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Beatrix Potter Gallery & Hill Top

By Paul Fry, 14 February 2012 – 0 comment

Helen Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English author, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist best known for her imaginative children’s books featuring animals such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit which celebrated the British landscape and country life.(

In 1905 Beatrix moved to Sawrey using the profits from her books she purchased Hill Top Farm

Beatrix Potter's 17th-century farmhouse: a time-capsule of her life

Enjoy the tale of Beatrix Potter by visiting Hill Top. Full of her favourite things, this house appears as if Beatrix had just stepped out for a walk. Every room contains a reference to a picture in a 'tale'.

The lovely cottage garden is a haphazard mix of flowers, herbs, fruit and vegetables.

Hill Top is a small house and a timed-ticket system is in operation to avoid overcrowding and to protect the interior. Hill Top can be very busy and visitors may sometimes have to wait to enter the house.

Please note: tickets cannot be booked in advance and early sell-outs are possible.

Don't miss
¦Don't miss the children's garden trail
¦Explore the traditional English country garden throughout the seasons
¦Enjoy the views which inspired Beatrix's tales and illustrations
¦See website for details of Beatrix Potter walks and events
¦Downloadable local walks available from the National Trust website
¦Leave the car behind - arrive by boot, bus or boat

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