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Tarn Hows Tours and Tickets

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Framed by conifer woods, livestock-dotted fells, and peaks, this much-loved beauty spot in the Lake District National Park consists of a large tarn (mountain lake, which was created by combining three smaller tarns in the 19th century. The land, once owned by Beatrix Potter and now managed by the National Trust, is open to the public.

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Beatrix Potter: Morning Half Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert Guide
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.67
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Beatrix Potter's Half Day Lake District Tour Including Lake Cruise

Beatrix Potter's Half Day Lake District Tour Including Lake Cruise

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Visit the Beatrix Potter house and some of the Lake District’s prettiest locations on an afternoon tour from Windermere. After a scenic Lake Windermere cruise, travel through idyllic countryside to Hill Top, the Beatrix Potter home where the beloved children’s author lived during the early 1900s. See the garden and rooms left as she would have known them and learn about her life here. Finish with a visit to the quaint village of Hawkshead, where poet William Wordsworth attended school; and Tarn Hows, one of Lakeland’s most gorgeous spots. Please note Hill Top is an additional £11.80 per adult and £5.90 per child. This must be booked with Mountain Goat at least 24 hours before the tour departs
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.20
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$61.20

Beatrix Potter: Afternoon Half Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert Guide

Beatrix Potter: Afternoon Half Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert Guide

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Without a rental car, rounding up the Lake District spots beloved by Beatrix Potter in a half-day is near-impossible. Ideal for time-crunched visitors, this small-group tour from Windermere, Bowness, and Ambleside visits many such places in a few hours. Explore Beatrix’s Hill Top home, see Esthwaite Lake where she fished, visit Hawkshead, and learn detail about her life and characters via the onboard commentary that you might never otherwise hear.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.67
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Beatrix Potter: Full Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert Guide
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Beatrix Potter: Full Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert Guide

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On this in-depth, full-day tour, you’ll follow in the footsteps of Beatrix Potter. Go behind the scenes to get a comprehensive overview of the acclaimed writer, illustrator, and scientist, best known for her “Peter Rabbit” series. Tours include stops where the author lived and worked, plus admission tickets to the Beatrix Potter Gallery and Armitt Museum.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$181.10
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Half Day Best of the Lake District
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Half Day Best of the Lake District

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The Lake District is a haven for nature lovers, but public transport between dispersed rural sites can be irregular. Enjoy the perfect overview of the stunning local landscape with this half-day tour. Along the way, see Langdale Valley, Blea Tarn, Coniston, and the medieval village of Hawkshead—where you can see the school that William Wordsworth attended.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.20
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The Lake District Tour from Chester

The Lake District Tour from Chester

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Cover more Lake District attractions than you could in a day without a rental car on this tour from Chester. Rather than spending hours researching routes or bus timetables; relax into a minivan and let the sights and scenery come to you without worrying about driving, parking, or missing connections. Visit Tarn Hows, stroll around Hawkshead, enjoy a lake cruise, and hear historical background you might never know otherwise.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.19
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Coniston and The Langdale Valley - Morning Half Day Tour
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Coniston and The Langdale Valley - Morning Half Day Tour

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Spend a half day exploring the scenic surroundings of the Lake District while a guide provides commentary throughout the tour. Visit highlights such as Tarn Hows, Coniston Water, and Coniston village; then head over to Great Langdale and Little Langdale to admire these valleys. You’ll get a more informed glimpse with a sightseeing tour than going solo, and relax with the ease of transport between destinations.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.18
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Overnight Lake District with Afternoon Tea & Cruise from London

Overnight Lake District with Afternoon Tea & Cruise from London

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Delight in the natural majesty of the Lake District National Park on an overnight trip to the countryside treasure from London. Take a scenic rail route to the beautiful park and spend a day enjoying the sights on a fully guided tour. Cruise on Coniston Water, one of the area’s largest lakes; see the former Hill Top home of beloved author, Beatrix Potter; and pleasure your palate with a traditional afternoon tea. Luxuriate in 3- or 4-star accommodation and explore independently on the second day after enjoying a fulfilling English breakfast.
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  • 2 days
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$441.86
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$441.86
Price varies by group size

Tarn Howes & Black Crag Walking Tour (Transport from Manchester Included)

Tarn Howes & Black Crag Walking Tour (Transport from Manchester Included)

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This is a great walk for beginners that shows the beautiful views of Tarn Howes and the Lake District, minibus transport and guide from Manchester included.
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  • 8 hours 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.20
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$56.20

Lake District Rail Day Trip from London

Lake District Rail Day Trip from London

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Experience the untamed beauty and literary heritage of England’s Lake District on this guided day trip from London, with round-trip rail tickets included. On arrival, explore this epic region by minivan, visiting Lake Windermere, Hawkshead, and Tarn Hows. In summer, enjoy an added visit to Hill Top, Beatrix Potter’s former farmhouse; a scenic lake cruise, and tea at the famous Lindeth Howe hotel. Upgrade to first class rail tickets for extra comfort.
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  • 13 hours
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$302.59
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Stunning Lake District 4 Hour Tours!

Stunning Lake District 4 Hour Tours!

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Skip the fixed itineraries of group tours and discover the Lake District sights you truly want to see without having to plan your own transport. With this private tour, choose the lakes, waterfalls, and places you wish to visit from the available range; and then soak up the scenery and sites as you wish, all as your own personal guide furnishes you with stories and detail you could miss otherwise.
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  • 4 hours
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$449.62
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The Lake District Tour from Liverpool

The Lake District Tour from Liverpool

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This tour gives you a day in the Lake District National Park, from Liverpool. It’s an ideal way to see amazing landscape associated with this stunning National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Leaving Liverpool, the tour heads North to the Lake District via the M6 Motorway, in approximately two hours you will arrive in the Lake District. As you start your Lake District tour, you will visit the medieval village of Hawkshead, famous for its connection with Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth. You will see incredible scenery as you venture into the heart of the Lake District from Hawkshead, with plenty of photo stops along the way. Your Lake District day tour would also not be complete without a cruise on one of the famous lakes. You can sit back and enjoy the unrivaled views of the lake and the fell ranges beyond! As your Lake District tour comes to an end, we will then continue our journey back to Liverpool at around 18.30. Children must be 5 years or over.
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  • 38 days 3 hours to 76 days 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.19

Private Tour: Beatrix Potter: Morning Half Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert
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Private Tour: Beatrix Potter: Morning Half Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert

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On this tour you get to see: • Wray Castle where Beatrix spent her 16th birthday and first discovered the Lake District where she was to later make her home. • Near Sawrey village which Beatrix visited often, used as inspiration for her illustrations and where she happily settled and married. • Hill Top, the house which Beatrix bought from the money she made from the publication of Peter Rabbit. • Esthwaite Water where Beatrix fished from her boat. • Hawkshead village • Tarn Hows bought by Beatrix  and regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the Lake District. • Coniston Water with spectacular views of the lake and Coniston Old Man • Yewdale Valley where Beatrix owned farms and land including Yew Tree Farm used in the film Miss Potter.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$543.29
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6 hour Private tour of the Lake District.
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6 hour Private tour of the Lake District.

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This is a great pick for first-time visitors to the Lake District. Save hours researching and planning your own itinerary, and enjoy the luxury of a private tour where the full schedule is planned out for you. Visit quaint villages, nature spots, and rural locations such as Grasmere, Hawkshead, Tarn Hows, and Blea Tarn with a chance to stop off for photos whenever you like.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$412.15
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$412.15
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Private Hire - Beatrix Potter's Favourite Countryside

Private Hire - Beatrix Potter's Favourite Countryside

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Our Beatrix Potter's Favourite Countryside Private Tour is the perfect tour for small groups of families or friends who wish to have a more intimate experience whilst travelling the Lake District. Our 6 seater Mercedes Viano is a luxury, comfortable minibus which will allow you to explore the Lakes in style. This half day tour introduces you to the incredible landscapes and cultures which shaped Beatrix Potter's incredible stories. Travel through valleys and forests and visit the beauty spots which inspired her work which is beloved the world over. You will take a lake cruise, where you can marvel at the beauty of the Lake District from the tranquil waters themselves. If the cruise is cancelled an alternative extra will be included in the tour.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$430.89
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$430.89
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Private Tour: Beatrix Potter Afternoon Half Day All-Inclusive Tour with Expert
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Private Tour: Beatrix Potter Afternoon Half Day All-Inclusive Tour with Expert

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On this tour you will get to see: • Wray Castle where Beatrix spent her 16th birthday and first discovered the Lake District. • Near Sawrey village which Beatrix visited often, used as inspiration for her illustrations and where she happily settled and married. • Hill Top, the house which Beatrix bought from the money she made from the publication of Peter Rabbit. • Esthwaite Water where Beatrix fished from her boat. • Hawkshead village • Tarn Hows bought by Beatrix  and regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the Lake District. • Coniston Water with spectacular views of the lake and Coniston Old Man • Yewdale Valley where Beatrix owned farms and land including Yew Tree Farm used in the film Miss Potter.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$543.29
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$543.29
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Private Tour: Coniston and The Langdale Valley - Morning Half Day Tour
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Private Tour: Coniston and The Langdale Valley - Morning Half Day Tour

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• Tarn Hows surrounded by mountains with birdsong in the trees, regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the Lake District. • Coniston Water with spectacular views of the lake and Coniston Old Man. • Brantwood, the famous house once owned by John Ruskin with spectacular views over Coniston Water to the Old Man. • Coniston village, a bustling Lake District gem nestling between the tranquil lake and the looming fells. • Great Langdale the spectacular U-shaped valley surrounded by breathtaking scenery. • Little Langdale the secluded valley with Neolithic, Viking, Medieval and smuggling connections.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$460.86
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Private Tour: Beatrix Potter Tour in 16 Seater Minibus

Private Tour: Beatrix Potter Tour in 16 Seater Minibus

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Our Beatrix Potter's Favourite Countryside Private Tour is the perfect tour for small groups of families or friends who wish to have a more intimate experience whilst travelling the Lake District. Our 16 seater Mercedes Sprinter is a luxury, comfortable minibus which will allow you to explore the Lakes in style. This half day tour introduces you to the incredible landscapes and cultures which shaped Beatrix Potter's incredible stories. Travel through valleys and forests and visit the beauty spots which inspired her work which is beloved the world over. Attractions such as lake cruise and entry into Hill Top is not included, but can be arranged on the day, if available.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$576.44
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Private Hire: Lake District from Liverpool

Private Hire: Lake District from Liverpool

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This private tour gives you an incredible day in the Lake District National Park, from Liverpool. It’s an ideal way to see amazing landscape associated with this stunning National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit beauty spots such as Tarn Hows, enjoy lunch in a quaint medieval town and visit Coniston famed for Donald Campbell's Bluebird. This private tour is the perfect way to experience and explore everything the Lake District has to offer. Travel from Liverpool with your own personal driver guide in comfort and style. Mountain Goat's drivers are all incredibly knowledgeable about our beautiful national park and will be on hand to answer any questions and help you get the most out of your trip. As it is a private trip customers can also request additions and changes to the itinerary and we'll do our best to include them.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$811.81
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Private Tour: Beatrix Potter: Full Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert Guide

Private Tour: Beatrix Potter: Full Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert Guide

You get to see: • Wray Castle where Beatrix spent her 16th birthday and first discovered the Lake District where she was to later make her home. • Hill Top, the house which Beatrix bought from the money she made from the publication of Peter Rabbit. • Esthwaite Water where Beatrix fished from her boat. • Hawkshead village • Beatrix Potter Gallery to see the original illustrations by Beatrix, including the famous copy she made of the Peter Rabbit letter. • Tarn Hows bought by Beatrix  and regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the Lake District. • Yewdale Valley where Beatrix owned farms and land including Yew Tree Farm used in the film Miss Potter. • Armitt Library & Museum to see Beatrix's stunningly detailed mycology illustrations and other artefacts
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$718.14
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$718.14
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Lakeland Excursion - Full Day - Up to 4 People

Lakeland Excursion - Full Day - Up to 4 People

From the views of Lake Windermere to mountain ranges and historically important sights and dwellings, this tour has it all. There’s something for everyone on this full day excursion into Lakelands awe inspiring land and heritage. An insight and understanding that will change the way you view historic significance in the Lakes. This Tour Includes: • Private Air Conditioned Vehicle • Local expert driver / guide • Parking Fees This Tour Excludes: • Food and Drink • Attraction Entry Fees
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$437.13
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Beatrix Potter - Half Day - Up to 4 People

Beatrix Potter - Half Day - Up to 4 People

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Discover the life of Beatrix Potter, taking a step back in time. Visit Hill Top, home of her many children’s books, Wray Castle and Yew Tree Farm. Enjoy the sights and sounds of traditional Lakeland, taking in some of its awesome landscapes. This tour takes you on a journey through Beatrix's beloved Lake District. This Tour Includes: • Private Air Conditioned Vehicle • Local expert driver / guide • Parking Fees This Tour Excludes: • Food and Drink • Attraction Entry Fees
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$374.68
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Private Hire: Lake District from Chester by minibus

Private Hire: Lake District from Chester by minibus

This private tour gives you an incredible day in the Lake District National Park, from Chester. It’s an ideal way to see amazing landscape associated with this stunning National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit beauty spots such as Tarn Hows, enjoy lunch in a quaint medieval town and visit Coniston famous for Donald Campbells Bluebird This private tour is the perfect way to experience and explore everything the Lake District has to offer. Travel from Chester with your own personal driver guide in comfort and style. Mountain Goat's drivers are all incredibly knowledgeable about our beautiful national park and will be on hand to answer any questions and help you get the most out of your trip. As it is a private trip customers can also request additions and changes to the itinerary and we'll do our best to include them.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$780.59
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From
$780.59
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Private Hire: The Lake District from Chester

Private Hire: The Lake District from Chester

This private tour gives you an incredible day in the Lake District National Park, from Chester. It’s an ideal way to see amazing landscape associated with this stunning National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit beauty spots such as Tarn Hows, enjoy lunch in a quaint medieval town and visit Coniston famous for Donald Campbells Bluebird This private tour is the perfect way to experience and explore everything the Lake District has to offer. Travel from Chester with your own personal driver guide in comfort and style. Mountain Goat's drivers are all incredibly knowledgeable about our beautiful national park and will be on hand to answer any questions and help you get the most out of your trip. As it is a private trip customers can also request additions and changes to the itinerary and we'll do our best to include them.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$811.81
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