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Beatrix Potter's Lakeland Tour from Windermere Including Lake Cruise

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    After pickup from a central Windermere location, travel to Bowness-on-Windermere by minibus for your sightseeing cruise.
    Step onto your comfortable boat, and enjoy the idyllic scenery as you cruise across Lake Windermere, England’s biggest lake. Take photos from the deck, and then step ashore at Waterhead, on the lake’s northern shores.
    Rejoin your minibus and travel through the undulating countryside to Hill Top, the home Beatrix Potter bought in 1905 using monies earned from her debut children’s book, 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit.' Having fallen in love with the Lake District, Beatrix spent much of her life here, gleaning inspiration from the landscapes and villages for her stories.
    Wander around the pretty cottage garden, home to an allotment like those featured in many of Beatrix’s tales, and browse the charming gift shop. If you wish, head inside the 17th-century house to explore the rooms, left pretty much as they were in Beatrix’s day. View her writing desk, furnishings, and personal effects, and learn about her daily life here.
    Next, continue to Hawkshead, a lovely village famous for its whitewashed cottages and cobbled lanes. Learn how English poet William Wordsworth was schooled here between 1779 and 1787, and glimpse the old grammar schoolhouse he attended.
    Drive on to Tarn Hows, one of the area’s best-loved beauty spots. Here, drink in the gorgeous views of the lake against a backcloth of rugged peaks.
    Afterward, ride back to Windermere where your tour ends.
    Please note: Hill Top is closed on Fridays.
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    All reviews hill top mountain tour beatrix potter enjoyable trip lake cruise wonderful tour tour guide an excellent guide my sister excellent value for money boat ride sense of humour goat half day tour beautiful scenery fox peter
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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    Due to a trafficaccident we could not follow the default route and our tourguide and driver (Marc) had to improvise. He did a marvelous job with that. We saw some beautiful spots with some extra's. He knows his way around the lakes and provides a...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank PJ8man
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We bought the vip afternoon tea tickets which turned out to be superb value . First the theatre was excellent with wonderful voices for the musical part and amusing characters. The museum was lovely and the afternoon tea was superb quality with a huge array...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Donna T
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We enjoyed this tour, a small group and a very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. As well as going to Hilltop farm we had an hour in a village by ourselves which was good. The boat trip was lovely to which finished the day off...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank FionaSuds
    Reviewed 14 July 2019 via mobile

    Day start off great got picked up on time Lisa the mountain tour guard was excellent and very knowledgeable and it's not just Beatrix potter's you stop at would recommend it for couples families everyone mountain tours are amazing there do a wide range of...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Tom356893728737
    Liz C, Marketing Manager at Mountain Goat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hello Tom356893728737, Thank you for your review, I'm glad you had an amazing tour and enjoyed Lisa's company. Thank you for your recommendation, hopefully we'll see you again! Best wishes, Mountain Goat

    Reviewed 5 July 2019 via mobile

    It was fantastic, 4 hours of tour around the wonderful lake District including Windermere boat ride. So much to take in, and would definitely go again FOR ONLY £36 per adult Thanks to the tour company and staff, Definitely recommend to all without delay Peter...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Peter I
    Liz C, Marketing Manager at Mountain Goat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2019

    Hello Peter I, Thank you for your lovely review, we're very happy you had a great day out with us and found it to be 'excellent' value for money! We thank you for your recommendation, hopefully we'll see you again! Best wishes, Mountain Goat

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    Kathryn C
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    Hi Kathryn We got back at around 4:30 pm
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