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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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We don't live too far from Hawkshead in the Lake District but have never visited this cottage. We bit the bullet and had a run out to view the attraction - and so glad that we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We were lucky in that our B & B was only two minutes walk away... I know Beatrix Potters books are iconic... but this in my opinion is not worth a special journey... quaint old house... but that's it... extremely expensive entrance fee of £10.50 (free to National Trust Members) ... a 20 minute look around and your done!

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Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We don't live too far from Hawkshead in the Lake District but have never visited this cottage. We bit the bullet and had a run out to view the attraction - and so glad that we did. The day was bright sunshine but quite cold and the large volumes of sheep in the neighbouring fields added to the overall atmosphere... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We have visited Near sawrey many times and have stayed in The Tower Bank Arms which is mentioned in Beatrix Potters Gemina puddle duck. No wonder Beatrix potter chose this place to live for over 30 years. It is in such a beautful village and surrounding area of outstanding beauty. If you visit on Fridays you can go in the... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Visited this National Trust property in March. Parked our car in the car park and went to the admission shed. Staff were very friendly and helpful. You have to walk a short distance along the road to access the property. This is only a short walk and on the way you can spot actual things which are incorporated in Potter's... More 

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Leyburn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

A superb trip to a wonderful heritage home. Fantastically knowledgeable people ready & willing to impart their knowledge. Loved it. The only negative is the £10.50 entrance fee. I realise the cost of maintaining properties like this but £42 for 4 adults for one hours 'entertainment'. We spoke to several people who were coming away having decided not to pay... More 

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Leicestershire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Given the foot fall this place appears to receive the national trust have way overpriced this attraction. It was disappointing to realise after paying that the cashier charged us the "gift aid" price which is £1 more than standard without first bringing this to out attention. I don't mind paying the gift aid but thought this was a little presumptuous... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I know there are a lot of folks who would look down on the Beatrix Potterification of the Lake District, but she is as essential to the location as Wordsworth and Ruskin. If you do not have a car, this might take a bit of planning, but it is so worth the effort. Yes, she did not live at Hill... More 

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is something we has been on our hit list of a good while since we started visiting The Lakes, I am pleased we have, however the price of entry leaves something to behold, I actually wrote to National Trust to voice my concerns the reply was astounding instead of offering some kind of reason or explanation they advised joining... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We went to the Lakes for Valentines this year and we decided to visit Hill Top. I would have to say that it is in amazing condition despite the age of the building and the National Trust have done a brilliant job by placing books around the house of where the different stories were set, really brought that part of... More 

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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Lovely to see where and how Beatrix Potter lived when she wrote her books. Sitting in the garden it was easy to see where she got the inspiration for her adorable characters

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