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Lake District Rail Day Trip from London

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    Select standard or first class rail travel when you book. Then, make your own way to London’s Euston Station and board your train for England’s beautiful Lake District National Park, set in the rugged fells of Cumbria.
    Disembark at Oxenholme station then meet your friendly local guide and set off on your tour by comfortable, air-conditioned minivan. 
    Admire the spectacular falls and glassy lakes as you trace the banks of Lake Windermere on route to Waterhead, a favorite childhood haunt of the much-loved, early 20th-century children’s storyteller Beatrix Potter. If you’re taking your tour between April and October, step aboard a sightseeing boat here and enjoy a scenic cruise on this lovely expanse of water.
    Next, continue to the enchanting village of Hawkshead, a tangle of cobbled lanes and whitewashed cottages. Enjoy free time to explore independently, and view the Old Grammar School, attended by a young William Wordsworth between 1779 and 1787. Have lunch (own expense) here, and then drive to Tarn Hows, a popular beauty spot famous for its gorgeous lake-and-mountain scenery.
    Summer Tour Itinerary (April – October): Leave Tarn Hows for Hill Top, the old-world farmhouse bought by Beatrix Potter in 1905. Show your included ticket and stroll around the charming interior, left as in Beatrix’s time, with much of her furniture still in place. Recognize some of the pieces and features that appeared in her books, and scout around the gift shop and garden.
    Afterward, drive to the Lindeth Howe, a hotel set in a Victorian house formerly owned by Beatrix. Savor a delicious cream tea here before a drop-off at Oxenholme for your return trip to Euston.
    Winter Tour Itinerary (November – March): After time at Tarn How, venture through the idyllic Yewdale Valley past Skelwith Bridge and Yew Tree Tarn, and stop at Rydal Mount and Gardens, the home of the poet William Wordsworth between 1813 and 1850. 
    After a guided tour of the house and garden, followed by a cream tea, visit Bowness, a pretty town on the banks of Lake Windermere. Enjoy free time here, and perhaps visit the award-laden World of Beatrix Potter visitor center (own expense), before reconvening with your guide and driving to Oxenholme to catch your train back to London.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Our guide was nice enough but was very disorganized. We wasted so much time with checking people in, her talking to the other driver or buying our tickets. There was hardly any time at each stop, especially at Beatrix Potter’s house. No one asked any...More

    Thank BeckyB710
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Overall, this is a wonderful tour. We had a good time riding on Virgin train and seeing the landscape. When we arrived, Peter our tour guide was very visible and we all gathered promptly. He was very nice and explained what was going to happen...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Mobile119079
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    The guide spoke to me slowly and clearly.So I could understand what he said.And the tour was very nice.If I had had time,I would have stayed a couple of days.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank B4049VQ_
    Reviewed July 4, 2019 via mobile

    This was a great day. I was promptly met at the train station and given direction on where the guide would meet me. Virgin trains was incredibly comfortable and clean, made the 2.5 hour ride a joy. Meryl our guide with Goat adventures was professional...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Olygirl63
    Evansadmin, Evan Evans Team at Evan Evans Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Hi there, Thank you for your feedback, we're delighted to hear that you had such a great time! Kind regards, Team Evan Evans

    Reviewed March 15, 2019

    This tour package is false advertisement. We were advised to be at the station at 7:30 am for an 8:00 departure. It departed at 8:31 and the Evan Evans rep showed up at 8:10. The "afternoon tea" was only cream tea with a scone and...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank teatimegrandma3
    Evansadmin, Evan Evans Team at Evan Evans Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2019

    Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review our tour, and I am sorry that you were disappointed with the experience and I hope I can provide some thoughts around this. As per our website we do indeed advertise a meeting time of...More

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    January 13, 2019|
    Response from teatimegrandma3 | Reviewed this property |
    It was in front of the main ticket office.
    October 9, 2018|
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    Response from ilex21771 | Reviewed this property |
    We arrived back in London near midnight as the train was late. We were also worried but followed the flow of people off the train and they all went straight to an area with cabs lined up. We were at the tail end and... More
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