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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.
Things to enjoy here
It's just as Beatrix left it and wanted you to see it.
A traditional English country cottage garden which sets off the house perfectly.
Lovely Beatrix Potter gifts for children, fans and collectors; shop in person or on-line.
Need to know
Find answers to the most asked questions here at Hill Top (pdf).
Information for greener ways to get here.
Groups are welcome but will neeed to book in advance.
See our page with this information.
Download 3MB guide (pdf) & useful link Visit Lakes