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Hill Top House, Beatrix Potter's Farmhouse

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Address: Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0LF, England
Phone Number: 441539436269
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Description: Hill Top was Beatrix Potter's most beloved place, packed full of her...
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.
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Great place to take family

Previously rated this as wonderful and I still remember the great gardens and the House where Beatrix Potter once lived.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Previously rated this as wonderful and I still remember the great gardens and the House where Beatrix Potter once lived.

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Baden, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Hilltop House provides an extensive insight to how Beatrix Potter lived and worked and provides a magical time capsule. The staff were extremely knowledgeable and took time to answer all of our many questions. Highly recommended for children and adults alike.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

As a member of National Trust its free entry to this attraction, not sure I would be happy paying for it. There's not a lot to see other than the house and contents, but the staff are very knowledgeable and provide lots of information on Beatrix Potter. The best part of this attraction was the walk from the Windermere ferry... More 

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Stockport
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Lov lay house and surroundings, I've been coming to the lakes for years and this was my first time here.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The entry tickets include an entry time to Hill Top House, so it is never crowded and the volunteers have the opportunity to explain the layout of the house, the depiction of many different parts of the house in Beatrix's Potter's wonderful illustrated stories and any questions you have. Her books are available for your reference as you explore the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The house is well kept and the staff are very nice. There are lots of nice touches - (like the open books placed around the house in the spots the page refers to). The staff were well informed and knew lots of interesting facts. it was quite enjoyable to walk up to the house and spend a little time walking... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The weather was awful but it didn't stop us enjoying this lovely place. Our 6 yr old Granddaughter loves Beartix's stories & thoroughly enjoyed exploring all of the rooms & learnt some fascinating facts from the people who worked there. We were fortunate with parking & the pub near by was small & very busy but the food was delicious.... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This was the home of Beatrix Potter, which has been turned into a museum of her life. There is a parking area about 200m from the cottage and when we arrived it was full, but we were easily accommodated at a hotel car park next door. Tickets for the cottage are purchased at the parking area and there is a... More 

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Congleton, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This was done very well, staff were lovely and helpful and provided lots of interesting anecdotes as we walked around. However house itself very small and dark and I felt ticket overpriced for amount of time we spent there, gallery was far more interesting and it's a shame they don't offer a slightly discounted combi ticket.

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Slapton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The staff were all lovely from the car park to the house. They answered all our questions and were great with our nephew who is 5. There was a nice child activity in the garden which he really enjoyed even though he didn't know much about the books. Make sure you take the completed booklet to the shop at then... More 

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Address: Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0LF, England
Phone Number: 441539436269
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside  >  Hawkshead
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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