Explore inside and enjoy all its lovely things
Visiting Hill Top house, means you can enjoy Beatrix Potter's own special things as you walk in her footsteps.
The house also helped inspire many of Beatrix Potter's tales and when she left Hill Top to the National Trust she gave us instructions about how it should be shown. So what you see when you visit is the 'real thing'; Beatrix Potter's Hill Top as she knew it.
An 'alternative' guidebook
This is not a conventional guidebook although its author was very knowledgeable indeed about the house. How can we be sure? Because the author is Beatrix Potter herself and the guidebook is 'The Tale of Samuel Whiskers'.
This wonderful tale is set inside Hill Top house and the children love to be able to match up the drawings with the rooms and furniture. So alongside our conventional guide book on the rooms and their contents why not treat yourself to a copy of our 'alternative guidebook' available from the Hill Top shop.
Beatrix purchased Hill Top in 1905. It remained a working farm during her lifetime (and still is today).
Hill Top was one of 15 Lake District farms she left to the National Trust on her death in 1943.