Hill Top, the inspiration for many of Beatrix Potter's winsome and delicate illustrations, is also included on this tour. The author’s home remains exactly as she left it and in each room there's something that appears in one of her books. The cottage garden contains the same pleasing mix of flowers, herbs, fruit and vegetables as grown by Beatrix.
This tour has a range of unavailable dates in the month of December.
The tour starts from Euston Station, outside the Main ticket office at 08:00am where you will meet a local representative. You will be given a round trip train ticket (with reserved seats) and will arrive at Oxenholme where you'll be met by a guide who will take you on your tour of the Lake District. Apart from enjoying a Lake Cruise on one of the Lakes, you will also visit:
• Hawkshead: A picturesque medieval village with an enchanting combination of whitewashed houses, cobbled streets and narrow alleyways. We make our way to Hill Top, the inspiration for many of Beatrix Potter's winsome and delicate illustrations. The author's home remains exactly as she left it.
• Wray Castle built in 1840 in the Gothic Revival style, Beatrix Potter enjoyed several holidays as a child in Wray castle. Wray castle offer splendid views over Lake Windermere.
Afternoon tea is provided at the Lindeth Howe Hotel.
On your way back to the station, you will cross the sprawling Victorian town of Bowness-on-Windermere in time to take the train back to London, arriving at Euston Station at around 09:25pm.
Winter Special Itinerary:
you will meet a local representative at Euston Station to collect your tickets and itinerary for the day, then enjoy a relaxing train journey to Oxenholme in the spectacular Lake District National Park.
On arrival at Oxenholme you will be met by a local guide, who will take you on a tour of the Lake District. This tour is the ideal way to explore the favourite places associated with Beatrix Potter and Wordsworth.
We travel north alongside Lake Windermere to Waterhead and then from here we drive to the medieval village of Hawkshead where you have time to explore this fascinating village. We continue on towards the renowned beauty spot of Tarn Hows where we stop for a photo before driving through Yewdale, passing Yew Tree Tarn and Skelwith Bridge.
Our next destination is the charming setting of Rydal Mount & Gardens once home to the famous poet William Wordsworth. Here you can enjoy a guided tour of the house & garden and a delightful cream tea before returning back to Bowness for some free time to look around the picturesque village.
You will be taken back to Oxenholme Station for the train back to London.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details
London Euston/ Oxenholme: 8:30am/ 11:08am
Oxenholme/London Euston: 6:29pm / 9:24pm
Please arrive at the start point at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.
Visit the World of Beatrix Potter (not included in price)