Private Tour: Beatrix Potter: Morning Half Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert

Windermere Trip Overview

On this tour you get to see:
• Wray Castle where Beatrix spent her 16th birthday and first discovered the Lake District where she was to later make her home.
• Near Sawrey village which Beatrix visited often, used as inspiration for her illustrations and where she happily settled and married.
• Hill Top, the house which Beatrix bought from the money she made from the publication of Peter Rabbit.
• Esthwaite Water where Beatrix fished from her boat.
• Hawkshead village
• Tarn Hows bought by Beatrix  and regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the Lake District.
• Coniston Water with spectacular views of the lake and Coniston Old Man
• Yewdale Valley where Beatrix owned farms and land including Yew Tree Farm used in the film Miss Potter.

Additional Info

Duration: 4 hours
Starts: Windermere, United Kingdom
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours



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On this tour you get to see:
• Wray Castle where Beatrix spent her 16th birthday and first discovered the Lake District where she was to later make her home.
• Near Sawrey village which Beatrix visited often, used as inspiration for her illustrations and where she happily settled and married.
• Hill Top, the house which Beatrix bought from the money she made from the publication of Peter Rabbit.
• Esthwaite Water where Beatrix fished from her boat.
• Hawkshead village
• Tarn Hows bought by Beatrix  and regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the Lake District.
• Coniston Water with spectacular views of the lake and Coniston Old Man
• Yewdale Valley where Beatrix owned farms and land including Yew Tree Farm used in the film Miss Potter.

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

Your morning 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. There will be plenty of time for photos.

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. Your guide will take you on a guided walk through the village to show you actual places illustrated in Beatrix’s books.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: 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, Old School House Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT England

We now stop off in Hawkshead. Your guide will take you on a walking tour around this medieval village pointing out all of the important locations.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Beatrix Potter Gallery Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NS England

William Heelis was a solicitor who advised Beatrix about her land purchases. His offices were in Hawkshead village. They are now the Beatrix Potter Gallery.

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 here.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Coniston Water, Coniston England

Coniston Water is the third 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



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