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Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House

| Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0LF, England
+44 15394 36269
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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. Your visit helps the National Trust continue her work to look after the Lake District.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0LF, England
+44 15394 36269
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As I have been dreaming of seeing this house since I was a child, I had to visit! It is wonderfully preserved and is better than I imagined. Run by the National Trust, and has a wonderful gift shop as well. A must see for...More

Thank Katie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived on a day of kind weather so were able to take in the gardens and sights as well. The only criticism we could possibly make was the slight confusion on making payment, it is down the road at the car park which was...More

Thank Bill J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the idea that at every spot in the home, on the tables, at a window, etc. was an open book with a picture of the actual scene that Beatrix drew/painted. It was a very lovely visit. There were lots of greeters and helpers in...More

Thank mer7ry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can wander the gardens for free or inspect the house for a small charge, but if you sit still and absorb your senses it is a wonderful place to experience whatever you do!

Thank 1PDS
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Picked up some brochures in Windemere during half term and decided to visit this place. After a long and winding road trip we got there at 15:30 on Weds 2nd Nov in bright sunshine with lots of people around. The house and grounds were locked...More

Thank Dieithryn
Reviewed 3 November 2017

A must for any Beatrix Potter fan, Hill Top has a lot of the original furnishings Beatrix used in the illustrations in a number of her books. A nice touch is that there are a number of copies of the relevant book available in each...More

Thank Chch_NZ_couple
Reviewed 1 November 2017

There will be a queue to stand by the door and have your photo taken, and why not? There are copies of her books in each room and you can see the exact cupboard, or door that is in her books and where her characters...More

1  Thank marg826
Reviewed 1 November 2017

They only allow a certain number of people at a time, since the house is quite small, so there is a timed entrance. Get there when it opens or soon after to avoid a lengthy wait, especially on a weekend. National Trust site. Really nice...More

Thank pasowine
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Fantastic place to visit if you are a fan... My kids absolutely loved it, we had taken our own books to see where the characters where placed in the stories but the friendly staff where also giving out books and pointing you in the right...More

Thank Karl R
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Wife and friends visited last week as party of three. Arrived at 3pm. Car park very busy. Booked ticket at 3pm for entry at 3.35pm. I waited in car as not too bothered about Ms Potter or her house. I walked round village which was...More

Thank Rob W
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Jenni C
15 September 2017|
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Response from 24lorraineS | Reviewed this property |
We had our visit set in advance, however I think you might just be able to purchase on arrival. Check the venue itself on line.
Thomas W
31 May 2017|
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Response from Droftel | Reviewed this property |
I went 1st March this year just check their web site
Jo C
17 May 2017|
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Response from Jackie E | Reviewed this property |
if you are happy to leave your dog the area is next to the shop and admission area