To mark the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth, we take a look at the lovely Lake District landscape she fell in love with and inspired her stories.
Beatrix Potter’s beautiful 17th-century farmhouse, which she left to the National Trust, is a time-capsule of her life and open for the public to explore.
Grasmere, Lake District
In Grasmere, William Wordsworth wrote his most famous poem, I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, in 1888, while he and sister Dorothy were living simply at Dove Cottage.
Lake Windermere, Cumbria
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. A vibrant family attraction The World of Beatrix Potter brings to life her stories at nearby Bowness-on-Windermere.
Wray Castle, near Ambleside
Wray Castle looks like a medieval fortress yet was only built in 1840. The National Trust has looked after the property since 1929, giving it a major restoration in recent years. Beatrix Potter stayed here as a child on one of the family’s many Lake District holidays.
Read the full article on the Lake District in the September/October issue of BRITAIN magazine.
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