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Naturally Central & Southern Lakeland

The very heart of the Lake District offers an enormity of attractions from picturesque villages and towns rich in history and culture to spectacular scenery. The natural splendour of the area has provided inspiration for great writers, poets, artists and Craftsmen.


10.00am (1.5 hours duration) – Visit the World of Beatrix Potter™ Attraction, Bowness on Windermere. Here the stories of Peter Rabbit™ and all his friends are bought to life in a magical indoor recreation of the Lakeland countryside so you can explore Mr McGregor’s garden and visit Mrs Tiggy-Winkle’s kitchen.

(30 minutes duration) - Re-join coach to travel to Dove Cottage
Benjamin Bunny

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction

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.


12.15pm (1.25 hour duration) – Arrive at Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum for lunch in their cafe.


Option 1:
1.30pm (1.5 hour duration) – Visit Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum. Dove Cottage is the beautifully preserved Grasmere home of England’s finest poet William Wordsworth. Enjoy a fascinating tour and then walk next door to the award-winning Museum which displays priceless Wordsworth treasures.

or Option 2:

1.45pm (1.5 hour duration) – Visit Rydal Mount. Nestling between the beautiful fells, Lake Windermere and Rydal Water, lies the "most beloved" home of William Wordsworth from 1813-1850. Now the home of his direct descendants, visitors can wander through the house and extensive gardens landscaped by the poet.

Depart for home or hotel.


Brockhole the Lake District Visitor Centre, Windermere - set in extensive lake shore gardens on the shores of Windermere, an information centre, events and activities.

Blackwell, The Arts and Crafts House, Bowness on Windermere - A rare example of the Arts and crafts movement with wonderfully rich interiors and exciting exhibitions of applied arts and crafts.

Windermere Lake Cruises - Steamers sail daily between Ambleside, Bowness and Lakeside, offering an ideal alternative link between attractions and towns.

Please note that it advisable that all group visits should pre-book with individual attractions.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the details contained on this website are correct, GoLakes Travel cannot be held responsible for any error, omission or misrepresentation.
Dove Cottage and The Wordsworth Museum

Dove Cottage

This traditional Lakeland cottage was the home of the poet William Wordsworth.
Rydal Mount and Gardens

Rydal Mount and Gardens

Rydal Mount, Wordsworth's best loved home for 37 years. Here he wrote many of his poems and revised and improved much of his earlier works including the Prelude and the famous 'Daffodils' poem.
Brockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre

Brockhole: Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole on Windermere

We're Brockhole on Windermere set right on the shores of the lake and we are incredibly proud to be at the heart of the spectacular Lake District National Park - a New UNESCO World Heritage Site!
Blackwell, The Arts & Craft House

Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House

A Grade I listed building, Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House is a masterpiece of twentieth century design.
Windermere Lake Cruises, Lakeside

Windermere Lake Cruises, Lakeside

Windermere Lake Cruises trace their origins back to Victorian days, steamers and launches carry over 1.35 million visitors each year. The steamers have saloons, promenade decks, teashops and licensed bars.

Details of The World of Beatrix Potter AttractionThe World of Beatrix Potter Attraction

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, recreating the beautiful Lake District countryside complete with sights, sounds and smells. There's chance to meet your favourite characters including Peter Rabbit, Mrs Tiggy-winkle and Jemima Puddle-Duck. Visitors can step into Peter Rabbit's Garden to see the cos lettuces that Benjamin Bunny nibbled on and the gooseberry bush where Peter got caught in a net as he tried to escape Mr. McGregor! There's plenty to do to keep everybody happy: kids can explore with a free activity booklet and play puzzles and games whilst adults reminisce and absorb themselves in Miss Potter's history in the fascinating virtual world and interactive area. There's also a superb themed family friendly café where you can treat yourself to a scrumptious High Tea and a Peter Rabbit Picnic Basket for the kids. On the menu too are delicious fresh soups and salads with ingredients grown in our very own kitchen garden. And don't forget you can take a bit of Beatrix Potter magic home with you at the end of the day from our famous gift shop. With plenty of great events to take part in through the year, a fun time is guaranteed whatever the weather!

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The Old Laundry, Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3BX


Map reference: SD 403969
     Lat: 54.36411  Long: -2.92027
In the centre of Bowness-on-Windermere, just off Lake Road.

By Train: connect to the Lakes Line at Oxenholme Station and travel on to Bowness-on-Windermere. Alight at Windermere and take the 25 min walk to Bowness-on-Windermere.

Parking : with charge

Public Transport : 2 miles from Windermere station

Japanese signs/commentary, Dutch, Chinese and French signs/subtitles.

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