Lake District guide by bus to its top TikTok beauty spots including Windermere, Kendal, Bowness and Ambleside
The Lake District has been named the most searched national parks on TikTok. But for many, access to these beautiful places can only be done through social media.
So the question is, how do you get to these amazing TikTok places if you’re not driving? Well, there is always public transport.
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You might think that a rural area like the Lake District would be difficult to negotiate.
You would be wrong. There are a number of bus routes designed to take you to some of the magical places on offer and we have compiled a list of a few places you can get to by bus.
Grasmere – every 20 minutes
Learn about Wordsworth’s history and taste Grasmere’s famous gingerbread. On bus number 555 599
Ambleside – every 11 minutes
Take the 599 open top bus to the start of your walk to Stock Ghyll Force and enjoy stunning views of the Langdales
Coniston – every 60 minutes
Take a ride on the famous Steam Yacht Gondola to really appreciate the natural beauty of the area. On the 505 bus
Hawkshead – every 38 minutes
Discover the local specialties in the labyrinthine alleys of this picturesque village full of character. On the 508 bus
Windermere – every 14 minutes
After a day of exploring, there are plenty of places to quench your thirst and satisfy your appetite. On buses 505 555 599.
Bowness – every 28 minutes
Hire a boat or enjoy a leisurely cruise on England’s largest lake, Windermere. On the 599 bus.
Grasmere – every 15 minutes
Immerse yourself in the world of poetry at Wordsworth Grasmere. Don’t forget to try Grasmere’s famous gingerbread in the village. On the 555 599 bus.
Hawkshead – every 20 minutes
With its cobbled streets and whitewashed cottages, it’s the perfect place to experience the real Lake District. On the 505 bus.
Elterwater – every 17 minutes
Visit the famous Skelwith Force waterfall and sample a beer from the Langdale Brewing Company. On the 516 bus.
Keswick – every 40 minutes
This bustling market town offers a wide range of attractions, including its own lakeside theatre. On the 555 bus.
Coniston – every 36 minutes
An ideal base for walking and sailing, hop aboard the steam yacht’s famous gondola to really take in the views. On the 505 bus.
Borrowdale – every 15 minutes
Enjoy a walk through the Borrowdale Valley, afternoon tea at Grange and return via Keswick Launch. On the 78 bus.
Buttermere – every 60 minutes
Enjoy a scenic walk around the lake, with ice and photography opportunities. On bus 77 77A.
Workington – every 55 minutes
Head to this Western Lakes coastal town with plenty of shops and museums to choose from. On the X4 X5 bus.
Rydal – every 38 minutes
Visit Rydal Mount and Gardens, the historic family home of William Wordsworth. On the 555 bus.
Cockermouth – every 31 minutes
An attractive market town with antique shops, galleries and its own world famous Jennings Brewery, visit for a real taste of the lakes. On the X4 X5 bus.
Staveley – every 12 minutes
This beautiful village is perfect for enjoying a craft beer after a day of walking the nearby hills. On the 555 bus.
Windermere – every 24 minutes
A lovely town for a leisurely stroll or, if you’re up for it, head to the Lakeland summit of Orrest Head. By bus 555 755.
Newby Bridge – every 44 minutes
An ideal base for exploring the southern lakes, with a stop on the popular Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway line. On the X6 bus.
Grange Over Sands – every 30 minutes
A tranquil seaside retreat with some of the finest parks and gardens on the Cumbrian coast. On the X6 bus.
Aira Force – every 44 minutes
Ullswater and surrounding areas offer some of the best hiking routes in the lakes. Visit Aira Force, the most famous waterfall in the Lake District. On the 508 bus.
Keswick – every 60 minutes
Visit this market town for its scenic mountain scenery, independent shops and boat launch. Find Castlerigg Stone Circle on a hill east of town. On the X4 X5 bus.
Carlisle – every 60 minutes
Visit the town center for a shopping spree, followed by a refreshment break at one of the many cafes and restaurants on offer or even step inside the castle. On the 104 bus.
Bassenthwaite – every 24 minutes
Keep an eye out for nesting ospreys as you walk around the lake, followed by lunch in the teahouse. On the X4 bus.
Keswick – every 33 minutes
For a panoramic view, catch the launch on Derwentwater before exploring the various unique shops and galleries the town has to offer. On the X4 X5 bus.
Workington – every 23 minutes
Head to the West Lakes for a fascinating day of industrial history and shopping. On the X4 X5.
Braithwaite – every 26 minutes
Nestled in truly stunning scenery, take a walk in the nearby hills before satisfying your hunger at one of the many excellent restaurants. On the X5.
Carlisle – every 66 minutes
Carlisle has a multitude of attractions to discover. With the castle, the cathedral and plenty of shops, bars and restaurants, you’ll be spoiled for choice. On the 600.