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Immerse yourself in the natural splendor of the Lake District as you tour the luscious landscapes that inspired Beatrix Potter during an enriching 4-day experience. Spend three restful nights in the 4-star Lindeth Howe hotel in Bowness-on-Windemere, accommodation formerly owned by the author, and sail on the shimmering surface of two lakes during idyllic cruises. Enjoy a mixture of independent exploration and informative guided tours as you discover charming towns set amid spectacular scenery and visit locations associated with Beatrix Potter. Breakfasts, dinners and hotel transfers are all included in this tour.


  • 4-day Beatrix Potter Experience including accommodation, breakfasts, dinners and two tours
  • Stay three nights at the 4-star Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, once owned by Beatrix Potter
  • See the best of the Lake District on a Ten Lakes Spectacular tour, including a lake cruise
  • Enjoy a Beatrix Potter Lakeland tour of the places connected with the writer, including a Lake Windermere cruise
  • Visit Hill Top House, Beatrix’s former home and the quaint village of Hawkshead
  • Get free time to explore Bowness and Lake Windermere independently
  • Relax with round-trip transfers between the hotel and selected locations

What You Can Expect

4-Day Lake District and Beatrix Potter Experience from Windermere Including Lake Cruise

Enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Lake District on this 4-day experience

Admire the spectacular scenery of the Lake District as you gain fascinating insight into the life and work of beloved author Beatrix Potter. Cruise the glittering expanse of two lakes on idyllic boat tours; appreciate the provincial charm of villages that pepper the shores of ten lakes; explore the market town of Keswick; and visit Hilltop House, the former home of Beatrix Potter, during an informative guided tour of locations associated with the writer. 

Included in the tour is the following; three nights of luxurious accommodation at the 4-star Lindeth Howe Coutnry House Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere; breakfasts and dinner on each of the three days and nights; and transfers between both the rail station and the hotel in Windermere on each leg of the journey. 

Please note: On Fridays, Hill Top House is closed and guests will only visit Hill Top’s gardens and souvenir shop.


Customer Reviews

Melinda J N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Chris exceptionally good guide. Beautiful country! Great food at this hotel.

Beverly W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This tour was amazing!

Patricia K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

One word: sensational. Only wish it had been double the time. Great gourmet food, lovely building, gorgeous garden. Very warm and welcoming staff. Wonderful area.


4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

Chris, Bob, and Tony were great drivers and guides. Four nights of very formal dining at Lindeth Howe House got a bit tedious. Otherwise, everything was fine. For the the Beatrix Potter tour, I suggest adding the Amrit Library in Ambleside.

Beverly B

4 star rating: Recommended August 2014

It was great!

Susan A

4 star rating: Recommended December 2013

Despite rainy weather--the overall experience was excellent! The hotel was very special--with most of the staff more then accommodating. The driver/guides were informed and entertaining! Just be sure to have your arrival plans planned as best as possible to avoid mix ups. Would like to suggest that Mountain Goat somehow acknowledges their name on their answering service--the call name was confusing and left us wondering if we were at the right place phone wise. Travelers be sure to keep a list of all contacts and numbers at the ready and remember different calling methods are used in different areas --even within the same country. All in all we'dig again if given the oppertunity!!! BON VOYAGE!!!

Margaret D

4 star rating: Recommended April 2013

The whole experience was excellent. The hotel accommodation was fairly ordinary, but the food was definitely 5 star. Mountain Goat Tours were terrific. The Beatrix Pottery Experience is excellent value for money.

Joyce B

4 star rating: Recommended July 2012

I enjoyed tour very much. the Lindeth Howe Hotel was very good, the staff very helpful. They answered all my questions and were very kind. The Mountain Goat tours were very good, the guides, bus drivers were very knowledgable. It was a delightful experience.

Tim D

4 star rating: Recommended October 2010

It was a little disappointing as we did not visit all the sites that are listed on the website. Apart from that the accommodation at Lindeth Howe Hotel was excellent. The drivers were very pleasant and helpful and the itinerary good just did not visit all that was listed.

Vivienne B

1 star rating: I do not recommend this July 2012

Disappointing.Hotel very expensive and out of town.Four days were really one full day tour AND one half day tour. day one was check into hotel, and day four was check out of hotel. Mountain Goat tours were very good. The four days would be better spent arranging own hotel, tours and activities closer to Bowness.

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