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The World of Beatrix Potter

Attractions Family

Where better to learn more about this world famous author and her books than at this charming museum in the heart of the Lakeland that inspired her imagination. No wonder we attract Potter fans from across the world.

  • Location The Lakes
  • Date range Year round

Where you can stay

Hotel in Ullswater

Macdonald Leeming House 4 Stars

Macdonald Leeming House is one of the finest 4-star hotels in Cumbria. Set in 22 acres of beautiful grand gardens in the Lake District, our 200 year old country house hotel offers the best of our breathtaking scenery and fine facilities.

  • Traditional country house charm
  • Majestic views of the Lake District
  • Relaxing rural location ideal for Lake District activities
  • Helipad amenities
  • 41 elegant bedrooms, some with private balconies
  • Free onsite parking
  • Dogs welcome in some Executive Rooms only for additional charge
  • Croquet lawn

from £94.00 per room per stay

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Hotels in Windermere

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa 4 Stars

Our Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa is one of the finest 4-star hotels the Lake District. Set on the shores of Lake Windermere - England’s largest lake - our hotel offers the best of breathtaking scenery and fine facilities. From unrivalled views over our mature lawns, to private jetties and moorings on the lake - our hotel proves a popular choice for family holidays, business and weddings.

  • Traditional country house charm
  • Majestic views of Lake Windermere
  • Extensive private gardens
  • 106 luxurious bedrooms
  • Spa & Vital Health centre
  • Meeting and conference facilities
  • Free Wifi Powered by The Cloud
  • Award-winning restaurant
  • Valet parking

from £152.00 per room per stay

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Hotel in Grasmere

Macdonald Swan Hotel 3 Stars

Built in 1650, the Macdonald Swan Hotel is perfectly placed for exploring the Lake District National Park. Afterwards, relax with a delicious meal or enjoy the atmosphere of the Walkers’ Bar, before retiring to a traditionally-furnished, comfortable room.

  • Cosy and inviting, with blazing log fires in winter
  • Set in the heart of the Lake District National Park
  • Relaxing rural location ideal for Lake District Activities
  • Close to M6 motorway
  • 37 en-suite bedrooms
  • Free onsite parking
  • Free Wifi Powered by The Cloud
  • Sheltered private garden with views of Helm Crag
  • Waggoner’s Restaurant

from £99.00 per room per stay

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