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Hill Top House, Beatrix Potter's Farmhouse

Address: Sawrey, Hawkshead LA22 0LF, England
Phone Number: 015394 36269
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$475*
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3-Day Beatrix Potter Experience
84%
Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Hawkshead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Located in England's historic Lake District, this working farm owned...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Thu - Sun 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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.
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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I wasn't expecting this to be as much of an experience, just another English cottage with some memorabilia scattered around. as it turned out I felt like an 8 year old all over again. Walking around the place you can quickly see the inspiration for each of Beatrix Potter's illustrations. The characters are almost standing in front of you. I... More 

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

We did this trip last year believe it or not and it was well worth the experience. After having watched the film and always being in love with Potter's characters this was a must thing to do whilst in the Lake District. It was like turning back time and the Trust have made a wonderful job of sharing with you... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Lots to see, small and lots of people. Go early in the day as it gets to busy to really take in everything.

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Nantwich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Its even got its own semi tame rabbits running around the place, get there early it gets so busy the tickets are timed. not a lot of rooms to see but very charmimg never the less. car park gts full within the 1st hour

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Liverpool
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Closed when I went, but it was still touching to see her cottage and gardens. Got some special edition books too from the shop where staff were so helpful. Local village is so quaint, I'm Going to re visit and stay.

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

First visit. Very enjoyable. Felt Peter Rabbit was going to pop up at any moment. Knowledgable and helpful staff.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Makes you feel that you can see Beatrix Potter writing her wonderful stories. Even if you are a National Trust member there is still an entrance fee, but worth it.

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KL,M'sia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Kids will definitely have fun identifying actual locations and items that appeared in Beatrix Potter's books. The house is really well maintained and should not be missed by fans of this really talented author who drew inspiration from the house and its grounds as well as stunningly beautiful surroundings.

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Bath
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

You can get to Hill top by taking a ferry from Bowness on Windermere and catching the regular mountain goat busses up to the house where Beatrix Potter worked, although she lived either across the road or in London. In each room you can pick up a copy of one of her books and try and match some of the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We visited Hill Top on a cloudy day, it was so dark inside that we couldn't see anything. I couldn't imagine it would be much better on a bright day, don't waste your time visiting here!

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