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

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

Beatrix Potter: Morning Half Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert Guide
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Fans of Beatrix Potter's charming books for children won't want to miss this themed tour of the Lake District. You'll visit a variety of places associated with the author, including her vacation home, Wray Castle, and her home, Hill Top. See where she found inspiration for her stories and illustrations, and learn about her life and times from your guide. Even travelers unfamiliar with her books can enjoy the beautiful sights.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
Visit some of the most picturesque places in the Lake District
A fun tour for both kids and adults
Avoid the hassle of self-driving through country roads and narrow towns
Learn more about one of England's most beloved children's authors
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 74530P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Live commentary on board • Knowledgeable guide available throughout the tour • WiFi on board • Air-conditioned vehicle • Entry/Admission - Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House
Exclusions
Food and drinks
Duration
4h
Departure details
Windermere LA23, 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. 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
Inclusions
Live commentary on board • Knowledgeable guide available throughout the tour • WiFi on board • Air-conditioned vehicle • Entry/Admission - Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House
Exclusions
Food and drinks
Departure details
Windermere LA23, 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. 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
Duration
4h
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
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 3 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Wray Castle
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Esthwaite water trout fishery
  • 3
    Hawkshead Grammar School
    Stop: 25 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Beatrix Potter Gallery
  • 4
    Tarn Hows
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Coniston Water
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    See Important Information for details
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karen D
1 contribution
Excellent
Jul 2021 • Couples
Tim was our expert guide. He was full of knowledge and information. This was just a stop over for a day but have now decided to look into a holiday at the the lakes. We thoroughly enjoyed our morning and hopefully come back soon. Thanks for a great morning Tim 👍
Written July 26, 2021
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Caroline M
Exeter, UK296 contributions
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 guide of any area and this was no exception. Apart from all the extra things you glean from the guide if one of you is driving then that person misses out on the scenery.

Like another reviewer said, the husband/partner was not interested in Beatrix Potter and didn’t know any of the stories, this was the case with my partner but by the end he was flabbergasted at all the information about this stoical woman and what she did for The Lake District. Also some romance and tragedy in there too.

Nigel was so in to it he was asking questions before we got to that part on the timeline/tour. Ha ha.

Tim is a lovely guy. Very calm, patient and informative. It was nice to get to know each other along the way.
We were interested to hear about life in The Lakes along the way and his interest in aircraft. Several times this week military aircraft have gone over and we found out why.

It was a very hot day and the air conditioning was welcome. The minibus was spotless and Covid precautions were in place with a screen etc. Commentary was via Tim’s headset and speakers.

Finished at lunchtime so ideal to be dropped off to get some lunch.

Fabulous experience we both agreed and well worth the money.

Enjoy
Written July 1, 2021
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Martyn L
4 contributions
Worth the fee
A lovely morning driving through the countryside round Windermere/ Esthwaite / Coniston / Ambleside learning about the life of Beatrix Potter from our guide Tim (Cheggers look alike). So much more to this enigmatic lady than just Children’s Books as we discovered.
Tim was a great source of information on all sorts of topics stopping at several beautiful locations.
Thoroughly recommend
Mary and Martyn ( seniors)
Written June 10, 2021
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Matthew H
2 contributions
Learned a lot!
May 2021
Enjoyed the tour. Was not a die hard Beatrix Potter fan before the tour but gained an appreciation for her by the end. Learned some cool history about English buildings and the surrounding area. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and was able to answer any questions we had. We had to finish the tour early because of our train departure time and our guide was more than happy to accommodate this. Saw some nice scenic views of the lake district as well.
Written May 24, 2021
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Kristen
Gippsland, Australia3 contributions
Lovely morning tour
Nov 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed the morning Beatrix Potter tour with tour guide Tim. Tim was a fantastic guide providing interesting and detailed commentary, very knowledgeable about Beatrix Potter and the Lake District in general. Tim was very friendly and happy to take photos. Highly recommend this comprehensive tour, highlight of my trip in the Lake District. Thanks again Tim, really appreciated it.
Written December 17, 2019
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We are so glad you felt this tour was the highlight of your trip to the Lake District. Beatrix Potter was such an amazing lady and our guides are always pleased to share their expensive knowledge of her with our guests.
Written December 24, 2019
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Kevin E
1 contribution
Fabulous Tour
Oct 2019
Leaned so much about Beatrix Potter 's life and together with beautiful scenery a fabulous tour.Tim our Driver /Guide was excellent,good fun to travel with. Kevin & Joyce
Written October 6, 2019
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Even on a half day trip, we get to show our guests a lot of places that link to the life of Beatrix Potter. Glad you enjoyed it.
Written October 8, 2019
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Marion P
4 contributions
Learned a lot in a fun way
Sep 2019
In knowing nothing about Beatrix Potter (except that she wrote children's books) nor the Lake District, I left the tour feeling I had experienced a piece of Beatrix's life and how fortunate I was to better understand the beauty of the Lake District, its views, its towns and its history. Gillian (guide) and Tim (driver) were very informative, delightful folks, and they had ample time to answer questions from our group (5, they can take max 6 which is great for a more personalized tour). Highly recommend this tour and will tell others about it.
Written September 18, 2019
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We love to make visitors more aware of the real life of Beatrix Potter. It is far too easy to just turn up at Hill Top and think this is all there is to know about her, of course that is only one tiny part of her life story as you have discovered. Thanks for coming on our tour.
Written September 19, 2019
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chakotai
Sydney, Australia13 contributions
2 Librarians and Beatrix Potter
Sep 2019 • Friends
This was a fantastic way to discover all the places owned and lived in by Beatrix Potter as well as other famous inhabitants and visitors. Gillian and Richard took their time showing us around this beautiful area and Gillian’s knowledge of the Lake District is in depth, informative and very interesting. The time for the tour was perfect and we were not hurried at all. Each stop and visit was planned for our interest and we had a wonderful morning.
Well worth doing if you get the chance. We were very lucky to be the only two on the tour and this made it even more special - Thanks Gillian and Richard :)
Written September 15, 2019
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We try our hardest to make your time with us the best it can be. Our tours are timed to not rush you, as you discovered, but to allow you enough time to enjoy the place being visited. We love it when people really enjoy their trip with us. Thanks!
Written September 19, 2019
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Tom T
Brodhead, WI34 contributions
Great tour
This is the best. Though this tour is not the least expensive tour, with a group size of 6, a great driver and a personable guide, it is so good. The guide could answer any question I had, she is so knowledgeable.
This is a tour not to miss. We saw all of the Beatrix Potter houses, etc., learned a lot and enjoyed every minute.
Written September 13, 2019
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All our tours are backed by continuous research, this enables our guides to be able to constantly increase their knowledge on many subjects. We are glad that your guide on this tour was able to use that knowledge to answer all your questions so well.
Written September 19, 2019
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Lisa L
6 contributions
Tour
Aug 2019 • Friends
This was an excellent and informative tour. Our guide, Gillian, had a lot of great information to share. Our driver was safe and polite. We were picked up and dropped off close to our hotel. We only had six people on this tour, so it was well worth the price.
Written August 9, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
All our tours are small numbers as it allows us to actually talk to you and you to us which is very difficult with a big bus full of people. Glad you enjoyed the experience.
Written August 17, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amazing
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Value for money. Great way of touring the Lakes without the stress!
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Best trip and recommend this to everyone planning to cover through tour
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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.
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Excellent Tour of the Lakes
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Fabulous tour. Thoroughly enjoyable.
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Highly professional, well informed tour of The Lakes
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Great introduction to the Lakes and surrounding area
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Fantastic guide and great tour
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