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Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House

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Address: | Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0LF, England
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+44 15394 36269
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Hill Top was Beatrix Potter's most beloved place, packed full of her...

Hill Top was Beatrix Potter's most beloved place, packed full of her favourite things and left just as she wanted it for visitors to enjoy. You will see why she loved it so much and used it and the surrounding countryside as inspiration for many of her famous children's tales. Your visit helps the National Trust continue her work to look after the Lake District.

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Excellent Preservation.

We loved the charming cottage, still with most it's original fixtures and fittings. The house is full of things to see and is very atmospheric. The Guides are extremely... read more

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Gregg S
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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We loved the charming cottage, still with most it's original fixtures and fittings. The house is full of things to see and is very atmospheric. The Guides are extremely knowledgeable and very keen to offer their assistance. A nice touch are the little books on display, opened at the page of a drawing showing the spot or objects in the... More 

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Thank Gregg S
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was really excited about coming to see Beatrix house but when I got here I was quite disappointed. It didn't cost a lot of money to walk around and the stuff inside was amazing that it had still been preserved all this time but it literally took 10ish minutes to walk around and then that was it? Maybe I... More 

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Thank Sam C
Chatteris, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very atmospheric with genuine original furnishings. Entry is on a timed basis which is very good as it stops the small house getting overcrowded. Tour of the house is self-guided but staff available to answer questions. You can take your time going round the property. Parking was not a problem as they use the hotel next door as an overflow... More 

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Thank Greg S
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have visited Hilltop, the home of Beatrix Potter a few times. It is always a pleasure to return and visit this lovely house and I seem to learn something new each time and notice something I haven't seen from previous visits. Whilst Hilltop has many visitors, there is no need to worry as National Trust Staff control this very... More 

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Thank Lesley B
liverpool
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154 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Delightful cottage with authentic furniture + literary relevance to Beatrice Potters books. Lovely garden + environment

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Thank LiverpoolSmiley
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was one of the places that I have always wanted to visit . My advice is to get there as it opens at 10 as it is very popular and there are timed tickets which could mean that you might miss out. Parking is also limited so getting there early ensures you have no problem parking. We were fortunate... More 

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Thank Gaff_11
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting house full of history. Well worth a visit to learn about Beatrix Potters life. Knowledgeable attendants were able to add a lot of colour to the stories about the house. Visited with the family with youngest being 13 - all enjoyed the visit. Small gift shop could do with a tea room.

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Thank Ayaz S
Horsham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If your child is interested in Peter Rabbit, then this is the place those characters were born. We enjoyed the place. IT is a good destination for rainy days.

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Thank Mustafa G
Ayr
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a lovely sunny day, so everywhere looked at its best. Cottage is surprisingingly small and packed with real Beatrix Potter "stuff". Entry well organised via timed entry and guides in each room were very chatty and informative. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. I imagine parking could be a bit problematic in high season but all in all by well... More 

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Thank lisnoe
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extremely beautiful place to visit. We went on a sunny day and it was lovely. The flowers are obviously not out yet but it must be glorious when they are in bloom around the house and also walking through the entrance up the pathway.

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