Celebrate author Beatrix Potter’s life in the Lakes

Hawkshead, Cumbria

2016 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter.

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This year Cumbria will be the place to properly celebrate Potter's life and work as an author, illustrator, and conservationist. Visit to Beatrix Potter’s home, Hill Top or explore the Beatrix Potter Gallery in nearby Hawkshead. Potter was passionate about the Lake District and worked hard to preserve much of the land we see today.

Venture out to the beautiful and easily accessible Tarn Hows for a walk, or to Wray Castle and the western shore of Lake Windermere.

On September 16th find out about her life as Mrs Heelis the Herdwick sheep farmer and countrywoman, in a new unique play Meeting Bea by Eric Pringle at The Old Laundry Theatre. 

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