Peter Rabbit movie brings Beatrix Potter’s beloved character to life

Published: Saturday 24th Mar 2018

Written by: Annette

The release of the new Peter Rabbit movie has seen hordes of cinema goers enjoy this big screen version of a Beatrix Potter classic. This latest adaption of the family-favourite is a mix of live action and animation, and stars an A-list cast.

Peter Rabbit movie hops to top of box office charts

Voiced by comedian James Corden the film has hopped to the top of the UK box office charts, taking £7.2 million in the first three days of opening.

The film diverges from the much-loved original book and has received mixed reviews, a bit like marmite, viewers seem either to love or hate it. However, it does raise the profile of this beautiful area. Preview screenings were held around The Lakes to raise money for a variety of charitable causes.

"It's the film of the moment," said Charles Morris, owner of Ulverston's Roxy cinema, and The Royalty in Bowness, where £2,900 was raised for two local charities at a special screening last Friday.

Filmed in the Lake District

In 2017 film crews set the cameras rolling in the Lake District to capture the setting that inspired Beatrix Potter’s much-loved tale and renowned locations in Windermere and Ambleside can be spotted in the film.

Back in 2006, the film Miss Potter starring Renee Zellweger Ewan McGregor told the tale of Beatrix Potter’s struggle to overcomes many obstacles in her quest to become a writer, and her move to the Lake District.

Not surprisingly, interest in Beatrix Potter, leads many tourists to visit the area and experience the area she loved and which inspired her most famous creations. 

Cottages in the heart of of Beatrix Potter country

Our cottages are based right in the heart of Beatrix Potter country, with Hill Top farm being situated less than 10 minutes drive from our Elterwater office. 

Follow in Beatrix Potter's Footsteps

There are many activities suitable for all ages, whatever your interest in the famous Lake District Author.

Beatrix Potter’s House Hill Top, is a charming cottage with an English country garden. Inside you’ll find a time-capsule of Beatrix Potter’s life. Walk from Hill Top to Moss Eccles Tarn, as Beatrix did with her husband William. 

The World of Beatrix Potter attraction in Bowness-on-Windermere is an incredibly popular attraction for children and adults alike. Travel back to your childhood and enter the world of Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck and more. The facilities are fully accessible, with lifts available for different areas. Please bear in mind that the location is in the centre of Bowness-on-Windermere, which can cause challenges for some, but parking is available for those with mobility issues.

The National Trust Beatrix Potter Trail provides suggestions of ways to retrace her steps by exploring the places that inspired her most throughout her life. The houses and castles featured open in February and March for you to enjoy from the start of spring. 




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