Please note: We do not allow children under the age of 5
Lake Windermere, cruise on the largest Lake in England.
Hawkshead, a picturesque medieval village where Wordsworth once studied.
Hill Top Farm, you will have chance to visit the Gardens & Shop.
Tarn Hows, a tranquil Lake District beauty spot.
Experience some of Beatrix Potter's favourite countryside.
Taking in many places associated with the famous children’s author, Beatrix Potter, this tour is an ideal opportunity to see some of the scenery which inspired her.
This afternoon tour takes in a Lake Cruise on Windermere, Hawkshead, Tarn Hows beauty spot and Hill Top Gardens (There is an additional charge for Hilltop House and it is not open Fridays, national park members have no charge).
This tour is ideal for fans of Miss Potter, taking in some great locations in a scenic afternoon. Others can enjoy the tour as even if you’re not a fan of Beatrix Potter you can sit back and enjoy some of the best scenery the Lake District has to offer.
If you wish to enter Hill Top Farm, there is an additional charge of £10.90 per adult, National Trust members go free
Tarn Hows is a picturesque beauty sport just to the north of Coniston, originally three smaller tarns, Low, Middle and High, but the building of a dam raised the water level to create a larger body of water. Tarn How’s is accessible to everyone, regardless of age and physical ability due to it’s manageable footpath. The footpath around the tarn is just short of two miles long and offers the most stunning views!
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Hawkshead is a charming medieval village of narrow alleys and characterful squares in the valley between Lakes Windermere and Coniston. Hawkshead is home to a Grammar School which was established in 1585 and where the famous Lake District poet, William Wordsworth went to school. There has been a church on the hill overlooking the village since the 14th Century but the current church was built in the 16th Century.
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Lake Windermere is the largest lake in England surrounded by spectacular mountains and small villages. It is fed by the rivers Brathay, Rothay, Cunsey and Troutbeck. The lake has 18 islands and the main fish in the lake are trout, char, perch and the top predator is the pike; growing to 1.5m in length. If you would like to enjoy a cruise on England’s largest lake, head over to Windermere Lake Cruises website!
Half day 12:00 - 16:30
This private tour is a guided scenic mini-coach tour, but there are times when you will have the option to walk up to a few hundred metres to take in a view or point of interest.
6 passengers Maximum
Private Tours can pick up from a variety of locations.
Please select an option within these areas when booking online. If you wish to request a specific location please contact us directly via phone or email to enquire.
Some locations may not be possible for this tour or may require an additional charge.
There is space on-board for hand luggage, for anything larger there is luggage storage at the Windermere Tourist Information Centre.
Lunch is not included.
To confirm a booking we require the full amount at time of booking.
You start the afternoon by making your way from Bowness Bay towards Waterhead, cruising on England’s largest Lake, Windermere. Sit back and enjoy the unrivalled views from the Lake towards the fell ranges beyond.
After arriving at Waterhead you make your way to Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Farm, where she wrote many of her famous children’s stories in this 17th century cottage. You will have the opportunity to go into the house (additional charge and not open Fridays), explore the garden and visit the shop.
Continuing onto the medieval village of Hawkshead, you will have a little time to explore its many delightful features. There is plenty of photo opportunities as William Wordsworth old Grammar School is located here.
Onwards then, to the renowned beauty spot of Tarn Hows, which is one of the most photographed locations in the Lake District. Soak up the stunning views looking towards the mountains at Tarn Hows, before making your way back to Windermere.