Eating & shopping
Retail in the heart of Hawkshead
In Hawkshead, just round the corner from the Beatrix Potter Gallery, you'll find our very inviting National Trust 'corner shop'.
Inside we've a lovely selection of gifts including a range of specially selected local products and practical things ideal for being out and about in the Lake District.
In the Beatrix Potter Gallery itself you can find a small selection of Beatrix Potter gifts (with more in Hawkshead shop and of course a very big choice in Hill Top shop).
Finally there is our second-hand bookshop next door to the Gallery. Run by volunteers, it helps raise funds for our work here.
Hawkshead is a lovely Lake District village, so we do hope you'll come and enjoy it.
A great reason to shop with us
Support us just like Beatrix Potter did.
Did you know that if you purchase anything from our National Trust shops here, you are following in Beatrix Potter's footsteps by supporting the work of the Trust in the Lake District.
Beatrix Potter bought 14 Lake District farms and 4000 acres of land during her lifetime in order to protect and conserve them for future generations. She left them to the National Trust to look after, following her death in 1943.
Profits made at our shops here go to support our conservation projects at Hill Top, the Beatrix Potter Gallery and the surrounding countryside. So - you can buy that extra special gift or treat direct from us here or via our internet shop and know that, like Beatrix, you're helping conservation here in the Lake District. What better way to remember your visit?
Hill Top shop is especially dedicated to Beatrix Potter themed gifts. All your favourite characters are there in abundance so do make a visit and see what a lovely selection we have. If you'd like to visit Hill Top shop on a quieter day go on a Friday when the house is closed.