Beatrix Potter Tour of the Lake District

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Come and join the Beatrix Potter Tour of the Lake District. Take a scenic and magical journey around the picturesque National Park and see the dramatic panoramas that inspired Beatrix Potter as well as the locations from the 2006 movie Miss Potter, much of which was filmed in the North West of England.

With the locations scattered across the Lake District National Park you’ll get to see many places linked with Beatrix Potter including Hill Top Farm, Hawkshead village, the Beatrix Potter Gallery, Wray Castle, the historic house at Brockhole and the lakes of Esthwaite Water, Windermere and Coniston Water.

At Yew Tree Farm you will take a typical Cumbrian cream tea and, on a guided farm tour, meet the appealing breeds of sheep and cattle that Beatrix Potter devoted her later life to.

On the Beatrix Potter Tour of the Lake District you’ll learn about the life of Beatrix Potter, the characters and the sources of these inspirations. You’ll see how this magic was brought to the big screen in the 2006 film with Renee Zellweger and learn about many other fascinating aspects of the Lake District National Park.

Along the way you’ll have the chance to get off the bus on many occasions, stretch your legs, take pictures and see the locations up close. Please note that as there will be walking involved in the tour it may not be suitable for those with mobility or health problems.

The tour will be led a qualified blue badge guide who is an expert on Beatrix Potter and who also will be on hand to provide a thoroughly enjoyable day. The Beatrix Potter Tour of the Lake District will drop you back at Windermere Railway Station or Bowness on Windermere Lake Cruises Pier 1.

Tour highlights include;

  • See the tiny 17th Century farmhouse, Hilltop, where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her famous stories
  • Visit Hill Top’s delightful, traditional cottage garden planted with flowers, herbs and vegetables
  • Explore the village of Near Sawrey and the lake at Esthwaite Water on a guided walking tour that will reveal where Beatrix Potter took inspiration for her illustrations
  • Discover the medieval village of Hawkshead
  • See original illustrations in the Beatrix Potter Gallery, a charming 17th century building that was the former office of Beatrix’s solicitor husband
  • Uncover nature and discover hill farms once owned by Beatrix Potter on a guided walk through Yew Tree Valley
  • Enjoy an exclusive afternoon cream tea and tour of Yew Tree Farm – featured as Hill Top farm in the 2006 movie
  • Take in spectacular views from the lake shore of Windermere when you visit the gardens and estates of Brockhole and Wray Castle, two of the holiday homes first explored by Beatrix in 1882 aged 16

All of our gift experiences are presented in an attractive red case with “Congratulations – you are the lucky recipient of a Well Wicked experience day” written on the front. You will also get a DVD featuring many of our experiences. Experience vouchers can be personalised if required.


Please allow approx 8 hours for this tour.


This film tour takes place at the Lake District, Wimdermere, Cumbria.


Available on the first Thursday of every month (April – October).


Child prices are for children aged under 12 years of age.

Dress Code

Sensible footwear is advised.

Other Details

Price includes a professional Blue Badge Guide, Driver, transport by luxury air-conditioned mini coach, fully narrated. Afternoon tea at Yew Tree Farm (Afternoon tea includes scones, cream, jam, tea or coffee with free drink top ups). Lunch snd entrance fees to Beatrix Potter Gallery are NOT included.

Meeting Point – Windermere Railway Station at 9.30am OR Pier One, Windermere Lake Cruises departure pier, Bowness at 9.45am.

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