Touring Itineraries
The MISS POTTER movie map offers you a wide selection of MISS POTTER film locations and Beatrix Potter attractions across the county. Click here to view the movie map. 

Take your pick from the many places highlighted and tailormake your perfect trip. Don’t forget to build in some time to visit some of the other key attractions in Cumbria, the border city of Carlisle perhaps, the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site or areas of stunning natural beauty such as the Solway Coast.

For help and ideas on putting together your perfect itinerary visit the official Cumbria Tourism website www.golakes.co.uk or contact one of the county’s Tourist Information Centres.

A number of tour operators also offer organised tours and day trips to Cumbria-The Lake District. Contact your local travel agent or, for Cumbria-based operators, visit the www.golakes.co.uk website

Lake District Film Tours provides luxury tours around the magical filming locations featured in MISS POTTER. Company directors Alan Saywell and Ben Barden both worked on the picture, finding many of the stunning locations featured. Their personal insight into the production of the film makes for a fantastic and unique behind the scenes experience. For more information visit www.lakedistrictfilmtours.co.uk or call the booking line on 0845 450 1199.

Beatrix Potter / MISS POTTER Highlights Tour - 3 day, 2 night self-drive tour

For those who have limited time available, this short break self-drive itinerary will give you the opportunity to see many of the key Beatrix Potter attractions and MISS POTTER film locations in Cumbria-The Lake District

Day 1 – am

Take a trip to the World of Beatrix Potter ™Attraction in Bowness-on-Windermere. Following a £2m makeover the attraction is 50% larger and now all 23 of Beatrix Potter’s characters are brought to life in three dimensions

Enjoy lunch in the award-winning Tailor of Gloucester Tea Room

Day 1 – pm

A boat trip on Lake Windermere with Windermere Lake Cruises is one of the best ways to enjoy the landscape that inspired Beatrix Potter.  Board one of the boats at Bowness and take a return trip to the delightful Lakeland village of Ambleside

On your return to Bowness visit nearby Holehird at Troutbeck  where Beatrix Potter stayed twice. The gardens were voted one of the nation’s favourite by viewers of Gardeners’ World in 2002 and entry is free.

Take afternoon tea at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel and Restaurant. Beatrix Potter fell in love with Lindeth Howe when she and her family rented it as a holiday home and she later bought it as a home for her mother

Overnight stay in Windermere area

Day 2 - am

Take the short 10 minute car ferry trip from Windermere (Ferry Nab) to Far Sawrey (Ferry House). Ferries run every 20 minutes

Visit Hill Top, the home of Beatrix Potter. Today the house is in the care of the National Trust and open to the public. The furnishings, library and pretty garden are as she left them – it was a condition of her will.

Lunch at the Tower Bank Arms next door to Hill Top. Traditional Lakeland pub seen in one of the sketches for The Tale of Jemima Puddleduck

Day 2 - pm

Travel to nearby Hawkshead and visit the award-winning Beatrix Potter Gallery.

The gallery houses a display of original watercolours used to illustrate The Tale of Tom Kitten, which celebrates its 100th birthday in 2007 and exhibition materials from the making of the film MISS POTTER. Also on display are items relating to Beatrix Potter's life as farmer and landowner. The gallery is situated in the building which was once William Heelis solicitor's practice.

Lunch in Hawkshead

Take the short journey to Coniston and the surrounding area. Visit the Tourist Information Centre with its Beatrix Potter exhibition, take the 45 minute easy walk round Tarn Hows a Lakeland beauty spot bought by Beatrix Potter and now owned by the National Trust and drop in for tea and homemade cakes at Yew Tree Farm, the Hill Top farm setting used in the MISS POTTER film

At the end of the afternoon head north to Keswick, stopping off at to see the Beatrix Potter display at The Lakes Discovery Museum at the Armitt Collection in Ambleside.

Overnight stay in the Keswick area

Day 3 – am

Enjoy some free time shopping in Keswick, the outdoor activity capital of England, before boarding a Keswick Launch boat for a trip round Derwentwater. One of the key filming locations for the MISS POTTER film and the setting for a number of Beatrix Potter’s characters including Squirrel Nutkin, this area was visited by the Potter family on several occasions from 1885 to 1903

Lunch in Keswick

Day 3 – pm

 

Leave Keswick and head towards Loweswater, one of the stunning filming locations for the MISS POTTER movie. Enjoy a short walk in this area before heading off to the beautiful Georgian harbour town of Whitehaven. Pay a visit to the Rum Story visitor attraction used as the setting for the offices of William Heelis in the MISS POTTER film, and find out about the story of the UK rum trade which originally centred on the port of Whitehaven

Tour ends, depart Whitehaven

NB. Check opening dates/times of all visitor attractions before arranging your visit as some are closed during the winter period
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