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Take the bus to see the Lakes

Take The Bus

We are delighted with the news that the £2 cap on bus fares is extended until the end of next year. This is a great incentive for our guests to try a much more relaxing way to see the Lake District, leave their cars here, and enjoy a genuine holiday. And everyone’s in favour of less driving, as we think about the future of our planet.

Here in Bowness we are so lucky. There are buses that go into Windermere (which means you could travel here by train, and hop on the local bus for the last bit of your journey). Then the buses go on, to Ambleside where you can change for a magical ride into the Langdale valley or over to Coniston.

The bus carries on north to Grasmere, for Wordsworth and cafes and bookshops and lovely mountains, and then onwards to Keswick. At each top along the way there’s the chance to get off and climb a hill, maybe walk along a ridge, and then hop on another bus at the end of your walk.

At Keswick you can change for buses into the glorious Borrowdale valley. And all this is available from our hotel, for the price of a bus ticket. Just think what you’ll save on fuel and parking fees!

Beautiful Borrowdale

One of our favourite ways to use public transport here is to take the car ferry across Windermere to the Claife shore, follow the lovely level path alongside the lake north to Wray castle, and stop for a coffee at Joey’s cafe. Then you can take the little green-route steamer from Wray across to Waterhead, and catch a bus “home” to the Burn How.

We have many more ideas for your relaxing holiday here in the Lakes. We have bus timetables at reception, and our staff know the area very well, and will help you make exciting plans.

For details of bus timetables, see https://www.stagecoachbus.com There’s an app you can download to make life easier still.

Wray Castle

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