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Insider's Guide to Lake District

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  • Address: Main Street
  • Hours: Closed Fridays, hours change seasonally
  • Admission: Adults: £4.40

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Beatrix Potter Gallery

For over a hundred years, characters like Jemima Puddle-Duck, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and Peter Rabbit have made an indelible impression on children in Britain and beyond. Their creator, author Beatrix Potter, is intimately connected with the Lake District and this charming, compact gallery celebrates that bond with a display of original drawings showing the genesis of her books, which she wrote and illustrated herself.

The Beatrix Potter Gallery is housed in a 17th century building which was once the office of Potter’s solicitor husband, William Heelis, and is situated in the town of Hawkshead. Exhibits also tell the life story of Potter herself and her commitment to conserving the natural beauty of the Lake District.

Practical Info

The village of Hawkshead is a picturesque 20-minute drive away from the town of Windermere. Once there, allow time to walk around this quaint market village, where the winding streets are closed to traffic. Apart from the Beatrix Potter Gallery, highlights include the Quaker Meeting House, known as the “Birthplace of Quakerism”, and the Old Grammar School once attended by poet William Wordsworth.

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4-Day Beatrix Potter Experience

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 5 Reviews

Enjoy three nights stay at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel located close to Lake Windermere. This comfortable hotel, formerly owned by Beatrix Potter is set ...  Read more

Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $764.78

4-Day Lake District Discovery

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Enjoy four days in England’s beautiful Lake District! You’ll stay three nights at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, located near Lake Windermere. This ...  Read more

Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $764.78

3-Day Lake District Discovery

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

Enjoy two nights stay at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel located close to Lake Windermere. This comfortable hotel, formerly owned by Beatrix Potter is set in ...  Read more

Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $521.44

Beatrix Potter's Lakeland Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 37 Reviews

This tour is the ideal way to explore the favourite places associated with Beatrix Potter. We travel north alongside Lake Windermere to Waterhead where Beatrix ...  Read more

Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $50.41

3-Day Beatrix Potter Experience

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Enjoy two nights stay at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel located close to Lake Windermere. This comfortable hotel, formerly owned by Beatrix Potter is set in ...  Read more

Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $521.44

Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth Tour of the Lake District from Windermere

Combine literary history with poetic scenery on a half-day tour of the Lake District, discovering places that inspired the celebrated children’s author Beatrix ...  Read more

Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $48.67

3-Day Lake District High Adventure

3 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

Enjoy two nights stay at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel located close to Lake Windermere. This comfortable hotel, formerly owned by Beatrix Potter is set in ...  Read more

Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $521.44

Lake District Rail Day Trip from London

4.5 star rating: Recommended 29 Reviews

Take a rail tour to the beautiful Lake District, and visit Hill Top where Beatrix Potter was inspired to create Peter Rabbit, Tom Kitten and the Flopsie ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $345.89

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