Rydal Falls, Grasmere, Cumbria
From Beatrix Potter to William Wordsworth and the British TV series Downton Abbey these themed tours follow in the foot steps of much loved and well known people, places and events. A selection of tours below gives an idea of what is available.
For those of you with a keen interest in William Wordsworth this tour is for you. We follow his life in Cumbria, from Cockermouth to Grasmere, the influence his sister Dorothy had on his work and of course the inspiration that Cumbria provided for some of his greatest poetry.
Our morning starts at The Armitt Museum in Ambleside, to view some of her original mycological watercolours and then take a short drive to The Beatrix Potter Gallery in the picturesque Lakeland village of Hawkshead to look at an exhibition of her original artwork, illustrations and letters.
After lunch we go to Hill Top. Beatrix Potter’s beloved farmhouse was her sanctuary and was where she wrote many of her much-loved children’s tales.
horseracing, Cartmel, cumbria
How about a day at the races in one of Cumbria’s most interesting and historic market towns, Cartmel. The long tradition of racing at Cartmel was started by the monks from Cartmel Priory in the 12th Century.
The Whit Holiday Races have been a feature of the Racing Calendar since 1856 and there are now nine race days to enjoy each year at Cartmel, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Lakeland fells. It is possible to sample national hunt racing in its most original form. Cartmel is packed full of wonderful restaurants and pubs..a great day out!
London or Cotswolds base
downton abbey themed tour
Are you a fan of the TV series Downton Abbey? If so this tour is for you! The TV series and feature film have been watched and loved by millions of people worldwide. This tour visits Bampton the picturesque village in The Cotswolds where many of the village event scenes were filmed.
Next you visit Highclere Castle, a grade 1 listed country house built in 1679 which was used as the main film location. You are sure to recognise many of the rooms, especially the drawing room. Highclere is currently owned by the 8th Earl of Carnovan. .
Highclere Castle and Gardens