Follow in the footsteps of Beatrix Potter
Whilst you're in the heart of Beatrix Potter's favourite area, you can visit some of her most beloved places that inspired her life's work.
After your visit to Tarn Hows, once owned by Beatrix Potter, head to Hill Top, in the characterful village of Near Sawrey. Hill Top was Beatrix Potter's beloved farmhouse and her sanctuary. Filled with her personal possessions, including traditional Lakeland furniture and trophies for her prize-winning Herdwick sheep, the house is a true reminder of Beatrix's legacy.
Beatrix Potter Gallery
Complete your day with a visit to the Beatrix Potter Gallery in Hawkshead, where Beatrix's original artwork and items from the collection are on display.
This is a unique chance to get up close to Beatrix's miniature masterpieces in the surroundings that inspired them.
Claife Viewing Station
Continue the outdoor fun and find the best photo opportunities at Claife Viewing Station, an atmospheric ruin on the west shore of Windermere. The viewing platform gives panoramic lake views through coloured panels and the café serves freshly made food to refuel you for your next leg.
It was here Beatrix Potter first stayed in the Lake District, when on holiday with her family, aged just 16. While staying at the Castle she met Hardwick Rawnsley who became a life-long friend and mentor. He encouraged her to follow her love of nature and writing and helped her get her first work published.