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Beatrix Potter's Lakeland Tour from Windermere Including Lake Cruise

Highlights
  • Afternoon Beatrix Potter tour of the Lake District from Windermere
  • Relax on a sightseeing cruise across the expansive Lake Windermere
  • Visit the picturesque village of Hawkshead, where William Wordsworth once studied
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Beatrix Potter's Lakeland Tour from Windermere Including Lake Cruise
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Overview
Visit the Beatrix Potter house and some of the Lake District’s prettiest locations on this 4.5-hour afternoon tour from Windermere. After a scenic Lake Windermere cruise, travel through idyllic countryside to Hill Top, the Beatrix Potter home where the beloved children’s author lived during the early 1900s. See the garden and rooms left as she would have known them, and learn about her life here. Finish with a visit to the quaint village of Hawkshead, where poet William Wordsworth attended school; and Tarn Hows, one of Lakeland’s most gorgeous spots.
What to Expect
After an afternoon pickup from your Windermere hotel, travel to Bowness-on-Windermere by minibus for your 30-minute sightseeing cruise.
Step onto your comfortable boat, and enjoy the idyllic scenery as you cruise across Lake Windermere, England’s biggest lake. Take photos from deck, and then step ashore at Waterhead, on the lake’s northern shores.
Rejoin your minibus and travel through the undulating countryside to Hill Top, the home Beatrix Potter bought in 1905 using monies earned from her debut children’s book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Having fallen in love with the Lake District, Beatrix spent much of her life here, gleaning inspiration from the landscapes and villages for her stories.
Wander around the pretty cottage garden, home to an allotment like those featured in many of Beatrix’s tales, and browse the charming gift shop. If you wish, head inside the 17th-century house to explore the rooms, left pretty much as they were in Beatrix’s day. View her writing desk, furnishings and personal effects, and learn about her daily life here.
Next, continue to Hawkshead, a lovely village famous for its whitewashed cottages and cobbled lanes. Learn how English poet William Wordsworth was schooled here between 1779 and 1787, and glimpse the old grammar schoolhouse he attended.
Drive on to Tarn Hows, one of the area’s best-loved beauty spots. Here, drink in the gorgeous views of the lake against a backcloth of rugged peaks.
Afterward, ride back to Windermere where your tour ends with a hotel drop-off.
Please note: Hill Top is closed on Fridays.
Reviews (95)
1 - 5 of 17 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fabulous Day!

This was such a great tour! Our guide, Peter Fox was so knowledgeable! From the moment we got into the car he was full of knowledge! We drove through beautiful countryside and stopped at Wray castle for about 15 minutes. From there we headed to...More

Thank Alexandra P
Reviewed 7 September 2018
Afternoon sightseeing and cruise

We had an excellent Driver/ Tour Guide . However, we were disappointed that the Windermere cruise was only a very small part of the trip . We felt that the description on the advertising was a slightly misleading .

Thank patholmes
Reviewed 7 September 2018
Wonderful afternoon trip

Went with my partner and son, daughter in law, and Partners daughter and son in law. We had a lovely time. The minibus was clean and modern and the driver was excellent. I can really recommend this company. Seeing Beatrix Potter home was an experience...More

2  Thank Betty C
Reviewed 3 September 2018
Fabulous Day

This was a fabulous trip, the tour guide Peter was delightful, he was extremely knowledgeable about the whole area including Beatrix Potter! It was pleasant to be in a small party of 16 on the minibus it somehow added to the day. The weather wasn't...More

Thank Gerald P
Reviewed 30 August 2018
Brilliant!

Took the lake cruise return from Beatrix Potter's House etc. which dropped us off to catch the Mountain Goat Mini Bus which turned up as we docked. The driver was most accommodating, friendly, personable, knowledgeable and funny, which all contributed to a wonderful all round...More

Thank kbroadhurst
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abzjem90
26 July 2018|
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Response from johnlynne603 | Reviewed this property |
I personally would not recommend this trip for a child, the Beatrix potter experience at Bowness would be a better bet, with a separate lake trip to replace the one included in the trip
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561sandra
18 June 2018|
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Response from RovingMe | Reviewed this property |
You can Park in the village but it does tend to get busy but I did not see a car park as such our bus parked on the road opposite hill top
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