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 Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Suggested by Guide: Tours are based from hotels in the South Lakes Windermere, Ambleside, Grasmere - if your hotel is outside these locations please contact me prior to booking
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Suggested by Guide: Tours are based from hotels in the South Lakes Windermere, Ambleside, Grasmere - if your hotel is outside these locations please contact me prior to booking
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.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
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
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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My sisters and I, one of whom is a rabid Beatrix Potter fan (she named her country property "Hilltop") had a most enjoyable tour of the sites and the district with Andrew. He was a fountain of knowledge about Potter's legacy in the district and the district itself. He is a very pleasant and instantly likable fellow with a relaxed manner and had a gentle but firm way of keeping us on schedule. Our van was spacious and impeccably clean. I wouldn't hesitate to engage him for another tour.