This private tour is designed to take you 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. This was the Lakeland of Beatrix Potter - a landscape of small fields, herdwick sheep, whitewashed farms and stunning scenery.
Tour departs: 0930 from Windermere
Tour ends : approx 1700
Your driver guide will show you small villages, beautiful lakes and quiet viewpoints. For many people a highlight of a private tour to the Lake District is a visit to Beatrix Potter's home at Hill Top in the small village of Near Sawrey with time to explore the little village of Hawkshead, a maze of narrow streets and whitewashed buildings.
Your driver guide will show you small villages, beautiful lakes and quiet viewpoints. A short journey on the steam yacht gondola with its plush velvet and brass interior is a journey back in time to how travel on the lakes used to be. For many people a highlight of a private tour to the Lake District is a visit to Beatrix Potter's home at Hill Top in the small village of Near Sawrey. We plan to visit at quieter times of the day for a more peaceful and appreciative experience plus have an exclusive private tour of Beatrix Potters home at Castle Cottage that is not open to the general public.
The finale of our tour is a visit to the recently restored Claife Station above Windermere that would have been frequented by Beatrix Potter before taking the ferry across the lake in the footsteps of those early pioneers of Lakeland tourism.