Things to Do Near The Ryebeck Hill Top

As well as being renowned for its abundance of beautiful scenery, the Lake District is also famed for its rich literary and cultural heritage, not least the links to Beatrix Potter and the 23 Tales she created, featuring characters such as Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck and Mrs Tiggy-Winkle. Whilst staying at The Ryebeck, guests can visit many of the locations made famous by Beatrix and her works; including Hill Top, a National Trust property described as a time-capsule of her life.

The major appeal at Hill Top is the link to Beatrix Potter, who purchased the 17th Century cottage in 1905 using the proceeds from her first book The Tale of Peter Rabbit™. It is now maintained as a museum to her life and works, featuring a whole host of references to her many tales including The Tales of Jeremy Fisher™, The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck™ and The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies™.

Hill Top appeals to families and adults alike, presenting a wonderful opportunity to learn about Beatrix’s magical ‘Tales’ and an opportunity to explore the gardens that featured in so many of her books.

A Great Day Out in Bowness-on-Windermere

Key Information

  • Short drive from the Ryebeck Hotel
  • Perfect for families and groups
  • Best during the summer months

Prices and Booking

Hill Top


Free entry to the garden and shop during opening hours

£10.40 for Adults / £5.20 for Children / £26 for Family ticket


Near Sawrey
LA22 0LF


© National Trust Images