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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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$479*
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3-Day Beatrix Potter Experience
84%
Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Hawkshead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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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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Wirral, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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Brisbane
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Beautifully presented, if authentically dark, especially on a typically wet autumn Lakeland day! Really helpful and interested room guides.

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Newlyn, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Beatrix's house has been kept in original condition. You really get a feel of how she lived and worked here. A hidden treasure!!

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Recently visited this national trust property on a very wet drizzly typical lake district day. Firstly the car park is small but worked by the most wonderful gentleman, very good at parking you up in a space as soon as one became available. Tickets are timed as the house isn't big. Worth visiting if a national trust member but we... More

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Liss, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Beautiful house, loved the detail, the pictures. It is a very small house. You need to get there well before it opens otherwise you may have a long wait. Very well worth the visit. One of the National Trusts best places I felt.

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Liskeard, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Although we visited on a gloomy October day, so dark you could barely see the bedrooms, the whole visited was just lovely from the car park attendant who was still smiling despite the torrential rain, to the ticket office staff who were chatty and helpful, to the guides who must answer the same questions a hundred times again but were... More

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