Lake District Rail Day Trip From London

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 13 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Greater, Euston Rd, London NW1 2RT, UK
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore an area renowned for its breath-taking scenery, stunning natural beauty and quaint market towns on this fantastic full-day tour to England's largest National Park. Enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Windermere and indulge in a spot of traditional Afternoon Tea amidst the tranquil surroundings of one of the most beautiful areas in the country.

Panoramic Small Group Tour of the Lake District
Enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Windermere
Visit medieval Hawkshead Village
Drive through the stunning Langdale Valley
Tarn Hows renowned beauty spot
Experience a traditional English cream tea
Return train journey with reserved seating from London

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Summer Itinerary 17th February to 27th October 2018

 Meet the Representative at Euston Station to collect your tickets and itinerary for the day, then enjoy a relaxing train journey to Oxenholme in the spectacular Lake District National Park.

On arrival at Oxenholme you will be met by a local guide, who will take you on a tour of the Lake District. Enjoy a spectacular cruise on Lake Windermere and visit the medieval village of Hawkshead, an enchanting combination of whitewashed houses and cobbled streets. We make our way to Hill Top Farm*, home of Beatrix Potter and the inspiration for so many of her characters. We will also stop to see the scenic views from Tarn Hows.

A highlight of the visit to the Lake District is afternoon tea at the Lindeth Howe Country Hotel, which was once owned by Beatrix Potter.

You will be taken back to Oxenholme Station for the train back to London.

Winter Itinerary 28th October to February 2019

 Meet the Representative at Euston Station to collect your tickets and itinerary for the day, then enjoy a relaxing train journey to Oxenholme in the spectacular Lake District National Park.

On arrival at Oxenholme you will be met by a local guide, who will take you on your tour of the Lake District. This tour, provided by an knowledgeable local guide, is the ideal way to explore the best of the Lake District, which is famous for its Beatrix Potter and Wordsworth Connections. As we enter the National Park we travel North alongside Lake Windermere to the medieval village of Hawkshead where you have time to explore this fascinating village, Wordsworth himself went to Grammar School here. We continue on towards the renowned beauty spot of Tarn Hows where we stop for photos before driving through Yewdale, passing Yew Tree Tarn, used in the film Miss Potter.

We then journey into the famous Mountainous Valleys of the Langdales, which have been carved by glaciers to form spectacular u-shaped valleys. Arriving at the lake side village of Waterhead you will join a Lake cruise on Englands largest lake Windermere, sit back and enjoy the views to the Lakeland Fells (local word for Mountains).

Arriving at Bowness Bay you will have time to enjoy an Cream Tea at the Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, which was once owned by Beatrix Potter.

You will be taken back to Oxenholme Station for the train back to London.


Meet your Expert Guide in Oxenholme

Return Rail Journey

Free Wi-Fi On Board (Train Only)

Return Train tickets (between London Euston and Oxenholme Station (reserved seats)

Culinary Aspect (Cream Tea)

Entry/Admission - Lake Windermere



Hotel pickup and drop off


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Outbound: Train departs London Euston: 08:30 / arrives Oxenholme: 11:08

Return: Train departs Oxenholme: 18:30 (18:26 Sat) / arrives at London Euston at 21:20

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Your electronic tickets and vouchers will be sent to you one week prior to your scheduled departure date via email (or, if booked within one week then within 24 hours of booking). We would recommend arriving at Euston Station 30 minutes before your scheduled train departure

Please note that the train journey is unescorted. On arrival at Oxenholme station in the Lake District you you will be met by your tour guide and start your Lake District guided tour

Child age: 5-11 yrs inclusive (Children under the age of 5 are not permitted on this Tour)

Itinerary is subject to operational and seasonal variations

We will make every effort to fulfil any requests you have for seating on the train however this cannot be guaranteed

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Traveler Reviews

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  • 10-Aug-2022

    We had a wonderful day. Peter our tour guide was welcoming and helpful, and had a great knowledge about the place history. The ride was lovely we had reasonable time to enjoy all stops and the cream tea was amazing. To be honest I has some doubts about the feasibility of visiting the Lake District in a day trip from London. But I think this is great if you are short of time and wish to have a taste of Lake District and don’t mind the 3h each way train journey.

  • 24-Jul-2022

    This was an amazing tour! Definitely worth the time on the train from London to Kendal and back. Our tour guide, Peter, was very friendly, passionate and well-informed about the history of Beatrix Potter and the Lake District. We were taken to a few breathtaking destinations around Windermere with just enough time at each spot to take photos and walk around. Lunchtime is spent in Hawkshead and if you’re not hungry you should check out the Beatrix Potter Gallery where you can view some of her original illustrations (there is a fee to get in). And it was a perfect ending to a perfect day with the ferry across the lake and finishing up with tea and scones at Lindeth Howe – just enough of a pick-me-up for the train back to London.

  • 05-Oct-2021

    I’m quite picky about my trips and I can say this one was lovely. Even though there are still some changes from COVID, the directions to get to the train were simple and clear. My tour guide was right there when I arrived in Oxenholme and so friendly! Although it was a rainy day (with rain off and on) it seemed the rain stopped every place we stopped for an experience or just for photos. The Lake District is not to be missed! Such beauty. I also loved the included cream tea at the end at Beatrix Potters house which is now a lovely hotel. Yes it is a very long day, but it didn’t feel like it. I would say our guide Graham was also part of the highlight. So very knowledgeable and friendly.

  • 10-Sep-2019

    From the moment that Peter of Mountaingoat picked us up at the train station to to time he returned us there a few hours later there was never a dull moment. His tour guide comments about the Lake District were informative, delightful, and entertaining. His historical knowledge of the Romans and Vikings and how they connected to the Lake District was awesome. Thank you to Evan Evans for such an excellent day tour and an extra special thank you to PETER for a wonderful day.

  • 27-Aug-2019

    My mother, daughter and myself traveled to London for a three generations trip. We booked this trip before leaving the US and were not sure what to expect. We could not stop talking about how much we enjoyed this trip. Even though there was a light rain most of the day, we did not care. We were enjoying ourselves so much! We met the agent from Evan Evans group and received our tickets and instructions. Everything went smoothly, just like the agent explained to us. When we arrived at Oxenholme we were met by Peter, our guide from Mountain Goat tours. He was so knowledgeable about the history of area. He was funny and took his time with us. We did not feel rushed at all. The lake cruise was nice too. My 78 year old mother said she would definitely do this trip again. I agree with her. This was the best part of our trip to the UK.

  • 17-Aug-2019

    Our guide was nice enough but was very disorganized. We wasted so much time with checking people in, her talking to the other driver or buying our tickets. There was hardly any time at each stop, especially at Beatrix Potter’s house. No one asked any questions or even spoke on the ride, which is so unlike any tour I’ve taken. The boat ride was a complete time waster. Instead of doing the boat, we could have more time at the other stops. The highlight of the day was the tea & scones. Thumbs down on this tour, I wouldn’t recommend it.

  • 22-Jul-2019

    Overall, this is a wonderful tour. We had a good time riding on Virgin train and seeing the landscape. When we arrived, Peter our tour guide was very visible and we all gathered promptly. He was very nice and explained what was going to happen for the day. The weather was not so cooperative. It rained all day making the boat tour miserable. Tea at the end of the day was delicious and allowed for us to connect with our fellow tour mates. Peter our tour guide with Goat adventures was a plethora of knowledge and was doing a splendid job. I would definitely recommend staying the night so as to get more out of the trip.

  • 20-Jul-2019

    The guide spoke to me slowly and clearly.So I could understand what he said.And the tour was very nice.If I had had time,I would have stayed a couple of days.

  • 04-Jul-2019

    This was a great day. I was promptly met at the train station and given direction on where the guide would meet me. Virgin trains was incredibly comfortable and clean, made the 2.5 hour ride a joy. Meryl our guide with Goat adventures was professional and pleasant. Answered all questions and was very friendly. Definitely would recommend this tour!!

  • 04-Jul-2019

    ユーストン駅発着の日帰り観光になります。 朝にツアー会社の方からチケットを受け取っ て、そこからは各自で行動するのですが、さ っそくツアー会社の方が見つからず不安にな りました・・・ 結局集合時間の10分後にその方が現れ、無事 ケットとバウチャーを受け取ることができ した。笑 約2時間、車窓の風景を楽しんでいるとあっ という間にオクセンホルム駅に到着しました 。 駅のホームで現地のツアー会社さんの方にピ ックアップしていただき、何名か他の方と乗 り合いバスで各地を巡りました。 英語ガイドでしたが、丁寧に話してくださっ たのでわかりやすかったです。 クリームティーがついていたので、イギリス 文化も楽しむことができました。 帰りはユーストン駅に21:30到着と少し遅く りますが、安全面で特に不安になることは りませんでした。 ひとつ言えるのが、絶対に天気の良い日に行 くことをお勧めします。 雨や霧の中だと、せっかくお金を払って参加 しても綺麗な景色を見ることができず無駄に なってしまいます。 割と直前までツアー申込ができましたので、 天気をチェックしてから申し込みしてくださ い。

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