Beatrix Potter Tour of the Lake District

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17th Century farmhouse, Hilltop, where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her famous stories
17th Century farmhouse, Hilltop, where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her famous stories
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What To Expect

Come and join the Beatrix Potter Tour of the Lake District. See many places linked with the famous author including Hill Top Farm, Hawkshead village, the Beatrix Potter Gallery, Wray Castle, the historic house at Brockhole and the lakes of Esthwaite Water, Windermere and Coniston Water.


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Windermere Railway Station
4 hours and 30 minutes
daily at 12:00 PM
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This tour is the ideal way to explore the favorite places associated with Beatrix Potter. We start the afternoon on Lake Windermere, cruising on England's largest lake. Enjoy the spectacular views from the lake towards the mountains.

The next part of our journey takes us to the Hill Top Farm, which is a 17th century cottage where the author wrote many of her famous children's stories. You will have the opportunity to go into the house (open Fridays), explore the garden and visit the shop.

We then continue to the medieval village of Hawkshead to explore its many delightful features. Enjoy plenty of photo opportunities as William Wordsworth old Grammar School is located here.

Lastly, we'll visit the renowned beauty spot of Tarn Hows, giving fantastic views towards the Langdale Pikes before returning back to Windermere.


  • See the tiny 17th Century farmhouse, Hilltop, where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her famous stories.

  • Visit Hill Top's delightful, traditional cottage garden planted with flowers, herbs and vegetables.

  • Explore the village of Near Sawrey and the lake at Esthwaite Water on a guided walking tour that will reveal where Beatrix Potter took inspiration for her illustrations.

  • Discover the medieval village of Hawkshead.

  • See original illustrations in the Beatrix Potter Gallery, a charming 17th century building that was the former office of Beatrix's solicitor husband.

  • Uncover nature and discover hill farms once owned by Beatrix Potter on a guided walk through Yew Tree Valley.

  • Take in spectacular views from the lake shore of Windermere when you visit the gardens and estates of Brockhole and Wray Castle, two of the holiday homes first explored by Beatrix in 1882 aged 16.


  • Transport by mini coach

  • Fully narrated tour


  • Meals and drinks

  • Entrance fees to Beatrix Potter Gallery

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Personal expenses

Please Note

  • Infants aged 2 years old and below are required by law to be in a suitable baby booster seat. The local tour operator will not be able to provide these seats and it is the duty of the parent/guardian to bring one so the infant will be able to participate in the tour.

  • As there will be walking involved in the tour, it may not be suitable for those with mobility or health problems. - The tour will be led a qualified blue badge guide who is an expert on Beatrix Potter and who also will be on hand to provide a thoroughly enjoyable day.

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