Got a couple of hours to spare in the Lake District and want to see as much of it as possible? Let me introduce you to the Lake District 599 bus.
Running between Bowness and Grasmere, the open-top bus route showcases the very best of the National Park – and just so happens to fall under the Government’s £2 price cap, too, making it a budget-friendly way to see the incredible sights right up until October.
Similarly to Yorkshire’s beloved 840 Coastliner, the Lake District 599 is a local bus that anyone can take – but also just so happens to feature stunning views that tourists can enjoy from the open top, too.
Starting in Bowness-on-Windermere, guests can revel in close-up sights of some of the UK’s most magnificent lakes – starting with Bowness Bay.
Running right alongside the lake, travellers can take snaps of the stunning Lake Windermere, before making their way through Windermere town and enjoying the busy streets and quaint architecture.
From Troutbeck Bridge right through Ecclerigg and Waterhead, the bus route then closely hugs the edge of the lake – providing ample scenery to take in before reaching popular Ambleside.
Throughout, guests are able to hop on and off as they please at any of the destinations on the route, whether it’s a potter through the local shops in Windermere, or a hike around Ambleside.
After breezing through Ambleside, the route wraps up by cruising through Rydal and passing by Rydal Water, before its stunning crescendo at Lake Grasmere.
Bowness, Windermere, Ambleside and Grasmere are just for of the Lake District’s most popular destinations, so this single bus journey ticks off some of the must-see sights in just a couple of hours for keen travellers.
The Lake District 599 bus runs every 20 minutes throughout the day, and can be boarded from any stop on the route. Find out more here.
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