The home of Beatrix Potter - Hill Top, Cumbria

The front of the mainly 17th-century Hill Top, Sawrey, Cumbria, where Beatrix Potter wrote many of the Peter Rabbit stories

Beatrix Potter bought the 17th-century farmhouse of Hill Top with the royalties earned from Peter Rabbit and the garden is laid out to reflect Peter’s adventures with Mr McGregor.

Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here. 

Down the road in Hawkshead is the Beatrix Potter Gallery with exhibitions of original sketches and watercolours from the celebrated children’s stories.