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Overview
Home to some of England’s most beautiful landscapes, the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Lake District is a world of rugged fells, rolling hills, and mirror-like lakes. With onboard commentary from your guide, journey through the English countryside to explore top attractions including the Castlerigg Stone Circle and Honister Pass on foot. Take a sightseeing cruise and stroll through pretty Ambleside—with round-trip travel included.
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    Glenridding
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 2
    Ullswater Lake
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Castlerigg Stone Circle
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 4
    Keswick
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 5
    Ashness Bridge
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 6
    Honister Slate Mine
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Pass by Buttermere Lake
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    Grasmere
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    Pass by Rydal Water
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Highlights
  • Travel through the UNESCO-listed Lake District by air-conditioned minivan
  • Learn the region’s history, geology, and more from your guide’s commentary
  • Explore Ambleside, the Castlerigg Stone Circle, and Honister Pass on foot
  • Round-trip transport from Ambleside, Bowness-on-Windermere, or Windermere
What to Expect
After a morning pickup in Ambleside, Bowness-on-Windermere, or Windermere, board your air-conditioned minivan and head into the UNESCO-listed Lake District. Enjoy views of rolling hillsides and rugged valleys as your guide details the region’s history and geology.  Traverse Lake Windermere’s shoreline to Ambleside, where you stroll the cobbled streets at your leisure. Continue to Rydal Water, stopping for scenic photo ops, and through the Borrowdale Valley past pretty villages such as Buttermere and Grasmere. Ascend Kirkstone Pass for views over Bassenthwaite Lake and tackle the rocky slopes of Honister Pass. Throughout the day there are plenty of chances to stretch your legs and explore on foot. After lunch in Keswick (own expense), visit the Castlerigg Stone Circle and learn about the stones’ ceremonial history—dating back to 3,000 BC.Then take to the water on a scenic sightseeing cruise, admiring panoramic views over the peaks and fells. Finally, return to your departure point, where your Lake District tour ends.
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Departure Point
Mountain Goat Tours, Victoria St, Windermere LA23 1AD, UK Bowness Bay, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3HQ, UK Kelsick Road, Kelsick Rd, Ambleside LA22, UK Oxenholme Station, Oxenholme, Kendal LA9 7RB, UK
Duration
8h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Transport in a small mini-coach
  • On-board commentary in English
  • 45 minute lake cruise (weather dependent, another attraction may be offered instead)
Exclusions
  • Food & drink
  • Additional Entrance fees
  • Drivers gratuity (optional)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be over the age of 5 to travel on this tour
  • There will be a designated lunch stop where you’ll be able to purchase lunch
  • There are toilet stops on route
  • Minimal walking is involved
  • Our vehicles are not currently wheelchair accessible
  • Luggage storage is available at the Windermere Information departure location
  • Seats cannot be reserved
  • Each passenger must have their own seat
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Suzywac wrote a review Mar 2020
Kendal, United Kingdom220 contributions55 helpful votes
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This was a lovely tour of 10 lakes of the Lake District and included some hidden gems (won't give the secret away!). Tony, our guide, was very knowledgeable and organised the minutia of the tour well. His commentary was good and calm and unobtrusive. We were picked up and
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Liz C, Marketing Manager at Mountain Goat Full Day Tour: Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District
Responded 25 Mar 2020
Hello Suzywac, Thanks for your lovely review of our Ten Lakes Tour! It's great to hear you enjoyed Tony's company and commentary. Hopefully you enjoyed your second tour with us. Best wishes, Mountain Goat
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Alcabs wrote a review Mar 2020
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What a great way to see the Ten Lakes, sit back and relax whilst somebody else does the driving. I cannot speak more highly of Tony our tour guide who was excellent and his knowledge of the area is second to none. Lots of places to stop and take photos on route, highly
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Liz C, Marketing Manager at Mountain Goat Full Day Tour: Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District
Responded 25 Mar 2020
Hello Alcabs2, Thank you for your lovely review of our Ten Lakes we're very happy you had such a brilliant day out on tour Tony. It's brilliant to hear you enjoyed his commentary and found his knowledge to be equally fantastic. Hopefully we see you again. Best wishes, Mountain Goat
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abperry2018 wrote a review Mar 2020
Melbourne, Australia58 contributions10 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour even though the weather was poor and raining on and off through the day. Our bus driver and guide Chris was excellent. He was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Pointed out various wildlife along the way and also various areas and buildings. This was
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Liz C, Marketing Manager at Mountain Goat Full Day Tour: Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District
Responded 10 Mar 2020
Hello! Thank you for your fantastic review of your experience with Mountain Goat! It's brilliant to hear you had such a fantastic day out and enjoyed the variety of places you visited! It's brilliant to hear you enjoyed the company of your driver guide, Chris, as well! I will let him know you enjoyed your tour when I see him! Hopefully this experience means we'll see you again in the future! Best wishes, Mountain Goat
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Malcolm Palfrey wrote a review Mar 2020
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Thanks to our excellent tour leader/driver Anne, we had a really enjoyable day. She was very knowledgable about the area. She quite plainly loves the Lake District and it came over in her narrative.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Liz C, Marketing Manager at Mountain Goat Full Day Tour: Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District
Responded 10 Mar 2020
Hello Yerflap, Thank you for your lovely review of our Ten Lakes Tour you took with Anne, we're glad you enjoyed your day out and saw plenty of our lovely national park. I will let Anne know you had a good time with her. She will be delighted to hear it. Best wishes, Mountain Goat
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Lee E wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Very good trip well worth the money great scenery , everyone commented on how excellent the tour guide Tony was. He was the perfect man for the job.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Liz C, Marketing Manager at Mountain Goat Full Day Tour: Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District
Responded 10 Mar 2020
Hello, Thank you for your review and your lovely words about Tony, our driver guide. We're very happy you found him "outstanding" and that you enjoyed your tour with him. I will pass on you kind words when I see him next. Best wishes, Mountain Goat
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Fitzyhughes
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A good tour
The tour itself was superb. The driver fabulous (Tony) I completely understand that seats can not be reserved...ho
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Paradise29689009418
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Great day out
Went on the last ten lakes tour before it was shut down owing to covid 19 Tony are driver was spot on real friendly
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662bernied
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Top Lake District Tour
We did the winter version of the 10 Lakes in a day tour. Our driver for the day was Tess and she was brilliant. Her
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Rascal123456789
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Top notch
Always great service from this company whether it’s a train station pick up or a tour Had a great tour to Grasmere
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evachan615
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Lovely half-day tour
We have travelled all the highlights & attractions in Windermere in this tour, including Wray Castle, Hill Top, Bea
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annepV3845VO
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One day trip in the Lake district from Liverpool
We spend a beautiful journey upon the lakes and mountains with Mike. He made us confortable and the landscape were
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SushantN57
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Wonderful tour
An amazing day, tour of ten lakes of the Lake District. Wonderful experience with Tess our tour guide and driver. S
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Janet F
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Ten lakes tour in Lake District
While on a short break in the Lake District we booked to go on a Winter ten lakes tour with Mountain Goat. We were
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charlottepE5479QN
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Incredible!!
Myself and three friends went on this tour and it really was spectacular. Our guide Tony was very friendly and know
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Scenic764158
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Great tour with a great guide
We did the Lake District Tour from Manchaster. Since the motorway was closed, we had a really nice derail across lo
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lynnec236
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Lakes tour
Had the most amazing day on our tour around The Lakes. Lisa our driver and guide was both entertaining and very inf
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Pollydoodle48
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Another great experience
We were unsure whether there would be any tours during January but we were pleased to be able to book on The Ten La
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Steve M
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Very enjoyable trip
Really enjoyable trip very knowledgeable driver would definitely do another trip & recommend others do the same.
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Stephen D
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Lake District Tour
We were the only ones booked for this tour on that date and nevertheless our driver and guide Mike went out of his
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morvenmacleod
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A Must Do.
Had a fantastic day out doing the Winter Ten Lake Tour with Tess as the tour guide. Tess picked us up at half 9 in
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  • Duration: 8h 30m
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  • Languages Offered: English
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