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Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House

| Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0LF, England
+44 15394 36269
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Private Tour: Lake District of Beatrix Potter
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0LF, England
+44 15394 36269
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Reviewed yesterday

It was interesting to see where she lived, but it was a small house in the country with not a lot to see, other than a few of her possessions. If you are a big fan of hers, this may be of interest.

Thank SusanJ1948
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a very short trip and was done in an hour, but if you love Beatrix Potter then this is for you! Our daughter loved it, they gave her a book and she found pictures of the house inside the story. The garden is...More

Thank ManchesterKitten30
Reviewed 3 days ago

We almost didn't visit because of some of the negative reviews and concerns about the car park. Glad we ignored them and visited anyway! While this house may not interest every one, we are glad that we visited. I enjoyed Beatrix Potter's stories but wouldn't...More

Thank Chris_June2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a hard place to rate as my girlfriend(avid beatrix potter fan) would have scored it excellent and me as good. It is an interesting house but potter fans will get more out of it as they can see things which inspired the storys...More

Thank walkingboots2016
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely little attraction. Went when the where is Peter rabbit production was on really nice and entertaining.

Thank jdlee32
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Being reminded so effectively about what life has been like for those who lived in earlier generations was both enlightening and entertaining. You won't spend all day here but this is a lovely spot to include on a day's outing among the lakes. A drive...More

Thank geoffrog
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Hill Top. The house is fascinating and the garden delightful. The village of Sawrey is lovely too and takes you back in time.

Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Rainy day. Well worth the visit though. Artifacts are interesting. The timed entrances were very well managed which gave all visitors to see and enjoy everything in the house.

Reviewed 6 days ago

My Wife and I visited whilst on HF Holidays Southern Lake District Garden Tour, but, frankly, as regards the garden, imo, it was not worth the effort. Fortunately, we were “dropped off” near the Shop, and then, once our Leader had obtained our tickets, we...More

Thank UKTerry
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice quaint place and staff were very friendly, helpful and extremely knowledgable....a must visit

Thank lotusmad
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Thomas W
Is Hill Top Farm open in March?
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
Hi - National Trust says dogs are allowed in the 'Welcome Area' only. Is this somewhere safe to leave the dog whilst viewing the house?
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
How do I buy tickets in advance to visit the house
10 May 2017|
Response from NTSouth L | Property representative |
Hello, thanks for your question. You cannot book tickets in advance for Hill Top currently, just on site, on the day. The house operates a timed - entry ticket system. Best to arrive in the morning to get a slot that suits... More