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The Lake District Beatrix Potter tour

Tour Highlights -  an exclusive private tour in the Lake District of Beatrix Potter visiting sights not possible on a group tour

Step back in time to appreciate a Lake District that was far removed from the popular visitor destination of today. A time when farming was the most important industry, roads were made of dirt and transport was by horse and carriage, steam trains and lake steamers. 

A number of options are available for a Beatrix Potter themed tour designed around your preferences and budget - contact us to design your perfect day in the Lake District of Beatrix Potter

Option A – Scenic Beatrix Potter Tour

Explore the life and times of Beatrix Potter on a tour through a landscape that features in many of her stories. Visit her former home at Hill Top, scenic sights such as Tarn Hows, Coniston Water – optional cruise on the National Trust Gondola, Hawkshead village and the Beatrix Potter gallery, Windermere and ferry across the lake.

Price from £425

 Option B – Behind the Scenes Beatrix Potter tour

Enjoy an exclusive visit to the former marital home of Beatrix Potter at Castle Cottage, now the home of Mandy Marshall an acknowledged expert on Beatrix Potter and her life in the Lake District. Join Mandy on a tour of her house and garden and discover little known anecdotes surrounding the life of Beatrix Potter in the village of Near Sawrey – a must for anyone who wishes to know more about the remarkable lady behind the much loved childrens stories.  The tour of Castle Cottage lasts approx. one to two hours and is followed by a visit to Hill Top, Hawkshead village, Tarn Hows and Coniston. 

Price from £525

Option C – The Complete Beatrix Potter Lakeland Tour

All of the above with the addition of a very special visit to Yew Tree Farm to meet Jo for an informative and entertaining tour of a working Lakeland farm. The farm, formerly owned by Beatrix Potter, continues to promote the Herdwick sheep that were so important to Beatrix. Today Jo, an artist in her own right, continues the work of promoting this unique breed for wool, meat and as an essential tool for managing the Lakeland landscape. Get to see the real Lake District on this tour with a fascinating insight into Lakeland farming on a farm tour that lasts approx. one hour.

Price from £595

Castle Cottage - former marital home of Beatrix PotterA view from the window of Castle Cottage

This was the Lakeland of Beatrix Potter - a landscape of small fields, herdwick sheep, whitewashed farms and stunning scenery.


Near Sawrey in Winter - lovely! Beatrix Potter loved the snowy winters


Typical lake District scene - lake, mountains and sheep, little changed since Beatrix Potter lived here


Coniston Water - private driver guiding to stunning viewpoints

Private Tour Pricing

Contact us for a quote based on the above options and number of people in your party

Entry fees to Hill Top (currently £10.90 per person) and optional cruise fares are not included in the from prices above


Tour start time: 0930 from Windermere

Tour end time : approx 1700


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I never could have imagined such a great experience at Hill Top, one of the busiest sights in the Lakes. I had imagined crowds upon crowds of people, but it was exceptionally pleasant and peaceful.
I'm sure some of this was mere luck or that it wasn't full summer season, but Andy's inside knowledge certainly had a part in this great experience! Also went to other excellent sights I would otherwise not have known about. Great experience with an outstanding guide!

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