Custom Guided Tours of the Lake District

Tailor-made private tours for small groups

Our tours consist of half and full day tours and we can also do hourly tours for your preference.

  • A half day tour starts at 9am and finishes at 1pm
  • A full day tour starts at 9am and finishes at 5pm

Or we can work around your own hourly choice. We tailor make the tours according to your own personal requirements whether it be scenic, visiting various attractions or a combination of both.

We can accommodate small groups of up to 6 people. All our tours are child friendly and we welcome children and infants of all ages. Infant/child seats are available at no extra cost on request.

We also provide:

  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Umbrellas (just in case!)
  • Anytime photo stops at your request

Brook Tours will help and advise you on the best tour for your individual needs. Ideas and themes for tours could include:

  • Garden tours
  • Scenic tours
  • Walking and hiking tours
  • Boat trips
  • Historic houses
  • Museums
  • Beatrix Potter
  • William Wordsworth
  • John Ruskin
  • Family tours

Over the years some people have wanted to trace their family tree and ancestral connections and we have been able to design a tour to accommodate this.

We highly recommend that you participate in one of the tours at the start of your stay in the Lake District because the knowledge and information you will gain from the tour will enrich the rest of your holiday.

If you choose Brook Tours of Windermere for your Lake District tour, all you have to do is pick your top destinations or attractions and let us sort out the rest.

There are so many interesting and exciting places to visit in the Lake District. Here are some of our top suggestions:

Holker Hall and gardens

Holker Hall


Holker Hall & Gardens
The stately home of Lord & Lady Cavendish,with lovely gardens, grounds, food hall, gift shop and Café - Cark-in-Cartmel.


Historic House & Gardens (home of John Ruskin) near Coniston on the east side of the Lake. Shop & Café with terrace.

The famous home of Beatrix Potter. Near Sawrey, Hawkshead

Muncaster Castle & Gardens
Historic haunted castle in North Western Lake District, with lovely gardens including Himalayan gardens, enchanted trail, woodland walks and Hawk and Owl Centre.

Lakes Aquarium
Award-winning visitor all-weather attraction in quayside location, Lake Windermere, near Newby Bridge. Offers

Laurel & Hardy Museum
Situated by the Roxy Cinema in Ulverston. A statue of the famous duo in front of the Coronation Hall was unveiled at the time of its opening.

World of Beatrix Potter
The characters of Beatrix Potter are brought to life in this lifelike recreation complete with real sounds and smells. Visit Jemima Puddleduck's woodland glade, Mrs Tiggy Winkle's kitchen, and other exciting attrations.

Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum

Dove Cottage


Dove Cottage & Wordsworth Museum
Dove Cottage was the first family home of William Wordsworth and it was here, in the heart of the Lake District, that he wrote some of his greatest works.

The Wordsworth Museum is next door and houses the greatest collection of his letters, journals and poems to be found anywhere in the world.


Tailor make your tour of the Lake District:

We can also arrange a tour through the Yorkshire Dales to Haworth where you can visit the Bronte parsonage museum, the home of the famous Bronte sisters.

Or, if you want something completely different, why not take a trip to Blackpool, a major seaside resort that boasts the world famous Blackpool Pleasure beach., where you can go to the top of the magnificent Blackpool Tower.

In summary, all of our tours are completely flexible and the choice is entirely yours. If you would like to visit a mixture of destinations, or visit any places we haven't mentioned on this site, then please do contact us to discuss your requirements. We will happily give you a no-obligation quote to cover your choice of itinerary.

Create your own unique Lake District Adventure with Brook Tours of Windermere!