Hawkshead Tours

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Hawkshead
A beautifully restored medieval market town tucked hidden in the valley between Esthwaite Water and Windermere, Hawkshead is one of the Lake District’s most traditional and picturesque villages, characterized by its striking white-washed buildings, grey slate roofs and cobblestoned sidewalks. 

Wander around the car-free center, where you can explore the 15th-century St Michael's parish church, see the former grammar school that William Wordsworth attended, and visit the Beatrix Potter Gallery, before browsing the small, family-run shops or eating at one of the historic pubs.

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Hawkshead is located in the center of the Lake District National Park, just west of Windermere Lake. 
Address: Hawkshead, Lake District, England
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Lake District Rail Day Trip from London

Experience the untamed beauty and literary heritage of England’s Lake District on this guided day trip from London, with round-trip rail tickets included. On arrival, explore this epic region by minivan, visiting Lake Windermere, Hawkshead, and Tarn Hows. In summer, enjoy an added visit to Hill Top, Beatrix Potter’s former farmhouse; a scenic lake cruise, and tea at the famous Lindeth Howe hotel. Upgrade to first class rail tickets for extra comfort.
  • Duration: 13 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 13 hours 30 minutes
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Half-Day Windermere and Lake District Winter Tour

The magnificent scenery of the Lake District National Park is even more magical during the winter months, but it can be tricky to navigate the icy roads without a guide. This half-day tour visits highlights such as Windermere, Hawkshead village, Tarn Hows, and Yewdale Valley, and includes a scenic cruise across Lake Windermere.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Beatrix Potter's Lakeland Tour from Windermere Including Lake Cruise

Visit the Beatrix Potter house and some of the Lake District’s prettiest locations on this 4.5-hour afternoon tour from Windermere. After a scenic Lake Windermere cruise, travel through idyllic countryside to Hill Top, the Beatrix Potter home where the beloved children’s author lived during the early 1900s. See the garden and rooms left as she would have known them, and learn about her life here. Finish with a visit to the quaint village of Hawkshead, where poet William Wordsworth attended school; and Tarn Hows, one of Lakeland’s most gorgeous spots.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Overnight Lake District Rail Trip from London

Delight in the natural majesty of the Lake District National Park on an overnight trip to the countryside treasure from London. Take a scenic rail route to the beautiful park and spend a day enjoying the sights on a fully guided tour. Cruise on Coniston Water, one of the area’s largest lakes; see the former Hill Top home of beloved author, Beatrix Potter; and pleasure your palate with a traditional afternoon tea. Luxuriate in 3- or 4-star accommodation and explore independently on the second day after enjoying a fulfilling English breakfast.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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