Buttermere, Grasmere and Keswick; plus a Roman Britain & Hadrian's Wall Tour, visiting the Roman Army Museum & Vindolanda. As well as breakfasts, your tour includes visting 2 National Parks & 2 UNSECO World Heritage sites, plus round-trip hotel transfers in Windermere and Bowness.
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  • 5 days
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$696.32
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Private Tour: Ten Lakes Spectacular

Private Tour: Ten Lakes Spectacular

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Our Private Ten Lakes Spectacular Tour is the perfect opportunity for small groups of friends or family to enjoy their very own Private Tour. Our luxury, spacious 6 Seater minibus will allow you to travel the central Lake District in style. The Lake District is renowned for being the most beautiful corner of England. This full-day tour introduces you to ; a magnificent scenery of mountains, valleys, and lakes from the south to the north. The tour includes a lake cruise, a visit to the 4,000-year-old Castlerigg Stone Circle, set high on the fells, and time in Keswick for lunch. On this Lake District tour you will also travel over mountain passes, through beautiful valleys, see waterfalls, and traditional Lakeland villages. Along the way, you will pass some of the region’s most spectacular sights, such as Borrowdale Valley, Newlands Valley, Thirlmere, and Grasmere. A highlight is the Castlerigg Stone Circle, one of the most famous and most visited stone circles in the country.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$590.22
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Coach and Boat to Borrowdale

Coach and Boat to Borrowdale

Explore the highlights of the Lake District’s impressive mountain passes, valleys, lakes and splendid waterfalls. A ten lakes tour including a cruise on picturesque Derwent Water. No mountain range more dramatically impressive than which lies in the Honister Valley; no lakes fairer than Ullswater, Derwent Water and Buttermere. This comprehensive tour allows plenty of photo opportunities for the keen photographer and short strolls to take in the pure mountain air and the smell of the countryside. All this makes for a memorable day out.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.14
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Ten Lakes of the Lake District: Full Day, Private Tour for 8

Ten Lakes of the Lake District: Full Day, Private Tour for 8

This Lake District tour is a must for engaging with much of the dramatic, lush and picturesque scenery the Lake District has to offer. You will travel over mountain passes, through beautiful valleys, see waterfalls, and traditional Lakeland villages. With plenty of stops for admiring the views and capturing the perfect Instagram photos. An insight into some of the Lake Districts most closely guarded, hidden gems. This tour will change the way you look at the Lakes. The Tour Includes: • Full day private tour • Local expert driver / guide
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$318.32
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Private Tour: Ultimate Full Day Scenic Tour visiting 10 Lakes

Private Tour: Ultimate Full Day Scenic Tour visiting 10 Lakes

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This tour takes you to: • Lake Windermere • Kirkstone Inn • Kirkstone Pass • Brothers Water • Patterdale • Glenridding • Ullswater • Lake Cruise on Ullswater. • Castlerigg stone circle • Lakeside at Keswick • Surprise View • Ashness Bridge • Honister Mine • Honister Pass • Buttermere • Crummock Water  • Moss Force waterfall • Thirlmere • Dunmail Raise • Grasmere • Rydal Water
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$630.01
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3 Day Lake District Tour including Central & Western Lakes

3 Day Lake District Tour including Central & Western Lakes

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Explore the Cumbria region by auto, train, and boat on this 3-day, 2-night tour. Travel through scenic villages and over mountain passes, admiring the picturesque views and scenery. Take a ride on a narrow gauge railway and enjoy a lake cruise. Two nights accommodation in either a bed and breakfast or hotel are included.
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  • 3 days
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Stunning Lake District 6 Hour Tours!

Stunning Lake District 6 Hour Tours!

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This tour is a beautiful tour day, full of beauty and natural wonder, out but is rough guide to your days travel, as customers may amend the tour to suite there needs or wish list. Please contact Simon to alter your tour. Thank you.
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  • 6 hours
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$571.34
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