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Things to Do in Windermere

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Windermere and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Windermere activities? We have 30 tour ideas.


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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Private Hire - The High Adventure Tour

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 505.12


Our Private Hire High Adventure Tour is the perfect opportunity for small groups of friends or family to enjoy their very own Private Tour. Our luxury, spacious 6 seater minibuses will allow you to travel the Lake District in style.

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

High Adventure Tour from Oxenholme

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 0915 to 1830 hrs
Priced From: USD 64.65


Witness the grandeur of the Lake District's central mountains and western fells on this full-day High Mountain Passes tour from Oxenholme. Traveling in small groups, follow a route first traced by the Romans over the Wrynose and Hardknott Passes, two of Britain's steepest. Ascend through breathtaking fells, visit Roman Hardknott Fort and ride the heritage Ravenglass and Eskdale railway. After a lunch break, admire... Read More

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Attraction Tickets

Visit Sizergh Castle travelling by boat, steam train and minivan

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 179.15


You haven't really seen the Lake District until you have traveled back in history and seen one of the historic houses located there. Travel in the same way that the wealthy Victorians from the 19th century did using boat and steam train. Then visit the stunning, medieval Sizergh Castle and Gardens.... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Six Lakes in a Morning from Windemere

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 35.02


If you're short on time in the Lake District then this morning tour is a fantastic way to see a lot in not much time. Not only will you see six different Lakes (also called Tarns, Meres and Waters) you go over Kirkstone pass, take in the views at Castlerigg Stone Circle and visit the Village of Grasmere.

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Cultural Tours

Travel like the Victorians by boat and steam rail to visit Levens Hall

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 171.07


You haven't really seen the Lake District until you have traveled back in history and seen one of the historic houses located there. Travel in the same way that the wealthy Victorians from the 19th century did using boat and steam train. Then visit Elizabethan Levens Hall complete with its amazing... Read More

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Day Trips

Beatrix Potter’s Lakeland Tour from Windermere Including Lake Cruise

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 52.53


Discover the locations that inspired Beatrix Potter on a 4.5-hour Lake District afternoon tour. Embark on a cruise across the majestic Lake Windermere, England's largest lake. Visit Hill Top farm, Beatrix Potter's former home, and see the landscapes that inspired some of her books. (You can go... Read More

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Day Trips

The High Adventure: High Mountain Passes Spectacular from Windermere

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 64.65


Discover the spectacular mountain landscapes of the Lake District without having to go hiking!  Enjoy this minibus tour of the national park's high mountain passes. Absorb incredible views from the Wrynose and Hardknott Mountain Passes, and the superb panoramas from Wastwater, voted... Read More

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Day Trips

Half-Day Windermere and Lake District Winter Tour

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 40.41


Experience the very best of the Southern Lake District this Winter in this small group mini-coach tour with a local knowledgeable guide. If you're short on time in the Lake District then we have got the ideal afternoon scenic tour for you. The tour will cover the beautiful Lake District from the town of Windermere. Take in the picturesque view at Tarn Hows. You will also enjoy the lovely village of Hawkshead. Finishing the... Read More

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Day Trips

The Romans and Hadrian’s Wall Day Tour from Windermere

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 70.04


The Hadrian's Wall tour travels out of the Lake District for the day and up to the Scottish Borders. The main focus of the day is the Wall of which we travel along viewing its remains of turrets, mile castles and forts. During your day you will have time to enjoy the Roman Army... Read More

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Day Trips

The Yorkshire Dales Tour from Windermere

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 64.65


Explores the very best of the Yorkshire Dales in one day!<br />Discover the dramatic limestone valleys and emerald countryside of the Yorkshire Dales National Park tour from Windermere. Travel with ease from the Lake District and visit the quaint villages in Swaledale and Wensleydale (famed for its cheese) and Bolton Castle, in which Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned. See too, Aysgarth Falls and the cobbled... Read More

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Day Trips

Ten Lakes Spectacular Tour of the Lake District from Keswick

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 64.65


The English Lake District is one of the most recent additions to UNESCO's World Heritage List. Admire the rolling countryside and craggy fells whilst listening to your guide about the Lake District's history, geology and the people that have shaped this much-loved region.... Read More

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Day Trips

Ten Lakes Tour from Oxenholme

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 0915 to 1830 hrs
Priced From: USD 64.65


The English Lake District is one of the most recent additions to UNESCO's World Heritage List. Admire the rolling countryside and craggy fells whilst listen to your guide about the Lake District's history, geology and the people that have shaped this much-loved region. <br><br>Along the way, you will pass some of the region's most spectacular sights, such as the Borrowdale Valley, Buttermere, Honister... Read More

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Day Trips

Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District from Windermere

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 hours 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 64.65


The English Lake District is one of the most recent additions to UNESCO's World Heritage List. Admire the rolling countryside and craggy fells whilst listen to your guide about the Lake District's history, geology and the people that have shaped this much-loved region. <br /><br... Read More

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Day Trips

The many lives of Beatrix Potter Full Day All-Inclusive tour

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 146.82


• Wray Castle where Beatrix spent her 16th birthday and first discovered the Lake District where she was to later make her home. <br> • Hill Top, the house which Beatrix bought from the money she made from the publication of Peter Rabbit. <br> • Esthwaite Water where... Read More

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Day Trips

Lakeland Poets: Wordsworth and his circle at Dove Cottage, Grasmere and Rydal Mount - Full Day All-inclusive Tour

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 146.82


• Hawkshead Grammar School where Wordsworth went to school and carved his name on his desk <br> • Grasmere Gingerbread Shop where the Victorian cook Sarah Nelson invented Grasmere Gingerbread in 1854 <br> • St Oswald's Church where the Wordsworth family worshiped and... Read More

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Day Trips

Winter Scenic Tour - The beauty of lakes and mountains in the winter

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 106.41


This tour takes you to: <br> • Lake Windermere <br> • Kirkstone Inn <br> • Kirkstone Pass <br> • Brothers Water <br> • Patterdale <br> • Glenridding <br> • Ullswater <br> • Castlerigg stone circle <br>... Read More

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Day Trips

Winter Tour of Haworth and the Brontes

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 146.82


This tour takes you to: <br> • Drive through the beautiful Yorkshire countryside <br> • Visit the Bronte Parsonage Museum & Graveyard <br> • Guided walk around Haworth, unchanged since the Brontes lived there <br> • Visit romantic gothic ruins of Wycoller Hall, “Ferndean Manor” of Jane Eyre <br> • Visit to a typical Yorkshire Dales village

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Day Trips

The Brontes, Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 146.82


This tour takes you to: <br> • Drive through the beautiful Yorkshire countryside <br> • Visit the Bronte Parsonage Museum & Graveyard <br> • Guided walk around Haworth, unchanged since the Brontes lived there <br> • Visit romantic gothic ruins of Wycoller Hall, “Ferndean Manor” of Jane Eyre

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Day Trips

Morning Half Day Tour of the Langdale Valley and Coniston

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 70.04


• Tarn Hows surrounded by mountains with birdsong in the trees, regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the Lake District.<br> • Coniston Water with spectacular views of the lake and Coniston Old Man.<br> • Brantwood, the famous house once owned by John Ruskin... Read More

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Full-day Tours

Winter Ten Lakes Spectacular Tour

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 40.41


See ten of the most beautiful lakes in England in ONE winter day.<br />The English Lake District is one of the most recent additions to UNESCO's World Heritage List. Admire the rolling countryside and craggy fells whilst listen to your guide about the Lake District's history, geology and the people that have shaped this much-loved region. Along the way, you will pass some of the region's most spectacular... Read More

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Full-day Tours

Ultimate Full Day Tour visiting 10 Lakes, 4 passes and magnificent scenery

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 141.43


This tour takes you to:<br> • Lake Windermere<br> • Kirkstone Inn<br> • Kirkstone Pass<br> • Brothers Water<br> • Patterdale<br> • Glenridding<br> • Ullswater<br> • Lake Cruise on Ullswater.<br> •... Read More

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Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

Stunning Lake District 4 Hour Tours!

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 323.27


Hello! My name is Simon. I offer a customised tour to every customer to reflect your desired places of interest to visit. Choose from a vast range of stunning lakes & waterfalls with gorgeous views. Just choose your desired time frame and I will put together your ultimate Lake District Tour!! <br>Thank You<br>Simon

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Multi-day Tours

Winter 3-Day Lake District Tour

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 377.15


Enjoy two nights' stay at the 4-star Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel — formerly owned by beloved children's author Beatrix Potter — located close to Lake Windermere. This comfortable hotel is set in six acres of mature gardens and offers superb accommodation and fine dinning in its award-winning restaurant. Views over the lake and to the fells are spectacular anytime of the year. This comprehensive tour... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

Winter 4-Day Lake District Discovery Tour

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 days
Priced From: USD 559.00


Explore the Lake District on this 4-day experience from Bowness-on-Windermere, including hotel accommodation and two tours. With the charming 4-star Lindeth Howe Country House as your base, enjoy a Winter Ten Lakes Spectacular trip which visits the pretty Buttermere, Grasmere and Keswick; plus our Winter Southern Highlights Tour which covers the Langdale Valley, Coniston, Tarn Hows and Hawkshead. As well as breakfasts, your... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

3 Day Lake District Tour including Central & Western Lakes

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 404.09


Enjoy two nights' stay in either a 4* Hotel with spectacular views of the lake or a local B&B, just a short walk from Windermere village. This comprehensive tour gives you the opportunity to discover the highlights of Lake District and admire the landscape on a scenic lake cruise.

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Multi-day Tours

3 Day Beatrix Potter Experience Tour including Hill Top Farm

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 498.38


Enjoy two nights' stay at the 4-star Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel — formerly owned by beloved children's author Beatrix Potter — located close to Lake Windermere. This comfortable hotel is set in six acres of mature gardens and offers superb accommodation and fine dinning in... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

5 Day Best of the Lake District Experience Tour

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 days
Priced From: USD 653.28


Explore the rugged Lake District on this 5-day experience from Windermere, including hotel or guesthouse accommodation and two full-day tours & one half day tour. Enjoy a Ten Lakes Spectacular trip with a lake cruise and visits to pretty Buttermere, Grasmere and Keswick; plus a High Mountain Passes tour over epic Hardknott Pass to see Muncaster Castle and ride the Ravenglass and Eskdale railway. You will also... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

5 Day UNESCO & National Parks Tour including Lakes, Yorkshire & Hadrian’s Wall

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 days
Priced From: USD 666.75


Explore the rugged Lake District, Yorkshire Dales & Hadrian's Wall on this 5-day UNESCO & National Parks Tour from Windermere, including hotel or guesthouse accommodation and three full-day tours. Enjoy the Yorkshire Dales Tour including visit Wensleydale Creamery, a Ten Lakes... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

3 Day Lake District Tour including Lake Cruise

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 343.48


Enjoy two nights' stay in Bowness or Windermere, just a short walk from either village. This comprehensive tour gives you the opportunity to discover the highlights of Lake District and admire the landscape on a scenic lake cruise.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour - Roman Britain & Hadrian’s Wall Tour

Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 565.73


Our Private Roman Britain &amp; Hadrian's Wall Tour is the perfect opportunity for small groups of friends or family to enjoy their very own Private Tour. Our luxury, spacious 6 seater minibuses will allow you to travel the Wall in style.

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