Beatrix Potter Private 5 hour tour

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Overview Location: Station Precinct, United Kingdom
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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, 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

What you can expect With over 20 years experience giving tours to people from all over the world, Brook Tours of Windermere can offer you:
Expert local knowledge, registered fully licensed and insured operator, friendly and courteous service going the extra mile to ensure your comfort, free help advice and planning for our clients, the ability to enjoy the sights and pleasures of the Lake District without the distraction of driving on unfamiliar roads, and a high standard of service whilst at the same time delivering quality and value for money.

Practical information

What's inside

  • Knowledgeable driver-guide.
  • Guided tour around Hill Top.
  • Air conditioned vehicle.
  • Private tour. (You are not sharing with anyone else)
  • Drop off at a destination within the Lake district.
  • Complimentary bottled water.
  • Umbrellas provided. (Just in case)
  • Anytime photo stops at your request.

What's NOT inside

  • Tickets into Hill Top and Beatrix Potter gallery.
  • Entry/Admission - Wray Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House

Additional info

  • Refundable up to 4 business days prior to the travel date minus a 7% administrative fee.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Departure point:

Windermere Railway Station, Station Precinct, Windermere LA23 1AH, UK

Traveler pickup is offered


5 hours


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Departure time:

10:00 AM

Return details:

Returns to original departure point