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Lake District in England?

Hi folks. So I'm staying in Oxford and have been told not to miss the Lake district. I am thinking of going on a Fri. night or Sat. am and coming back on a Sun. BUT I don't have a car and I have a VERY limited budget. So is there one town you suggest to get a nice feel? Any idea how I could get there? Thanks as always for your wise experience!!

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You can take a train to Windemere, but there better towns to base yourself in. We like Ambleside, great hiking, good(cheap food, look at the Good Pub/Good Beer Guide, Rough Guide to the Lake District, Rick's guide. In the summer an open top bus runs fron Bowness to Grasmere through Ambleside, a great way to view the sceanery without driving. Rest of the the year other busses run that route.

Good Luck, have fun


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Lian-Marie, a man named Tony Richards owns a web site called Lakecam. The URL is given below. He provides photos daily so you may see Lake District photos every day taken the day you view them. His photos are terrific, too. This site may give you some ideas. Tony Richards has an e-mail address. We are sure he would respond to specific questions you may wish to ask. Also, the various advertisers on the site are well worth a look. CLICK ON THIS....

Have a great trip. P.

Posted by
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Ambleside, like Tom suggests, is a great town. Or at least it was 30 years ago when I was there.

Lake District is stunning. Go for it.

There are (or were) tour buses that leave London. The one I took was for a one-day trip (not enough), but there might be some that allow a 2-3 day stay.