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Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House

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Address: | Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0LF, England
Phone Number: +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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We took our 20 year old niece here and the Lady guides made the visit wonderfull for her. She went back in age to 4 as she was shown the treasures in the house.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Laurencekirk, United Kingdom
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Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my mum for her 80th birthday as she always wanted to visit. A lovely experience and nice to see where the ideas from the books came from. If I have a criticism though I think it's a little pricey for what only takes half an hour however long you linger, I understand that the cost is for the... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are quite small and, although they give you a ticket so that it doesn't fill up too much, it still gets quite full

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Laurencekirk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our 20 year old niece here and the Lady guides made the visit wonderfull for her. She went back in age to 4 as she was shown the treasures in the house.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This attraction was a pleasant surpriseI learnt so much more about the author, illistrator and beautiful person. Her garden was just so cute with all the interesting things hidden amongst the plantings. Great to see the preservation of original vegetables.

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were so excited to visit Hill Top, and see where things began. By mistake, we did not read ahead and were underwhelmed when we realized we had paid to only visit a single house which takes about 10 minutes. Unless you are an ardent Beatrix Potter fan, it's not really worth visiting. Sadly, National Trust have capitalized on the... More 

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Ripponden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Long wait but we used the time to have some lunch in a local cafe. It doesn't take long to walk around as it is small we were in about 35 minutes and really read and looked at everything. Nice to see the books showing the rooms etc. Quite expensive.

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I first visited Beatrix Potter's House in 2014 and marvelled at just being there. This time I could only visit on a Friday and the House isn't open to the public on a Friday but the gardens and gift shop are which is all I really needed to see this time around and just imagine Peter Rabbit hopping through the... More 

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Derby
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed seeing Beatrix Potter's house at Near Sawrey. Glad we are NT members because not a huge amount to see - but worth it if you are a big Beatrix fan. The house is kept very dark (as Potter had it - she used only lamps and candles) so be prepared for gloom... But to see the garden and the... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit here , and enjoyed the tour , but we were not very keen on the service we got from the little cafe at the back , they were not really attentive and we had sat at the table for a while and nobody came to take our order , it was some time ago now so... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great to finally see the place that inspired so many scenes in those wonderful children's books. If you remind yourself that it's just a house you won't be disappointed - I saw a few reviews about how little there was to see and how quickly they saw it all. Just being there and getting a feel of what it was... More 

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