Working with our partners across the Lakes

We are delighted to be working together with other organisations across the Lakes as part of the Beatrix Potter 150th anniversary. Here’s a bit more about each of them and what they have on offer this year.

Fungi illustration by Beatrix Potter

The Armitt 

The Armitt is proud to be the custodian of Beatrix Potter’s scientific legacy. The exhibition this year ‘Beatrix Potter: Image and Reality’ draws together this material with other fascinating items from our extensive archive to explore the life and legacy of this remarkable woman.

Windermere Cruise Boat, Tern, on Windermere, Cumbria

Windermere Lake Cruises 

There’s no better way to explore the many Beatrix Potter attractions, whilst enjoying the views that she once loved, than on an iconic ‘steamer’ or traditional launch on Windermere. Windermere Lake Cruises has over 100 cruises per day across England’s largest lake and operates 364 days of the year.

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction logo

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction 

The World of Beatrix Potter is a vibrant family attraction in Bowness-on-Windermere. This summer visitors can see the new stage show, ‘Where is Peter Rabbit?’ in its theatre. This Beatrix Potter musical adventure brings to life favourite characters in a not to be missed visual spectacular.

Mountain Goat bus in the Lake District

Mountain Goat 

Mountain Goat are the Lake District’s award winning tour operator. Their Beatrix Potter tour, available February to October, is the ideal way to explore the Lakes. Their Cross Lakes Experience Service (525) with Windermere Lake Cruises runs from Bowness Bay to Hill Top.

Yew Tree Farm and it's flock of Herdwick sheep, near Coniston, in Cumbria

Yew Tree Farm 

Yew Tree is an iconic Lakes farm, bequeathed to The National Trust by Beatrix Potter. As part of the celebrations this year, you have the rare opportunity to view inside Yew Tree Farm cottage and sample some of their heritage Herdwick meat, at the farm Open Day in July.

Belmount Hall, Hawkshead, Cumbria

Belmount Hall 

Belmount Hall is a fine Georgian House in the Lake District with superb views. Beatrix Potter and her husband acquired the Belmount estate in 1938 from her friend Rebekah Owen. A stay here this year would be the perfect treat for an Beatrix Potter fan.

Visual of the new walled garden at Lingholm Estate

The Lingholm Estate 

The Lingholm Estate was the Potter’s favourite Lakeland holiday home. They rented the house ten times between 1885 and 1907. Beatrix credited the Lingholm Kitchen Gardens as her original inspiration for Mr McGregor’s garden and in June 2016 they are opening a stunning new café.

Lindeth Howe Hotel Windermere

Lindeth Howe Hotel 

The house was once owned by Beatrix Potter: this year you can stay in this luxury hotel from £130.00/person/night in a standard room. Includes a half day tour with Mountain Goat and tickets to The World of Beatrix Potter, Dinner each evening at the hotel and a Cumbrian Breakfast each morning.