In photos: Beatrix Potter’s Lake District

Hill Top, Cumbria, Beatrix Potter
A view of Hill Top, Cumbria, home of Beatrix Potter Credit: National Trust Images/James Dobson

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.

Hill Top, Cumbria, Beatrix Potter
A view of Hill Top, Cumbria, home of Beatrix Potter Credit: National Trust Images/James Dobson

Hill Top, Cumbria

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
Grasmere from Loughrigg Terrace in the Lake District at sunset Credit: Getty/Michael Roberts

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
Lindeth Howe, Lake Windermere

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, Ambleside, Lake District National Park, Cumbria
Wray Castle, near Ambleside, Lake District National Park, Cumbria Credit: John Morrison / Alamy Stock Photo

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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