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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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Very informative guides, mostly Uni students on leave but well informed. Timed admittance to save over crowding, with plenty of time to explore and ask questions. Shop very small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very informative guides, mostly Uni students on leave but well informed. Timed admittance to save over crowding, with plenty of time to explore and ask questions. Shop very small but plenty of stock. Sign said postage stamps available for overseas postage but I overheard a person ask and the cashier said they didn't sell them! Needs addressing.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hill Top is a lovely house which Beatrix Potter used when writing her famous books. It was nice to look at some of the book's illustrations which are left open at the actual room or place that inspired them. Parking is not easy with a car park that holds maybe only 20 cars so best to arrive early or you... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely day out, if you are a Beatrix Potter fan it is definitely worth a visit. Small house so easy tourist attraction to visit if you haven't much time.

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Thank Helen D
United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited Hill Top without realising there was a timed entry system. With a couple of hours before our slot we went elsewhere but when we returned the tiny car park was full. We were directed to the overflow car park a short distance away. While we were fine with the walk, it would be unsuitable for anyone with mobility... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

went here Saturday 20/08 got there for 9.30am even though it was heavy rain as it does get very busy and your entry time is on your ticket when you pay, car park included in entry price very helpful staff ,lovely house and beautiful contents a lot bigger inside than you think, also there are Beatrix books you can look... More 

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everyone visiting here will know of Beatrix Potter and this house inspired many of her pictures in the books. The house is just how she left it and you get a feel for her, there are copies of the books all round the house so you can read them and spot the bits of the house that are in them.... More 

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

You have to get your tickets at one place and walk up the road to another for the actual visit. You MUST get there before 10am if possible as the car parking is a nightmare and the tickets are timed so you could be hanging around for a couple of hours before you can go in. I was really looking... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's quite small so not a huge amount to see, but you very definitely get a feel for Beatrix Potter and her work and passions. Stunning countryside around. As members of the National Trust for Scotland we got in for free. Very busy and visiits are timed.

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I took my 9 year old daughter, a bit concerned that she may be a little bit too old. She does like art though, so she enjoyed the activity sheets that were given to her on arrival. The big hit was water colour painting in the garden. Very simple but inspired idea, an easel looking over the plants towards the... More 

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Birmingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked to Hill Top from Claife Viewing Station and we were initially disappointed when faced with almost a 2 hour wait for timed tickets, we knew there could be a wait but weren't expecting one this long. However the helpful staff recommended a further walk up to Moss Eccles Tarn, situated uphill about 30 mins away. The route was straightforward... More 

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