Lake District Rail Day Trip from London

Duration: 13 hours 30 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London

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  • 13 hours 30 minutes
  • London
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Home of Beatrix Potter, soaring mountains, breath-taking lakes and picturesque valleys; our Lake District tour from London visits many of the spectacular sights within England's largest National Park.

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Pass By: Beatrix Potter Gallery Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NS England

The Beatrix Potter Gallery is a gallery run by the National Trust and situated in a 17th-century stone-built house in Hawkshead, Cumbria, England. It is dedicated to presenting original book illustrations by Beatrix Potter.

Stop At: Hawkshead Grammar School, Old School House Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT England

Hawkshead Grammar School in Hawkshead, Cumbria, England was founded in 1585 by Archbishop Edwin Sandys, of York, who petitioned a charter from Queen Elizabeth I to set up a governing body. The early School taught Latin, Greek and sciences, including arithmetic and geometry.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0LF England

Hill Top is a 17th-century house in Near Sawrey near Hawkshead, in the English county of Cumbria. It is an example of Lakeland vernacular architecture with random stone walls and slate roof. The house was once the home of children's author and illustrator Beatrix Potter who left it to the National Trust. Please note that this attraction open from Mid February to October only (Friday may be closed).

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Lake Windermere, Windermere England

Relax & Enjoy A Scenic Cruise On England's Largest Lake.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Bowness-on-Windermere is a town in South Lakeland, Cumbria, England. Due to its position on the banks of Windermere, the town has become a tourist honeypot. After a busy day exploring, what better way to relax than with an English afternoon cream tea experience at the Lindeth Howe Country Hotel, once owned by Beatrix Potter herself?
Afternoon cream tea
Enjoy tea and scones, and soak in the views of some of the famous author's favourite countryside that provided the inspiration for her novels.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: The Scafell Group, Central Lakes England

Scafell Pike or is the highest mountain in England, at an elevation of 978 metres above sea level. It is located in the Lake District National Park, in Cumbria, and is part of the Southern Fells

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Tarn Hows, Lake District National Park, Coniston LA21 8AQ England

Tarn Hows is an area of the Lake District National Park, containing a picturesque tarn, approximately 2 miles northeast of Coniston and about 1.5 miles northwest of Hawkshead.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Lake District National Park, Oxenholme Road Murley Moss, Kendal LA9 4LF England

Your Expert Guide will be waiting for you at Oxenholme Station, ready to whisk you away on your journey into this incredible area of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoy the scenic surroundings of the Cumbrian Mountains, which includes Scafell Pike, the tallest mountain in England. From here, we will head towards the tranquil beauty spot of Tarn Hows, where we will stop for photos before heading into the Langdale Valley. Derived from the Old Norse term for 'long valley', this stunning glacial valley is decorated with silver waterfalls and impressive rock scenery.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, The Old Laundry Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BX England

A vibrant family attraction bringing to life Beatrix Potter's stories in a magical recreation of the Lake District countryside featuring Peter Rabbit. *Please note: We will include this attraction during winter (When Hill Top Farm is closed).

Duration: 1 hour

  • Scenic Lake Cruise on Lake Windermere
  • Visit medieval Hawkshead village
  • Visit to Hill Top (home of Beatrix Potter)(Summer only – some days closed on Fridays)
  • Cream Tea at the Lindeth Howe Country Hotel, once owned by Beatrix Potter
  • The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction - during winter when Hill Top Farm is closed.
  • Return Train tickets (between London Euston and Oxenholme Station (reserved seats)
  • 1st Class train, include meals on board (if selected this option)
  • Small group driver/guided tour of Lake District
  • Entry/Admission - Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Windermere
  • Entry/Admission - The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entry/Admission - The Scafell Group
  • Entry/Admission - Lake District National Park
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Unfortunately children under the age of five years cannot be permitted on this tour, as the minivans are not fitted with child safety seats
  • Tour Departs: 8.00am at Euston Station. Meet the Evan Evans Representative outside the main ticket office Tour Finishes: approx. 9.30pm at Euston Station
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Departure Point

Euston Station, Station, Road, Euston NW1 2DS, UK

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


13 hours 30 minutes

Package is not cancellable.

User's Reviews

Ian T

28 Sep, 2018

An extremely well organized tour - all aspects of this tour occurred with clockwork precision. The travel in the Lake District was provided by Mountain Goat Tours with our guide having excellent knowledge of all aspects of the history, culture, geography and life style of the Lake District and the part Beatrix Potter played in that history. A great day.


30 Jun, 2018

A wonderful day trip from London. Clear instructions were provided on the ticket emailed including where to meet a representative from the tour company at Euston Station. The representative was excellent outlining the day trip and what to expect. Upon arrival at Oxenholme railway station, we were met by Peter Fox our tour guide for the day. Peter was very polite, informative, obliging and an excellent driver. The highlights for me were Beatrix Potters home Hilltop, Hawkshead and the cruise on Lake Windermere. Peter ensured we were back in time at Oxenholme to meet our train back to London. A beautiful part of the UK and would highly recommend the tour if you have limited time to visit.

Dean M

04 Dec, 2017

The Lake District is beautiful and a few days there would be fun. But if you do not have that time this tour is a great way to see it. It is very doable in a day. The guide was very nice and full of fun interesting information. I would recommed this tour.

judith p

29 Oct, 2017

Itinerary was well planned and thoroughly enjoyable. Tour Guide was professional and knowledgeable.

Patricia T

16 Oct, 2017

The day in the Lake District was the highlight of my trip to England. Everything, from the train trips, being picked up and returned to the station, and the visit to Beatrix Potter's cottage, went without a glitch. It's a long day, but it was thoroughly enjoyable!

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Beatrix Potter Home

Hilltop House--the Home of Beatrix Potter


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