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  2. Cumbria
  3. Windermere
  4. Lake District

Lake District: Beatrix Potter Half-Day Tour from Oxenholme

Product ID: 216438
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Explore the favorite countryside of author Beatrix Potter on a half-day tour of the Lake District. See Lake Windermere, Tarn Hows, and Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Farm and Gardens. Cruise on Lake Windermere and explore the medieval village of Hawkshead.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit Hill Top Farm, gardens, and shop
  • Cruise down the popular holiday destination Lake Windermere
  • Drive through the gorgeous and geographically-diverse Lake District
  • Visit Tarn Hows, a secluded wilderness area
  • Explore the medieval village of Hawkshead
Full description
Surround yourself with the scenery that inspired Beatrix Potter's enchanting children's books during a half-day tour in the Lake District National Park. The tour bus departs from Oxenholme Train Station promptly at 11:10 am. From there, you will travel to Hill Top, the 17th-century home that Beatrix Potter used as an artistic retreat. Stroll through the colorful garden, home to various flowers, vegetables, and herbs. Experience the authentic atmosphere of the garden and house which remain as they were when Beatrix Potter herself lived there. A tour of the house is available for an additional £11.80 per adult and £5.90 per child which must be booked in advance by contacting the local provider. 

After touring Hill Top, you will continue to the medieval village of Hawkshead where you will have some time for independent exploring. From there, you will make the short drive to the picturesque Tarn Hows, a wilderness area which Potter herself purchased at one point in order to protect it from development.

The afternoon concludes with a cruise down England’s largest lake, Lake Windermere, offering unrivaled views of the fells (mountain-like hills).
  • Windermere Lake Cruise
  • Transport in a small mini-coach
  • On-board commentary in English
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Driver's gratuity (optional)
  • Entry cost for Hill Top house. Must be booked in advance
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please meet at Oxenholme station, Kendal for an 11:10 AM departure. Please arrive on time as the tour cannot wait for late passengers. The driver will meet you by the main ticket office at the station.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear
Know before you go
• Tours are not suitable for children under the age of 5
• Beatrix Potter's Hill Top Farm House is not open on Fridays and may be closed on other days (for further information please contact the National Trust)
• Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Farm will not be part of the tour from November 3rd onwards; another attraction may be offered instead
• If you wish to enter Hill Top, an additional £11.80 per adult and £5.90 per child. Hill Top Must be booked in Advance by contacting the local partner
• Please arrive early for departure from Oxenholme Train Station as the bus leaves on time and can't wait for late trains
• Timing may vary depending on traffic and weather
• You must contact the local supplier directly to book entry to the house before your tour
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