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UNESCO World Heritage Day 2019

17 Apr 2019


We’re so lucky to be surrounded by such beautiful scenery here in the Lake District. From stunning rolling hills, dotted with grazing sheep to tranquil waters and cycle paths, the Lakes has it all. In 2017, UNESCO agreed that the Lake District is somewhere special to be celebrated and granted the area World Heritage Site status.

Our 599 Lakesider open-top bus takes visitors to the Lakes on a scenic journey through the landscape that, for centuries, has motivated artists and writers to share the beauty of the Lake District with the world. Families will enjoy discovering the towns, villages and farm animals that inspired Beatrix Potter to create Peter Rabbit and his many friends, while Spring is the perfect time to see the daffodils which moved Wordsworth to pen his famous poem.

To celebrate World Heritage Day on 18 April 2019, we’re offering visitors the opportunity to travel on our open-top bus for free and discover the wonder of the Lake District for themselves. Each direct journey to Grasmere will be accompanied by commentary from World Heritage staff and volunteers about the area’s UNESCO status.

Lakesider 599


Buses will depart from Brockhole car park at 1030, 12 noon and 1330 sharp and operate on a strict first-come-first-served basis.

For more information about travel in the Lake District, download our Lakes Connection brochure today.


Terms & conditions:

  • Free travel is on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Representatives for Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire reserve the right to refuse travel