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Beatrix Potter Private 5 hour tour

By Brook tours of Windermere
Price was undefined, price is now £265
Free cancellation available
5h
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Selective hotel pickup
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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Knowledgeable driver-guide.

  • What's included

    Guided tour around Hill Top.

  • What's included

    Air conditioned vehicle.

  • What's included

    Private tour. (You are not sharing with anyone else)

  • What's included

    Drop off at a destination within the Lake district.

  • What's included

    Complimentary bottled water.

  • What's included

    Umbrellas provided. (Just in case)

  • What's included

    Anytime photo stops at your request.

  • What's included

    Our vehicles are thoroughly cleaned before every tour. This Includes the wiping of all surfaces.

  • What's included

    Hand sanitiser provided.

Cleaning and safety practices

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  • Vehicles and venues disinfected
  • Sanitiser provided

Know Before You Book

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • Not wheelchair accessible

  • Stroller accessible

  • Service animals allowed

  • Near public transport

  • Infant seats available

  • Most travellers can participate

  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • Returns to original departure point

  • Departure time: 10:00 AM

What you can expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Holehird Gardens, Patterdale Road, Windermere LA23 1NP England

Beatrix Potter stayed here in the summer's of 1889 and 1895. She hunted fossils and fungi in the woods which she used to paint watercolour pictures from.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

One of Beatrix Potter's favourite valley's. We pass Troutbeck park farm. Bought in 1923 and where she became an expert in breeding Herdwick sheep.

Stop At: Ambleside, Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England

We take a brief stop at Waterhead in Ambleside situated at the head of Lake Windermere.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Beatrix was 16 when her parents rented Wray Castle. The family stayed there in 1882. One of her favourite rooms was the library.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hawkshead, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Hawkshead is an ancient township that has flourished since Norse times, with many buildings dating from the 17th century. Whilst here we visit the Beatrix Potter gallery. The 17th century building, which was the office of her husband, has remained unaltered since his day. A significant selection of Beatrix Potter's original drawings and illustrations are on display at the gallery.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Bought in 1905 Beatrix Potter used the money she made from her first few books to purchase this little 17th century stone house. Samuel Whiskers, Jemima Puddleduck and Tom Kitten were all created here.

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Miss Potter bought the Monk Coniston estate, which included Tarn Hows, for £15,000, in 1929. She then sold half of the estate to the National trust, and left the other half to the trust in her will.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Coniston Water, Coniston England

Coniston water is one of the most imposing and beautiful of the English lakes. The Lake is dominated by the “Old man of Coniston” which rises to 803 metres.

Stop At: Coniston, Coniston, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Passing through the village of Coniston we come to Yew tree farm. Owned by the National trust. Beatrix bought the farm back in 1930 and saved it from being turned into a forestry plantation. This stunning and historical grade two listed building is one of the most famous farmhouses in the Lake District.

Duration: 5 minutes

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Safety measures

  • Hand sanitiser provided

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Location

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Activity Location

  • Station Precinct
  • Windermere England

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Windermere Railway Station, Station Precinct, Windermere LA23 1AH, UK Traveler pickup is offered
  • Windermere England
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