Potter was born on 28 July 1866 in South
Kensington, London. She lived a lonely life at
home, being educated by a governess and having
little contact with other people. She had many
animals which she kept as pets, studying them and
parents took her on three month summer holidays
to Scotland, but when the house they rented
became unavailable, they rented Wray Castle near
Ambleside in the Lake District. Beatrix was 16
when they first stayed here. Her parents
entertained many eminent guests, including
Hardwicke Rawnsley vicar of Wray Church, who in
1895 was to become one of the founders of the
National Trust. More at cumbria.com.
The Wolrd of
Beatrix Potter Attraction - In an indoor
re-creation of the Lakeland countryside, discover
Peter Rabbit™ eating radishes in Mr.
McGregor's garden; see Jemima Puddle-duck™
amongst the foxgloves...