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Beatrix Potter Day Out

Discover the magical highlights of Beatrix Potter's Lake District for yourself. We have included accommodation, which were favourites of Beatrix.



After a comfortable night at Lindeth Howe Hotel which Beatrix Potter and her family rented as a holiday home, year after year.
So now, let's start at one of the best and most popular family attraction's in the Lake District - The World of Beatix Potter, in Bowness on Windermere.
Until 2 Nov, why not have a really different day out by using the Cross Lakes Experience and catch the special ferry from Pier 3 at Bowness and then the Mountain Goat 525 bus which meets the ferry? You can get dropped off right at Hill Top at Near Sawrey too and visit one of the world's most famous literary homes and the setting for many of Beatrix's stories.


Lindeth Howe’s 2AA rosette restaurant is as popular with residents of nearby Bowness-on-Windermere, as it is with visitors to the Lake District, and our hotel guests, who come to enjoy the activities & delights of Lake Windermere.


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The World of Beatrix Potter™ Attraction in Bowness-on-Windermere is a vibrant visitor centre offering a unique experience for all the family. Explore a magical world where all 23 enchanting tales are brought to life.


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In Hill Top shop you'll find a great range of Beatrix Potter soft toys, books and other lovely gifts which delight our visitors young and old alike.



Just around the corner from Hill Top Farm is Tower Bank Arms pub. The Tower Bank Arms is featured in The Tales Of Jemima Puddleduck. You will find comfort with friendly professional service, quality fresh food and an extensive selection of traditional local ales and organic soft drinks and wines. Children welcome too.


From Hill Top, head north towards the honey pot village of Hawkshead. You can also catch the Mountain Goat 525 from Hill Top and onwards to Hawkshead and wander around this higgledy - piggledy place, which dates back to the 17th century. Visit the Beatrix Potter Gallery, which was the solicitor's office of her husband, William Heelis. Beatrix loved this pretty Lakeland village.
From Hawkshead head north towards Ambleside, take a left and go up to the peaceful Tarn Hows. This beautiful tarn is surounded by a variety of trees and wildlife, Beatrix fell in love and bought it. Today it is owned by the National Trust who have provided a series of delightful walks around the tarn.


Hawkshead has flourished from its beginnings as a Medieval market town. Today Hawkshead, with its car-free village centre, is the perfect place for the visitor to experience the 'real' Lake District. This small village has a magical feel!



For your evening stop, head over into the Coniston Valley. Yew Tree Farm was saved from the threat of developers when in 1930 Beatrix Potter purchased it as part of the large Monk Coniston Estate. This is the farm featured in the Beatrix Potter movie. Yew Tree Farm offers a special bed and breakfast experience in this historic farmhouse. Original oak features throughout, cosy and comfortable.

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