Hill Top

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

The kitchen at Hill Top, Cumbria

What's new at Hill Top this year 

Sometimes a change is better than a rest for Hill Top.

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

Garden Tours

Sat 19 Aug 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.

Hill Top Showcase Tours

Sat 02 Sep 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.

Heritage Open Days at Hill Top

Fri 08 Sep 2017
This unique tour for Heritage Open Days is led by our experienced collections manager.

Beatrix Beyond Hill Top

Sat 09 Sep 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.
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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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