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Notice: It's Half Term so that means we're open this Friday, which gives you an extra chance to visit Hill Top this week. Hopefully see you then.

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

Enjoy the tale of Beatrix Potter by visiting Hill Top. Full of her favourite things, this house appears as if Beatrix had just stepped out for a walk. Every room contains a reference to a picture in a 'tale'.

The lovely cottage garden is a haphazard mix of flowers, herbs, fruit and vegetables. Make your way up the garden path to the front door and see for yourself why Beatrix loved this place. Bought in 1905 with proceeds from her first book, the Tale of Peter Rabbit, she used Hill Top itself and the surrounding countryside as inspiration for many of her subsequent books.

Hill Top is a small house and a timed-ticket system is in operation to avoid overcrowding and to protect the interior. Hill Top can be very busy and visitors may sometimes have to wait to enter the house.

Please note: tickets cannot be booked in advance and early sell-outs are possible.

Welcome to Hill Top house

Follow in the footsteps of many visitors before you at Hill Top

Follow in the footsteps of many visitors before you at Hill Top

Everything is looking bright at Hill Top, now spring has finally arrived in the Lakes.

Our front door is open, the daffodils are out and the lambs are skipping in the orchard. Visiting at this time of year, you will see why Beatrix Potter loved it so much. 

Room sneak preview

Take a 'virtual tour' around the bedroom in the house, before your visit for real.

Peek inside and imagine how peaceful it must have been for Beatrix to come here - so different from her home in busy, noisy London.

Retail therapy

Unique Beatrix Potter inspired products available in Hill Top shop

For lovely Beatrix Potter gifts for children, fans and collectors; pop in to the Hill Top shop to find those special presents, for special people, or just to treat yourself!

Discover the garden

The colour is coming back to Hill Top garden

Hill Top's traditional English country garden is the perfect partner to the house. Spring is a lovely time to see it and you might even spot lambs in the paddock too.

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