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Beatrix Potter: Full Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert Guide provided by English Lakes Tours

Beatrix Potter: Full Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert Guide

Beatrix Potter: Full Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert Guide
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You get to see: • Wray Castle where Beatrix spent her 16th birthday and first discovered the Lake District where she was to later make her home. • Hill Top, the house which Beatrix bought from the money she made from the publication of Peter Rabbit. • Esthwaite Water where Beatrix fished from her boat. • Hawkshead village • Beatrix Potter Gallery to see the original illustrations by Beatrix, including the famous copy she made of the Peter Rabbit letter. • Tarn Hows bought by Beatrix  and regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the Lake District. • Yewdale Valley where Beatrix owned farms and land including Yew Tree Farm used in the film Miss Potter. • Armitt Library & Museum to see Beatrix's stunningly detailed mycology illustrations and other artefacts
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 74530P10
Call +65 6670 9674
Important information
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Knowledgeable guide available throughout the tour
  • Qualified driver in addition to guide for your safety
  • Plenty of time to enjoy every stop we make
  • Lunch stop in Hawkshead
  • Entry/Admission - Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House
  • Entry/Admission - Beatrix Potter Gallery
  • Entry/Admission - The Armitt: Museum, Gallery, Library
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Hawkshead Grammar School
Duration
8h 30m
Departure details
  • Oxenholme, Kendal LA9, UK You MUST only wait at the departure point you chose when booking (shown at the top of this ticket). DO NOT swap to another departure point without informing us at least 24 hours in advance. OXENHOLME - Please wait by the ticket office in the small car park on the south bound side. LA9 7HG
  • Windermere LA23, UK WINDERMERE - Please wait immediately outside of the Railway Station entrance, Windermere LA23 1QA
  • Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23, UK BOWNESS - Please wait next to the ticket office adjacent to the lay-by outside of Pier 1, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3HQ
  • Ambleside LA22, UK AMBLESIDE - Please wait on the corner of King Street next to Ishaas Indian Eatery, LA22 0BZ
  • Grasmere, Ambleside LA22, UK GRASMERE - Please wait in the car park for Dove Cottage that is opposite the Daffodil Hotel. LA22 9PR
  • Keswick CA12, UK KESWICK - Please wait on the edge of Bell Close car park next to the Back Bar. CA12 5JF
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • All passengers, including children of any age, must have a seat purchased for them
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please choose the option for the place you wish to join the tour, once booked this is where we expect to pick you up
  • The English Lake District weather can change quickly, even in the summer months. Please bring a waterproof coat with a hood in case of rain or windy weather
  • As there is a little walking involved on the tour, some uphill and on uneven or wet terrain, please wear suitable, comfortable shoes
  • This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 5
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Knowledgeable guide available throughout the tour
  • Qualified driver in addition to guide for your safety
  • Plenty of time to enjoy every stop we make
  • Lunch stop in Hawkshead
  • Entry/Admission - Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House
  • Entry/Admission - Beatrix Potter Gallery
  • Entry/Admission - The Armitt: Museum, Gallery, Library
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Hawkshead Grammar School
Departure details
  • Oxenholme, Kendal LA9, UK You MUST only wait at the departure point you chose when booking (shown at the top of this ticket). DO NOT swap to another departure point without informing us at least 24 hours in advance. OXENHOLME - Please wait by the ticket office in the small car park on the south bound side. LA9 7HG
  • Windermere LA23, UK WINDERMERE - Please wait immediately outside of the Railway Station entrance, Windermere LA23 1QA
  • Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23, UK BOWNESS - Please wait next to the ticket office adjacent to the lay-by outside of Pier 1, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3HQ
  • Ambleside LA22, UK AMBLESIDE - Please wait on the corner of King Street next to Ishaas Indian Eatery, LA22 0BZ
  • Grasmere, Ambleside LA22, UK GRASMERE - Please wait in the car park for Dove Cottage that is opposite the Daffodil Hotel. LA22 9PR
  • Keswick CA12, UK KESWICK - Please wait on the edge of Bell Close car park next to the Back Bar. CA12 5JF
Duration
8h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • All passengers, including children of any age, must have a seat purchased for them
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please choose the option for the place you wish to join the tour, once booked this is where we expect to pick you up
  • The English Lake District weather can change quickly, even in the summer months. Please bring a waterproof coat with a hood in case of rain or windy weather
  • As there is a little walking involved on the tour, some uphill and on uneven or wet terrain, please wear suitable, comfortable shoes
  • This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 5
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 6 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Wray Castle
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House
    Stop: 80 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Esthwaite water trout fishery
  • 3
    Beatrix Potter Gallery
    Stop: 110 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Hawkshead Grammar School
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Tarn Hows
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Coniston Water
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    The Armitt: Museum, Gallery, Library
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Bridge House
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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JulesP
3 contributions
Brilliant Beatrix
Aug 2021
Such a packed and full day tour with amazing views and places to visit. Sandra our driver and Gillian our guide were so knowledgeable of the area and with a wealth of information. Gillian's passion for Beatrix Potter showed in her excellent delivery and enthusiasm of her knowledge.
Timings were perfect and we had enough time for toilet breaks, photo opportunities , gifts and lunch.
A definite must and I would use this company again,

Thank you for a lovely day :-)
Written 5 August 2021
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englishlakestours
It sounds like you had a great morning on our Beatrix Potter Tour with Sandra and Gill, they are both really fun and passionate about what they do. Beatrix Potter was an amazing woman and it is always a pleasure to show people where she lived and bring her tales to life at the locations which inspired them. Thank you for spending the day with us and we are delighted that you enjoyed the tour.
Written 25 August 2021
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chatterbec
55 contributions
Breathtaking views, full of facts and such a fantastic day. A must if you in the Lakes!
What a fantastic tour. We love Beatrix Potter and it was so lovely to see so many great places. Tim, our guide, was brilliant. So fun and lovely to chat to. He was incredibly knowledgeable and loved the enthusiasm. He taught us so much and we now know all the other things that made Beatrix so great apart from the books . Lots of stops and plenty of time at each. Never felt rushed. The views we saw and photo opportunities we had too were great. Also so nice that Tim refers to books and knows where pictures are..makes it more real. Loved we learnt about Wordsworth a bit too. Never done a tour before but definitely going to do another next time we are here in the Lakes. A big mention also has to go to Tim's excellent driving. No idea how he managed it all! A brilliant day and lovely having a small group- only us and one other couple. Thank you Tim,,you were fab and English Lake Tours. You will see us again!
Written 2 August 2021
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Jo S
Belfast, UK101 contributions
Holiday
Jul 2019
Fantastic I love Beatrix potter and her home was delightful so much to see and the guides around the house were so knowledgeable it’s like stepping back in time and the gardens are beautiful there is a shop selling her stuff watch you get carried away buying such a beautiful place
Written 15 February 2020
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Visiting Hill Top is always a highlight for anyone interested in the life of Beatrix Potter. What a fascinating lady she was. Glad you had such a nice time.
Written 28 February 2020
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stephen d
Lake Oswego, OR33 contributions
Beatrix Potter tour
Oct 2019
We were met at the Windermere train station precisely on time. Appropriate well-maintained van. Our driver/guide was Tim who did an exceptional job -- most knowledgeable, fun to be with. Good driver. Tour sequenced well and was run at a relaxed pace. Obviously, he enjoyed the subject and we had a running commentary that was informative and answered our many questions. The two of us plus two others made for a good group. We all ended the day not only enjoying the area but had a much greater understanding of Beatrix Potter and her many contributions to children's literature as well as the Lake District.
Written 25 October 2019
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We love to show our guests that there is so much more to Beatrix Potter than simply her "little books". Our guides spend a lot of time researching the people and places that we visit and this enables them to have answers to the many, varied questions that they get asked!
Written 18 November 2019
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Carole Coombs
2 contributions
Brilliant day
Oct 2019
We had a fantastic day yesterday with our lovely guide Gillian and driver Tim, Gillian is passionate about the lakes and it shows in her talks, we would never have got to see the area had we driven on our own, I highly recommend this company and we are now planning our next tour x
Written 10 October 2019
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We are so happy that you enjoyed your day with us. Gillian is a great guide and loves to pass on her the knowledge that she has from her extensive and ongoing research.
Written 13 October 2019
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Linda1lea
1 contribution
Beatrix Potter all day tour
Sep 2019 • Friends
We just finished an all day tour of Beatrix Potter’s Lake District. It was fabulous! Our tour guide, Gillian, was so incredibly knowledgeable. Not only about Beatrix Potter but all of the Lake District history. What a beautiful area and I have so much more understanding of her huge contribution to the Lake District. I would highly recommend this tour!!
Written 26 September 2019
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Beatrix Potter is so much more than her "little books" and we love to explain in depth about her life and visit so many places with associations to her. Gillian will be pleased that you had such a good time with her.
Written 27 September 2019
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Careermanzz
Sacramento, CA164 contributions
Personal Tour
Sep 2019
On the Beatrix Potter we were the only two who signed up for today. This was like having our personal tour because we could add small changes to the regular tour route.
Tim was a great driver/guide. His knowledge of the history of the area made the tour come alive.
I was talked into the tour by my wife but I am grateful..it was a great experience.
Written 21 September 2019
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It is great that we often have husbands who come on this tour because their wife wants to do it and then go on to realise that the life of Beatrix Potter is a very interesting one as we unfold the story to you. Glad you enjoyed the tour.
Written 27 September 2019
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Ruth
1 contribution
Wonderful tour
Jul 2019 • Friends
The guide had alot of good info, not just repeating a load of things. Thoroughly enjoyed all the venues.
Written 6 July 2019
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We are pleased that you enjoyed all the places we visit on this tour. Our guides put a lot of effort into their ongoing research that enables them to give you a lot of information about the people and places we visit.
Written 8 July 2019
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Barbara G
Hudson, OH3 contributions
The Many Lives of Beatrix Potter
Jun 2019 • Solo
What an in-depth tour! Tim was a very knowledgeable, exceptional guide who connected all of this fascinating woman’s life and philosophies based in the beautiful Lake District. Had no worries at all, no stresses—-only lovely surprises and artwork far beyond just her “little books.” Ask if you like, if you can visit some of the “auld” churches that dot the area. Can’t imagine any other touring company to use should I return. Also, conducts tours related to the Brontes, and Wordsworth.
Written 12 June 2019
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So many people think that Beatrix Potter is just about the "little books" but there is so much more to the lady as you have discovered on our tour! She is so important to the Lake District that we really love showing visitors the many sides to her character and the many ways that she saved the Lakes for everyone. We are really pleased that you had a great time with us!
Written 14 June 2019
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Navigator821149
2 contributions
I'll never forget it!
Apr 2019 • Solo
This review is long over due because I went on Tim and Gillian's tour back in April at the beginning of the season. And because it was so early, I was the only one who had booked the tour for that day, but they were so generous and took just me! Bright and early they picked me up at my hotel and the three of us started chatting right away. (By the end of the day they were like ole friends). If you love Beatrix Potter and the Lake region please book Tim and Jillian's tour. They have a wealth of knowledge of the region and Miss Potter. Jillian took me to the very spots where Beatrix had painted so many of the illustrations for her Peter Rabbit books. Jillian had all of the little books with her so when we walked to different spots she'd pull the right book out and show me the picture of what we were looking at in real life. The three of us had a lovely lunch together in one of the little villages, had plenty of time to shop, go to Miss Potter's house and garden and to her museum where her original art is kept. Then Tim drove us all through the lake region, and they were so patient when I wanted to stop to take photo's. I will always remember the perfect day I spent in Lake Windermere and how fun and knowledgeable they are.
Written 5 June 2019
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It always amazes visitors when they see the pictures in the "little books" are actually painted from life and these places really exist. We always love to visit the locations and show our visitors Beatrix's paintings in her books to compare them with. Beatrix's life story is a fascinating one and surprises people when they discover that she is so much more than an author of children's books.
Written 14 June 2019
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Amazing
Very good tour with Tim the house was the highlight amazing views driving up to top hill tim was very good a knowle
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Such an enjoyable tour!
We were so impressed by the depth of knowledge of our guide (Tim). He was obviously interested in the topic and ha
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Private Lake District tour
Excellent tour of the Lake District with a very knowledgeable tour guide. Tim was quick to tell us the story’s, hi
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Extremely interestings week spent in the company of an exceptional driver and knowledgeable guide
Having just spent six days on a fascinating bespoke tour of the Lake District expertly arranged and conducted by En
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great Tour
Great half day tour. Tim our driver gave us an excellent commentary of the area and took us to great view points th
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Excellent Tour
Excellent Tour of the Lakes, a big thank you to Tim our Driver and Guide, who was extremely knowledgeable of all th
sarahmY4118LX
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10/10 a must if you are in the Lake District
It was all amazing got to see so many amazing places and views that you wouldn't see any other way. Tim the tour gu
carmary2021
carmary2021
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Wonderful tour
This tour was absolutely fantastic! Tour guide and driver Tim knew all the most beautiful spots to take us and gave
angelabB3553EX
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A tour to stay with you forever
9.09.21. My daughter and I were collected at Pier1 in Bowness and travelled in immaculate 6seater vehicle with Cov
Elaine R
Elaine R
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Best Way to see Many Areas of The Lakes
Having a guide who was very well informed and could navigate some very steep and windy roads. Air conditioned mini
Jack S
Jack S
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Great day!
Very well conducted tour. Very professional tour guide would 100% recommend. Was 28 degrees outside, but the AC in
Janice T
Janice T
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A fantastic tour, thanks to Tim
We had a great time on this tour today. Learned tons of interesting facts about the area and its famous residents,
207calumh
207calumh
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Do this trip!
Excellent tour, Gillian and Sandra clearly have a major passion for the local area and its history which was incred
joyt225
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Enlightening and enjoyable experience
We started our trip at Windermere and were driven to Wordsworth Dove cottage and Rydal Mount where Wordsworth lived
MichelleB241
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Beatrix's life
Super afternoon with Tim as our guide. So knowledgeable about Beatrix Potter but also lots of added extra gems alon
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