Things to see & do
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What's new in 2015
This year we’re exploring the theme of holidays, in particular all the many different visitors that came to see Beatrix during her years at Hill Top.
She welcomed hundreds of people into her house and farm, including friends, the local girl guides, farmers and her 'book visitors'. Our house guides and volunteers will bring stories to life as you follow in the footsteps of these visitors before you.
With Hill Top visited, where to next?
Beatrix Potter had a holiday at Wray Castle with her family when she was a teenager but wouldn't recognise it now.
It has no antiques, fine furniture or paintings but it does have a fascinating history (join a free tour for the full story).
For children there's lots of opportunity to play inside and outside - so bags of fun whatever the weather.
Tarn Hows - one of the most-loved scenic places to visit in the Lake District
Located in the rolling hills above Hawkshead and Coniston villages, this small lake with its backdrop of woodland and mountains is special. A well-maintained circular path round the tarn means it's ideal for the whole family to go for a walk. We even have a mobility scooter (free to use).