The Lake District in a day from York

This tour takes gives you a day in the Lake District National Park, from York. Its an ideal way to see the villages, market towns and scenery associated with this stunning National Park. 


Leaving York every Wednesday and Sunday, this tour takes in the highlights of the area in including Skipton, Hawkshead and Tarn Hows.

  • Hill Top Gardens
    10 Photos
  • Hawkshead
  • Hawkshead main square
  • Enjoying a Cruise on Windermere
  • Cruise on Windermere
  • Hill Top House
  • Sawrey
  • Windermere
  • Tarn Hows
  • A Tarn Hows View
    • Times: 08:00hrs. Returning approx. 20:00hrs

      Departs Tours run Fridays from March 25th to October 29th 2017 Official Start point is Duncombe place, next to the Minster. 

      How To Book: You can instantly book by selecting your preferred date on this page.

      Included Extras Driver/Guide for the day and a cruise

      Please Note: A minimum of 4 passengers is required for this tour to operate

      We regret our tours are unsuitable for under 5's.

      For more information please browse the Full Itinerary, Additional Information and the Route Map. If you would like a Daily Tour brochure or further information regarding our The Lake District in a day from York Tour please contact us.

    • On departing York, the tour heads to the Yorkshire market town of Skipton, where there will be time to enjoy a walk through the market town.

      When we arrive in the Lake District, we join our friends from Mountain Goat for a tour around the Southern Lakes, the afternoon takes Lake District highlights including a Lake Cruise on Windermere, the village of Hawkshead, Tarn Hows beauty spot and the former home of Beatrix Potter, Hill Top Farm & Gardens (house charge extra).

      On conclusion of the tour there will be one hours free time in the lakeside village of Bowness-on-Windermere, before heading back to York.   
    • Tour Type
      This tour is a guided scenic mini-coach tour, but there are times when you will have the option to walk up to a few hundred metres to take in a view or point of interest.  
      Lunch Stop
      You will stop in Skipton where there are a number of pubs and cafes. These cater for a wide range of tastes. 
      Clothing & Footwear
      We suggest you wear comfortable and sensible footwear, we also recommend bringing a light raincoat.  
      Assistance Dogs
      We are happy to accept assistance dogs only on this tour. Please contact us to advise us in advance. 

      Please Note: We regret our tours are unsuitable for under 5's.
      For full terms and conditions please see here.

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    • Hill Top Farm
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    • Hill Top Farm Rabbit
    • Mountain Goat Bus
    • Mountain Goat Bus Hill Top
    • St Michael's Church Hawkshead

    Tour Highlights

    • Skipton- a traditional Yorkshire market town
    • Lake Cruise - a cruise on Englands largest lake
    • Hawkshead - 14th century medieval village
    • Tarn Hows - a hidden beauty spot