The Lakes Connection 555 from Stagecoach in Cumbria

Travel through the heart of the Lake District on the Lakes Connection 555 - up to every 30 mins during the peak of Summer.
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Serving Lancaster, Bolton le Sands, Carnforth, Milnthorpe, Levens, Kendal, Windermere, Ambleside, Rydal, Grasmere & Keswick

This route runs up to every 30 mins during the peak of Summer with buses running all year round.

Travel through the heart of the Lake District on the Lakes Connection 555 – up to every 30 mins during the peak of Summer.

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Places to visit & see along the route

Lancaster

Lancaster »

Visit Lancaster’s castle and museums to uncover the city’s ancient stories hidden in its walls and buildings, and find out more about the people who shaped its history.

Stroll the meandering towpaths of the canal or along St George’s Quay, marvelling at the Georgian architecture which lines the banks of the River Lune. Discover the open spaces and strong design of the two… Read more

Kendal

Kendal »

At the Southern gateway to the Lakes, Kendal is a great market town full of hidden places, quaint streets and quirky cafes to explore.

The home of fell walkers’ favourite, Mint Cake, Kendal offers a great base with a 12th Century castle, an array of coffee shops and eateries, Abbot Hall and numerous galleries.

Windermere

Windermere »

Windermere has a variety of independent shops, cafes and eateries for sedate afternoon teas with spectacular views. A charming town for a leisurely stroll around the lake or grab your boots and walk to Orrest Head, School Knot or the National Trust’s 17th century farmhouse, Townend.

From here, hop on the 555 or 599 to Bowness for wonderful panoramic views… Read more

Ambleside

Ambleside »

At the head of Lake Windermere and the foot of Kirkstone Pass, there’s a pastime for everyone. Ambleside is a bustling market town great for cafes, walking and climbing equipment. With Waterhead pier connecting visitors to the Lake, catch the steamer for a leisurely boat ride or hire a boat.

The town is bursting with traditional pubs, tea shops, and award winning restaurants.

Grasmere

Grasmere »

Grasmere is probably Cumbria’s most popular village, thanks to William Wordsworth (1770-1850). Today Grasmere is totally given over to the tourist industry, with plenty of gift shops, places to stay and places to eat.

Most of the buildings date from the 19th or early 20th Century, though the farms around Grasmere are much older. The Church dates from the 13th Century.

Keswick

Keswick »

There’s so much to see in this welcoming market town. With its incredible mountain backdrop and Derwent Water, Keswick is the gateway for walking, sailing and scenery. Explore Derwent Water on the Keswick Launch, or enjoy the stunning lake views from the National Trust’s Friar’s Crag walk.

A lively town with a plentiful selection of outdoor equipment shops and a very popular Saturday market, it boasts three parks and two museums.

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