Hill Top

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

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Our work

Pop up cafe with canopy in the orchard at Hill Top

Pop-up cafe at Hill Top  

Thanks to a local pop-up café, you will be able to get a good cuppa at Hill Top from 3 - 18 August.

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

Seed planting

Tue 20 Aug 2019
Plant seeds with our very own Mr McGregor at Hill Top and take them home in a compostable pot.

Exclusive tour of Hill Top

Fri 06 Sep 2019
Step into Beatrix's beloved farmhouse and view her treasured possessions away from the crowds every closed Friday.
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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