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Lauren + Adam’s Travel Diary

Monday, 07 May 2007

Location: The Lakes District, UK

MapI couldn't wait to get going this morning as we were heading to the town where the Beatrix Potter museum is. So after about another hours drive we arrived in the town of Hawkshead which is very closw to where Beatrix Potter's house was and were her museum is now situated. You can actually go and visit her house, but unfortunately because we were only in the town for an hour and it took 50 minutes to walk there we had to settle with the museum instead. The museum is actually situated in the office in which her husband had his lawyer's firm. The museum holds original drawings and writings from many of Beatrix's famous books and photos of her pets and the animals that used to live at Hilltop (her home) and she based many of her books. We then headed back to the town of Windermere where we had just had time for a bite of lunch and a visit to The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction. Basically this is a lovely place for kids to go and see the stories of Beatrix Potter come to life, but it was equally enjoyable for big kids. We then got back in the coach ready to sleep for the 4-5 hour journey back to London. We had a lovely weekend and it was really nice to get out of London and to see so may things.