Beatrix Potter's Lakeland Tour from Windermere Including Lake Cruise

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What You'll Get


Surround yourself with the scenery that inspired Beatrix Potter's enchanting tales during a half-day tour in the Lake District National Park. This tour gives you the chance to visit the author's home, and explore the medieval Hawkshead and scenic Tarn Hows.

The tour starts as we make our way to Hill Top, the 17th-century home that Beatrix Potter used as an artistic retreat. Stroll through the colourful garden, home to various flowers, vegetables and herbs.  A tour of the old 17th-century farmhouse can be available for an additional £11.80 per adult and £5.90 per child which is payable on the day. The House and Gardens remain as it was when Beatrix Potter herself lived there.

Your next destination is the nearby medieval township of Hawkshead, which was originally owned by the monks of Furness Abbey until the 12th century. Spend time exploring the ancient charms of the village, including the 14th-century Hawkshead Parish Church and the grammar school where poet William Wordsworth was educated

Later, head to Tarn Hows, a picturesque area of the Lake District National Park that was once owned by Beatrix Potter. Learn about the challenges the author faced in purchasing it in an attempt to preserve it from development, and how it became part of England's National Trust. 

The afternoon concludes with a cruise down England’s largest lake, Windermere, offering unrivalled views towards the mountains.

Please note: Hill Top house is not open on Fridays outside of June, July & August.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be 5 years or older
  • There will be places in Hawkshead to buy food or drink but we recommend you have Lunch before the tour.
  • There are toilet stops on route
  • Minimal walking is involved
  • Our vehicles are not currently wheelchair accessible
  • Luggage storage is available at the Windermere Information departure location
  • Seats cannot be reserved
  • Each passenger must have their own seat
  • Hill Top House is closed every Friday, however the gardens and the shop are open
Inclusions
  • Transport in a small mini-coach
  • On-board commentary in English
  • Windermere Lake Cruise


Exclusions
  • Food & drink
  • Additional Entrance fees 
  • Drivers gratuity (Optional)
  • Entrance to Hilltop is not included but can be available for an additional £11.80 per adult and £5.90 per child which will be payable on the day.


Departure Point
The main departure is at the Windermere information centre, please meet at 11:50am.  
Other pickups at Bowness Pier (11.40am) and Kelsick Road Ambleside (12.10pm).  

Please make sure you are there on time as the tour cannot wait for late passengers.



Departure Time
The main departure is at the Windermere information centre, please meet at 11:50am.    Other pickups at Bowness Pier (11.40am) and Kelsick Road Ambleside (12.10pm).   

Please make sure you are there on time as the tour cannot wait for late passengers.

Duration
4 hours 30 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
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