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Hawkshead Village Tours and Activities

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A beautifully restored medieval market town tucked hidden in the valley between Esthwaite Water and Windermere, Hawkshead is one of the Lake District’s most traditional and picturesque villages, characterized by its striking white-washed buildings, grey slate roofs and cobblestoned sidewalks.

Wander around the car-free center, where you can explore the 15th-century St Michael's parish church, see the former grammar school that William Wordsworth attended, and visit the Beatrix Potter Gallery, before browsing the small, family-run shops or eating at one of the historic pubs.

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Beatrix Potter's Half Day Lake District Tour Including Lake Cruise
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Beatrix Potter's Half Day Lake District Tour Including Lake Cruise

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Visit the Beatrix Potter house and some of the Lake District’s prettiest locations on an afternoon tour from Windermere. After a scenic Lake Windermere cruise, travel through idyllic countryside to Hill Top, the Beatrix Potter home where the beloved children’s author lived during the early 1900s. See the garden and rooms left as she would have known them and learn about her life here. Finish with a visit to the quaint village of Hawkshead, where poet William Wordsworth attended school; and Tarn Hows, one of Lakeland’s most gorgeous spots. Please note Hill Top is an additional £11.80 per adult and £5.90 per child. This must be booked with Mountain Goat at least 24 hours before the tour departs
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.64
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Lake District Rail Day Trip from London
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Lake District Rail Day Trip from London

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Experience the untamed beauty and literary heritage of England’s Lake District on this guided day trip from London, with round-trip rail tickets included. On arrival, explore this epic region by minivan, visiting Lake Windermere, Hawkshead, and Tarn Hows. In summer, enjoy an added visit to Hill Top, Beatrix Potter’s former farmhouse; a scenic lake cruise, and tea at the famous Lindeth Howe hotel. Upgrade to first class rail tickets for extra comfort.
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  • 13 hours
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$323.99
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$323.99

Beatrix Potter: Morning Half Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert Guide
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Beatrix Potter: Morning Half Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert Guide

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Discover another side of the beautiful Lake District, and follow in the footsteps of Beatrix Potter, on this immersive, half-day tour. Meet your guide at your local accommodation, and venture first to Wray Castle, a former vacation home where Potter spent time as a teenager. Continue to her home at Hill Top, see the villages she used to frequent, and learn more about her life and works. As you go, you’ll also get to admire the Lake District’s wealth of scenery.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.95
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$101.95

Beatrix Potter: Full Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert Guide

Beatrix Potter: Full Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert Guide

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On this in-depth, full-day tour, you’ll follow in the footsteps of Beatrix Potter. Go behind the scenes to get a comprehensive overview of the acclaimed writer, illustrator, and scientist, best known for her “Peter Rabbit” series. Tours include stops where the author lived and worked, plus admission tickets to the Beatrix Potter Gallery and Armitt Museum.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$167.58
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$167.58

Beatrix Potter: Afternoon Half Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert Guide
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Beatrix Potter: Afternoon Half Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert Guide

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Without a rental car, rounding up the Lake District spots beloved by Beatrix Potter in a half-day is near-impossible. Ideal for time-crunched visitors, this small-group tour from Windermere, Bowness, and Ambleside visits many such places in a few hours. Explore Beatrix’s Hill Top home, see Esthwaite Lake where she fished, visit Hawkshead, and learn detail about her life and characters via the onboard commentary that you might never otherwise hear.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.93
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Half Day Best of the Lake District
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Half Day Best of the Lake District

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The Lake District is a haven for nature lovers, but public transport between dispersed rural sites can be irregular. Enjoy the perfect overview of the stunning local landscape with this half-day tour. Along the way, see Langdale Valley, Blea Tarn, Coniston, and the medieval village of Hawkshead—where you can see the school that William Wordsworth attended.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.65
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Lakeland Poets: Wordsworth and his circle at Dove Cottage, Grasmere and Rydal Mount - Full Day All-inclusive Tour

Lakeland Poets: Wordsworth and his circle at Dove Cottage, Grasmere and Rydal Mount - Full Day All-inclusive Tour

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Gain insight into the relationship between the English Romantics and their beloved landscape on a Lake poets tour, ideal for literature lovers, history buffs, and nature enthusiasts alike. Discover landmarks including William Wordsworth’s former school, family home, and church, with insights provided by your guide, and benefit from round-trip transfer from a pickup location of your choice for a hassle-free excursion.
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  • 8 hours
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$155.13
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$155.13

Lake District Rail Day Tour from London Including Hawkshead

Lake District Rail Day Tour from London Including Hawkshead

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Hop on the train from London for a scenic journey into the heart of the Lake District National Park on this full-day guided tour. Follow in the footsteps of former resident Beatrix Potter as you visit her farmhouse, then soak up the scenery that inspired her stories as you travel by minibus past wildflower meadows, rugged peaks, and lakes. Visit the charming village of Hawkshead; take a cruise on Windermere, England’s largest lake; then tuck into a decadent cream tea at the Lindeth Howe Country Hotel before returning to London.
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  • 13 hours 30 minutes
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$321.20
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$321.20

Overnight Lake District with Afternoon Tea & Cruise from London
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Overnight Lake District with Afternoon Tea & Cruise from London

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Delight in the natural majesty of the Lake District National Park on an overnight trip to the countryside treasure from London. Take a scenic rail route to the beautiful park and spend a day enjoying the sights on a fully guided tour. Cruise on Coniston Water, one of the area’s largest lakes; see the former Hill Top home of beloved author, Beatrix Potter; and pleasure your palate with a traditional afternoon tea. Luxuriate in 3- or 4-star accommodation and explore independently on the second day after enjoying a fulfilling English breakfast.
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  • 2 days
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$465.74
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3-Day Lake District Explorer Small-Group Tour from London

3-Day Lake District Explorer Small-Group Tour from London

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Discover the best of British history and nature on a 3-day small-group tour to the Lake District. Round-trip train fare from London, all ground transportation, and provided accommodation ensure that your adventure is comfortable and stress-free. The well-rounded itinerary is perfect for travelers who want to take advantage of every moment in the rural paradise. See Ullswater Lake, Kirkstone Pass, Wordsworth's Dove Cottage, and much more.
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  • 3 days
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$625.95
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$625.95

Private Tour: Lakeland Poets: Wordsworth and his circle - Full Day all-inclusive
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Private Tour: Lakeland Poets: Wordsworth and his circle - Full Day all-inclusive

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You get to see: • Hawkshead Grammar School where Wordsworth went to school and carved his name on his desk (only on a friday) • Grasmere Gingerbread Shop where the Victorian cook Sarah Nelson invented Grasmere Gingerbread in 1854 • St Oswald's Church where the Wordsworth family worshiped and whose interior William was so fond of • Wordsworth Family Graves nestled beneath the yew tree that Wordsworth planted himself • Dove Cottage the first family home of Wordsworth and where he wrote some of his best poetry • The Wordsworth House where William Wordsworth was born (not on fridays) • Rydal Mount & Garden was Wordsworth's best loved family home for the greater part of his life from 1813 to his death in 1850 at the age of 80
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  • 8 hours
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$789.03
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William Wordsworth - Full Day - Up to 4 People
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William Wordsworth - Full Day - Up to 4 People

If you’re looking for everything Wordsworth this is the tour for you. Taking you into the heart of Wordsworth country, you will discover his love for Cumbria and the Lake District from his birth in 1770 to his death in 1850. Visit the places he lived and see the uncompromising views that inspired his famous poetry. See the Lake District through the eyes of William Wordsworth for a glimpse into one of the Lake Districts most historically significant figures. This Tour Includes: • Private Air Conditioned Vehicle • Local expert driver / guide • Parking Fees This Tour Excludes: • Food and Drink • Attraction Entry Fees
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$418.96
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Private Tour: Lake District from Manchester in 16 Seater
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Private Tour: Lake District from Manchester in 16 Seater

This private tour gives you an incredible day in the Lake District National Park, from Manchester. It’s an ideal way to see amazing landscape associated with this stunning National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit beauty spots such as Tarn Hows, enjoy lunch in a quaint medieval town and visit Coniston famed for Donald Campbell's Bluebird. This private tour is the perfect way to experience and explore everything the Lake District has to offer. Travel from Manchester with your own personal driver guide in comfort and style. Mountain Goat's drivers are all incredibly knowledgeable about our beautiful national park and will be on hand to answer any questions and help you get the most out of your trip. As it is a private trip customers can also request additions and changes to the itinerary and we'll do our best to include them.
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  • 9 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$782.05
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William Wordsworth - Full Day - Up to 8 People
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William Wordsworth - Full Day - Up to 8 People

If you’re looking for everything Wordsworth this is the tour for you. Taking you into the heart of Wordsworth country, you will discover his love for Cumbria and the Lake District from his birth in 1770 to his death in 1850. Visit the places he lived and see the uncompromising views that inspired his famous poetry. See the Lake District through the eyes of William Wordsworth for a glimpse into the life of one of the Lake Districts most historically significant figures. This Tour Includes: • Private Air Conditioned Vehicle • Local expert driver / guide • Parking Fees This Tour Excludes: • Food and Drink • Attraction Entry Fees
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$488.78
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Private Hire: Lake District from Manchester
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Private Hire: Lake District from Manchester

This private tour gives you an incredible day in the Lake District National Park, from Manchester. It’s an ideal way to see amazing landscape associated with this stunning National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit beauty spots such as Tarn Hows, enjoy lunch in a quaint medieval town and visit Coniston famed for Donald Campbell's Bluebird. This private tour is the perfect way to experience and explore everything the Lake District has to offer. Travel from Manchester with your own personal driver guide in comfort and style. Mountain Goat's drivers are all incredibly knowledgeable about our beautiful national park and will be on hand to answer any questions and help you get the most out of your trip. As it is a private trip customers can also request additions and changes to the itinerary and we'll do our best to include them.
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  • 9 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$782.05
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$782.05
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Private Tour: Beatrix Potter: Morning Half Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert

Private Tour: Beatrix Potter: Morning Half Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert

On this tour you get to see: • Wray Castle where Beatrix spent her 16th birthday and first discovered the Lake District where she was to later make her home. • Near Sawrey village which Beatrix visited often, used as inspiration for her illustrations and where she happily settled and married. • Hill Top, the house which Beatrix bought from the money she made from the publication of Peter Rabbit. • Esthwaite Water where Beatrix fished from her boat. • Hawkshead village • Tarn Hows bought by Beatrix  and regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the Lake District. • Coniston Water with spectacular views of the lake and Coniston Old Man • Yewdale Valley where Beatrix owned farms and land including Yew Tree Farm used in the film Miss Potter.
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  • 4 hours
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$453.87
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Private Tour: Beatrix Potter: Full Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert Guide

Private Tour: Beatrix Potter: Full Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert Guide

You get to see: • Wray Castle where Beatrix spent her 16th birthday and first discovered the Lake District where she was to later make her home. • Hill Top, the house which Beatrix bought from the money she made from the publication of Peter Rabbit. • Esthwaite Water where Beatrix fished from her boat. • Hawkshead village • Beatrix Potter Gallery to see the original illustrations by Beatrix, including the famous copy she made of the Peter Rabbit letter. • Tarn Hows bought by Beatrix  and regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the Lake District. • Yewdale Valley where Beatrix owned farms and land including Yew Tree Farm used in the film Miss Potter. • Armitt Library & Museum to see Beatrix's stunningly detailed mycology illustrations and other artefacts
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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$803.00
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Should I book Hawkshead Village tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Hawkshead Village can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Hawkshead Village 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Hawkshead Village costs USD 58.65. Guided Hawkshead Village tours start around USD 58.65 per person.
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