Visit Beatrix Potter’s farm & film locations as seen on Peter Rabbit.
Like ourselves many visitors, national and international, are huge fans of Beatrix Potter and of course, Peter Rabbit. The new Peter Rabbit film was released in the UK on 9th March 2018 and to commentate this we have put together some great locations from the filming including her farm and more. Peter Rabbit was one of Beatrix’s earliest stories and came from a picture she sent to a friend. After being rejected several times Beatrix decided to publish The Tale of Peter Rabbit herself and what a success it was. Beatrix Potter is immensely important to the Lake District and helped the national park win the bid for the World Heritage status in 2017.
In 1929, Monk Coniston Estate came up for sale and was bought by Beatrix Potter, who left it to the National Trust in her will. This land is now owned by the National Park and there is a 1.8-mile trail around Tarn Hows which takes about an hour. Fancy getting out of the city? Visit Tarn How’s on our Lake District from York & Lake District from Manchester Tour.
Hill Top Farm
Hill Top Farm is located close to Hawkshead in Near Sawrey, this farm was one of Beatrix Potter’s properties. Hill Top is open all year round but don’t be caught out, it’s closed on Friday’s except for June, July & August. If you’re looking to visit Hill Top Farm why not join our ½ day tour, Beatrix Potter’s Favourite Countryside which visits the house, gardens and shop.
Wray Castle is located on the shores of Lake Windermere, this was a private house not a castle built in 1840. When Beatrix Potter was 16 years old she visited Wray Castle with her parents in the summer holidays and the landscape and surroundings inspired her to write many of her novels. You can visit Wray Castle on one of our Private Tours, make a bespoke itinerary to suit your interests and make a stop at Wray Castle along the way.
Hawkshead village inspired many of Beatrix Potter’s illustrations including Jonny Town-Mouse, make sure you visit this quaint Lakeland village and stop off at the Beatrix Potter’s Gallery which used to be her husband’s solicitors practice. From Hawkshead it’s about 2 miles to Hill Top Farm past Esthwaite Water which is a smaller and lesser known lake.
Between 1911 and 1913 Beatrix and her family rented the Lindeth Howe Estate for holidays and when her father passed away in 1915 she bought the property with her mother. She owned Lindeth Howe until 1933 and illustrated Timmy Tiptoes and Pigling Bland there, the logo for the hotel is actually her handwriting. Lindeth Howe is the perfect location to enjoy a delicious cream tea in the newly refurbished lounge with Peter Rabbit themed décor. Or if you’re looking for a base to explore the Lake District, why not book a one of our Short Break’s including accommodation, mountain goat tours and return transfers from Windermere railway station.
World of Beatrix Potter
The World of Beatrix Potter attraction is located in Bowness and is perfect if you’re traveling with little ones. This self-guided exhibition will keep the kids happy for hours, travel through the exhibitions and say hello to Jemima Puddle-duck, Peter Rabbit, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, Jeremy Fisher and Mr McGregor. After experiencing the attraction stop off for a well earnt cake in the tea room.
If you book our Beatrix Potter Experience Short Break then you’ll receive tickets to this attractions.