Hill Top

Important notice -

The garden and shop at Hill Top are open. We advise you to book your visit in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. If you do not book we cannot guarantee admission. Please follow government guidance on travel.

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

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What's on

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Hill Top (3 May - 9 May)

Sun 09 May 2021
Book your timed entry to visit Hill Top.

Timed entry to Hill Top (10 May - 16 May)

Mon 10 May 2021
Book your timed entry to visit Hill Top.
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Eating and shopping

Joey's pop up cafe at Hill Top

Grab a bite to eat

The Joey’s Café pop-up is now open every day serving fresh baked goods, savoury snacks, locally roasted coffee, teas and hot chocolate. All from the little cosy coffee cabin in Beatrix Potter’s orchard.

A selection of gardening tools and accessories displayed against a brick wall.

Stop off at our shop

Our shop has now reopened. For the safety of staff and visitors we've introduced social distancing measures and changes to payment, which will be via card only. It is through your purchases that we are able to continue looking after Hill Top for everyone, for ever.

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Our work

Beatrix and her Bunnies book on a child's bed

Discover the story behind the Tale of Peter Rabbit 

Beatrix and her Bunnies by Rebecca Colby and Caroline Bonne-Müller is a heartwarming children's biography of classic author Beatrix Potter. Read our interview with Liz MacFarlane, Collections and House Manager at Hill Top and a consultant on the book, and delve into the life of Beatrix.


In the house


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Places to stay

Stay in Beatrix Potter's Lake District

Stay next door to Hill Top

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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