Beatrix Potter's Lakeland Tour from Windermere Including Lake Cruise
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Family friendly
- Ideal choice for families
- Popular choice with kids
Soak up views of the surrounding green countryside, a pastiche of mountains, woodland and fells. Disembark at Waterhead, at the northern end of the lake.
From there, continue on to Hill Top farm, where the beloved author once lived. Beatrix Potter purchased the property in 1905, using the profits from her best-selling and much-adored first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
Stroll through the colorful garden, home to various flowers, vegetables, herbs and a wildlife pond. Browse the goods in the shop or if you wish, pay an entrance fee to see the interior of the old 17th-century farmhouse, which remains as it was when Beatrix Potter herself lived there.
Afterward, wander through the enchanting medieval village of Hawkshead, which boasts another literary connection: It’s where the great English Romantic poet William Wordsworth attended school. Head onward to Tarn Hows, a scenic, mountainous beauty spot that is among the most photographed places in the Lake District.
Later, relax on the drive back to Windermere, where you’ll be dropped off back at your accommodation.
Please note: Hill Top house is not open on Fridays.
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Hilltop Farm, England
- Lake cruise on Lake Windermere
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan (maximum 16 people)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Hill Top House Entry
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Minimum age is 5 years
- Hill Top House is closed every Friday, however the gardens and shop are open
- Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Virginia T, June 2016
Lovely 4 1/2 hour tour around the area. Very much enjoyed this tour done nicely.
Reviewed by: yasmin w, May 2016
I got train at early morning from London to Lancaster and then bus to Windermere and this traip was at 12. I almost thought that somehow I will miss this but well how punctual everything runs in this country I reached on time had little lunch in Booths at Windermere station and then went to tourist center for this tour. They booked me in wrong trip and thank god there was space in this tour so they could correct it. Jerry was the driver and he was fantastic. To be honest the reason for booking this tour was that i did not wanted to miss this time and wanted to see something so I booked it. I know nothing about Beatrix Potter. But this tour is more than enough to understand about her and her contribution. apart from that drive along lake district and many stop points are great