Although Beatrix Potter wasn't born in The Lake District, she has been adopted as one of our own. As one of the greatest children's writers of all time, her work is still adapted today and inspires countless people. It is only fitting that someone who fought for the conservation of this stunning place, has her legacy and life preserved for all to enjoy.
Here are four places to visit and celebrate the life of this wonderful and extremely talented woman.
Located near Ambleside, this was Beatrix Potter's 17th Century farmhouse. After being bequeathed by her to the National Trust, they have kept it in pristine condition. The house is home to a range of objects from 400-year-old furniture to more modern pieces giving a glimpse into the mind of Mrs. Potter. There are over 100,000 visitors a year to the small farmhouse and is now open to the public again after the winter clean.
Beatrix Potter frequently holidayed in Derwent and used it as inspiration for many of her stories. ‘The Tales of Mrs. Tiggy-winkle’ and ‘Squirrel Nutkin’ were dreamt up as she walked along the lakeside. This is a great place to view the beautiful landscapes that moulded Beatrix as a writer.
The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
A more traditional place to see all thing Potter, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
Is located in Bowness-on-Windermere. When you arrive you will make your way through seven areas illustrating the world Peter Rabbit and friends inhabit. This place is perfect for children to enjoy with an activity book filled with puzzles and quizzes to do as you make your way around the attraction
Beatrix Potter Gallery
The Beatrix Potter gallery resides in the building her solicitor husband used as an office. It now provides a roof for the small pieces of artwork made by her. A new exhibit for 2018 is taking place called ‘The Right Sort of Woman’ to mark the 100th anniversary of the advent of women's suffrage which uncovers another side to her.