Visit Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's home
See her original artwork at the Beatrix Potter Gallery
Beatrix's original mycology drawings at the Armitt museum
Wray Castle, where Beatrix first encountered the Lakes
Magnificent countryside that she lived in and owned parts of
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Entry to Hill Top
Entry to the Beatrix Potter Gallery in Hawkshead
Entry to the Armitt Museum and Gallery
Fully escorted and guided by one of our expert guides
Seperate driver so they can concentrate on the road while your guide talks
Multiple stops for photo opportunities
Food and drink
What you can expect
Make your first stop at Wray Castle. Discover its part in Beatrix's life and the people that she met there. Head along the steep and narrow Lakeland roads to her home in Near Sawrey. Take a guided walk through the village, into Hill Top and its gardens. Have plenty of time to visit the house, gardens and gift shop.
Stop for lunch in Hawkshead, and visit the Beatrix Potter Gallery. See original manuscripts and illustrations by Beatrix. Take a short guided walk around the village, and then explore the village at your own pace. Move on to the beautiful Tarn Hows, part of the considerable Monk Coniston Estate bought by Potter, bequeathed to The National Trust. Discover more about the life of Beatrix as a farmer and conservationist.
Travel to Yew Tree Farm, once owned by Beatrix and used in the film Miss Potter. Stop to snap some pictures and drive back to Ambleside. Head into the Armitt Library and Museum to uncover Potter's life as a scientific researcher and illustrator. Get fascinating insights into Beatrix's interest in mycology as a young woman, illustrated by her detailed illustrations, bequeathed to the library in her will.