Day trip

Lake District: Western Lakes Full-Day Tour

4.8 / 5

71 reviews

Activity provider: Mountain Goat Tours
Day trip

Lake District: Western Lakes Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Mountain Goat Tours

From US$ 72.78 per person


Get off the beaten track and enjoy a full-day tour exploring the Western Lake District. Experience England’s steepest passes, visit the splendid 14th Century Muncaster Castle, and admire Britain’s favorite view at Wastwater.

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Duration 8 - 9 hours
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  • Drive over the Wrynose and Hardknott passes
  • the steepest passes in England
  • Admire the sights at Wastwater
  • voted “Britain’s Favorite View”
  • Explore the 14th Century Muncaster Castle and its internationally-acclaimed gardens
  • Admire views of Hardknott Roman Fort and spectacular views of England’s highest mountains
Full description
Discover the beautiful sights of the Western Lake District on this adventurous full-day tour. This tour will take you off the beaten track as you discover the magnificent scenery of the Lake District with its beautiful mountains and dramatic lakes. Make your way over the Wrynose and Hardknott passes, the steepest passes in England we drive past the extraordinary remains of Hardknott Roman Fort, 1,000 feet up on the fells. Enjoy lunch at a traditional country inn. In the afternoon you will drive onward to “Britain’s Favorite View” at Wastwater, England’s deepest and most dramatic lake. Your next destination is the splendid 14th Century Muncaster Castle, where you can explore its internationally acclaimed gardens and World Owl Trust. The beautiful scenery of the Coniston Fells and Coniston Water bring an end to this classic tour of the Lake District.
  • Transportation in a mini-coach
  • Live on-board commentary in English
  • Entrance to Muncaster Castle gardens and grounds
  • Food & drinks
  • Additional entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)

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  • Children must be 5 years or older
  • There will be a designated lunch stop where it will be possible to buy lunch
  • There will be toilet stops en route
  • Minimal walking is involved
  • Vehicles are not currently wheelchair accessible
  • Routes are subject to change in the event of severe inclement weather, traffic congestion or for operational reasons
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4.8 /5

based on 71 reviews

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Great driver/guide, the explanations were interesting and the stops great. Lots of lovely picture opportunities. I highly recommend tours in the Lake District, especially if you want to do minimal walking, are short on time, budget conscious, and not a confident driver along narrow, winding and steep routes.

March 27, 2023

Loved every bit of it. Worth every single penny . The pick up and drop was perfect . Our guide definitely loves his Job and his passion was reflected during the whole trip where he told us about Lake District and the places that we were visiting. He had some interesting facts to share which made the trip even more memorable. We had our Lunch in Eskdale at this family owned pub called Holiday inn and it was absolutely delicious . We got really lucky with the weather and had the chance to click beautiful pics. I would highly recommends his trip to everyone .

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March 27, 2023

we had great time with tony our tour guide but wished we could have more photo stops at the lakes and valleys during the tour and less time in muncaster castle as there wasnt much to see at the castle. this tour is a great way to explore lake district when you are short of time.

March 27, 2023

Product ID: 11891