Hill Top

Important notice -

Please note that Lakeside Road, near Lakeside Hotel is closed from Monday 18 September to Friday 22 September. The best way to reach Hill Top during this week is from Ambleside.

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

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.

Hill Top

What's on

Upcoming events

Hill Top Showcase Tours

Sat 07 Oct 2017
Beatrix's much loved and inspirational Hill Top will be brought to life on this unique tour. Experience the house in the quiet of the evening, as Beatrix herself often did.

Beatrix Beyond Hill Top

Sat 14 Oct 2017
Go beyond Hill Top to experience Beatrix Potter's wide legacy in her much loved village of Near Sawrey, including exclusive access to the farmyard, Castle Cottage and the opportunity to enjoy one of Beatrix's favourite views not normally accessible.

Garden Tours

Sat 21 Oct 2017
Join our very own Mr McGregor, gardener Pete, for a guided tour of Beatrix Potter's delightful farm house garden. Learn about the history of the garden, its plants and the deep connections with Beatrix's life and work.
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Our work

In the house

In the garden


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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

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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