Mountain Goat offer superb minibus tours of the Lake District – discover much-loved author Beatrix Potter’s favourite countryside on a half-day trip.
Your tour takes in Hill Top, the house belonging to Potter (author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit) whose picturesque rural location inspired many of her best-loved characters. Then explore Hawkshead, a scenic medieval village where Wordsworth once studied.
The landscapes are picture-perfect, and a photo stop at Tarn Hows is a must, before the tour continues onto Coniston Water for a lake cruise. You’ll pass through pretty Yew Tree Tarn, a small lake, and Skelwith Bridge, a cute village, and have the option to finish with a quintessentially English cream tea at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, the former home of Beatrix Potter’s mother on the edge of lake Windermere, before returning to your accommodation.
Windermere is in the Lake District, northwest England, and is 3 hours from London by train.