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All about Beatrix potter


We’ve seen him on the pages of children’s stories for over 100 years.
He’s even made his way to TV and the stage, but this year the mischievous rabbit is coming to the big screen.

‘Peter Rabbit’ is hitting cinemas in March 2018, voiced by James Cordon and co-starring Margot Robbie, Daisy Ridley and Sam Neill.

With scenes for the film shot right hear in Beatrix Potter heartland, make 2018 the year you discover The Lake District and the landscapes the inspired some of the world’s favourite children’s stories.

Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter attractions

Benjamin Bunny

Bowness-on-Windermere 015394 88444

Beatrix Potter Gallery

Hawkshead 015394 36269

Beatrix Potter was born in London in 1866, but later lived solely in the Lake District.

Potter loved animals from an early age and had various pets that she made illustrations of them. She soon fell in love with Cumbria; her family holidayed at Lingholm Estate near Keswick and her parents later rented Wray Castle near Ambleside.

As an adult, she lived most of her life in the Lake District, which inspired her to write her stories and create the characters we still know and love today. Her first book, ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’ has sold over 40 million copies since its publication in 1902.

Potter was a pioneer of conservation and tourism in the Lake District. After her death in 1943, she left her 15 farms and 4000 acres of land to the National Trust, on the proviso that her favourite home, Hill Top at Sawrey, was opened to the public and left unchanged – a promise still kept by The National Trust today.

“Beatrix Potter, her characters and stories are synonymous with the Lakes,” said Mike Innerdale, Lake District Assistant Director Operations.
“But more than that –we plan to tell her story – her role in the conservation movement; her life as a business woman in a ‘man’s world’, buying up farms and land; sheep farming with Herdwicks; and eventually leaving it all to the Trust in her will, one of our largest and most important legacies in the Lake District. This was the forerunner for the Trust’s ownership and care of land in the Lakes. "

Hill Top, Nr Sawrey

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