A scenic tour through Lakeland
An enchanting tour visiting many of the sights and locations associated with Beatrix Potter including a visit to Hill Top Farm, Wray Castle and the delightful village of Hawkshead. Beautiful scenery and delicious options for lunch
Windermere - a stunning view of the largest lake in England
Tarn Hows - a famous beauty spot
Wray Castle -explore the connections with Beatrix Potter
Near Sawrey and Hill Top - the home of Beatrix Potter
Hawkshead - a lovely Lakeland village and the Beatrix Potter Gallery
TOUR OPTION - visit Grasmere and the home of William Wordsworth rather than cruise and steam train
Lakeside and Haverthwaite steam railway
Windermere lake cruise
This tour is designed to take you back in time to appreciate a Lake District that was far removed from the popular visitor destination of today. A time when farming was the most important industry, roads were made of dirt and transport was by horse and carriage, steam trains and lake steamers. This was the Lakeland of Beatrix Potter - a landscape of small fields, herdwick sheep, whitewashed farms and stunning scenery.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pick up from any hotel in Windermere, Bowness or Ambleside
End location: Bowness pier.
Onward transfer to rail station or your hotel can be arranged on request
Duration: 7 hours 30 min.
On certain Fridays only Hill Top is closed. Please ask before booking if this is a concern
8 passenger fully licensed, insured mini van. VW Transporter executive with elevated position essential for seeing over walls etc.
Guide and transport for up to 7 people.
Lunch and entrance fees are not included
Estimated Local Cash Needed
22 GBP - Entry fee per person to Hill Top, steam train and lake cruise.
These fees are optional and itinerary can be adjusted should you not wish to go inside these attractions
lunch and any requested entry fees to attractions
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I never could have imagined such a great experience at Hill Top, one of the busiest sights in the Lakes. I had imagined crowds upon crowds of people, but it was exceptionally pleasant and peaceful. I'm sure some of this was mere luck or that it wasn't full summer season, but Andy's inside knowledge certainly had a part in this great experience! Also went to other excellent sights I would otherwise not have known about. Great experience with an outstanding guide!