Welcome to Hill Top in 2016

Hill Top house with woods and fells in the background, Cumbria

What better year to visit Hill Top, the spiritual home of Beatrix Potter, than in 2016, the year she would have turned 150!

A very special year

2016 is a really exciting year as we are celebrating a very special milestone: 2016 marks 150 years since Beatrix Potter was born. So you can see why we are really looking forward to everything that it's going to bring! 

Come and be part of the celebrations

To mark the occasion we’ve got a calendar packed full of events and activities planned for the year, right across the Lakes.

At Hill Top, there'll be unique Showcase Tours of the house, tours of the garden with our very own Mr McGregor, Gardener Pete and a show-stopping 150th Birthday Picnic in July.

In nearby Hawkshead, at the Beatrix Potter Gallery, there will be a new exhibition of original artwork on display, exploring Beatrix's lifelong inspiration from the natural world and after-hours, curator lead tours. 

To top that all off the 7 July also marks 70 years since we opened Hill Top to visitors. So there are double celebrations planned for that month! 

So whether you’re the very first visitor to Hill Top, or the last, you’re going to be part of something very special. Find out more about the events we've got planned below, there's something to suit Beatrix Potter fans of all ages.

Everyone's welcome - we'll look forward to seeing you soon! 

Children peek over the gate into the vegetable patch at Hill Top, Cumbria

What's on 

We've got lots coming up at Hill Top. Why not join us for a special day out at Beatrix Potter's beloved house?