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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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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
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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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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Darlington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

we visited the gardens as my sons a big Mr Mcgregor fan, the parking was free or included with admission to the house, the gardens were lovely but we were expecting more based on the website

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Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Drove over the farmhouse and parked in the little Nationl Trust car park in the village. Bought a timed entry ticket from the ticket office (£9.00 standard and £10.00 gift aid) and walked up to the entrance to Hill Top. First there is a little gift shop then you walk up to the garden area and wait outside till your... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The house is very sweet and worth a visit, but... Very expensive. £10pp is a lot for a house with 6 small rooms and is essentially the same as some of the best national Trust properties with up to 30 rooms. But If you are a member, it is of course, free! Parking is a pain, but if you arrive... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I was lucky enough to visit Beatrix Potter's Hill Top Farm when I was in London. I took a day trip up to the Lake Country by First Class Coach. It was a 3 hour train ride but there was plenty of food, wifi, and wonderful service on the train. A company named Mountain Goat Tours picked me up at... More

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