Things to do in Lake District

  • Hadrian’s Wall – Full Day – Up to 8 People

    Hadrian’s Wall – Full Day – Up to 8 People

    Our Hadrian’s Wall tour travels up to the Scottish Borders. The focus of the day is the ‘Wall’ itself which we travel along exploring its many remains of towers and landmarks. During your day you will have time to enjoy the Roman Army Museum, exploring the history of the Romans and learning what it was…

  • London 6 Day Tour with English Host Family

    London 6 Day Tour with English Host Family

    This 6 days London getaway package is a cultural program where you can enjoy most of London by staying in our English host families’ homes. This is an excellent choice when your time is limited. From the very first minute until the end of the program, you will be taken great care by our operation…

  • Lake District Trip with Cream Tea at Lindeth Howe & Cruise on Lake Windermere

    Lake District Trip with Cream Tea at Lindeth Howe & Cruise on Lake Windermere

    Experience a wonderful day out in Lake District and get a glimpse of England’s popular vacation destination famous for its glacial ribbon lakes, rugged fell mountains, and historic literary associations. Travel on winding country roads, through picturesque villages and past cute cottages.Enjoy a cruise with spectacular panoramic views on England’s largest Lake, Windermere, so make…

  • 6-Day Private Self-Guided Copeland Lake District Walking Tour

    6-Day Private Self-Guided Copeland Lake District Walking Tour

    One of the UK’s World Heritage Sites, The Lake District offers outstanding, rugged countryside unlike anywhere else in the country with mountains and of course lakes appearing at every turn.This self-guided walking tour moves away from the tourist traps to immerse you in the tranquillity of the lakes, set against the backdrop of England’s highest…

  • Full-Day Private Luxury Tour of the Western Lake District

    Full-Day Private Luxury Tour of the Western Lake District

    The Western Lakes are more rugged and exposed than the rest of the district and as such has its own unique character. Much less explored than the more popular lakes and hills this area has a serene and ethereal feel not found elsewhere in this region. Even in peak summer you’ll feel like you’ve got…

  • Private Tour: Beatrix Potter Afternoon Half Day All-Inclusive Tour with Expert

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

    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…

  • Stunning Lake District 8 Hour Tour!

    Stunning Lake District 8 Hour Tour!

    This is a full day, eight hour tour covering beautiful lakes, gorgeous views & stunning waterfalls! You will travel in comfort & style in one of our luxury air conditioned vehicles to see all the beauty this wonderful area has to offer. Stop off to experience the lovely village of Grasmere and the calming effect…

  • First Time Visitor’s London by Car/Black Cab/MPV/Van/Minibus

    First Time Visitor’s London by Car/Black Cab/MPV/Van/Minibus

    This specially designed full-day tour is exclusively dedicated for first-time visitors to London. Our tour can start at various times in the morning depending on your request. The direction of the tour can be reversible. In this tour, we aim to give the full history of London in 8 hours so that visitors can understand…

  • Full-Day Private Luxury Tour Of The Northern Lake District

    Full-Day Private Luxury Tour Of The Northern Lake District

    The Northern Sights Tour is very popular as it affords the opportunity to see the beauty of the Skiddaw range of mountains whilst passing through the stunning scenery of the Central Lakes. You will see Neolithic structures dating back over 2000 years and what are considered the most beautiful of the lakes all in one…

  • Private Hire – The High Adventure Tour

    Private Hire – The High Adventure Tour

    Our Private Hire High Adventure Tour is the perfect opportunity for small groups of friends or family to enjoy their very own Private Tour. Our luxury, spacious 6 Seater minibuses will allow you to travel the Lake District in style.Discover the beautiful sights of the Western Lake District on this adventurous full-day tour. Discover the…

  • Private Full Day tour of the Yorkshire Dales from the Lake District

    Private Full Day tour of the Yorkshire Dales from the Lake District

    Take a private day trip into the Yorkshire Dales and experience the stunning scenery. You will get to see many iconic places on this tour. Marvel at the vast valleys lined by limestone hills created millions of years ago when the area was at the bottom of an ancient ocean.

  • The Lake District Tour from Chester

    The Lake District Tour from Chester

    Leaving Chester three times a week at 08:45, the tour heads North to the Lake District via the M6 Motorway, in approximately two hours you will arrive in the Lakes.As you start your Lake District tour, you will head to the medieval village of Hawkshead, famous for its connection with Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth. You will also…

  • Full-Day Private Luxury Lake District In A Day Tour

    Full-Day Private Luxury Lake District In A Day Tour

    This tour provides you with the opportunity to enjoy the best of both the top and bottom of The Lakes and everything in between. We pride ourselves on customising all our tours to suit your requirements. We can spend more time, or less, at places so please use the itinerary as a framework for us…

  • One Week English School and British Culture Program in London

    One Week English School and British Culture Program in London

    Our London short term package programs involving science, art, culture, sports, fashion, trade, finance and fun, include 15-hours of active English Training in our language school which received the award for the best language school in London in 2015, and through which we host our students with English host families. In the programs, our students…

  • 4 hour Private Lake District tour (Tour B)

    4 hour Private Lake District tour (Tour B)

    This tour allows you to visit two of the areas most popular tourist attractions, Aira force and Castlerigg stone circle. Both are not to be missed, and set amongst the Lake District National park’s finest scenery.We will also drive over Kirkstone pass, the highest mountain pass in the Lake District, open to motor traffic with…

  • Kayak on Derwent Water

    Kayak on Derwent Water

    Taken at the pace of the group, this is a unique way to see the best of the lakes. We might head up a gentle river, paddle through nesting birds, or go and jump off a jetty… no two sessions are the same!

  • Full Day Beatrix Potter Tour from Yorkshire Dales

    Full Day Beatrix Potter Tour from Yorkshire Dales

    Beatrix Potter is a favorite with many of our visitors so why not spend a whole day indulging yourself in many aspects of her life as told by our specialist guides.

  • Castlerigg Stonecircle – Lakes Mountains and Villages Private Tour

    Castlerigg Stonecircle – Lakes Mountains and Villages Private Tour

    A varied, comprehensive day out of the some of the best sites in the Lake District. On this private tour you will see some beautiful lakes, mountains & villages anywhere. Plus a visit to Castlerigg Stonecircle… think a better version of Stonehenge!

  • Ambleside to Hawkshead Mini Tour – Tarn Howes & The Drunken Duck Inn

    Ambleside to Hawkshead Mini Tour – Tarn Howes & The Drunken Duck Inn

    Take the scenic route! If you need to travel around the Lakes why not make each journey an adventure, our private hire vehicles will take you on a mini tour, a little longer than a taxi but much more enjoyable! Maximum of 4 guests per booking.We have Professional, qualified drivers with high quality, clean vehicles.…

  • William Wordsworth Daffodils Private Tour

    William Wordsworth Daffodils Private Tour

    Are you ready to travel back to the 1770s and follow in the footsteps of our famed Cumbrian poet and writer, William Wordsworth?  On this tour we will visit the houses that he lived in and travel through the beautiful Lake District that so inspired his work.

  • Stunning Scenery – Half Day – Up to 4 People

    Stunning Scenery – Half Day – Up to 4 People

    Experience our longest and busiest expanse of water, Lake Windermere, the Victorian way, through the picture windows of Claife Viewing Station. Before taking in our well preserved and spectacular panoramic scenery across rugged mountain ranges, unspoilt valleys, large forests, picturesque waterways and traditional Lakeland villages.This Tour Includes:• Private Air Conditioned Vehicle• Local expert driver /…

  • Fells of Derwent – Full Day – Up to 4 People

    Fells of Derwent – Full Day – Up to 4 People

    Visit some of the most stunningly beautiful and photographed places in the Lake District, while making memories that will last a lifetime.The Lake District is steeped in history which is evident at every turn.This tour gives you an insight and understanding that will change the way you see the Lakes.This Tour Includes:• Private Air Conditioned…

  • Private Lake District Tours

    Private Lake District Tours

    These are driver guided tours.with a very experienced driver guide.Ex history teachers.We will use the back rds where possible.I am a expert on these venues.Each lake has a unique feel.Some of the most stunning scenery in the country.These attractions are some of the most interesting in the country.We will also stop for lunch at a…

  • Private Tour: William Wordsworth: Afternoon Half Day Tour with an Expert Guide

    Private Tour: William Wordsworth: Afternoon Half Day Tour with an Expert Guide

    This tour takes you to:• Grasmere Village.• Church Stile the former inn where William Wordsworth, his brother John and fellow romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge stayed for several days during their Lake District tour in 1797.• Grasmere Gingerbread Shop where Sarah Nelson invented the world famous “Grasmere Gingerbread” in 1854.• The Wordsworth family graves.• St…

  • Private Full Day Beatrix Potter Tour from the Yorkshire Dales

    Private Full Day Beatrix Potter Tour from the Yorkshire Dales

    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. •…


All about Lake District

When to visit

While rain is common in the Lakes, it has the benefit of making the region extremely atmospheric. Visit from April through July for optimal sunshine; temperatures reach about 52°F (17.5°C). Spring also brings swathes of flowers—March’s daffodils are a highlight. August offers the same warmth as July but more crowds, while December and January bring crisp, snowy days that add drama to the landscapes. The region also hosts numerous events from May through September, including Keswick’s Jazz and Blues Festival.

Getting around

Renting a car is the most convenient way to explore the Lake District’s landscapes. That said, you’ll have to navigate steep lanes, and the roads and parking lots are congested in the summer. Extensive local bus routes offer a scenic way to reach the prettiest towns and the lakes, where you can join hop-on hop-off cruises. Guided tours are ideal for leisurely sightseeing, and the area’s many walking and biking trails are popular with hikers and cyclists.

Traveler tips

While most tourists visit Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top house and garden in Far Sawrey, then hurry off for more sightseeing, it’s worth lingering in the area to visit Esthwaite Water. Just a short walk away, this glassy lake is wonderfully tranquil and, from April to September, offers electric-boat safaris to spot ospreys. Hire a craft—with or without a guide—to cruise the lake and spy these magnificent birds, or simply watch for them from the waterside Boathouse Cafe.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Lake District known for?

England’s biggest national park is celebrated for its 16 beautiful lakes, from Windermere to the tiny Brothers Water. Craggy mountains, sheep pastures, and stone-built towns hem each lake, contributing to the district’s famous landscapes. Another draw is the region’s literary connections: Author Beatrix Potter and poets including Wordsworth lived here.

What activities can you do in the Lake District?

Immerse yourself in the Lake District’s beauty by walking, hiking, climbing, and taking lake cruises. More sedate sightseers might focus on the pretty towns and villages with their shops, restaurants, and gastropubs. History buffs have plenty to enjoy, from stately homes and museums to Wordsworth’s and Beatrix Potter’s former homes.

What is the most visited place in the Lake District?

Windermere—England’s largest lake—and its waterside town of Bowness-on-Windermere are the Lake District’s most visited spots. Visitors can take boat trips, hop ferries to footpaths and villages, and peruse Bowness’ hotels, shops, and restaurants. The towns of Keswick and Ambleside, picture-postcard Grasmere, and mountains of Helvellyn and Scafell Pike are also popular.

How far from London is the Lake District?

Lake Windermere, considered the hub of the Lakes, is about 270 miles (435 kilometers) by road from London. Driving takes around 4.5 hours, but many travel by train. Regular services link London’s Euston Station with Oxenholme. From there, connecting trains run to Windermere—a total journey of about four hours.

What is the most beautiful part of the Lake District?

Lake Windermere is arguably the Lake District’s most scenic. But many tours showcase the beauty of the second-biggest lake of Ullswater and the dark and moody Wastwater. The panoramas from Kirkstone and Hardknott mountain passes, pine-fringed waters of Tarn Hows, and chocolate-box villages of Grasmere and Hawkshead are also pretty.

Why is the Lake District so popular?

The region’s scenery, villages, history, adventure, and family attractions cater to a variety of tastes. Walkers and sporty types love the Lakes’ vast, wild landscapes; families adore the outdoor activities and Beatrix Potter connections; foodies appreciate its restaurants; and others lap up its beauty, arty culture, and literary heritage.