Hill Top

Important notice -

From Saturday 28 May, we're open 7 days a week, until the end of August. Please note, tickets for Hill Top can only be bought on the day, at our ticket office.

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

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Things to see and do


Hill Top is open everyday this summer

As part of our 150th Birthday celebrations we are opening Hill Top every day this summer! Have a sneak peak before your visit in our new video.

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What's on

Upcoming events

Hill Top Showcase Tours

Thu 02 Jun 2016
As part of our 150th Anniversary Celebrations in 2016, this unique after-hours tour is perfect for Beatrix Potter fans; it's a chance to have exclusive access to the house and get up close to items from the collection.

Garden Tours

Sun 19 Jun 2016
Join our very own Mr McGregor, gardener Pete, for a guided tour of Beatrix Potter's delightful farm house garden. Learn about the history of the garden, its plants and the deep connections with Beatrix's life and work.

Castle Cottage Tours

Fri 08 Jul 2016
After a visit to Hill Top, why not join us at Castle Cottage, the marital home of Beatrix Potter for 30 years, for one of only two tours to take place here in 2016, our special 150th Anniversary Celebrations

Beatrix Potter's 150th Birthday

Thu 28 Jul 2016
Join the party at Beatrix's beloved Hill Top...where could be better to celebrate this special date?!
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Our work

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Visitor taking photos in Hill Top Garden, Cumbria

Visiting Hill Top as a group 

Don't forget to book ahead if you want to discover the beautiful setting and history of Beatrix Potter's Hill Top in a group. It's a real National Trust gem but is busy so booking ahead can help manage numbers.

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Get involved

Volunteers in the Garden at Hill Top, Cumbria

Volunteer at Hill Top  

Join us as a volunteer at Hill Top and do something great.

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