Hooray! It’s Friday night and you’re finally off from work! Maybe that’s one reason why Fridays are the best days for most of us. Because it doesn’t only mean that work’s over but it also means weekend getaways have just arrived. Well, nothing beats an exciting trip after spending a long week at your desks full of workloads.
Weekends are mostly spent on lazy days, getaways, and leisure. You’re lucky enough if you live in Manchester because the city is one of the best spots for quick day trips in the northern part of England. So, either you drive your car or take a train, it’s pretty easy to visit all the weekend getaway ideas that we’ve put together just for you. Now, grab your bags and off we go!
Day Trips to the Lake District
The Lake District is a mountainous region and a famous travel spot in Northwest England. This place is known for its lakes, forests, and mountains. There are trains that go regularly to Windermere after taking 1 and a half hours from Manchester Piccadilly station or you can also take advantage of the famous Coach Hire in Manchester City. Below are common options for a Lake District day tour package:
· Lake District Cruise, Steam Train, and Peter Rabbit Day Trip
Spend a day taking a scenic cruise and a steam train that will let you stroll around rural towns and the Lake District National Park where you can hear the history of Peter Rabbit and friends in the place that inspired the television series which later became a live-action/computer-animated comedy film in 2018.
· Poetry and Grasmere Gingerbread Day Trip
Not a lot of people know that the Lake District has inspired several writers and poets with its stunning lakes, sweeping sceneries, and rugged mountains. In this trip, you will witness the world of the famous writer and poet William Wordsworth. You can take a short walk after cruisin’ on England’s largest lake. Find the pretty village of Grasmere where you can visit Wordsworth’s former home and grave and of course, the quintessential gingerbread shop. You can also capture stunning lake views from the hilltop where you can find the medieval village of Hawkshead, the place where Wordsworth used to attend his grammar school.
Day Trips to the Peak District
All the way from the lake to the Peak District National Park that is found in the central part of England. Peak District is an upland area, mostly located in Northern Derbyshire but the other parts are stationed across Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire, West Yorkshire, and South Yorkshire. You can access the place for about an hour by a private vehicle or the local train, depending on your preference. Here’s an itinerary for your Peak District day tour:
· Chatsworth House and Garden
Get ready to explore the sumptuous rooms and magnificent garden of Chatsworth. Famous for its rich history, Chatsworth House is a former home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and has passed down through 16 generations. It bears a very historic garden that is around the a-hundred-and-five-acre field and a product of almost 500 years of careful cultivation. It boasts for its historic and modern waterworks and Victorian rock formation and maze. Shopping and dining won’t be a problem because the house includes an afternoon tea, dining, farm shop, and gift vouchers. Chatsworth opens at 10:30 AM to 5 PM on weekends.
· Peak District National Park
It’s time to teat your eyes with some stunning British sceneries from the Peak District National Park. The history has it that this became the very first national park of the United Kingdom in the 1950s. The best way to experience the park is by doing fun activities such as trail walking, camping, horseback riding, and cycling where you can either bring your own bike or hire from the park.