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

Tom Kitten's children's trail

Thu 20 Feb 2020
Follow in the paw-prints of Tom Kitten and explore the delights of Hill Top garden.

The Spirit of Hill Top

Thu 20 Feb 2020
Slow down in the Orchard and experience the sights, sounds and spirit of Hill Top in the same way as Beatrix Potter did.

Reflect & Respite: an alternative tour of Hill Top

Fri 28 Feb 2020
Pause and connect with the relaxing atmosphere of Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top.

Hill Top exclusive tour

Fri 28 Feb 2020
Experience Beatrix Potter’s beloved home – Hill Top – out of hours and get up close to items from the National Trust collection.
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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

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