Not least among the luminaries who lived in or about the Lake District, is beloved childrens author, Beatrix Potter. This biologist-turned-author loved her time in the Lake District and set many of her delightful stories there. No trip to this national park is completed without visiting Hill Top Farm, where Ms. Potter lived and in which she placed many of her endearing characters. You can almost see Peter Rabbit, with his blue jacket flapping like a cloak as he dashes away from Mr McGregor, leaving his gold buttons behind him.
Hill Top Farm is lovingly preserved for visitors from all countries to pay their respects to this pioneering author. Follow the Beatrix Potter trail that leads you around the property and is enlivened by the descriptive boards spread along the path.