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  • Many Lives of Beatrix Potter: Full Day All-Inclusive Tour

    1. Many Lives of Beatrix Potter: Full Day All-Inclusive Tour

    Make your first stop at Wray Castle. Discover its part in Beatrix's life and the people that she met there. Head along the steep and narrow Lakeland roads to her home in Near Sawrey. Take a guided walk through the village, into Hill Top and its gardens. Have plenty of time to visit the house, gardens and gift shop. Stop for lunch in Hawkshead, and visit the Beatrix Potter Gallery. See original manuscripts and illustrations by Beatrix. Take a short guided walk around the village, and then explore the village at your own pace. Move on to the beautiful Tarn Hows, part of the considerable Monk Coniston Estate bought by Potter, bequeathed to The National Trust. Discover more about the life of Beatrix as a farmer and conservationist. Travel to Yew Tree Farm, once owned by Beatrix and used in the film Miss Potter. Stop to snap some pictures and drive back to Ambleside. Head into the Armitt Li...

    A fantastic day . Thoroughly recommended . So much to see and do , Not only did we get to learn about the real Beatrix Potter , but also learning about and seeing so much of the stunningly beautiful Lake District and it’s rich history made our holiday. Our guides were professional, welcoming and were able to answer any questions we had , in depth . If you book this trip you won’t be disappointed.

  • Wordsworth at Dove Cottage, Grasmere & Rydal Mount Tour

    2. Wordsworth at Dove Cottage, Grasmere & Rydal Mount Tour

    The day starts with a scenic drive to your first location, the medieval village of Hawkshead. The journey there takes you along narrow, winding woodland roads through undulating fields filled with Herdwick sheep and rocky outcrops. Relax and admire the picturesque farms, barns and houses made from local Lakeland slate and stone. Moving on through this sublime countryside, you arrive at the first stop of the day in Hawkshead, "the prettiest village in the Lake District". Your entrance to Hawkshead Grammar School is included in your tour. Here you will be able to see where Wordsworth was educated and the desk where he carved his signature as a boy. Your guide will also take you on a short guided walk around the village pointing out all of the places of interest and then you move on to the next stop at Grasmere. Here you will see the Rectory where he lived for two years but where two of hi...

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What people are saying about Cumbria

Gillian and Tim were a delight!

Our guides, Gillian and Tim, were knowledgeable, witty, entertaining, intellectual, and a delight to spend the day with. I can't praise them enough for the excellent adventure they took us on, bringing Wordsworth, his life, his work, his history, to life. Every step of the way, every stop on our journey, including the cafe for lunch, was meaningful to the Wordsworth story. So very happy we found them!

A fantastic day . Thoroughly recommended . So much to see and do , Not only did we get to learn about the real Beatrix Potter , but also learning about and seeing so much of the stunningly beautiful Lake District and it’s rich history made our holiday. Our guides were professional, welcoming and were able to answer any questions we had , in depth . If you book this trip you won’t be disappointed.

A must for Beatrix Potter admirers or countryside sceneries lovers

Very well organized, there is plenty of time for every activity. With the excellent information from guide Phil, you get a clear view on the different activities on which Beatrix Potter excelled. And a great day on the most beautiful scenery.