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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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| Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0LF, England
+44 15394 36269
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

spent a pleasant hour or two here took me back to my childhood nice little drive to the place too delightful little cottage very interesting place

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 3 days ago

We arrived early in the day and did not have to wait too long to get our timed tickets. Then we walked around the surrounding village enjoying looking at the cottages till our entry time came. Both the garden and the house were very interesting....More

Thank jeremysfeedback
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I think the perfect way to visit Hill Top is to visit The World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness on Windermere which is very focussed on the books and characters, then visit Hill Top for some context and to fill in the history. This attraction...More

Thank emma d
Reviewed 4 days ago

it was a bucket list dream to see this place and I left deflated .yes it was expensive @10.50 each and a wee hike to get to so beware if your not soo great at waking but when I got in the whole viewing took...More

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Thank dot b
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice to look at Beatrix potters home , preserved well with great attention to views featured in her books. i did however feel it was a little overpriced in comparison to other National Trust properties

Thank Annielou11
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Yes it's £11.50 per person (incl. gift aid) but if the money goes towards preserving national heritage and something as historic as this then I don't mind paying. A visit will probably take no more than 30 minutes of your time, but seeing behind the...More

Thank TJ P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was great to visit the home of Miss Potter. The guides were excellent, plenty of interesting information. It was pretty dark inside on a very gloomy day but you could use a torch to see objects better. The small garden in front of the...More

Thank big-blue-eyes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really not much to do at this place... quite over-priced and trading on its reputation. Didn't learn much about Beatrix - about all you can say is that 'I've seen it'.

Thank HeritageFan2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit here, please take the time to seek help from the excellent volunteer guides. you will learn so much more. The gardens were lovely too.

Thank TheSpeaker
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing spectacular about this place except for the writer who lived here. if you are in the Lake District then take a quick stroll at this place for an insight on the writer and the ambiance.

Thank Ben919191
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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