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Many Lives of Beatrix Potter: Full Day All-Inclusive Tour

Activity provider: English Lakes Tours

Many Lives of Beatrix Potter: Full Day All-Inclusive Tour

Activity provider: English Lakes Tours

From US$ 193.99 per person

Indulge yourself in the many aspects of Beatrix Potter as a scientist, author, sheep farmer, conservationist and more. Explore her life in detail with visits to her home and the locations of her original artwork and letters.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Visit Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's home, and the locations that inspirred her artwork
  • See her original artwork at the Beatrix Potter Gallery
  • Enjoy seeing Beatrix's original mycology drawings at the Armitt museum
  • Explore the area of Wray Castle, where Beatrix first encountered the Lake District
  • See the magnificent countryside that she lived in and owned parts of
Full description
Make your first stop at Wray Castle. Discover its part in Beatrix's life and the people that she met there. Head along the steep and narrow Lakeland roads to her home in Near Sawrey. Take a guided walk through the village, into Hill Top and its gardens. Have plenty of time to visit the house, gardens and gift shop. Stop for lunch in Hawkshead, and visit the Beatrix Potter Gallery. See original manuscripts and illustrations by Beatrix. Take a short guided walk around the village, and then explore the village at your own pace. Move on to the beautiful Tarn Hows, part of the considerable Monk Coniston Estate bought by Potter, bequeathed to The National Trust. Discover more about the life of Beatrix as a farmer and conservationist. Travel to Yew Tree Farm, once owned by Beatrix and used in the film Miss Potter. Stop to snap some pictures and drive back to Ambleside. Head into the Armitt Library and Museum to uncover Potter's life as a scientific researcher and illustrator. Get fascinating insights into Beatrix's interest in mycology as a young woman, illustrated by her detailed illustrations, bequeathed to the library in her will.
  • Entry to Hill Top
  • Entry to the Beatrix Potter Gallery
  • Entry to the Armitt Museum
  • Fully-guided and escorted when not visiting inside a location
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Important information

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    • The weather in the Lakes can be variable so please make sure that you have a waterproof coat and sensible shoes for the small walks included in the tour
    • All passengers, including children of any age, must have a seat purchased for them
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 3 reviews

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    A fantastic day . Thoroughly recommended . So much to see and do , Not only did we get to learn about the real Beatrix Potter , but also learning about and seeing so much of the stunningly beautiful Lake District and it’s rich history made our holiday. Our guides were professional, welcoming and were able to answer any questions we had , in depth . If you book this trip you won’t be disappointed.

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    June 4, 2021

    A must for Beatrix Potter admirers or countryside sceneries lovers

    Very well organized, there is plenty of time for every activity. With the excellent information from guide Phil, you get a clear view on the different activities on which Beatrix Potter excelled. And a great day on the most beautiful scenery.

    May 12, 2019

    A lovely tour with very friendly guides.

    July 30, 2019

    Product ID: 176460