TOURS/TRAVEL - LAKE DISTRICT AND CUMBRIA
Tours in the heart of The English Lake District is one of the best ways to discover this part of England. The beauty of Lake District attracts many visitors from around the world. The visitors not only come to see the landscape but to go back in time and discover the history behind the people that once lived here, Beatrix Potter, William Wordsworth, John Ruskin just to mention a few.
Guided Tours around the Lake District and the surrounding areas gives you the opportunity of visiting the hidden beauty and heritage of Cumbria with many sights of interest and the views to be seen.
Lake District and Cumbrian tours give you the benefit to gain knowledge of the Lake District from the professional guides and drivers either through commentary or talks with opportunity's to stop and take those photos to take back home.
Tours of the Lake District could either be a Lakeland Scenery Tour, Beatrix Potter or William Wordsworth Tour, or a special interest to yourself. Tours can either take place in the comfort of a car, minibus or coaches and those who like a little exercise then there is discovery walks.
All you have to do is sit back or put those walking boots on and enjoy the atmosphere of the Lake District and what it has to offer.
Travelling from within England you can get connections to the Lake District from many of the main hubs in the country. This includes Manchester, Newcastle, London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, York and Leeds. The main stations that serve the Lake District are Windermere, Carlisle, Barrow, Kendal and Penrith.
Typical Journey times by rail:
Manchester – less than 1.5 hour
Birmingham – less than 2.5 hours
Edinburgh – less than 4 hours
London – less than 4 hours
Newcastle – less than 3 hours
To buy train tickets to the Lake District and other locations around the UK without a booking fee visit CrossCountry trains .
Airports can be found close to the Lake District and Cumbria with Manchester being the nearest and also having its own Rail Station, with links to Windermere, Carlisle, Penrith and Barrow-in-Furness. Glasgow, Newcastle and Leeds/Bradford being the other Airports.
COACH & EXPRESS BUS
There are a number of Coaches and Express Buses which travel to Cumbria from various links around the country.
Stagecoach and CCC fund traveline in Cumbria
Tel: 0871 200 22 33
There is a excellent road network connecting Cumbria and the Lake District from the south and north of the county with the M6 motorway being the central link with connections onto the A66 taking you into northern area of the Lake District and onto to the coast. The A590 leads to the southern area of the Lake District and around the coast, with the A590 and the A66 being linked down the central area of the Lakes by the A591.
The A6 that runs from the south to the north of the country as various connections
and links into the Lakes.
At peak times the roads and lanes around the villages and towns can be fairly congested.
GETTING AROUND THE LAKE DISTRICT & CUMBRIA
Getting around and traveling around the Lake District to view the scenery and the attractions is made easy with the use of a variety of services that serve the area.
By using the buses, rail, lake steamers, taxis, cycling and walking on the marked footpaths, cycle paths, bridleways, forest paths and the quiet country lanes linking the various places, you will enjoy the beauty of the Lakes.
More information can be found at the Tourists Information Centres around Cumbria where their will be leaflets, timetables, maps for cycling and walking, plus much more.
For a list of the Tourists Information Centres click HERE
There is so much to see in the Lake District.