This special private tour is for everyone who has ever been enchanted by the wonderful Tales of Peter Rabbit and his friends. Created over 100 years ago by Beatrix Potter over 100 years ago, she was a formidable and farsighted Londoner who like many others before and since visited the beautiful Lake District and became enchanted with it and then later worked hard to preserve its unique and delicate nature as a National Park.
Having met you at your hotel or holiday cottage, your local guide and driver will whisk you away in a comfortable private car through some of the most beautiful countryside in the world on a journey that is very much a highlight of the day before arriving at the first Lakeland home of Beatrix Potter, Hill Top.
Set in the tiny village of Sawley, Hill Top is a time capsule of this amazing woman’s life. Full of her favourite things, the house appears as if Beatrix had just stepped out for a walk. Every room contains a reference to a picture in a ‘Tale’. Beatrix used Hill Top and its surroundings as inspiration for many of her ‘little books’ – you’ll recognise the rhubarb patch where Jemima Puddle-Duck laid her egg and the garden where Tom Kitten and his sisters played!
Due to its humble size, Hill Top can at times be a little crowded and entry is by a timed-entry system as well as being closed at times during the winter and on Fridays for conversation work.
If you like, we can then stop for a spot of lunch in one of the many local and atmospheric pubs or perhaps to very English tea and scones before we make our way on the short drive to the picturesque village of Hawkshead where we will visit the Beatrix Potter Gallery.
Once you step inside this charming old building to enjoy an exhibition of Beatrix Potter’s original drawings and watercolours. A visit here provides not just the chance to admire her delightful artwork but also the opportunity to learn more about her life outside the writing career which made her famous. Learn more about Beatrix as a farmer and conservationist, and how her legacy helped to keep the Lake District as we know today. This gallery has an interesting history too, because it was previously the office of Beatrix’s husband, William Heelis, plus it gives a rare opportunity to see inside one of Hawkshead’s old buildings.
Standard Adult Prices per person excluding entry fees (child prices available upon request).
1 Adult = £200
2 Adults = £195
3 Adults = £190
4 Adults = £175
City Location: Cumbria – The Lake District
Duration of Tour: 6 hours
(Approximate times as all tours are bespoke)
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