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Grasmere Tours

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Grasmere
Famously described by Wordsworth as ‘the loveliest spot that man hath ever found’, Grasmere has high credentials and the powder-blue lake, bordered by emerald green hillsides and lush woodlands, is certainly among the most attractive in the Lake District. 

Grasmere’s fame means it’s also one of the National Park’s top destinations and huge crowds flock here during the summer months to walk around the lakeside, paddle around the lake on a rowing boat or kayak, or explore the eponymous village, renowned for its handmade chocolates and gingerbread. Grasmere is also a popular stop for literary fans, with top attractions including the Wordsworth family graves and Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount, both former homes of Wordsworth and preserved as museums. 

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Lake Grasmere is located just south of Grasmere village in the center of the Lake District National Park.
Address: Grasmere, Lake District, England
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4-Day Lake District Tour including two Full Day Tours

4-Day Lake District Tour including two Full Day Tours

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Immerse yourself in the stunning Lake District on this 4-day tour including accommodation and two day trips. Stay three nights at the 4-star hotel, and on arrival, enjoy free time to explore Bowness and Lake Windermere independently. On Day 2, enjoy a full-day tour to ten of Lakeland’s most beautiful lakes, including Grasmere and Buttermere. Then, on Day 3, experience the mountain passes and Ravenglass and Eskdale railway of western Lakeland. Daily breakfasts and dinners, plus hotel transfers are also included in your tour.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$882.20
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$882.20
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3 Day Lake District Tour including Lake Cruise

3 Day Lake District Tour including Lake Cruise

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Succumb to the beauty of England’s Lake District National Park on this 3-day experience including two nights at a 4-star accommodation, free time, and a full-day tour. Enjoy time to absorb the Lake Windermere views, and perhaps explore nearby Bowness-on-Windermere. Plus, go on a guided day trip around the region’s highlights. Traveling by comfortable minivan, see ten lakes including Buttermere and Grasmere, cross high passes, visit Keswick, and more. Round-trip hotel transfers and two days of breakfast are included on this small-group experience limited to 16 people.
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  • 3 days
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$529.32
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Stunning Lake District 4 Hour Tours!

Stunning Lake District 4 Hour Tours!

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Skip the fixed itineraries of group tours and discover the Lake District sights you truly want to see without having to plan your own transport. With this private tour, choose the lakes, waterfalls, and places you wish to visit from the available range; and then soak up the scenery and sites as you wish, all as your own personal guide furnishes you with stories and detail you could miss otherwise.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$389.77
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3 Day Lake District Tour including Central & Western Lakes

3 Day Lake District Tour including Central & Western Lakes

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Explore the Cumbria region by auto, train, and boat on this 3-day, 2-night tour. Travel through scenic villages and over mountain passes, admiring the picturesque views and scenery. Take a ride on a narrow gauge railway and enjoy a lake cruise. Two nights accommodation in either a bed and breakfast or hotel are included.
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  • 3 days
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5 Day Best of the Lake District Experience Tour

5 Day Best of the Lake District Experience Tour

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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 enjoy a half day Beatrix Potter's Favourite Countryside Tour visiting Hawkshead, Tarn Hows and Hill Top Farm. As well as breakfasts, your tour includes a fantastic overview of the Lake District plus round-trip hotel transfers in Windermere and Bowness.
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  • 5 days
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5 Day UNESCO & National Parks Tour including Lakes, Yorkshire & Hadrian's Wall

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

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 Spectacular trip with a lake cruise and visits to pretty Buttermere, Grasmere and Keswick; plus a Roman Britain & Hadrian's Wall Tour, visiting the Roman Army Museum & Vindolanda. As well as breakfasts, your tour includes visting 2 National Parks & 2 UNSECO World Heritage sites, plus round-trip hotel transfers in Windermere and Bowness.
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  • 5 days
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Lakeland Poets: Wordsworth and his circle at Dove Cottage, Grasmere and Rydal Mount - Full Day All-inclusive Tour

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

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Gain insight into the relationship between the English Romantics and their beloved landscape on a Lake poets tour, ideal for literature lovers, history buffs, and nature enthusiasts alike. Discover landmarks including William Wordsworth’s former school, family home, and church, with insights provided by your guide, and benefit from round-trip transfer from a pickup location of your choice for a hassle-free excursion.
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  • 8 hours
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$150.76
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William Wordsworth: Morning Half Day Tour with an Expert Guide

William Wordsworth: Morning Half Day Tour with an Expert Guide

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Discover the life of William Wordsworth in the English Lake District on a half-day tour of Grasmere village from Windermere. Visit landmarks that were important to Wordsworth and his family, including St Oswald's Church, Dove Cottage, Dora's Field, Rydal Church, and the poet’s former home at Rydal Mount. This small-group tour explores this scenic destination through the lens of Wordsworth’s life and work.
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  • 3 hours 40 minutes
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Whisky, Vodka, Gin and a Cruise in the Lake District

Whisky, Vodka, Gin and a Cruise in the Lake District

This tour takes you to: ◾Lake Windermere views of the largest lake in the lake district, surrounded by panoramic mountain scenery. ◾Kirkstone Pass the Lake District's highest pass that is open to motor traffic. ◾Brothers Water in the Hartsop Valley . ◾Patterdale the village where walkers begin their ascent via the Striding Edge path up to Helvellyn, the third highest peak in the Lake District. ◾Glenridding close to the old Greenside Lead Mine. ◾Ullswater with spectacular views of the second largest lake in the Lake District. ◾Lake Cruise on Ullswater. ◾The Lakes Distillery for a tour of the distillery followed by a tasting session. ◾Thirlmerethe man-made vast reservoir. ◾Dunmail Raise the low-level mountain pass and legendary burial place of King Dunmail. ◾Grasmere one of the smaller lakes of the English Lake District. ◾Rydal Water tranquil and serene with beautiful reflections of Loughrigg fell.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tour: 8 Lakes and magnificent scenery - Afternoon tour

Private Tour: 8 Lakes and magnificent scenery - Afternoon tour

• Lake Windermere, views of the largest lake in the lake district. • Kirkstone Pass • Brothers Water • Patterdale • Glenridding • Ullswater • Glencoyne • Scenic drive along the shores of Ullswater. • Castlerigg Stone Circle • Ashness Bridge • Surprise View looking out over Derwent Water with spectacular views towards Bassenthwaite Lake • Thirlmere • Dunmail Raise the low-level mountain pass and legendary burial place of King Dunmail. • Grasmere one of the smaller lakes of the English Lake District. • Rydal Water
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$400.38
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Private Tour: Lakeland Poets: Wordsworth and his circle - Full Day all-inclusive

Private Tour: Lakeland Poets: Wordsworth and his circle - Full Day all-inclusive

You get to see: • Hawkshead Grammar School where Wordsworth went to school and carved his name on his desk (only on a friday) • Grasmere Gingerbread Shop where the Victorian cook Sarah Nelson invented Grasmere Gingerbread in 1854 • St Oswald's Church where the Wordsworth family worshiped and whose interior William was so fond of • Wordsworth Family Graves nestled beneath the yew tree that Wordsworth planted himself • Dove Cottage the first family home of Wordsworth and where he wrote some of his best poetry • The Wordsworth House where William Wordsworth was born (not on fridays) • Rydal Mount & Garden was Wordsworth's best loved family home for the greater part of his life from 1813 to his death in 1850 at the age of 80
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Tour: William Wordsworth: Morning Half Day Tour with an Expert Guide

Private Tour: William Wordsworth: Morning Half Day Tour with an Expert Guide

This tour takes you to: • Grasmere Village where William Wordsworth lived. • Church Stile the former inn where William Wordsworth, his brother John and fellow poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge stayed for several days during their Lake District tour in 1797. • Grasmere Gingerbread Shop where Sarah Nelson invented the world famous "Grasmere Gingerbread" in 1854. • The Wordsworth family graves. • St Oswald's Church where the Wordsworth family worshipped. • Dove Cottage where William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy lived from 1799 to 1808. • Views of Grasmere, the beautiful lake the Wordsworths knew so well. • Rydal Mount William Wordsworth's best loved family home from 1813 to his death in 1850. • Rydal Hall Gardens where Wordsworth admired the waterfall from the "grot" viewing house. • Rydal Church built on the site chosen by William Wordsworth which also inspired two of his poems. • Dora's Field bought by William Wordsworth in 1826. • Views of Rydal Water, one of the smaller lakes.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$447.89
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Private Tour: William Wordsworth: Afternoon Half Day Tour with an Expert Guide

Private Tour: William Wordsworth: Afternoon Half Day Tour with an Expert Guide

This tour takes you to: • Grasmere Village. • Church Stile the former inn where William Wordsworth, his brother John and fellow romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge stayed for several days during their Lake District tour in 1797. • Grasmere Gingerbread Shop where Sarah Nelson invented the world famous "Grasmere Gingerbread" in 1854. • The Wordsworth family graves. • St Oswald's Church where the Wordsworth family worshipped. • Dove Cottage where William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy lived from 1799 to 1808. • Views of Grasmere, the beautiful lake the Wordsworths knew so well. • Rydal Mount William Wordsworth's best loved family home from 1813 to his death in 1850. • Rydal Hall Gardens where Wordsworth admired the waterfall from the "grot" viewing house. • Rydal Church built on the site chosen by William Wordsworth which also inspired two of his poems. • Dora's Field bought by William Wordsworth in 1826. • Views of Rydal Water, one of the smaller lakes.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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William Wordsworth: Afternoon Half Day Tour with an Expert Guide

William Wordsworth: Afternoon Half Day Tour with an Expert Guide

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During this 3-hour tour, admirers of the poet William Wordsworth will have the pleasure of visiting some of the Lake District sites where he lived. With the benefit of a guide’s specialized knowledge you'll gain insight about the environment that influenced Wordsworth’s poetry. Explore the villages of Grasmere and Rydal, with admission to Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum included for your convenience. 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.43
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