This award-winning tour explores the Lake District in an exciting, relaxed way giving you the chance to see and experience this amazing largest National Park in Britain (2,292 km² / 885 mls²). We’ll exploit the vehicle size by navigating some of the more unusual, smaller roads, taking in as much of those unique Lakeland views as possible in true BusyBus style!
After a scenic dash up the M6, passing the famous cities of Preston and Lancaster (we might even get a chance to see the backbone of britain too, the Pennines!), we enter the Southern part of the Lake District for our first stop: Bowness-On-Windermere.
This town, on the edge on Windermere, is where you’ll board a “steamer” styled boat which will take you across Windermere, the longest lake at 10,5m long, to Ambleside. After all, you can’t visit the lake district without experiencing the most magnificent “lake” of them all!
Your bus will be waiting for you when you get off the boat in Ambleside from which it’s only a short transfer into town. Ambleside is as typical a Lake District town as it gets, and will be the place to enjoy exploring and souvernir shopping Lake District style. Just about anything related to Beatrix Potter, William Wordsworth and other famous ‘locals’ is stocked in the shops, waiting to be purchased by you.
Then it’s time to fasten-up and sit back as we whisk you down the winding, twisting narrow roads and hills of the Langdale Valley. You’ll get the chance to make your very own attempt to climb a mountain (well…a hill, but you’re welcome to stay on the flat too!)
Enjoy your well-earned lunch and / or drink(s) at the famous New Dungeon Ghyll pub, hidden deep away in the Langdale Valley before we continue to Gingerbread heaven: Grasmere. This little town was also local to the homes of William Wordsworth’s and became his final resting place in the local churchyard.
During your adventurous day you’ll get plenty of chances to browse the shops as you stroll the unique streets of Ambleside and Grasmere, of course not forgetting to sample Sarah Nelsons Gingerbread (optional) or popping into the Beatrix Potter Museum (optional).
Perhaps you prefer to explore the works of William Wordsworth (1770>1850 & Poet Laureate 1843>1850) at his homes Rydal Mount & Dove Cottage (optional) with the magnificent Coffin Trail walk (1-hr) joining them together.
This tour is feature-rich, very popular and truly great value for money with limited seating so please book early to avoid disappointment. Guaranteed satisfaction with laughter and fun on the way!
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