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Beatrix Potter's Lakeland Tour from Windermere Including Lake Cruise

  • 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
Beatrix Potter's Lakeland Tour from Windermere Including Lake Cruise
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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.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Wonderful tour for my girlfriends birthday!

The tour guide was so helpful and kind. Lovely tour and the cruise across the lake topped it off 😊 such a lovely place to visit. Well worth the travel.

Thank Josh Rogue D
Mountain G, Manager at Mountain Goat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Josh Rogue D, Thank you for your review. We're glad to see that you and your girlfriend enjoyed our tour. We hope you enjoyed your time visiting the Lake District and we hope to see you again. Best Wishes, Mountain Goat.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A Pleasant and Enjoyable Trip Through the Countryside

Can't believe how much fun, history, and greenery was packed into this day long visit. Our tour guide/driver Peter Fox was a delight and handled the twisty/turning roads/scenery with ease. Everything was beautifully timed, never felt rushed. And the sights I saw were truly picturesque,...More

1  Thank jagjr44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Childhood dream for a little girl

Booked this before we left Australia based on someone’s recommendation and they were spot on! In a small bus group Your weren’t overrun with large tour group processes, however the schedule was a little tight in some spots. Besides that it was everything I had...More

Thank Judy W
Mountain G, Manager at Mountain Goat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Judy W, Thank you for your lovely review. We're glad to see you enjoyed our Beatrix Potter's Favourite Countryside Tour, it really is a great way to see the places that inspired Beatrix and at the same time learn and see so much of...More

Reviewed June 14, 2018
A must for all Beatrix Potter fans

Had a brilliant day with this one, lots of photographic opportunities and our guide Beryl had good knowledge and pointed out all the places of interest as well as taking us to some idilic views and places off the itinerary. Had a great afternoon with...More

1  Thank RovingMe
Reviewed June 2, 2018
Must see - brilliant half day tour

Thanks to our tour guide Peter Fox and his great customer service 🦊 we had a lovely half day tour. Peter was informative and the tour was timed well as it packed in lots but we still had time to take in each stop. We...More

1  Thank _mcilquham2
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July 25, 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
June 17, 2018|
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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