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Beatrix Potter Afternoon Half Day Tour with Expert Guide- includes entrance fees

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.

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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

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: 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: Hawkshead Grammar School Museum, Old School House Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT England

William Heelis was a solicitor who advised Beatrix about her land purchases. His offices were in Hawkshead village. Your guide will take you on a short tour of this, "the most picturesque village in the Lake District".

Duration: 25 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

Stop At: Coniston Water, Coniston England

After a short scenic drive, Coniston Water comes into view. Coniston Water is the fifth largest lake in the Lake District and is the straightest. You will have a short stop here to admire the view and see the famous fell of Coniston Old Man towering over the village and the lake.

Beatrix also owned a lot of farms in the area and as we travel down the Yewdale Valley back to Ambleside, you will see Yew Tree Farm, famous as a location in the film "Miss Potter".

Duration: 10 minutes

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

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

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

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  • 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
  • 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!
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • 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
3: 2 Kelsick Rd, Ambleside LA22 0BP, UK

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

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User's Reviews


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.


04 Sep, 2023

We had a wonderful afternoon with our guide Tim, the sunny afternoon was the background to a special tour of visiting the place Beatrix Potter loved, we loved it too. Tim skilfully informed us of the history of Lake District, Windermere and HillTop, it’s geological features and history along with the family story, Beatrix’s life, her writing , passion for farming and philanthropy. The tour is well paced , suitable for all fitness levels and takes you to all the important places in the story as well as some extra little local bonuses. The visit to Hill Top is magical. So pleased I realised a bucket list wish and did this with English Lakes Tours.


12 Aug, 2023

Excellent exhibition and very well acted puppet show enjoyed the show. Very lively. Our 6year old grand daughter loved it

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Beautiful Afternoon in Beatrix Potter’s Windermere


Family Memories to treasure


Wonderful Surprise


Fantastic half day tour!


Amazing experience


Magical again!


Fun day out learning about Beatrix Potter


Our guide was friendly, very knowledgeable and we saw things which we wouldn’t have know about if doing it unaccompanied


Incredible & Amazing




An Absolutely Amazing Experience!


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