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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.
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| Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0LF, England
+44 15394 36269
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely cottage and gardens and when looking out of the windows you could imagine Beatrix Potter being inspired to write her lovely stories. Peaceful and full of personal items including a letter from her publishers in London. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit.

Thank Surreytraveller98
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited on a Monday morning and surprised you see the car park full sign up an hour after opening! Don't be put off though as they have a good queueing system and let more cars in gradually- we nearly drove off! You will have to...More

Thank maffewandmaru2017
Reviewed 3 days ago

Even if you have no interest in Beatrix Potter its worth a visit to find out what impact she had on the Lake District. The only downside is, its a bit expensive for a small house if you are not a National Trust member.

Thank Trekker047
Reviewed 4 days ago

It took us 2 hours to get the Hawkeshead due to road works and a diversion. The signing from Keswick was poor. When we got there the parking was full. I know the parking is limited but in view of the popularity of the place...More

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This house is a must for lovers of Beatrix potter as a lot of her work was inspired here and her love of the lakes which was saved by her investment in the region funded by her books. You visit the cottage to feel the...More

Thank U5601UXpaulw
Reviewed 5 days ago

A look into the world of Beatrix Potter and some of the things she collected. Also contains paintings by her brother and items she had made connected to her books.

Thank 557fiona1
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been to the Lake District a number of times but never got here before. You have to take the chain ferry from hawkeshead to get there (£4.00 per car) which is a nice trip in itself. Lovely house and gardens in a lovely...More

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing little village where Beatrice Potter lived and over the years till she died she bought 14 farms locally to preserve the natural beauty before handing over to National Trust the 4000 acres. Hill Top is full of her original furniture and paintings etc still...More

Thank Torquil M
Reviewed 6 days ago

The most wonderful place to walk around and imagine her there creating her wonderful characters . A true time capsule of her life .

Thank bunnywif
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Hill top is a very popular, busy tourist attraction like most places in the Lakes, but it's very well organised with timed entries so that you don't feel overcrowded or rushed while looking around. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and there are umbrellas to...More

Thank lisahunter1312
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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