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Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House

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Address: | Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0LF, England
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+44 15394 36269
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sat - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Hill Top was Beatrix Potter's most beloved place, packed full of her...

Hill Top was Beatrix Potter's most beloved place, packed full of her favourite things and left just as she wanted it for visitors to enjoy. You will see why she loved it so much and used it and the surrounding countryside as inspiration for many of her famous children's tales.

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left our 6 yr old g.daughter captivated.

The long awaited day arrived. we could go to Hill Top. generous gift of NT membership from our son meant we had a family day and could share the magical beauty of the area around... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was looking forward to visiting Hill Top again, as I had very fond memories off going as a child, however after the wonderful informality of Allan Bank my toddler and I found this very restrictive. I can completely understand why this would be so as there is much that needs to be preserved, but it's definitely one to wait... More 

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Lancashire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The long awaited day arrived. we could go to Hill Top. generous gift of NT membership from our son meant we had a family day and could share the magical beauty of the area around Hill Top. If you intend to reach Sawrey via the ferry from Bowness side be warned. queues mean you wait and a new fangled system... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just how you imagined it. Great if you've seen the film or enjoyed the tales of Beatrix potter. Can get very busy so I would suggest first thing or last thing. You have to wait for a slot to look around the house. But if followed with a look around the gallery and a trip to Bowness for the Beatrix... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Hill Top early morning at the beginning of March. The car parking is in a slightly different place and this is also where you collect your timed ticket for entry. We collected our ticket and made the very short walk to Hill Top and once there it is easy to see why visitors are given these timed tickets.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We recently had a lovely visit to Beatrix Potter's house where she had made a home for herself after many childhood holidays to the Lake District with her family. We were told that she had chosen just about everything in the house herself & had intended Hill Top to be left to the National Trust for some time before she... More 

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Mission, BC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We only visited the garden as the house is closed on Fridays. Quaint garden. There's a little scavenger hunt for children to do there. That was actually back in June 2014. Beatrix Potter was so important to the National Trust that I had to visit and I would go again if I'm ever in the area again.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a really lovely morning here, some beautiful pictures and a real insight into the books. I would definitely recommend this to all!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at Ees Wyke in Far Sawrey we were so close by we had to check out Beatrix Potters Hill Top house, where she lived for a while before she was married. You have to collect your timed ticket (£12.50 for an adult with gift aid) from the office and car park first which is a 3 minute 200m walk... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Called here during a recent visit to lakes, not sure what we expected, but we loved it. a gorgeous quaint little house full of interesting objects related to the brilliant Beatrix Potter. very helpful staff, keen and able to answer any questions. Will return in summer to see the gardens in flower, highly recommended.

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The house and garden are very well preserved with staff available to answer any questions. Not the biggest of spots but worth a visit more than need to visit.

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