This year marks the 110th anniversary of the tale of Mrs. Tiggywinkle. Written by much-loved British author Beatrix Potter and published in 1905, the story tells a tale of a hedgehog washer-woman who lived inside a Lakeland Fell.
Here at our 4-star hotel in the heart of the Beatrix Potter territory, we are offering exclusive two-day packages for visitors who want to enjoy a Beatrix Potter-themed experience like no other. Click here for further details.
For those with perhaps less time available, we’ve come up with our top three Beatrix attractions for more of a whistle-stop tour:
Beatrix Potter’s 17th-century farmhouse has been preserved as a time capsule to accurately reflect her life there. The ideal destination for Potter enthusiasts, the site showcases the Hill Top garden including a conserved kitchen garden and informal beds with flowers and vegetables all maintained by Hill Top’s very own Mr. McGregor and Gardener in charge Pete Tasker.
Between 1885 and 1907, Beatrix Potter spend nine summers at the Lingholm Estate. The woodlands around the estate were thought to be the inspiration for the author’s story The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin. Tours of Lingholm’s grounds are available by prior arrangement with the team at Borrowdale Gates.
The World of Beatrix Potter
The museum in Bowness-on-Windemere is well worth a visit and offers a wide range of exhibitions, showcasing artefacts and film presentations, the perfect outing for adult and child enthusiasts alike.