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Hill Top House, Beatrix Potter's Farmhouse

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Address: Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0LF, England
Phone Number: 015394 36269
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Thu - Sun 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Description: Located in England's historic Lake District, this working farm owned by...
Located in England's historic Lake District, this working farm owned by Beatrix Potter was the setting for her delightful and popular series of animal tales.
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Completely worth the £10. Excellent, passionate volunteer tour guides who really brought the story of BP to life, dispelling many myths and sprinkling their expert knowledge on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Completely worth the £10. Excellent, passionate volunteer tour guides who really brought the story of BP to life, dispelling many myths and sprinkling their expert knowledge on the already fascinating house. You can actually touch things and see the house as it originally was, as BP left it as is, with exacting detail about how she didn't want anything moved... More 

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Tenterden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely to be in the house that hasn't changed since Beatrix left. Very cosy and you can imagine her there!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The entire area around Hill Top House, is nothing other than charming. The Lake District casts its own spell with the beauty and serenity of the region. What wonderful place to enjoy this spell than in the fantasy world of Beatrix Potter's inspirational surroundings.

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Bathgate
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Enjoyed my trip here and good history of the Beatrix Potter stories. House has been left as it was when she died which adds additional history to the visit. Guides are knowledgeable and helpful but not overbearing. only downside would be the non-member entry fee, clearly priced to encourage you to join up. Also limited refreshment options, mainly just ice... More 

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Nahariya, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

It's all very quaint and quite worthwhile. We started in Bowness having tea and scones in the "world of Beatrix Potter" but resisted the Disneyesque experience since we had no children with us. Instead we headed for the ten-minute ferry ride across Lake Windermere and wended our way to Hill Top and the town of New Sawrey. The house is... More 

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Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

As a member of the National Trust we try to visit as many properties as possible but I felt that the entry fee as a non member was very steep compared to other properties

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Cheshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Lovely nice walk to the top of Hill Top and lovely scenery and views. Back home now and going to watch the films Beatrix Potter!

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We enjoyed our visit here, although there is a trail outside for children, I felt inside lacked the interaction for the children. However for a Beatrix Potter fan, this is an enjoyable place to see.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

It's not difficult to understand why Beatrix Potter loved the Lake District so much; the area surrounding her house is beautiful and the cottage iself, in between Windermere and Hawkshead, has been preserved by the National Trust to the point that you could easily believe she had just popped out. Visiting the house on a Monday afternoon, I was surprised... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Very interesting cottage, kept as if Beatrix Potter has just left. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides. We particularly liked seeing the examples of the parts of the cottage used in the book illustrations. My daughters were captivated by the seeing the sawn floor board where Tom Kitten was found! Free for National Trust members but a bit pricey if you're not.

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