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


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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

Draw Hill Top

Wed 23 May 2018
Draw what you see before you in the garden of Hill Top, just like Beatrix Potter did in her little white books.

The Peter Rabbit Trail

Wed 23 May 2018
In this trail, join Peter Rabbit as he searches for Beatrix high and low in Hill Top's garden and house.

Hill Top Friday tours

Fri 25 May 2018
Experience Hill Top out of hours and get up close to items from Beatrix Potter's collection.

Seed planting

Tue 29 May 2018
Plant seeds with our very own Mr McGregor at Hill Top and take them home in a compostable pot.

Hay meadows day

Sat 07 Jul 2018
We're hosting a day of activities at Hill Top for National Meadows Day to celebrate the farm's hay meadows and all that lives within them.
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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