Visit Britain's magical Lake DistrictEngland, United Kingdom
When it comes to wild hinterland in Great Britain, there are very few places that enchant visitors quite like the Lake District. A protected region since 1951 and covering more than 2000 square-kilometres, this national park in England's north is undeniably one of the most breathtaking examples of natural beauty in the United Kingdom.
Blessed with a beautiful patchwork landscape of flourishing valleys, dreamy woodlands and towering mountains, the Lake District's diversity and picture-perfect destinations make choosing just one place to visit almost an impossible undertaking. Thankfully that task is taken care of on Tempo Holidays' new Magical Lakes and Liverpool Super Break rail tour, ensuring that you'll experience the best the district has to offer, including scenery that's inaccessible by car.
Breathe in the fresh air and get your fill of nature's own as you walk, hike and bike among the rugged mountains and shimmering lakes that have inspired artisans and literary greats, most notably poet William Wordsworth. One of the best vistas you'll see, make the short, sharp and steep 451-metre climb to the top of Cat Bells hill and turn your gaze east across Derwentwater Lake to the mountain of Skiddaw. We promise it's totally deserving of the effort!
On the fringes of the Lake District, you'll have the opportunity to step back through history to Roman times at Hadrian's Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which once served as the most northerly frontier of the Roman Empire. Walk alongside 2000 years of history and explore the remains of Roman settlements and forts. It was here in 120CE that Emperor Hadrian, fearful of the 'savages' of the North, attempted to preserve his empire by ordering the construction of the 118-kilometre coast-to-coast wall, spanning the width of northern England.
- Getting back in touch with Mother Nature
- Drawing inspiration from your surrounds
- It’s the perfect place to switch off and be truly present. There’s so many beautiful spots to explore and get lost that the thought of playing around on your gadgets will fade away
- The weather can be unpredictable here. While heavy rain is usually confined to winter, the area is notorious for spontaneous rains regardless of season
- If you don’t like nature, this might not be for you (but we reckon even the nature-phobic will find something to love here)
Travellers are based in the city of Preston in Lancashire, northern England, for this tour.
The Magical Lakes and Liverpool tour starts from about US$680.
Tempo Holidays offers regional rail packages throughout Great Britain called Superbreaks, which allows travellers to combine a diverse array of available stops and sights into a single package. Plus, their flexible nature means you can create your own custom adventure.
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