Coach Holidays to The Lake District

If you have been planning a coach holiday to the Lake District there is no better place to experience stunning views and bodies of water. While they are the main draws for most people there are many other attractions to go visit and enjoy during your travels.

The Lake District includes 12 of the largest lakes in the country surrounded by mountains, ancient woodlands and wild fells.

There are a variety of Lake District coach holidays for you to give you the chance explore this mountainous region. You can look forward to doing activities such as exploring old mines, swimming in bodies of water, exploring old villages and getting lost in the woods.

Amongst the mountainous views and terrain and walks that will have you hiking for hours without another person in sight, there is an array of other places to visit and see.


Brockhole is located on the shores of Lake Windermere, you will find it situated between Ambleside and Windermere. One visit to Brockhole will leave you with a feeling of freedom and a pleasant feeling for visiting.

You can get to Brockhole by foot, car, bus or rail, you will head for the trees with Treetop Treks and nets, this is an award-winning high rope attraction in The Lake District. You can also fly down the 250m zip wire at speed.

If you are going with a family Brockhole is perfect for the family, there are adventure playgrounds, mini golf and a pony trek including a trail around the entire grounds. There is also a soft play area for younger children.

Adventures like this will also leaving you needed a nice relaxing break, fortunately there is the Lakeshore Café where you can rest and have a much-needed break from all the activities.

This is a great place to visit on your coach holiday providing you a great experience for the family.

Castlerigg Stone Circle

If you are looking for an easier day out with the family or fancy doing a little exploring, Castlerigg Stone Circle is a sight to be seen with the most atmospheric locations in The Lake District. It is situated near Keswick in Cumbria. It is one of around 1,300 stone circles within the British Isles.

Castlerigg consists of over 300 stone circles and is not just among the oldest but one of the best locations to visit on your coach holiday. It is one of Britain’s most impressive pre-historic monuments and it sits on a low hill to the east of Keswick with a ring of mountains surrounding it.

With uncluttered views; the stones are aligned with the tallest of the surrounding fells. Unlike many of England’s stone circles that date back to the Bronze age, dated between 200 – 800 BC, it was constructed around 3000 BC in the Neolithic period.

It you want to go and experience the most dramatic effect, go during the hours of a sunset for a truly special experience.

Honister Slate Mine

If you are looking for something a little different from the vast dramatic views in The Lake District or do not fancy an activity day the Honister Slate Mine could be for you.

The Honister Slate Mine is the last running slate mine in England. It is still used for Westmorland green slate and has been going since 1728.

It is a very popular attraction, pulling in many visitors all year round. If you are looking for a real challenge you can go deep underground in the slate mine. This will have you scaling the mine walls, complete with vertical climbs, rope bridge crossings and steel ladder climbs. This gives you the chance to see where miners used to work over 100 years ago.

You will explore a secret world of hidden passages and magnificent caverns, this is truly an experience not to be missed.

If you are not feeling so adventurous you can go on an easy going mine tour where you will get to have an experience rich adventure, delving deeps into the underground tunnels and caverns in the Fleetwith Pike. You will have the chance to listen to the story of an 8-year-old boy called John Taylor who describes his journey and how to mine slate and this was passed down to him over his lifetime.

The tours only take around 90 minutes and will have you exploring every inch in detail over uneven terrain and descending over 50 steps into the caverns.


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