Tours & activities by Air France UK from Viator

  • Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From GBP 46.00

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Discover the locations that inspired Beatrix Potter on a 4.5-hour Lake District afternoon tour. Embark on a cruise across the majestic Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake. Visit Hill Top farm, Beatrix Potter’s former home, and see the landscapes that inspired some of her books. Continue on to the charming medieval village of Hawkshead, where poet William Wordsworth attended school, and then to Tarn Hows, a scenic beauty spot with lake and woodland views. Learn more about the much-loved children’s author from your knowledgeable guide.


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Popular choice with kids
After a midday pickup from your Windermere hotel, travel by minibus into the heart of the stunning Lake District. Upon arrival at Bowness Bay, board a boat for a leisurely 30-minute sightseeing cruise across the beautifully clear Lake Windermere, the largest lake in England.
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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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Windermere Railway Station or accommodation in Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere or Ambleside.
Departure Time:

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Beatrix Potter's Lakeland Tour from Windermere Including Lake Cruise

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
Additional Information:
  • 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
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
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.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: James A, September 2016

A very nice tour. Our guide was very informative.

Reviewed by: Jennifer S, August 2016

This was a brilliant trip. Driver on the minibus was very informative pointing out sites and updating us constantly on the history. Well worth the money