How to get toBeatrix Potter Gallery and Hawksheadcar-free

Visit Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

It’s quite easy to reach Hawkshead Grammer School as buses stop outside.

Bus 505 runs regularly to Hawkshead Tourist Information Centre from: Windermere train station (about 40 mins), Ambleside (20 mins) and Coniston (20 mins).

There are direct trains to Windermere from: Manchester (110 mins), Preston (55 mins), Lancaster (35 mins), Oxenholme (20 mins) and Kendal (15 mins). There are connections from London, Glasgow, Carlisle and all cities in the North of England.

Use our journey planner to get the best route from where you are.


Cyclists welcome - plan your route here

Here’s some information on accessibility on buses and trains.

About Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead

Cherished children’s book author, Beatrix Potter, comes to life at an exhibition of her original watercolour illustrations.

For any queries about visiting contact Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead on 015394 36355 or

Address: Main St, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NS. Visit Website