Hill Top Farm
You can find this National Trust landmark in an elevated position near Lake Windermere. It offers an amazing insight into Beatrix Potter’s life, with well-maintained, historic interiors and gardens on display.
Beatrix bought the property in 1905 with royalties from her famed books, such as ‘Tales of Peter Rabbit’. She converted the 17th-century farmhouse and furnished it with carefully selected antiques. The farmhouse became a place of calm for the writer and provided her with ample inspiration!
Nowadays, National Trust – Hill Top offers tours, so you can see for yourself what Beatrix’s life in the Lake District was like. When visiting, you’ll come across an array of her belongings and paintings completed by her family members.
Don’t forget to wander up to the Treasure Room. Here, you’ll find an exhibit of Beatrix’s most special possessions, such as charming miniatures.
After exploring Hill Top Farm’s house, head outside to the garden. The green space has been a source of inspiration for many of Beatrix’s books, with it featuring in books about Tom Kitten and Jemima Puddle-Duck.
The gardening team at the National Trust keep the garden in amazing condition. They’ve reintroduced plants that Beatrix originally grew, including luscious strawberries!
This is a wonderful place to come, unwind and soak up the sights of the beautiful flowers peppered throughout the space.
After exploring Hill Top Farm, be sure to visit Joey’s pop-up Café for a bite to eat! It can be found next door in Hill Top orchard.
Alternatively, travel to Bowness-on-Windermere to uncover more about Beatrix at the World of Beatrix Potter attraction. The Beatrix Potter Gallery also rests nearby and Hawkshead and is worth a visit.
A charming day out packed with history awaits at National Trust – Hill Top…
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