The 555 bus route, which takes you from Keswick to Lancaster, offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
But the beauty of the Lake District doesn’t end there.
Cumbria is home to many other bus routes that lead to amazing places waiting to be discovered.
Wordsworth Grasmere (Stagecoach buses – 555 and 599)
Here, you can experience the life of poet William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy at Dove Cottage.
Families can dress up as William and Dorothy, sketch, compose poetry, or try quill writing.
There are also sensory maps and sensory story sacks available for families with SEND.
Mirehouse and Gardens (Stagecoach buses – X4, 73 and 554)
Children can embark on an owl hunt and history quiz or explore the four woodland play areas.
The walled bee garden and poetry walk offer opportunities for nature exploration, while the café overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake provides a perfect spot for a coffee break.
Keswick Museum (All buses to Keswick Bus Station)
For a day out whatever the weather, Keswick Museum is a great choice.
Open daily, this museum offers exhibits, events, and family activities to keep everyone entertained.
After exploring the museum, families can enjoy a picnic and riverside stroll in Fitz Park.
Brockhole on Windermere (Stagecoach buses – 505, 516, 555 and 599)
If you’re near Windermere and Ambleside, don’t miss out on a visit to Brockhole.
This lakeside arts and crafts villa offers beautiful gardens, a visitor centre, gallery, gift shop, restaurant, and café.
From here, you can take a boat ride with Windermere Lake Cruises.
For a full day out, the Bus and Boat family ticket allows you to enjoy both the boat journey and unlimited bus travel with Stagecoach.
Acorn Bank (Stagecoach bus 563)
This spectacular walled garden features a herb garden, lily pond, and fruit orchards.
A walk through the woodland will lead you to a hidden gypsum mine and a partially restored watermill.
Keep an eye out for red squirrels, otters, and rare birds along the way.
Wordsworth House and Garden (Stagecoach buses – X4, X5 and 600)
Cockermouth is home to Wordsworth House and Garden, the birthplace and childhood home of poet William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy.
This Georgian townhouse offers exhibitions, children’s trails, and ghost stories in the cellar.
The riverside garden is filled with 18th-century varieties of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers.
It’s also a great location for exploring the Western Lake District and Solway Coast.
Allan Bank (Stagecoach bus – 6)
Allan Bank offers a glimpse into the life of William Wordsworth.
The historic villa features a billiard room, small gallery, and giant indoor mural space.
The 19th-century wooded grounds provide stunning views over Grasmere, and you may even encounter red squirrels during your visit.
Fell Foot (Stagecoach bus – 6)
If you’re looking for a Victorian country park, Fell Foot is the place to be.
This free family-friendly paradise on the shores of Windermere offers swimming, paddle sports, games, dog walks, and lakeside picnics.
Changing facilities, a café, and an ice cream parlour are available for your convenience.
Sizergh (Stagecoach buses – X6, 555 and 755)
The medieval manor is filled with collections from 26 generations.
The estate includes a lake, lush gardens, wetlands, woodlands, and orchards.
A coffee shop, a shop, and a second-hand bookshop are also located on the premises.
There is a £2 cap on single bus fares running on all stagecoach routes until the end of October.