Travelling around England’s largest lake, you will visit historic sights, beautiful gardens and take in some of the most unrivalled scenery you’re likely to encounter here in the Lake District. Your journey will begin during the danger and hardship of Roman times, all the way through the Victorian era to today.
You will experience both history and landscape, collecting along the way memories that will last a lifetime.
The Tour Includes:
• Full day private tour
• Local expert driver / guide
• Attraction fees excluded
About This Deal
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Holehird Gardens Patterdale Road, Windermere LA23 1NP England
Holehird Gardens has been home to the Lakeland Horticultural Society since 1969. However, written records of Holehird go back to the 17th century when a large part of the area was owned by Thomas Hird and his family. Discover a diverse selection of plants and shrubs in these beautiful and picturesque grounds. Relax and stroll the gardens at your leisure. Especially popular during Spring and Summer.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Galava Roman Fort Ambleside, Borrans Road, Ambleside England
Discover the ruins of a Roman Garrison on the shore of Lake Windermere. A far cry from the peaceful setting it is now, Ambleside Roman Fort was once a bustling lively place, and not always a safe one, with the threat of conflict around every corner.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Wray Castle, Low Wray, Ambleside LA22 0JA England
A gothic revival castle sitting on the shores of Lake Windermere with turrets, towers and informal grounds. 180 years ago, a surgeon and a Gin heiress from Liverpool began building a castle that would only ever have to defend itself from the Cumbrian weather. With all the furniture and artwork long since gone and the last family moving out in the 1920s, the castle has had mixed uses and only opened to visitors in 2011.
Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes
Stop At: Claife Viewing Station, Claife Station Cottage Very close to the Windermere ferry landing Kemble Drive, Far Sawrey LA22 0LW England
Stroll through the courtyard and up to the viewing platform, where you can admire panoramic views of Windermere through coloured panels the Victorian way. Listen carefully for the Aeolian wind harp on a blustery day.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Colton Hill, Ulverston LA12 8AX England
Nestled on the shores of Lake Windermere, this extensive working mill produced literally millions of wooden bobbins vital to the Lancashire spinning and weaving industries. It is the only working bobbin mill left in the Lake District today. The story of the Bobbin Mill is brought to life with tours and an exhibition. Visitors can also see the journey from tree to bobbin first-hand during production on the original belt driven machinery. A hands-on family trail with dressing up for children helps visitors to imagine what it was like to work at the mill.
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
Stop At: Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, Haverthwaite Station Nr, Ulverston LA12 8AL, UK
Running from Haverthwaite at the southern end of the line via Newby Bridge to Lakeside at the southern end of Windermere, this vintage train is a sight to behold for any train enthusiast or those just looking for a sedate and relaxed trip to meet the Steamer at Lakeside.
Duration: 18 minutes
Stop At: Lake Windermere, Windermere England
Enjoy a peaceful cruise up Lake Windermere from Lakeside on one of Windermere Lake Cruises famous steamers. Sit back, relax and capture amazing photos from this perfect vantage point on the water. Truly the best way to appreciate the views of the fells in the distance.
Duration: 40 minutes
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infant seats available
- Service animals allowed
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Parking Fees
- Private transportation
- Attraction Entry Fees and Food & Drink
- Entry/Admission - Wray Castle
- Entry/Admission - Stott Park Bobbin Mill
- Entry/Admission - Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway
- Entry/Admission - Lake Windermere
Traveler pickup is offered
You can book collection from your hotel with 48 hours notice, included in this tour is one of our Private Hire vehicles for a maximum of 8 people.
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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