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Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House

| Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0LF, England
+44 15394 36269
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| Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0LF, England
+44 15394 36269
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The volunteer for the parking was doing a sterling job and assured us that there'd only be a short wait for a space which there was. It doesn't take that long to go round the house so there is a regular turnover for parking but...More

Thank M W
Reviewed yesterday

Beatrix Potter spent the majority of her life in this house. A short walk from the designated parking area where you get the tickets to enter. Charming victorian garden and walk way. The House is small but absolutely packed with her collections of items that...More

Thank Umbear
Reviewed 2 days ago

Those who are more connected with BEatrix Potter stories are more likely to find this worthwhile. We were and found her home and life story interesting. The rooms are decorated and there are dressed in period guides within house. They show how several books she...More

Thank 24lorraineS
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is going to be a must see if you're a Beatrix Potter fan, and a bit "meh" otherwise. Still an interesting snapshot of an early 20th century rural house. But what I really wanted to point out is that on busy days the arrangement...More

Thank Douglas A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I've been in Beatrix Potters world in Bowness but had the chance of coming here on my stay in March 17. Loved every minute of it and the story behind her life. I was told by other visitors that there was an exhibition of her...More

Thank Yvonne T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Top tip: Go early and dont bank on finding parking! We arrived at 10.30 (half an hour after opening) and snagged the last spot in the carpark. If its a nice day, its not a long walk there from the ferry but otherwise, be flexible....More

Thank Baker_Bowie
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A very worthwhile visit to anyone who loves the author, pretty English cottages, English country gardens or all of the above. Loved the tales of Potter's characters peppering the rooms of the house and the beautiful flowers in the garden. The house is well kept...More

Thank Wandering_Meals
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a very small attraction but incredibly popular and the car park is minute so be patient waiting to park. A short walk along the road from the car park and ticket office gets you to the small house. Entry is limited to times...More

1  Thank tillymintwales
Reviewed 6 days ago

Love this place, so much character and you almost feel Beatrix Potter in there. It can get really busy even in May (Not so bad in October) so I would recommend going in the week or early if going Saturday.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited Hilltop and expected more. Great that they have retained the house in its original state and linked some sketches to particular rooms. However, the house is quite small, there is not much background about the author, her life and her books. Visit was only...More

Thank NRT1000
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Jo C
Hi - National Trust says dogs are allowed in the 'Welcome Area' only. Is this somewhere safe to leave the dog whilst viewing the house?
May 16, 2017|
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Response from Jackie E | Reviewed this property |
if you are happy to leave your dog the area is next to the shop and admission area
How do I buy tickets in advance to visit the house
May 10, 2017|
Response from NTSouth L | Property representative |
Hello, thanks for your question. You cannot book tickets in advance for Hill Top currently, just on site, on the day. The house operates a timed - entry ticket system. Best to arrive in the morning to get a slot that suits... More
angela c
is this mobility friendly?
May 2, 2017|
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Response from Julie L | Reviewed this property |
There is a very narrow path to the house which could prove tricky.