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  • Address: Main Street, Hawkshead LA22 0NS, England
  • Hours: Closed Fridays, hours change seasonally
  • Admission: Adults: £4.40

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Beatrix Potter Gallery Tours

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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The Beatrix Potter And Peter Rabbit Tour, Windermere, null
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The Beatrix Potter And Peter Rabbit Tour

A very special day tour through the Lakes to see the home of Beatrix Potter and the gardens in which Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddleduck lived.  After which we ...  Read more

Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $334.59
Lake District Rail Day Trip from London, London, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Lake District Rail Day Trip from London

4.5 star rating: Recommended 49 Reviews

Home of Beatrix Potter, soaring mountains, breath-taking lakes and picturesque valleys; our Lake District tour from London visits many of the spectacular ...  Read more

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

From USD $271.69
Beatrix Potter's Lakeland Tour from Windermere Including Lake Cruise, Windermere, Rail Tours
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Beatrix Potter's Lakeland Tour from Windermere Including Lake Cruise

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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, ...  Read more

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

From USD $64.24

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