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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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A must if you're an admirer of Beatrix Potter

If you have enjoyed the Beatrix Potter books as a child or a parent or a grandparent or any combination of a visit to her Hill Top ''studio" will be fascinating and enlightening... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

If you have enjoyed the Beatrix Potter books as a child or a parent or a grandparent or any combination of a visit to her Hill Top ''studio" will be fascinating and enlightening. The National Trust personnel on hand are clearly enthusiasts and willing to answer any questions.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

nice cottage garden while you wait to go in, but small. Strange mixture of Lakeland farmhouse and Mrs Heelis' antiquarian interests. You realy should familiarise yourself with the books first. The Japanese are mad keen on it.

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New York City, New York
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Nice enough place with a pretty garden, period(s) furniture, and drawings by Potter. But not a must - go only if you have the time or are an ardent fan of Peter Rabbit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

My sister, my mum and myself visited this place and absolutely loved it!!! We have loved Beatrix Potter since we were little and it brought back wonderful memories and love for our childhood. If you love Beatrix Potter books it's a must!!

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wimborne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

A delightful house to look round and wonderful to see the house how she would have left it. The guides were all brilliant and really seemed to enjoy their work and knew there subject. A must visit if in this area.

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Tulla, Clare,Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Interesting to see where she worked - she actually lived in a house 200 metres or so away. The house is not an impressive one. Had to park car in village a couple miles away and walk along a path.

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Bramley, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The history of this modest house is reasonably well known. You could argue that not being able to go inside the house as we visited on a Friday means my rating is unfair. However, I have been in the house before and did enjoy my visit. Visit for the historical significance and not the wow of the house and garden.

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Kaltenbrunn, Bayern, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The farmhous that Beatrix Potter purchased and used as her workshop. The location is picturesque and fans will recognize surrounding buildings that she integrated into her illustrations. Parking is limited and tickets are on a timed entry basis, so get there early if you anticipate a busy day. Consider parking nearby and walking in on some of the excellent trails.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed visiting the house , the staff were all full of interesting stories and happy to help entertain the children with their tales ! The home itself is lovely. It is quite dear and there isn't much of the house so you're not in there very long and because of the price I wouldn't return now I've seen if... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We loved the way this house has been preserved. Buy the 4 pound guide book, sit on a window sill and read. Don't miss reading the small books in the house, as well. A great attraction for all BP fans.

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Address: Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0LF, England
Phone Number: 015394 36269
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside  >  Hawkshead
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

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