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  • Alyssa P
    Vero Beach, FL4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I cannot recommend this tour enough! Chris was an amazing guide and really added something special to the day. The locations we stopped at were beautiful, we got some great pictures, and with Chris’s recommendations some great food as well. You certainly won’t regret taking this tour!
    Written 24 February 2024
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  • Shazia Yousuf
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I did this tour with my daughter and three other lovely tourists and had a wonderful experience. Our guide (I am so sorry to have forgotten the name) made it extra special with a wealth of information he shared with us. Thoroughly enjoyed the stories along with spectacular views. I will definitely come back again soon. Will definitely recommend it to friends as well!

    It was actually my 50th birthday, and this trip made my day extra special 🩷

    Thank you!
    Written 21 October 2023
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  • Mark P
    Gillingham, UK9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a wonderful informative morning we had with English lake tours. I can honestly say it was the best way to see and learn about Beatrix Potter, we had Tim as our tour guide he was very easy going and knowledgeable about the Lake District, if you’re in two minds to book the tour or not then don’t, it really was one of the highlights of our stay
    Written 19 February 2024
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  • venarske
    Ridgeland, MS4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My wife and I had an amazing tour with Tim. The tour was extremely informative. I know that we would not have been able to accomplish the itinerary without an expert guide. The tour had a perfect pace to allow for sightseeing as a group as well as some time for individual exploration at the Potter House. Thank you Tim for the experience!
    Written 17 September 2023
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  • Eileen L
    Verwood, UK1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day in the Lakes seeing places away from the usual routes. Our guide and driver were very knowledgeable and friendly. Very glad we booked as some of the roads were very narrow.
    Written 8 October 2023
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  • henna111
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to tour around without having to stick to defined timeframe. This was particularly suitable for me with young kids. The voice guide spoke of interesting stories and history about the different landmarks around lake Windermere. It's a self guided tour that takes you the complete circuit around the lake.
    Had the flexibility to skip parts for the tour and move onto bits that you want to see.
    Written 13 December 2023
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  • Hongyan Z
    London, UK2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The process was great with the experienced guide and driver. I hope you can arrange to visit the Yorkshire’ wild moors as the backdrop of Wuthering Heights which will be fantastic and give us the whole picture beside visiting Wycoller Country park in the future . Thank you
    Written 28 August 2023
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  • Mary E
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Recommend this! Was relaxing and a nice way to spend a couple of hours seeing the lake from a different view from the yacht. Ian was welcoming and we could sit back and relax with opportunity to take the helm and steer a little. No problems with timings or meeting point - Storrs Hall. Plenty of parking (free) and we could use the toilet in Storrs Hall before walking to its jetty to meet Ian at the boat. The only thing I’d change is that I received the experience as a gift from my partner and when I redeemed the voucher I was sent a pdf of the ticket confirming the sailing date (great), however the pdf was an invoice which showed the price of how much my gift voucher had cost. The experience has already been paid for when my partner bought the voucher. At this point if the customer journey, I feel, as the gift recipient, the price should be hidden from view/omitted in correspondence with gift recipients. Thank you!
    Written 10 November 2023
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  • GoPlaces795299
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    David is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about this beautiful region.

    The tour is a perfect length and good pace. David will take you to see some of the best views with excellent photo opportunities, and you will learn about the history and hear stories the lakes and fells along the way.

    Ideal for newcomers like ourselves, or those who have already discovered the area and are returning for more.

    At the beginning of your stay, it will provide you with ideas on where to explore further, or at the end it will give you an incentive to return, we certainly will be back.

    Thank you David.
    Written 16 August 2021
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  • Kate W
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a wonderful tour I had, made especially good by James (2) my knowledgeable and friendly driver/guide. We went to all sorts of out of the way magnificent viewing spots and James managed to almost always avoid crowds at each stop. The B and B for two nights was very comfortable with yummy breakfasts and convivial hosts. I really enjoyed my tour!
    Written 6 August 2023
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  • Brexiteer
    London, UK1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a great half day tour of the Lake District! It was our v first visit to the area and Simon was a fantastic guide showing us the key sites. We found him v friendly, articulate and knowledgeable about the area. Our party of 6 included my elderly parents who also found Simon highly considerate particularly helping them into and out of the MPV each time there was a stop, which was much appreciated. My father really appreciated Simon’s effort to stop by the famous poet Wordsworth’s home in Grasmere as it was a particular wish of his. In summary, we couldn’t have been happier with the tour and would definitely recommend Simon very highly to anyone wishing to have a private guided tour of this beautiful area.
    Written 31 August 2023
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  • rose
    Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went to Lake District after spending time in Edinburgh and the highland. So I thought I have seen it all but I still find Lake District is stunningly beautiful, with lakes and pretty building dated as far back as 1200s. The town where the Windermere train station is located is simple but you can walk further down to see the pretty Windermere lake or choose to live in other town of Lake District. I had only 2 days 1 night there so I engaged a private tour. My guide, David is very knowledgeable as he shared history of the various lakes, towns and off the beaten track area that we visited. Allow him to lead and he will bring you to the best places. I really enjoy my tour of Lake District and plan to return again with a longer stay.

    I recommend a visit George Fisher shoe shop (I got a pair of very good shoe there) and the Grasmere famous gingerbread shop (I am not a fan of gingerbread cookies but theirs is so special). And do consider to visit the stone ridge which predated as far back as the Stonehenge.

    I will recommend at least 2 nights stay.
    Written 18 September 2023
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  • Susan D
    Ojai9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Was a wonderful day. Tim was informative and helpful. He took us to so many places that were gorgeous and he was extremely knowledgeable, not on.y about BeatrixPotter but also the whole district
    Written 25 June 2023
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  • Anna A
    Athens, Greece16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our guides, Sandra and Julian were wonderful and fun to spend the day with. Very knowledgeable, impeccable driving and they shared many interesting details. Would highly recommend.
    Written 17 November 2023
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