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  • Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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 spent many of her school holidays when she lived in London. From here we drive to her Hill Top farm, go into the shop, explore her garden and as an optional extra visit the house.


  • Afternoon Beatrix Potter tour from Windermere
  • Visit Waterhead, where Potter spent much time
  • Spend time at Hill Top farm, where Potter lived
  • Lake cruise on Coniston Water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Beatrix Potter's Lakeland Tour

Beatrix Potter's Lakeland and Wordsworth Tour

The first part of your journey is through the beautiful Yewdale Valley, passing Yew Tree Tarn and Skelwith Bridge making our way to Coniston Water for our lake cruise. We visit the incredible Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top farm where she wrote many of her famous children's stories in this little 17th century stone house.

You have the opportunity to go in the shop, explore her garden and as an optional extra visit the house. After exploring Beatrix Potter’s beautiful house we continue on to the medieval village of Hawkshead where you will have some time to explore this charming village. We drive through the renowned beauty spot of Tarn Hows before descending back to Windermere and Bowness.

  • Beatrix Potter's Hill Top Farm
  • A stop in Hawkshead
  • Tarn Hows
  • Cruise on Coniston Water
  • Tour through Yewdale Valley
  • Waterhead overlooking Lake Windermere
  • Return to Windermere and Bowness


Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

I took the Beatrix Potter's Lakeland Tour with driver Chris on Saturday 9th August 2014. Chris was a most interesting and informative guide and the trip was most enjoyable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

The tour staff was friendly and helpful. The scenery in the Lake District is both rugged and peaceful. I especially enjoyed the drive from Hilltop Farm to Coniston Water. The guide was able to provide just the right amount of information about the history and place names to give a perspective. It was interesting to learn about Ms. Potter's agricultural acumen. But in the Lake District, it is definitely the scenery that is the star of the tour. This is a place I want to return to and spend more time in.

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