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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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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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Beatrix Potter's Lakeland Tour

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Bit expensive for the size and timed tickets

Despite this its a must for any BP fan. The guides were utterly excellent - especially with the children which is as it should be of course

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom
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Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Despite this its a must for any BP fan. The guides were utterly excellent - especially with the children which is as it should be of course

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It was not how I expected it to be. It was better. Lots of her letters that one could actually pick up and read. A lot of interesting material about her brother and father. It was a wet day but the little garden was pretty and the shop was quite good. Lots of Japanese tourists!!!!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Loved the tour. The docents love their work and offered tidbits. Picturesque. Wish they had a tearoom.

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Holywell, United Kingdom
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206 reviews 206 reviews
151 attraction reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

What a fascinating house this is, I had no idea there was more to Beatrix Potter than writing stories. Her paintings and sketches, not just of the stories characters, are stunning in every detail. Hill Top House allows the visitor to step back in time and relive those magical Miss Tiggywinkle, Benjamin Bunny, Ginger and Pickles moments. National Trust members... More 

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Manchester
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Can get busy but worth a look, go on the nature trail 10 mins walk away not advertised hidden gem and not busy

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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I don't know much about Beatrix Potter but wanted to visit her Lakeland home. We spent some time wandering around the gardens, the village and then went inside the house itself. Inside, it felt like we'd gone back in time. Lots of little touches left from when Beatrix was there and the references to The Tale of Samuel Whiskers made... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We took our five home educated children here as part of a project they were doing on Beatrix Potter. The children were warmly welcomed and found it a fascinating and enchanting place. The room guides are very informative and the children were handed copies of one of Beatrix Potters books for them to spot where she got her inspiration from.... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We were very early which was a good thing as later on it got very busy. The house is special & beautifully kept in the way it was when Miss Potter lived there. Be sure to ask the guides questions as you go as they are full of interesting information.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

It was a very informative, back in time experience, loved how the house was kept in such a good condition and the way Beatrix Potter used to have it. Very helpful staff members are ready to tell you all about the house and Beatrix:)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Visited here today and it was fascinating - beautiful house kept exactly as Beatrix Potter instructed in her will (we were informed of this by one of the tour guides). Doesn't take long to get around the house but well worth a visit. Thing to note - car park very small so imagine this could cause problems if visiting during... More 

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