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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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Beatrix Potter's Lakeland Tour
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Ranked #2 of 8 things to do in Hawkshead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Located in England's historic Lake District, this working farm owned...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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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Virginia
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128 reviews 128 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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

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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preston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

The house is lovely,the tour guides are excellent ,this is a look at your leisure,car park small but got there early to park

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

because this is run by the national trust who do a brilliant job anyway, i can't say too much other than, the house is beautiful and very well preserved. The staff seemed friendly and willing to answer questions but i couldn't help feeling they were a bit too 'upper crust' for my taste, apart from the young lad who was... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The house is exaclt as Beatrix Potter left it. Whether you are a Potter fan or not, it is a wonderful example of its time. If you ARE a Potter fan you will love it even more!

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Windermere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I had avoided Hill Top for years because it always looked so busy, but had a chance to visit in February, and although it was half term we had plenty of space and time to enjoy the really lovely atmosphere of this house. It still felt like a comfortable and well loved home, and it was great to see where... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Hike and the views during the hike. If you are not a Beatrix Potter fan or dont know much about her, you may be disappointed by a 10 pound ticket to her home. So you can very well skip the house view and spend more time in the village set in the sprawling countryside.

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York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Walked from Hawkshead to Sawrey to visit this place, only to discover, along with a small group of Americans, that it was closed until February! Disappointed and tired! Next time maybe with a bit of luck!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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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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