Hill Top

Beatrix Potter's 17th-century farmhouse: a time-capsule of her life

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Our work

In the house

In the garden

Head Shot of Senior Gardener Pete Tasker sitting outside Wray Castle

Meet Hill Top's Senior Gardener 

Get to know a bit more about the gardener in charge of looking after one of the most famous vegetable patches in the world.


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Things to see and do

Continue in Beatrix Potter's footsteps

Introduction to leaflet showing various places across the Lake District with a Beatrix Potter connection

Discover Beatrix Potter in the Lake District

Follow in Beatrix Potter's footsteps around the Lake District taking in places that inspired her and that still have a strong connection today.

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What's on

Upcoming events

Samuel Whiskers’ children’s trail

Tue 22 Oct 2019
Make your way around Beatrix Potter’s farmhouse and see if you spot Samuel Whiskers’ family, who’ve come to visit.

Christmas at Hill Top

Sun 01 Dec 2019
Feel the magic as we open Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top for the first time at Christmas.
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Visitor taking photos in Hill Top Garden, Cumbria

Visiting Hill Top as a group 

Don't forget to book ahead if you want to discover the beautiful setting and history of Beatrix Potter's Hill Top in a group. It's a real National Trust gem but is busy so booking ahead can help manage numbers.

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Get involved

Volunteers in the Garden at Hill Top, Cumbria

Volunteer at Hill Top  

Join us as a volunteer at Hill Top and do something great.

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Places to stay

Stay in Beatrix Potter's Lake District

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Hill Top on the National Trust Collections website