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Notice: Just to let you know that Hill Top house will be open every day until Sunday 2 November. Come early to avoid queues over half term. Last admission to the house is 4pm.

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

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Room sneak preview

Take part of a 'virtual tour'' around the house using just your mouse. How peaceful it must have been for her to come here - so different from busy, noisy London.

Hill Top and beyond

Hill Top is just one of our great places in this part of the Lakes. Have a look below to find ideas for a day out around Hill Top. If you are planning to come to Hill Top, please call us first as we are busy and tickets can sell out.

Tales from Hill Top