Lake District & Afternoon Tea

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


  • Round-trip train tickets from London to Oxenholme with reserved seats
  • Panoramic Small Group Tour of the Lake District
  • Scenic Cruise on Lake Windermere
  • Visit medieval Hawkshead village
  • Visit to Hill Top Farm (Summer only, closed Fridays)
  • Cream Tea at the Lindeth Howe Country Hotel, once owned by Beatrix Potter
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London to the Lake District

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.

Your Expert Guide will be waiting for you at Oxenholme Station, ready to whisk you away on your journey into this incredible area of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoy the scenic surroundings of the Cumbrian Mountains, which includes Scafell Pike, the tallest mountain in England. From here, we will head towards the tranquil beauty spot of Tarn Hows, where we will stop for photos before heading into the Langdale Valley. Derived from the Old Norse term for 'long valley', this stunning glacial valley is decorated with silver waterfalls and impressive rock scenery.

Hawkshead and Hill Top Farm

Visit the tiny medieval market town of Hawkshead. A charming mix of higgledy-piggledy houses and narrow cobbled streets, this pretty village in the heart of the Lake District was beloved by both William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter.

After Hawkshead, we will make our way to Hill Top Farm*, former home of Beatrix Potter and the inspiration for so many of her characters. We will also stop to admire the scenic views from Tarn Hows, a tranquil lake District beauty spot.

*Hill Top Farm is not open on Fridays, so you will visit The Beatrix Potter Gallery whilst in Hawkshead instead. During the winter months, instead of hilltop Farm guests will visit the World of Beatrix Potter where the famous author's stories, such as Peter Rabbit, are brought to life in a magical interactive exhibition.

Cruise on Lake Windermere

Included in your Tour is a cruise on Lake Windermere, England's largest lake where you will be treated to stunning views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and the many wooded islands.

Cream Tea

After a busy day exploring, relax with an English afternoon cream tea at the Lindeth Howe Country Hotel, once owned by Beatrix Potter herself. Enjoy tea and scones, and soak in the views of some of the famous author's favourite countryside that provided the inspiration for her novels.

Return to London

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

  • The cruise on Lake Windermere and afternoon Cream Tea at the Lindeth Howe Country Hotel are included in the tour price.

Evan Evans Tours

This tour is booked through Evan Evans Tours.

Days of operation:

Monday to Saturday
Tour Starts: 8.00am Euston Station (outside the main ticket office)
Tour Finishes: 9.20pm Euston Station

The time on your ticket is when you will meet your Evan Evans Representative who will give you your information packs and rail tickets. Your train will depart approximately 15-30 minutes after this.

Lake District Train Times:

Outbound: Train departs London Euston at 08:30, arrives Oxenholme at 11:08.
Return: Train departs Oxenholme at 18:30 (18:26 on Saturdays), arrives London Euston at 21:20.

Return: Guests will be dropped at Oxenholme station in good time for the return train to London.

Please note, you do NOT require a printed copy of your eticket. On booking, you'll recieve an email confirmation with your eticket. If you don't have access to a printer, an electronic copy on your phone is sufficient to join the tour.

Please note this is an unescorted Tour although you will have a Guide for the Lake District Guided Tour. Child age: 5-11 yrs inclusive (Children under the age of 5 are not permitted on this Tour). November-March itinerary may vary and instead of visiting Hill Top Farm (which is closed during the winter months) you will visit The World of Beatrix Potter. On Fridays between April–October Hill Top Farm is not open so you will visit The Beatrix Potter Gallery whilst in Hawkshead instead. Itinerary may vary for operational reasons. We will make every effort to fulfil any requests you have for seating on the train however this cannot be guaranteed.

A full refund or date change will be offered up to 7 days before travel. Cancellations inside 7 days will be charged at 100%. Please contact the Evan Evans Reservations Team on UK +44 (0)20 7932 8385.

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Lake District & Afternoon Tea (Escorted, Std Class)

Service delivery was up to expectations; driver was courteous and informative


Lake District & Afternoon Tea (Escorted, Std Class)

When we finally got to our tour with Ann, it was great. However, Tony picked us up late at the train station because of a traffic jam. The ride with Tony was unsatisfactory. He never spoke to the 5 of us in the car after telling us why he was picking us up. And he was on the phone numerous times...


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