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Hill Top House, Beatrix Potter's Farmhouse

Sawrey, Hawkshead LA22 0LF, England
015394 36269
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Hawkshead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Easy to find, we had a timed ticket and no problems whatsoever. Having been a fan since childhood I was as excited as my child to visit the house of Beatrix Potter. The property is still a little isolated surrounded by countryside - you can see how her imagination was sparked to created such cute friendly characters like Peter Rabbit.... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The best part was seeing some objects and aspects of the house that were incorporated into her drawings. Not so good was the experience of getting rather wet from the rain while waiting for our timed turn to go into the house. They do provide umbrellas. The staff are a little severe about anyone touching the furniture in those fairly... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The house is very interesting and well laid out with artefacts and manuscripts. However , it is very small and entrance is by timed ticket. We had to queue for over half an hour to get tickets ( we are members, but the cost of £9 per head might have put us off otherwise). The delay was mostly because the... More

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stockton on tees
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I made a doll visit to hill top as the rest of my family didn't fancy it and to be honest I'm glad I went alone as it gave me time yo truly enjoy and savour the atmosphere of Beatrix Potters home/studio. The house is kept in its original state since Beatrix passed away and you could really believe that... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is somewhere I have wanted to go all my life. I went with my partner (who is not a fan...not because he doesn't like her but because he was never introduced to her) and my mum who is also a fan. The staff were fantastic and their knowledge is remarkable. We asked a lot of questions and they never... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Loved the little house and the history of Beatrix Potter. As always the National Trust were so helpful and interesting. A must see venue if you are visiting the lakes..

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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Was in the area so we decided to drop in and have a look. The national trust have done a great job of preserving the house and its contents. The Grounds and the outside of the house is a nice view, but the inside of the house is the real attraction. Loads of original drawings, memorabilia and personal collections from... More

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GENOVA, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Since longtime I was waiting for this visit, and finally I could get there. The garden with its roses under the rain, the house of Beatrix with her things, so quiet, so beautiful and peaceful. A wonderful day for me and my future husband.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Lets cut to the positives. Nice garden with quite a bit to see, House is good, although quite small, and the information provided once in was enough to give you an idea of what it is all about. On the negative, car park is small, and badly managed. We had people park us in, and by the time they came... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A very beautiful cottage which has been left exactly as she wanted. An amazing lady who did so much to help preserve this beautiful landscape. Very small inside but, hey, it's a cottage. Friendly staff who will answer questions and tell you what you are looking at. The open fire in the kitchen made the place come alive. Timed tickets... More

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