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Beatrix Potter was born on July 28th 1866 in London.

A typical Victorian family, the Potters lived in a large house with several servants and Beatrix was educated at home under a sequence of governesses. Beatrix first visited the Lake District with her family in the summer

of 1882 and she went on to spend many happy childhood holidays in the region. She and her brother Bertram explored the woods and fields, caught and tamed wild animals and sketched and painted all they saw.

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Places to visit

Hill Top Farm

This was Beatrix's first house, bought using money she had made from her early books. Today visitors can view the untouched house, exactly as Beatrix left it.
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Beatrix Potter Gallery

This charming 17th-century solicitor's office is now home to the original watercolours and sketches of Beatrix Potter.

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World of Beatrix Pottertm Attraction

The award winning World of Beatrix PotterTM Attraction brings to life all 23 of Beatrix Potter's tales in three dimensions.
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Beatrix's gardens

Beatrix both wrote about gardens in her Journal and sketched flowers and fungi. Gardens featured in many of her books including Jemima Puddle-Duck.
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Shopping and gifts

Beatrix Potter Shops

Peter Rabbit & Friends, Bowness-on-Windermere

National Trust Shops at Hill Top & the Beatrix Potter Gallery or shop online at

The Beatrix Potter Emporium & Hop, Skip, Jump at the World of Beatrix Potter or shop online at




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More about the imagery

The image to the left is is of Beatrix Potter at Hill Top.

Lake District locations

The Lake District inspired beatrix Potter's stories.  Follow in her footsteps by visiting some of the delightful locations.

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