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Beatrix Potter Afternoon Half Day - includes Hill Top and Cruise

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Windermere

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  • 4 hours
  • Windermere
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


The Beatrix Potter Afternoon Tour is an enchanting excursion that invites you to immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery of the Lake District while discovering the legacy of the renowned author and illustrator, Beatrix Potter. This tour provides an excellent opportunity to gain insights into the life and artistic creations of one of the most adored figures in British children's literature. The itinerary includes a visit to Wray Castle, where Beatrix Potter spent her first summer min the Lakes. You will visit her home at Hilltop with your included entry ticket (no need to pay extra). You will also get the chance to explore Hawkshead, a charming village which Beatrix knew well, and visit other landmarks associated with Potter's life and work, making for an unforgettable and informative afternoon tour.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Lake Windermere, Windermere England

A 35 minute cruise on Windermere will start our afternoon

Duration: 35 minutes

Stop At: Wray Castle, Low Wray, Ambleside LA22 0JA England

Your afternoon starts with a visit to Wray Castle for spectacular scenery and lake views. This is the holiday home where Beatrix first fell in love with the Lake District.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Esthwaite water trout fishery, The Boathouse Ridding Wood, Hawkshead, Ambleside England

Close by Hill Top is Esthwaite Water where Beatrix walked while courting her future husband, William Heelis. This was a favourite spot for Beatrix who thought it "the most beautiful of the Lakes".

Stop At: Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, Main St Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0LF England

While on holiday, Beatrix visited many of the small villages in the area and Near Sawrey became her favourite. This village features in many of her "little books" illustrations. The Tower Bank Arms is immediately recognisable as the place where Kep, the collie-dog goes looking for the two fox-hound puppies to rescue Jemima Puddle-duck. You will be amazed when you see it, exactly like it is in the book!

One of the reasons why Beatrix visited Near Sawrey so often was because while staying on holiday in the area, the Potter's coachman and his family were lodging at a farm there. That farm was Hill Top and is the one Beatrix later bought with the profits from publishing Peter Rabbit. She often visited her 'holiday home' Hill Top and wrote many more books here which were inspired by the people and the places around her in this beautiful part of England.

We stop at Near Sawrey and Hill Top for you to see the locations which are so recognisable in the books and the place where Beatrix Potter lived. Entry to Hill Top IS included in the price of this tour.

Our guide will take you on a short walk through the village, pointing out the various locations Beatrix used in her books.

Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Beatrix Potter Gallery Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NS England

This is where William Heelis had his solicitors office and known well to Beatrix Potter.

Stop At: Tarn Hows, Lake District National Park, Coniston LA21 8AQ England

Beatrix bought a lot of land in the Lake District and owned the beauty spot Tarn Hows. Here you will have a photo opportunity.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England

This is one of our pickup points

Pass By: Ambleside, Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Pass By: Windermere, Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England

This is one of our pickup points

  • Entry into Hill Top (Beatrix Potter's house) is included in the price
  • All entrance fees for locations on the itinerary are included
  • Relaxed and friendly small-group tour of no more than 7 guests
  • Professional Guides share their expertise of all the fascinating facts and stories in English
  • Departure and return to convenient, centrally located meeting points
  • Comfortable minivans with air-conditioning, WiFi and charging points for most mobile devices
  • Regular photo / comfort stops
  • 35 minute cruise on England's largest natural lake, Windermere
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Windermere
  • Entry/Admission - Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House

  • Food & drink
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • All passengers, including children of any age, must have a seat purchased for them
  • We will collect you from the departure point linked to your chosen option. Please do not change to a different departure point without informing us in advance as we don't automatically go to every departure point. If we don't know you have changed your departure point we may not pick you up for the tour!
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

1: Windermere LA23 1AH, UK
2: Bowness on Windermere Terminal, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3HQ, UK

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


4 hours

User's Reviews


02 Oct, 2023

Very interesting story and facts which i was not aware was told to us by our tour guide. Very knowledgeable, clean vehicle, very impressive. Don't forget to take a tour to Beatrix Potter was very impressive coz of the tour and guide.


29 Sep, 2023

Our guide Tim West was congenial, extremely knowledgeable, good driver, and patient with our questions. We would take this tour again!


17 Sep, 2023

My wife and I had an amazing tour with Tim. The tour was extremely informative. I know that we would not have been able to accomplish the itinerary without an expert guide. The tour had a perfect pace to allow for sightseeing as a group as well as some time for individual exploration at the Potter House. Thank you Tim for the experience!

Daniel V

10 Sep, 2023

Incredible experience with Tim, an amazing and knowledgeable guide both of Beatrix Potter and the history of the Lakes District. We learned so much and hope to return again soon to learn and enjoy even more next time. Thanks again, Tim and English Lakes Tours. Five stars is not enough! 😊


04 Sep, 2023

More to Beatrix Potter than her books. We received a full understanding of the dimensions of work, passions and life.

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