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Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House

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Address: | Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0LF, England
Phone Number: 441539436269
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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.

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Stunning place and amazing views x

Loved our day to hill top the national trust really do there best , the house was amazing so interesting and loved seeing parts of history and the garden was a little cramp at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved our day to hill top the national trust really do there best , the house was amazing so interesting and loved seeing parts of history and the garden was a little cramp at time but was lovely to walk round. Xx

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I walked here from the Ferry, a steep, uphill walk but doable. Entry is by timed ticket, which I knew, and I had an hour's wait or time to look around the garden, which is beautiful. The house itself has a wonderfully "lived in" feel and the staff are happy to explain the finer details. Having the books displayed in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely stunning place and wonderful that it has been kept just as Beatrix left it, just as she wanted. Fabulous for the children to search for the actual places throughout the house that are pictured in Beatrix's books. The staff there are very knowledgable and just as passionate. Well worth a visit.

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Literally there for 10 minutes. Overpriced for what it is. Consists of a lounge, reception room and 2 bedrooms and a small, colourless garden

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were here just after it opened, and it was still very crowded , even with timed tickets. The house is only tiny, and quite dark, but well worth seeing. The gardens are just as any Peter Rabbit fan would imagine, and the vegetable patch even has his watering can. Parking is a short walk away, or you can park... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very interesting and worthwhile trip, we've been several times in different seasons. The gardens are amazing now during the summer. Beatrix Potter's books are open in each room where you can read the page and the picture shows a corner of one of Beatrix's rooms/dresser/clock. The house has a feel that Beatrix still lives there, it's very quirky with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I enjoyed it here very nice and interesting the road whilst travelling is very narrow. but the gardens at the house are beautiful very glad I visited

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Bury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited miss potter s and gardens ,you can see why she bought it lovely surroundings ,timed entrance , I think the price of £11 each was a bit steep though , house was lovely ,well worth a visit ,but hard to find to many small winding roads .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We brought our 3 young children (6,4 and 2) to see where Peter Rabbit was written. To be honest they enjoyed seeing the house but not really designed for young children. The National Trust could do a little bit more to make it interesting for them maybe a little trail to try and find the characters around the garden. Children... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hill Top is not easy to find. The roads that get you there are narrow and winding, and cars having to share the road with tour buses makes for some interesting (read scary) moments. But, once you make it to Hill Top, you'll be glad you did. First, you buy a ticket and walk a few yards to the house,... More 

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