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  • English Lake District, Cumbria, UK
  • Derwentwater lake and Keswick, Lake District
  • Lake District Valley

Located in the extreme north-west England, the Lake District is a scenic National Park made up of a series of serene lakes, rugged mountains and several attractive market towns. The landscape of the Lake District will definitely charm you on an England vacation with its green fields, stone cottages, dry stone walls and rolling fells. The principal lakes are Coniston, Windermere, Ullswater and Derwentwater, all surrounded by magnificent terrain. One way of enjoying the lakes is by taking a boat cruise. Another is to take short walks or long hikes in the Lake District. There are companies who organize walking itineraries including accommodation, transfer of luggage from one point to another and detailed maps showing points of interests.

Also, linger a while in one of the market towns such as Keswick, Ambleside or Coniston, perfect for browsing the small shops, partake of lunch or a typical afternoon tea. William Wordsworth, the famous English poet, used to live at Dove Cottage on the edge of Grasmere. The cottage's rooms are full of artifacts from the time he lived there. The Wordsworth Museum & Art Gallery next door houses one of the main Wordsworth collections including many original manuscripts.

The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway is a pocket-sized railway originally built to ferry iron ore from the mines out to the coast. These days, it is a major attraction with miniature steam trains that travel down the Eskdale valley between the coastal town of Ravenglass and the village of Dalegart—a great way to view the countryside on a trip to England. Beatrix Potter spent much of her time here. When she died, she left 14 farms and 4000 acres of land of her own beloved countryside to the National Trust for all to enjoy. Hill Top is a 17th Century house near Hawkshead and was once her home and is open to the public as a writer's house museum. The Lakeland Motor Museum has a collection of 30,000 exhibits including 140 classic cars and motorbikes.

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  • Great Britain for Families

    Head on a first-class holiday that’s perfect for the whole family. Begin in London, where you’ll explore the filming locations of the Harry Potter series before heading north to the region that inspired Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit stories. End your tour in Edinburgh, staying at the hotel where J.K. Rowling completed her series. This vacation combines history, fiction, and breathtaking scenery.
    11 Days
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    US$ 3,312
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Family Vacations
    England See Trip Details
  • Highlights of Britain : London to Edinburgh

    Travel through the idyllic English and Scottish countryside visiting the iconic and historic cities of Oxford, Chester and York as well as enjoying the spectacular scenery of the Cotswold’s, Snowdonia National Park, the Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District and the Scottish Lowlands.
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,405
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring
    England See Trip Details
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