Hill Top is a working farm formerly owned by Beatrix Potter, the famous author of children's books such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit and The Story of Miss Moppet. The cottage, along with Miss Potter's original furnishings and artworks, has been well preserved, and the quaint garden is still kept as she had made it, with a random selection of flowers, herbs, fruit and vegetables. The 2006 film Miss Potter is a wonderful introduction to the life and work of the author, and features stunning scenes of Hill Top and the surrounding countryside.
Address: Near Sawrey, Ambleside
Telephone: 01539 436269
Transport: The nearest train station is Windermere, located about 4.5 miles from Hill Top
Opening times: The Garden and Shop are open daily, from 10.15am to 4pm. The House is open every day except Friday, from 10.30am to 3.30pm
Admission: £8 (adults), £4 (children). Family tickets are available for £20