Looking after Hill Top house

Hill Top staff cleaning carpet, Cumbria

Our main base is at Hill Top in Near Sawrey but members of our team can also be found in Hawkshead, Wray Castle and Claife Viewing Station. Find out more about what we do.

From selling National Trust memberships and welcoming visitors to Hill Top house, garden and Beatrix Potter Gallery, to running events and selling our wonderful gift range in our shops, our work is very varied and we hope has a positive impact on the many visitors who come here each year.

We hope you'll enjoy learning more of what we do in this wonderful part of the country.

Useful information

Keep up to date by reading the National Trust South Lakes, Hill Top & Beatrix Potter Gallery news blog.

Find out what's new with our countryside colleagues at the National Trust South Lakes countryside news blog.

Welcoming visitors

Here are five ways we aim try to help make your visit to our places more enjoyable:

  • Giving a warm welcome
  • Providing general tourist information
  • Knowledgeable staff and volunteers
  • Exciting events
  • Conserving the Beatrix Potter Collection

Here are five ways our team helps conserve the Beatrix Potter Collection:

  • Daily, weekly and annual specialist cleaning
  • Managing visitor numbers
  • Regulating light hours
  • Using conservation specialists
  • Annual winter closure

What's in the South Lakes?

On our South Lakes patch our historic houses include:

  • Hill Top
  • Beatrix Potter Gallery
  • Wray Castle
  • Claife Viewing Station
  • Hawkshead Old Courthouse
  • Traditional farms (some like Yew Tree Farm are B&Bs)

Current vacancies

Any current permanent jobs are advertised on the National Trust jobs website.

We recruit seasonal staff every year to help welcome visitors during the season. Please contact our office for seasonal vacancy information. Our South Lakes historic houses' operation is based at Hill Top in Near Sawrey. To contact us please telephone 015394 36269 (option 5) or email us