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Beatrix Potter: Full Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert Guide provided by English Lakes Tours

Beatrix Potter: Full Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert Guide

Beatrix Potter: Full Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert Guide
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  • Duration: 8h 30m
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Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 74530P10
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Live commentary on board • Knowledgeable guide available throughout the tour • Qualified driver in addition to guide for your safety • Plenty of time to enjoy every stop we make • Lunch stop in Hawkshead • Entry/Admission - Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House • Entry/Admission - Beatrix Potter Gallery • Entry/Admission - The Armitt: Museum, Gallery, Library
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Entry/Admission - Hawkshead Grammar School
Duration
8h 30m
Departure details
Oxenholme, Kendal LA9, UK You MUST only wait at the departure point you chose when booking (shown at the top of this ticket). DO NOT swap to another departure point without informing us at least 24 hours in advance. OXENHOLME - Please wait by the ticket office in the small car park on the south bound side. LA9 7HG
Windermere LA23, UK WINDERMERE - Please wait immediately outside of the Railway Station entrance, Windermere LA23 1QA
Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23, UK BOWNESS - Please wait next to the ticket office adjacent to the lay-by outside of Pier 1, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3HQ
Ambleside LA22, UK AMBLESIDE - Please wait on the corner of King Street next to Ishaas Indian Eatery, LA22 0BZ
Grasmere, Ambleside LA22, UK GRASMERE - Please wait in the car park for Dove Cottage that is opposite the Daffodil Hotel. LA22 9PR
Keswick CA12, UK KESWICK - Please wait on the edge of Bell Close car park next to the Back Bar. CA12 5JF
Inclusions
Live commentary on board • Knowledgeable guide available throughout the tour • Qualified driver in addition to guide for your safety • Plenty of time to enjoy every stop we make • Lunch stop in Hawkshead • Entry/Admission - Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House • Entry/Admission - Beatrix Potter Gallery • Entry/Admission - The Armitt: Museum, Gallery, Library
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Entry/Admission - Hawkshead Grammar School
Departure details
Oxenholme, Kendal LA9, UK You MUST only wait at the departure point you chose when booking (shown at the top of this ticket). DO NOT swap to another departure point without informing us at least 24 hours in advance. OXENHOLME - Please wait by the ticket office in the small car park on the south bound side. LA9 7HG
Windermere LA23, UK WINDERMERE - Please wait immediately outside of the Railway Station entrance, Windermere LA23 1QA
Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23, UK BOWNESS - Please wait next to the ticket office adjacent to the lay-by outside of Pier 1, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3HQ
Ambleside LA22, UK AMBLESIDE - Please wait on the corner of King Street next to Ishaas Indian Eatery, LA22 0BZ
Grasmere, Ambleside LA22, UK GRASMERE - Please wait in the car park for Dove Cottage that is opposite the Daffodil Hotel. LA22 9PR
Keswick CA12, UK KESWICK - Please wait on the edge of Bell Close car park next to the Back Bar. CA12 5JF
Duration
8h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
All passengers, including children of any age, must have a seat purchased for them
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Most travelers can participate
Please choose the option for the place you wish to join the tour, once booked this is where we expect to pick you up
The English Lake District weather can change quickly, even in the summer months. Please bring a waterproof coat with a hood in case of rain or windy weather
As there is a little walking involved on the tour, some uphill and on uneven or wet terrain, please wear suitable, comfortable shoes
This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 5
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 6 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Wray Castle
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 2
    Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House
    Stop: 80 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Esthwaite water trout fishery
  • 3
    Beatrix Potter Gallery
    Stop: 110 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Hawkshead Grammar School
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 5
    Tarn Hows
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 6
    Coniston Water
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 7
    The Armitt: Museum, Gallery, Library
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Bridge House
  • You'll end at
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Jo S
Belfast, UK101 contributions
Holiday
Jul 2019
Fantastic I love Beatrix potter and her home was delightful so much to see and the guides around the house were so knowledgeable it’s like stepping back in time and the gardens are beautiful there is a shop selling her stuff watch you get carried away buying such a beautiful place
Written February 15, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Visiting Hill Top is always a highlight for anyone interested in the life of Beatrix Potter. What a fascinating lady she was. Glad you had such a nice time.
Written February 28, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

stephen d
Lake Oswego, OR33 contributions
Beatrix Potter tour
Oct 2019
We were met at the Windermere train station precisely on time. Appropriate well-maintained van. Our driver/guide was Tim who did an exceptional job -- most knowledgeable, fun to be with. Good driver. Tour sequenced well and was run at a relaxed pace. Obviously, he enjoyed the subject and we had a running commentary that was informative and answered our many questions. The two of us plus two others made for a good group. We all ended the day not only enjoying the area but had a much greater understanding of Beatrix Potter and her many contributions to children's literature as well as the Lake District.
Written October 25, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We love to show our guests that there is so much more to Beatrix Potter than simply her "little books". Our guides spend a lot of time researching the people and places that we visit and this enables them to have answers to the many, varied questions that they get asked!
Written November 18, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Carole Coombs
2 contributions
Brilliant day
Oct 2019
We had a fantastic day yesterday with our lovely guide Gillian and driver Tim, Gillian is passionate about the lakes and it shows in her talks, we would never have got to see the area had we driven on our own, I highly recommend this company and we are now planning our next tour x
Written October 10, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are so happy that you enjoyed your day with us. Gillian is a great guide and loves to pass on her the knowledge that she has from her extensive and ongoing research.
Written October 13, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Linda1lea
1 contribution
Beatrix Potter all day tour
Sep 2019 • Friends
We just finished an all day tour of Beatrix Potter’s Lake District. It was fabulous! Our tour guide, Gillian, was so incredibly knowledgeable. Not only about Beatrix Potter but all of the Lake District history. What a beautiful area and I have so much more understanding of her huge contribution to the Lake District. I would highly recommend this tour!!
Written September 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Beatrix Potter is so much more than her "little books" and we love to explain in depth about her life and visit so many places with associations to her. Gillian will be pleased that you had such a good time with her.
Written September 27, 2019
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Careermanzz
Sacramento, CA164 contributions
Personal Tour
Sep 2019
On the Beatrix Potter we were the only two who signed up for today. This was like having our personal tour because we could add small changes to the regular tour route.
Tim was a great driver/guide. His knowledge of the history of the area made the tour come alive.
I was talked into the tour by my wife but I am grateful..it was a great experience.
Written September 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
It is great that we often have husbands who come on this tour because their wife wants to do it and then go on to realise that the life of Beatrix Potter is a very interesting one as we unfold the story to you. Glad you enjoyed the tour.
Written September 27, 2019
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Ruth
1 contribution
Wonderful tour
Jul 2019 • Friends
The guide had alot of good info, not just repeating a load of things. Thoroughly enjoyed all the venues.
Written July 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are pleased that you enjoyed all the places we visit on this tour. Our guides put a lot of effort into their ongoing research that enables them to give you a lot of information about the people and places we visit.
Written July 8, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Barbara G
Hudson, OH3 contributions
The Many Lives of Beatrix Potter
Jun 2019 • Solo
What an in-depth tour! Tim was a very knowledgeable, exceptional guide who connected all of this fascinating woman’s life and philosophies based in the beautiful Lake District. Had no worries at all, no stresses—-only lovely surprises and artwork far beyond just her “little books.” Ask if you like, if you can visit some of the “auld” churches that dot the area. Can’t imagine any other touring company to use should I return. Also, conducts tours related to the Brontes, and Wordsworth.
Written June 12, 2019
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So many people think that Beatrix Potter is just about the "little books" but there is so much more to the lady as you have discovered on our tour! She is so important to the Lake District that we really love showing visitors the many sides to her character and the many ways that she saved the Lakes for everyone. We are really pleased that you had a great time with us!
Written June 14, 2019
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Navigator821149
2 contributions
I'll never forget it!
Apr 2019 • Solo
This review is long over due because I went on Tim and Gillian's tour back in April at the beginning of the season. And because it was so early, I was the only one who had booked the tour for that day, but they were so generous and took just me! Bright and early they picked me up at my hotel and the three of us started chatting right away. (By the end of the day they were like ole friends). If you love Beatrix Potter and the Lake region please book Tim and Jillian's tour. They have a wealth of knowledge of the region and Miss Potter. Jillian took me to the very spots where Beatrix had painted so many of the illustrations for her Peter Rabbit books. Jillian had all of the little books with her so when we walked to different spots she'd pull the right book out and show me the picture of what we were looking at in real life. The three of us had a lovely lunch together in one of the little villages, had plenty of time to shop, go to Miss Potter's house and garden and to her museum where her original art is kept. Then Tim drove us all through the lake region, and they were so patient when I wanted to stop to take photo's. I will always remember the perfect day I spent in Lake Windermere and how fun and knowledgeable they are.
Written June 5, 2019
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It always amazes visitors when they see the pictures in the "little books" are actually painted from life and these places really exist. We always love to visit the locations and show our visitors Beatrix's paintings in her books to compare them with. Beatrix's life story is a fascinating one and surprises people when they discover that she is so much more than an author of children's books.
Written June 14, 2019
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Sarah V.
1 contribution
Wonderful experience
May 2019 • Solo
Tim and Gillian were excellent guides, informative, friendly and helpful. They provided an interesting and entertaining day out and took care of all the details like entry tickets, navigating narrow roads and parking in a busy tourist spot so I could relax and enjoy the day. Being in a small tour group of a maximum of 6 guests (we only had 5) meant that the experience was more personal and Tim and Gillian were wonderful with my disabled mother, they were very inclusive and obliging, doing everything they could to make sure everyone had a great time.
Written June 1, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
One of the big advantages with small group tours is that we can tailor the experience to the individuals who are traveling with us. We realise that many guests have come a long way and we always want them to get the maximum out of their time with us. We are very pleased you had a great time on our tour.
Written June 3, 2019
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Rob Wickman
6 contributions
Really Enjoyed the Tour
May 2019 • Couples
Gillian and Tim did a great job showing us around the Lake District and all the wonderful places that Beatrix Potter experienced.

Gillian’s librarian background showed in the depth of information she provided us and really added a lot to the tour experience.

I would highly recommend this tour!
Written May 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your nice review. Gillian spends a lot of time researching the life of Beatrix Potter so she can pass on that knowledge as we visit important locations in the Beatrix Potter story and put her life into proper context. We are glad you enjoyed it.
Written May 24, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Fascinating and Fabulous
Tim was an amazing tour guide, the locations we stopped at were all beautiful and full of history. Tim was extremel
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A nice way to spend my birthday.
My husband booked this tour for us. Tim met us at Windermere Station and off we went. Another passenger joined us a
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Excellent
Tim was our expert guide. He was full of knowledge and information. This was just a stop over for a day but have no
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Amazing
Amazing tour and thanks to Tim for being a amazing guide. We were only 4 in the car and it was like Private tour. M
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Value for money. Great way of touring the Lakes without the stress!
All of it. I liked paddling in a lake. I think it would have been nice to have lunch included in the price maybe?
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Best trip and recommend this to everyone planning to cover through tour
Really recommend this trip to everyone who wants to cover Lake District through tours/travel. Tim was really friend
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An excellent introduction to the English Lakes
This was definitely the right tour for us. We had a superb trip round the lakes and we were introduced to a number
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An excellent guided tour of Dove Cottage. Such a pleasure.
My wife and I were taken on a tour of Dove Cottage by Victoria. We were so impressed with the knowledge of Victoria
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Excellent Tour of the Lakes
The 10 Lakes Tour does exactly what is says on the tin – and more. Yes, we visited 10 lakes, but we also visited a
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Well Worth Paying For
We have discovered in the past that it is well worth paying to have a tour be it walking or driven with an expert g
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Fabulous tour. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Not to be missed. Its a brilliant way to get an overall view of all the best places to go back to later. We got to
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Great Tour with a Surprising View!
I cannot rate this experience highly enough. We are regular visitors to the Lake District, particularly the South L
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Highly professional, well informed tour of The Lakes
Loved it, everything at a pace that met all needs. Well thought out tour catering for diverse groups of people. V
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Great introduction to the Lakes and surrounding area
This was our first time in the Lake District and we are so glad we did this tour at the start. It was informative a
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