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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited around 3pm in the afternoon and were lucky to hit a quiet time, we were able to look around the house with only couple of other people which was good for taking photographs, Gardens lovely and the gift shop stocked well with lots of...More

Thank dianerainford
Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved seeing this place. Sweet little garden and cozy home.Lots of personal items from Beatrix Potter displayed, all well maintained.

Thank damasa785
Reviewed 1 week ago

Check the schedule, the Hilltop house was closed on the day that we visited. However, there is a Beatrix Potter "Trail" and you can visit many of the places that served as inspiration for her stories. If you are a Beatrix Potter fan (and there...More

Thank og84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The house is beautiful and most definitely worth a visit. The information given by the tour guides is very insightful.

Thank Kimberley C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We grew up reading her books so it was a must on our list of things to do. The drive in was stunning and the town was charming. You can quickly go through the house and gardens ( we went when it was pouring rain)...More

Thank Julia H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place to come, beautiful gardens and it really is great to see the places featured in the Beatrix Potter books. A real eye opener. Can get busy in peak times.

Thank Badgersbetty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I expected the grounds/land attached to the propery to be bigger........but they're small, presumably having been sold off by the NT? The cottage itself is small but really interesting

Thank Curly1971
Reviewed 26 November 2017

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 26 November 2017

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 14 November 2017

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
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21 January 2018|
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Response from TheSpeaker | Reviewed this property |
Hi We stayed at Ees Wyke Country House and can thoroughly recommend it. It's only 5 minutes walk from Hill Top and set in lovely gardens too. All of the rooms are different and themed. A nice bit of luxury, you will love... More
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