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Beatrix Potter: Morning Half Day with an Expert Guide - includes entrance fees
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Beatrix Potter: Morning Half Day with an Expert Guide - includes entrance fees

By English Lakes Tours
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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.
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Ages 0-99, max of 7 per group
Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English
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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

  • Entry into Hill Top (Beatrix Potter's house) is included in the price
  • All entrance fees for locations on the itinerary are included
  • Relaxed and friendly small-group tour of no more than 7 guests
  • Professional Guides share their expertise of all the fascinating facts and stories in English
  • Departure and return to convenient, centrally located meeting points
  • Comfortable minivans with air-conditioning, WiFi and charging points for most mobile devices
  • Regular photo / comfort stops
  • Entry/Admission - Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House
What's not included
  • Food & drink


Departure details
  • Windermere LA23 1AH, UK If you have selected this option, your driver or guide will meet you outside of Windermere Railway Station ticket office. Postcode: LA23 1AH What3Words: ///spreading.inflame.removes They will be wearing an orange or black coat printed with our "EnglishLakesTours.com" logo
  • Bowness on Windermere Terminal, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3HQ, UK If you have selected this option, your driver or guide will meet you outside of Windermere Lake Cruises ticket office, in the pull-in area. Postcode: LA23 3HQ What3Words: ///upsetting.sport.mash They will be wearing an orange or black coat printed with our "EnglishLakesTours.com" logo
  • 2 Kelsick Rd, Ambleside LA22 0BP, UK If you have selected this option, your driver or guide will meet you outside of Ambleside Library on Kelsick Road. Postcode: LA22 0BZ What3Words: ///treaty.courier.constants They will be wearing an orange or black coat printed with our "EnglishLakesTours.com" logo
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 74530P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • All passengers, including children of any age, must have a seat purchased for them
  • We will collect you from the departure point linked to your chosen option. Please do not change to a different departure point without informing us in advance as we don't automatically go to every departure point. If we don't know you have changed your departure point we may not pick you up for the tour!
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 74530P2

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Itinerary
  • You’ll have 3 starting options
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  • 1
    Wray Castle
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Esthwaite water trout fishery
  • 3
    Hawkshead Grammar School Museum
    Stop: 25 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Beatrix Potter Gallery
  • 4
    Tarn Hows
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Coniston Water
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Windermere
    Bowness-on-Windermere
    Ambleside
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator
English Lakes Tours
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United Kingdom
Joined in March 2018

#5 of 36 Tours & Activities in Windermere
  • annaaA9871NG
    annaaA9871NG
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    Excellent Tour
    Our guides, Sandra and Julian were wonderful and fun to spend the day with. Very knowledgeable, impeccable driving and they shared many interesting details. Would highly recommend.
  • FatimaBaydoun93
    FatimaBaydoun93
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    Nice experience
    Comfortable vehicle, professional kind and knowledgeable guide, interesting trip. Recommended for solo travelers, friends, couples, family and groups of friends.
  • ShazHarisUc
    ShazHarisUc
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    Breathtaking scenery with great historic information
    I did this tour with my daughter and three other lovely tourists and had a wonderful experience. Our guide (I am so sorry to have forgotten the name) made it extra special with a wealth of information he shared with us. Thoroughly enjoyed the stories along with spectacular views. I will definitely come back again soon. Will definitely recommend it to friends as well! It was actually my 50th birthday, and this trip made my day extra special 🩷 Thank you!
  • ValerieI_12
    ValerieI_12
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    A wonderful introduction to the Lake District.
    We went on Friday 20th October. So sorry I have forgotten the driver’s name but was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and took us on a beautiful tour which wasn’t affected by the weather except having to change course once due to a fallen tree across the road. A few stops for photos and we felt very safe with his knowledge of the area and careful driving. Would certainly recommend this tour.
  • Becksterboop28
    Becksterboop28
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    Fantastic day!
    Had the best day with Tim on this tour. His company was fantastic only beaten by his knowledge of the area. Excellent way to see a large area of the lakes whilst learning the history and being expertly driven up some questionable roads to some amazing view points. Highly recommended
  • Michaelljacobs
    Michaelljacobs
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    Amazing highlights of the Lake District with informative insights and narrative without driving!
    We took the English Lake Tour on 11, October 2023. Our guides were excellent, the driver Sandra, and the narrator Julian [hope my spelling is correct] (an archivist, historian, and academic). This was a day filled with 10 lakes, many sites, informative history, and great insights. The tour included a lake cruise on Windermere! Our guides were personable, accommodating, and had insightful discussions regarding plant life, history of National Trust lands, sheep farming, and many other topic. There was another couple on this tour, so 4 in total, feeling like a private tour. Excellent value!
  • eileenlQ9649OW
    eileenlQ9649OW
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    Day in the Lake District
    Great day in the Lakes seeing places away from the usual routes. Our guide and driver were very knowledgeable and friendly. Very glad we booked as some of the roads were very narrow.
  • johnrM8131LR
    johnrM8131LR
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    Lake District and Bronte’ tour
    Most excellent tour with the two friendliest and most knowledgeable tour guides. More than just knowledgeable they were experts, academic level insights into the Lake District and the Brontë family, but never stuffy or boring. Can’t recommend highly enough. A fine mix of local lore, literary background, and topography.
  • yvonnekelb
    yvonnekelb
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    Well worth the experience, the scenery was amazing, as it was raining on and off we saw some amazing waterfalls.
    The whole experience was fabulous, the guide and driver where fantastic very knowledgeable we would do it again.
  • Maps13743470423
    Maps13743470423
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    Great tour along smaller roads with more scenic interest
    Great combination of driver and tour guide. Excellent, informative and fun. Smaller group/minibus and great local knowledge meant we could go along the smaller roads and tracks and see more interesting areas, and pull into small lay-byes for photo opportunities unlike the coach sized tours. Would recommend it as a great day out. Guide was knowledgeable but never boring, with lots of humour and fun. Driver was excellent and handled the smallest of roads and steepest of inclines without any bother. Great time, great trip.
  • D5285XZtonih
    D5285XZtonih
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    Full and enjoyable day.
    A memorable day, Jill and Sandra, our guides, were very pleasant and knowledgeable, they gave us plenty of photo opportunities too.
  • 723shrutis
    723shrutis
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    Picturesque and full of information
    The views were mesmerising. My mum and I have made some wonderful memories and pictures 🥰 thank you so much Sandra and partner (sorry can’t remember the name of our guide).
  • Amy F
    Amy F
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    A Wonderful Tour of the Lake District
    Steve was an excellent guide with a vast knowledge of the area, history and how the local industries have evolved over time. We visited many beautiful sites within the Lake District and Steve expertly navigated the route to each. This tour was a highlight of our trip to England, I highly recommend it.
  • 576helgah
    576helgah
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    Great trip, great value
    Steve was a great guide, full of fun facts, took us to stunning locations, that I would never have dared drive to. He was patient with our questions and super friendly. Really recommend
  • venarske
    venarske
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    Lovely Tour!
    My wife and I had an amazing tour with Tim. The tour was extremely informative. I know that we would not have been able to accomplish the itinerary without an expert guide. The tour had a perfect pace to allow for sightseeing as a group as well as some time for individual exploration at the Potter House. Thank you Tim for the experience!
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Marilyn P
Georgetown5 contributions
Sep 2022
Again, I have no hesitation in giving my tour an excellent rating. I have now taken every tour this company offers and have never been disappointed. Tim, our driver/guide did a wonderful job of providing insightfully information regarding the life, legacy, and accomplishments of Beatrix Potter. Although I had already been to almost every part of the English Lake District before, this tour covered some new ground for me. I especially enjoyed Tim’s enthusiasm for Beatrix Potter’s personality; I found myself totally engaged and enchanted .
Written September 26, 2022
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Beth
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This tour was amazing! Tim, our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about all things Beatrix Potter, but also provided great insights on the history and happenings of the Lake District in general. He had great answers for all of our questions and kept it fun and interesting.
Written June 3, 2023
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Andrew R
1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Couples
Although we are familiar with Beatrix Potter's work and have read some of her books as and to children, we are not fanatics. With this context, we found the tour to be time well-spent. Our guide, Tim, was very knowledgeable and provided an excellent tour that covered Beatrix Potter's life, her interaction with the Lake District, and her lasting impact while also placing her life in a broader social and historical context.
Written June 7, 2023
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Esther Balo
London, UK53 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
This was one of the best decisions I made on my trip. It was a last minute decision I was glad I made. The time flew by so fast and I wished it could go on for longer.
Our tour guide Tim was a master storyteller and so knowledgeable about the locale, Beatrix Potter's story and Lakes District history/gist in general. It felt like being shown around by a friendly local who is fond of the place and knows people at all the destinations. I thoroughly enjoyed it and left inspired by the amazing life of Beatrix Potter. What a woman.
There was no way I would have put together such a cohesive and enlightening journey through her life in about 4 hours. If you’re thinking about it, DO IT! You’ll love it.
Written September 9, 2023
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Faith S
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Jul 2023 • Family
We really enjoyed visiting Hilltop. In the van there were 4 seniors who were still quite capable, another adult and a 6 year old. When we asked that the 6 year old and his mother be allowed to sit in the forward seat in the van so that the 6 year old who is short for his age could see out the front window, the tour guide refused. This got us miffed from the start so we were uncomfortable for much of the tour.
Written August 28, 2023
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English Lakes T
Thank you for your review for a tour which took place a month ago, and the opportunity to explain to everyone exactly what happened as I was the guide on this tour. We do always place children in the rear seats of the van for obvious comfort and safety reasons relating to all the other passengers, particularly those who are not related to the child. Also, we do not carry booster seats for children, therefore, again for comfort and safety, we invariably place children in the back and require them to wear a seatbelt properly which you did not always comply with and I had to constantly keep asking you to put the seatbelt around the child as it is meant to be worn. We have to do this by law as the driver explained clearly twice, yet you kept sliding it off him. Of the full group of 6 passengers, the maximum for the van, there were two other seniors, a couple, who were not related to you. As I said on the day, I would never split up a couple uneccessarily and certainly not for a child who has to sit on the back row. Your husband (the grandfather of the child) sat next to the couple initially and you (the grandmother) and your daughter the mother) sat with the child on the back row. I explained the situation with the child to you and even after that you were quite rude in demanding that the other, senior and unrelated couple to you should move to the back seat so that your daughter AND grandson could sit there. Obviously this was very discourteous to both the driver and myself and the couple concerned. Despite this, after one of the stops, you did replace the grandfather with the child without asking permission or notifying either the driver or myself. While sat there, the child never once looked out of the window or showed any sign of wanting to, he just was wriggling around, speaking loudly and playing with a toy. He didn't know who Beatrix Potter was or any of the characters from the books and at one point became noisy and wilful. Luckily for you, the other senior couple were very good manered and were willing to interact with him to keep him quiet. You got your wish in the end but it was against our instructions and, frankly, futile as the child didn't care. Please next time you go on a tour with other people, try to consider how they feel and how genuine and realistic your demands are for the group as a whole. We seat people very carefully with many considerations for the groups safety and comfort in our vans. We also do our very best to comply with our guests wishes when they are fair and reasonable which yours were not. I don't believe any tour guide or other passengers in a van would expect anyone to demand us to split up the seating of a senior couple for a child who is not interested or cares. I'm sorry that you were miffed but your demands were not safe, reasonable or polite which is why I refused them. At the end of the tour, the other couple thanked me for not splitting them up, they should not have had to do that and wouldn't have if you had stayed seated as we instructed at the start of the tour.
Written August 29, 2023
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Jan
London, UK1 contribution
It felt like she was there. Her 1600s home, gardens, belongings are as pristine as the day she left. She was cremated and her ashes spread at her favorite sketching place just feet away. The barn is also just there. As a female entrepreneur during the Victorian age of the late 1800s, and an avid gardener, she is a kindred spirit and I love her.
Written June 25, 2023
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Matthew H
2 contributions
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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englishlakestours
So pleased that you enjoyed the tour and that you know a bit more about Beatrix Potter and the Lakes. Our guides are always happy to answer any questions and will always do their best to get our guests to train stations, bus stops, car parks and dinner reservations in an emergency. Hope you got the train ok!
Written August 25, 2021
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Tünde M
2 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
It was a great toure,with expert guide.I learn a lot from Beatrix Potter,she was a great more complex person then most of us think!And thanks to her generosity the beautiful Lake District is still here for us. We went around her favourite and memorable places Learning on the way so much about local history and other famous people who lived or visited this magical corner of England
Written April 6, 2022
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Murray P
Brisbane, Australia175 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Must do tour of the Lakes District, especially for Beatrix Potter fans who grew up reading the short stories. Our guide Tim knew his stuff, and did a great job of sharing her story along with some other fun facts about Wordsworth on the tour. Covering all aspects of her life from holidaying in the area to her passing and legacy left behind. Small group of 7 on the tour. Do the tour, don’t drive yourself as all the roads around the area are very narrow. Thanks Tim
Written June 30, 2023
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Graham B
1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Couples
Very informative. So nice to visit Hill Top. Could have done with a bit longer there. Hawkshead was delightful. It was lovely being shown the exact places where BP painted illustrations for her books. Seeing Tarn How's was a lovely end to the morning.
Written September 13, 2023
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240 minutes