Lake District Overnight
Highlights• Reserved Seats on Virgin Trains
• Visit Rydal Mount (1 November – 15 February)
• Lake Cruise on Windermere, England’s Largest Lake (16 February – 30 October)
• See Bowness & Tarn Hows
• See Yew Tree Farm, where Miss Potter was filmed
• Visit Hawkshead Village
• Visit Hill Top Farm
• Cream Tea at Beatrix Potter’s Own Home Lindeth Howe
• One Night’s Accommodation in the Lake District
ScheduleDays of departure: Monday to Thursday
Departure location: Euston Station (by the rail ticket office), London NW1 2RT
Check-in time: 8.00am
Departure time: 8.30am
Return to London:
Check-in time: 6.00pm
Departure time: 6.30pm
Please meet your Golden Tours representative at Euston Station in London near the ticket office at 8:00am before boarding the train.
Departure from Euston Station
Make your way to Euston Station for 8.00am, where you will meet your Golden Tours representative by the ticket office. The train leaves Euston station at 8.30am, arriving at stunning Oxenholme in the Lake District at 11.08am, where your guide will meet you on the platform.
Oxenholme, Lake District and Beatrix Potter
After you are taken to the vehicle that will be your transport for the rest of the day, it’s time to hit the road and see the Lake District! You’ll travel on winding country roads, through picturesque villages and past cute cottages.
Arriving in the Lake District you will travel to Windermere, where you will enjoy a cruise on England’s largest Lake. The panoramic views from the lake are spectacular towards the Lakeland Mountains, so make sure you don’t forget your camera!
Moving on, our next stop will be Hill Top, the home of Beatrix Potter. The setting for some of the celebrated author’s Original Tales, Hill Top boasts a quaint building and lush gardens. Rediscover your childhood as you explore the Potter’s charming house – it still contains some of her favourite things!
The day continues with a visit to the charming village of Hawkshead, a medieval settlement originally owned by the monks of Furness Abbey. Its church dates back to 1300, and famed poet Wordsworth studied at Hawkshead’s grammar school!
Before making our way back to Windermere you will have the chance to enjoy some fresh country air during a photo stop at Tarn Hows. This is a beautiful and peaceful setting with Mountains in the background. You may even see some of the famous Herdwick Sheep grazing.
Cream Tea at Lindeth Howe – Family Home of Beatrix Potter
You will enjoy a deliciously British cream tea at Beatrix Potter’s family home, Lindeth Howe. A four star classic Lakeland country house hotel in Bowness, Lindeth Howe is set in 6 acres of its own private garden. Tuck in to fresh clotted cream, jam and scones in this beautiful setting.
Your guide will escort you to the train station for your return journey back to London. You will leave Oxenholme at 6.30pm, arriving at Euston Station at 9.24pm. (Departure times on Saturdays may vary, so please refer to your welcome pack on the day.)
Overnight accommodation in the Lake District
You will spend a relaxing night in a three star Lake District hotel.
Day 2 – Explore the Lake District at your leisure
You can spend your second day in the Lake District as you wish. There are plenty of unforgettable things to do in this stunning corner of the world – why not visit the National Park and hire a bike? A ride through the pretty scenery, full of wildlife and natural wonders, is a special experience. You could also take a sightseeing tour of the Lakes or hire a kayak and explore the water for yourself!
Return to London
Make your own way to Oxenholme Train Station for 6.00pm, as your train back to London’s Euston Station will depart at 6.30pm. You will arrive back in London at 9.24pm.
Additional informationPlease Note:
- Once booked this tour is non-refundable
- This tour will only operate with minimum numbers during the off peak season (October to March) Please call 24 hours after making your booking to confirm
- Children under 5 are not accepted on the tour due to safety issues
- The second day of your trip will be unguided
- Reserved seats on Virgin Trains
- Visit Rydal Mount (1 November to 15 February)
- Lake Cruise on Windermere (16 February to 30 October)
- Visit to Hawkshead Village, Hill Top Farm
- Cream Tea at Beatrix Potter's own home Lindeth Howe
- Professional guide
- One night’s accommodation
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel transfers