Hill Top

Beatrix Potter's 17th-century farmhouse: a time-capsule of her life

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Things to see and do

Hill Top house in the snow Cumbria
Hill Top house and garden seem calm in the pretty winter light National Trust / Pete Tasker

A busy winter at Hill Top 

The house may look calm on the outside but it's all go inside! The team are busy 'putting the house' to bed for winter, whilst preparing for an action packed year in 2016 as we celebrate Beatrix Potter's 150th anniversary.

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Peter Rabbit sticker at Hill Top shop, Cumbria
You can pick up lots of Peter Rabbit goodies from the Hill Top shop National Trust / Photography By Ward

Buy a keepsake and any profits will go to conservation 

You can't go wrong in our shop. Not only will you end up with some gorgeous souvenirs or edible treats, but you'll also know that all profits will be invested back into conservation.

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What's on 

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Our work

Hill Top staff cleaning carpet, Cumbria
Conservation cleaning isn't always glamorous but it is essential work National Trust / Pete Tasker

Looking after Hill Top house 

Take a behind-the-scenes look at how we care for the house at Hill Top, once it's closed to visitors for the season.

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Places to stay

View of Sawrey House Hotel, Near Sawrey, Cumbria
Enjoy afternoon tea next door to Hill Top at the Sawrey House Hotel National Trust / Sawrey House Hotel

Stay in Beatrix Potter's Lake District 

From cottages to campsite holidays, the Lake District is a great holiday destination. Why not stay near National Trust's Hill Top, the home of one of our most famous writers - Beatrix Potter?