The spectacular landscape of the Lake District has been a huge influence on some of England’s best known and well loved writers.
A stroll from Ambleside up the long drive to Rydal Hall will take you along a sculpture trail through beautiful gardens and woodland.
Beatrix Potter is a world-renowned author, synonymous with the Lake District, charming children’s books and of course the iconic Peter Rabbit. There is however a great deal more to discover about this talented writer and influential thinker
Trails of the Unexpected brings the significant collections of Cumbria’s museums and galleries to life by taking visitors out into the epic landscape of the region in the footsteps of writers, artists, empire builders and raiders.
If you haven’t been there yet, you should drop into Beatrix Potter’s world-famous Hill Top farmhouse near Hawkshead, bought from the proceedings of her first book ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’, and also the inspiring Armitt Museum in Ambleside.
To mark the 150th anniversary year of this Lake District icon, who was born on 28 July 1866, here are 150 fabulous facts celebrating the life, literature and legacy of author, artist and agriculturalist Beatrix Potter.
The Lake District has inspired generations to protect and cherish its natural beauty, including one of its most famous residents, Beatrix Potter.
The Ruskin Museum is a veritable cabinet of curiosities telling The Story of Coniston – a voyage of discovery from the first Stone Age fell-walkers to the enlightened John Ruskin
The real story behind the most famous poem in the English language has been revealed at The Wordsworth Museum, next door to Dove Cottage in the beautiful village of Grasmere in the Lake District.