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Day Trips From Manchester to the Lake District

Our most recommended Cumbria Day Trips From Manchester to the Lake District

From Liverpool: Lake District Sightseeing Adventure Day Trip

1. From Liverpool: Lake District Sightseeing Adventure Day Trip

The tour departs from Liverpool and drives out of the city into the luscious surrounding countryside. Admire the views as you travel to the UK’s largest national park, the Lake District, stopping at the underground Rheged Discovery Center along the way. During the partially narrated 2-hour journey to the Lake District, the tour also stops by the famous Castlerigg Neolithic Stone Circle where you can feel ancient mythical energy flowing around you. Continue onto Grasmere Village, which boasts an array of beautiful 19th-century architecture, as well as the grave of well-known poet William Wordsworth. Afterwards, let your nose lead the way to Sarah Nelson’s Gingerbread Shop, where you can taste a selection of traditional sweet treats from the region. After you’ve filled up on gingerbread, it’s time to explore the national park and navigate through the Langdales, also known as "Little Switzerland". As you wander around the park, marvel at breathtaking views over the landscape, consisting of some of the most dramatic and diverse scenery in the UK. Throughout the tour, enjoy plenty of stops both on and off the bus to make the most of your trip to the Lake District. One of the highlights of the day includes an amble around Blea Tarn and a stop at Ambleside, where you can get lost in the maze of twisting streets or shop at a selection of picturesque stores.

From Manchester: Lake District Sightseeing Day Trip

2. From Manchester: Lake District Sightseeing Day Trip

The tour departs from Manchester and drives out of the city into the luscious surrounding countryside. Admire the views as you travel to the UK’s largest national park, the Lake District, stopping at the underground Rheged Discovery Center along the way. During the partially narrated 2-hour journey to the Lake District, the tour also stops by the famous Castlerigg Neolithic Stone Circle where you can feel ancient mythical energy flowing around you. Continue on to Grasmere Village, which boasts an array of beautiful 19th century architecture as well as the grave of well-known poet William Wordsworth. Afterwards, let your nose lead the way to Sarah Nelson’s Gingerbread Shop, where you can taste a selection of traditional sweet treats from the region. After you’ve filled up on gingerbread, it’s time to explore the national park and navigate through the Langdales, also known as “Little Switzerland”. As you wander around the park, marvel at the breathtaking views that sprawl across the landscape, which offers some of the most dramatic and diverse scenery in the UK. Throughout the tour there’s plenty of stops both on and off the bus to make the most of your trip to the Lake District. One of the highlights of the day includes an amble around Blea Tarn before a stop at Ambleside where you can get lost in the maze of twisting streets or shop at a selection of picturesque stores.

Hadrian's Wall: Birdoswald Roman Fort Entry Ticket

3. Hadrian's Wall: Birdoswald Roman Fort Entry Ticket

Rising over ridges and snaking through moorland, the 73 mile-long Hadrian's Wall is an incredible monument with incredible stories to tell. Go on a journey back to life on the frontier and into the Roman Empire's extraordinary tale of power and ambition. Start your Hadrian's Wall adventure at Birdoswald Roman Fort, where you can still see the remains of all of the Wall's defining features. Birdoswald Roman Fort is set on a spectacular ridge above the river Irthing, offering fabulous views down into the gorge below. To the east are the crags of the Whin Sill, where the remains of Hadrian's Wall can be seen tracing the contours of the dramatic landscape. Stand in awe of more than 1,800 years of history as the longest remaining stretch of the Wall spans as far as your eye can see, and explore the ruins of the Roman fort, a turret, and milecastle. Delve into the story of the most famous Roman frontier with the exhibition in the visitor center. Find out how the Wall was constructed, check out some Roman artifacts, and gaze through a periscope to take in the view from the original height of Hadrian's Wall.

From London: Beatrix Potter & Lake District Day Tour by Rail

4. From London: Beatrix Potter & Lake District Day Tour by Rail

Meet your guide at Euston Station to get started on your panoramic tour of Beatrix Potter Country. An area of outstanding natural beauty, the Lake District appeals to the romantic in everyone. Its rolling green hills and shimmering lakes famously inspired William Wordsworth and, of course, Beatrix Potter. Immerse yourself in this breathtaking landscape on this full-day Lake District Tour, taking in Lake Windermere, one of the region's most dramatic waterscapes, and Esthwaite Water, where Beatrix Potter penned her famous children's stories. Admire Hawkshead, a medieval village criss-crossed by quaint alleys, and Coniston Water, where you will enjoy a relaxing lake cruise. Then, get a real taste of the Lake District with a sumptuous cream tea at Lindeth Howe, the classic Lakeland country house that was once the home of Beatrix Potter and her family.

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What people are saying about Cumbria

Loved the trip! Frank was superb and listening to the stories while going around the mountain terrains was worth an experience. I was traveling with senior citizens, had no issues at all! Wish we could look at a couple more lakes/water bodies. Grasmere was the best experience after Blea Tarn.

Frank the driver was great he kept the tour party fully entertained, with his knowledge about the area and stories about the various dignitaries was immense. I would recommend any one to travel with uncle frank great driver

I took part in Lake District Adventure and it was smashing. Frank's the best guide you could ask for, hilarious and most kind. Highly recommended.

it was raining all day but the trip was well organised. i love walking in the rain, so i had fun.

Really good trip, comfortable bus and guide was helpful and professional