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RAIL TOUR: Full Day Tour – No:40

Full Day Rail Tour – Discover the world of Beatrix Potter on a day trip from London to the Scenic Lake District.

Summer Itinerary – April to October:
• Round-trip train tickets to Lake District National Park with reserved seats
• Scenic Lake Cruise
• Visit medieval Hawkshead village
• Visit to Hill Top (home of Beatrix Potter)
• Afternoon tea at the Lindeth Howe Country Hotel, once home to Beatrix Potter

Meet the Evan Evans representative at Euston Station to collect your tickets and itinerary for the day, then enjoy a relaxing train journey to Oxenholme in the spectacular Lake District National Park.

On arrival at Oxenholme you will be met by a local guide, who will take you on a tour of the Lake District. Enjoy a spectacular cruise on Lake Coniston and visit the medieval village of Hawkshead, an enchanting combination of whitewashed houses and cobbled streets. We make our way to Hill Top Farm, home of Beatrix Potter and the inspiration for so many of her characters. Then to Wray Castle, built in 1840 in the Gothic Revival style and where Beatrix Potter enjoyed several holidays as a child. The grounds of the castle offer splendid views over Lake Windermere.

A highlight of the visit to the Lake District is afternoon tea at the Lindeth Howe Country Hotel, once home to Beatrix Potter.

You will be taken back to Oxenholme Station for the train back to London.

Winter Itinerary – November to March:
• Round-trip train tickets to Lake District National Park with reserved seats
• Visit medieval Hawkshead village
• Tarn Hows
• Tour through Yewdale Valley
• Waterhead overlooking Lake Windermere
• Rydal Mount & Gardens
• Free time in Bowness, with option to visit the World of Beatrix Potter (not included in price)

Meet the Evan Evans representative at Euston Station to collect your tickets and itinerary for the day, then enjoy a relaxing train journey to Oxenholme in the spectacular Lake District National Park.

On arrival at Oxenholme you will be met by a local guide, who will take you on a tour of the Lake District. This tour is the ideal way to explore the favorite places associated with Beatrix Potter and Wordsworth. We travel north alongside Lake Windermere to Waterhead and then from here we drive to the medieval village of Hawkshead where you have time to explore this fascinating village. We continue on towards the renowned beauty spot of Tarn Hows where we stop for a photo before driving through Yewdale, passing Yew Tree Tarn and Skelwith Bridge. Our next destination is the charming setting of Rydal Mount & Gardens once home to the famous poet William Wordsworth. Here you can enjoy a guided tour of the house & garden and a delightful cream tea before returning back to Bowness for some free time to look around the picturesque village.

You will be taken back to Oxenholme Station for the train back to London.

This tour is unescorted to and from the Lake District.

DAYS OF OPERATION:
Monday to Saturday
TOUR STARTS: 08.00 hrs, Euston Station
TOUR FINISHES: 21.25 hrs, Euston Station
Closed out: 20 December – 02 January and School Holidays

Last Updated: 05.05.2020

Policies

​CHILD POLICY: 5-11 years old reduced rates (see tariffs); Children under the age of 5 are NOT permitted on this Tour.

CANCELLATION POLICY: All Rail Tours once booked, are non refundable, nor exchangeable.