Discover the magical highlights of Beatrix Potter's Lake District for yourself. We have included accommodation, which were favourites of Beatrix.
After a comfortable night at Lindeth Howe Hotel which Beatrix Potter and her family rented as a holiday home, year after year.
So now, let's start at one of the best and most popular family attraction's in the Lake District - The World of Beatix Potter, in Bowness on Windermere.
Until 2 Nov, why not have a really different day out by using the Cross Lakes Experience and catch the special ferry from Pier 3 at Bowness and then the Mountain Goat 525 bus which meets the ferry? You can get dropped off right at Hill Top at Near Sawrey too and visit one of the world's most famous literary homes and the setting for many of Beatrix's stories.
The World of Beatrix Potter™ Attaction is a vibrant family visitor centre bringing to life all 23 enchanting stories in a magical recreation of the beautiful Lake District countryside complete with sights, sounds and smells.
In Hill Top shop you'll find a great range of Beatrix Potter soft toys, books and other lovely gifts which delight our visitors young and old alike.
Just around the corner from Hill Top Farm is Tower Bank Arms pub. The Tower Bank Arms is featured in The Tales Of Jemima Puddleduck. You will find comfort with friendly professional service, quality fresh food and an extensive selection of traditional local ales and organic soft drinks and wines. Children welcome too.
From Hill Top, head north towards the honey pot village of Hawkshead. You can also catch the Mountain Goat 525 from Hill Top and onwards to Hawkshead and wander around this higgledy - piggledy place, which dates back to the 17th century. Visit the Beatrix Potter Gallery, which was the solicitor's office of her husband, William Heelis. Beatrix loved this pretty Lakeland village.
From Hawkshead head north towards Ambleside, take a left and go up to the peaceful Tarn Hows. This beautiful tarn is surounded by a variety of trees and wildlife, Beatrix fell in love and bought it. Today it is owned by the National Trust who have provided a series of delightful walks around the tarn.
Hawkshead has flourished from its beginnings as a Medieval market town. Today Hawkshead, with its car-free village centre, is the perfect place for the visitor to experience the 'real' Lake District. This small village has a magical feel!
For your evening stop, head over into the Coniston Valley. Yew Tree Farm was saved from the threat of developers when in 1930 Beatrix Potter purchased it as part of the large Monk Coniston Estate. This is the farm featured in the Beatrix Potter movie. Yew Tree Farm offers a special bed and breakfast experience in this historic farmhouse. Original oak features throughout, cosy and comfortable.
Hawkshead has flourished from its beginnings as a Medieval market town. Today Hawkshead, with its car-free village centre, is the perfect place for the visitor to experience the 'real' Lake District. The cobbled streets, squares and courtyards of much of Hawkshead and the beautiful whitewashed cottages, topped with local Lakeland slate, give this little place a magical feel. Hawkshead is steeped in history and heritage ranging from the ruins of Hawkshead Hall, built by Medieval monks, the 15thC St Michael's Parish church and court house to later buildings such as the grammar school, 1855, which William Wordsworth famously attended. The village also features a Beatrix Potter gallery, Hawkshead being only 3.2 km from Hill Top at Near Sawrey where Potter wrote many of her books. The scenery surrounding Hawkshead is some of the finest in the Lake District with Grizedale Forest to the south, Lake Windermere to the east and Lake Coniston to the west, as well as the fine moorland encircling much of the area around Hawkshead. Hawkshead also offers many shopping opportunities with items for sale ranging from souvenirs to climbing and walking paraphernalia.