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  1. United Kingdom
  2. North West England
  3. Windermere
  4. Lake District

Lake District: Beatrix Potter Half-Day Tour

Product ID: 11895
Explore the favorite countryside of Beatrix Potter on a half-day tour of the Lakes; Windermere, Tarn Hows, Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Farm, and Gardens. Cruise on Lake Windermere and explore the medieval village of Hawkshead.
About this activity
Duration: 4.5 - 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants and date:



  • Visit Hill Top Farm, where you will have chance to visit the gardens and shop (not open between 11/04/19 - 02/15/20)
  • Enjoy a tranquil cruise on a lake
  • Drive through the Lake District around Lake Windermere
  • Visit the beauty spot of Tarn Hows
  • Get inspired as Potter did in the village of Hawkshead
Full description
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 you make your way 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. If you would like a tour of the old 17th-century farmhouse, this can be arranged by the local supplier after booking. The house and gardens remain as they were when Beatrix Potter herself lived there. (Hill Top is not open between 11/04/19 - 02/15/20, during the winter months an alternative attraction will be offered).

After exploring Miss Potter’s extraordinary house, you will continue to the medieval village of Hawkshead, where you will have some time to explore the fascinating village. You will drive through the renowned beauty spot of Tarn Hows.

The afternoon concludes with a cruise down England’s largest lake, Windermere, offering unrivaled views of the mountains.
  • Windermere Lake Cruise
  • Transportation in a small mini-coach
  • On-board commentary in English
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Additional Entrance fees
  • Drivers gratuity (optional)
  • Entrance to Hill Top (Hill Top is not open between 11/04/19 - 02/15/20, during the winter months an alternative attraction will be offered)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear
Know before you go
• 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)
• Hill Top House must be booked in advance by contacting the local partner
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 71 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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A lot to fit in for a half day tour

I loved the tour very much but felt somewhat rushed and certain I didn't get to see as much as I would of liked. Carol our tour guide and bus driver was wonderful and very informative. I just wished we could of had a bit more time to soak it all up.

August 3, 2018

Great and valuable tour!

The tour is great and valuable! The only thing let me feel unsatisfactory was that when I asked for the picking up service they said they didn't provide this service only met Windermere Information Center. But website states they provide the pickup service in this area and actually the tour passed by the hotel we accommodated.

July 28, 2017


Only down side, was not tpld when booking online that hill house was shit on a friday

September 21, 2019

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Mountain Goat Tours & Holidays

Product ID: 11895