Beatrix Potter's 17th-century farmhouse: a time-capsule of her life
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Continue in Beatrix Potter's footsteps
Beatrix holidayed on the shores of Derwent Water and set many of her stories here. The locations are recognisable in her tales about Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, Squirrel Nutkin and Benjamin Bunny. This year, nearby Wordsworth House will display some of Beatrix’s orignal artworks.
Allan Bank was home to Canon Rawnsley, Beatrix’s lifelong friend and mentor. To celebrate this friendship, an exhibition at the house will ask visitors what inspires them. Allan Bank still has the atmosphere of a bustling family home, and a lively programme of music and events.
Yew Tree is an iconic Lakes farm, bequeathed to The National Trust by Beatrix Potter. As part of the celebrations this year, you have the rare opportunity to view inside Yew Tree Farm cottage and sample some of their heritage Herdwick meat, at the farm Open Day in July.
The Lingholm Estate was the Potter’s favourite Lakeland holiday home. They rented the house ten times between 1885 and 1907. Beatrix credited the Lingholm Kitchen Gardens as her original inspiration for Mr McGregor’s garden and in June 2016 they are opening a stunning new café.
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.
Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Hill Top on the National Trust Collections website