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Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House

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

If you are enamoured by the world of Beatrix Potter you will definitely enjoy this holy grail. The house itself has many period artefacts and the garden has been faithfully arranged so you could imagine Peter Rabbit and Mr McGregor were there. Here is oodles...More

Thank David R
Reviewed yesterday

We would strongly recommend the Mountain Goat Tour for this location, the guide was great and provided so much additional and unexpected information, entry was simple and a priority process. Location was fabulous and very enjoyable. Our guide was so good the next day whilst...More

Thank Alan1402
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Was disappointed by this, it was £11.50 each & we were only in there under 10mins. I grew up being a massive Beatrix Potter fan but was disappointed by this, it didn't have much that really made it obvious that it was her home, felt...More

Thank sez655
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely cottage and gardens and when looking out of the windows you could imagine Beatrix Potter being inspired to write her lovely stories. Peaceful and full of personal items including a letter from her publishers in London. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit.

Thank Surreytraveller98
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited on a Monday morning and surprised you see the car park full sign up an hour after opening! Don't be put off though as they have a good queueing system and let more cars in gradually- we nearly drove off! You will have to...More

Thank maffewandmaru2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

Even if you have no interest in Beatrix Potter its worth a visit to find out what impact she had on the Lake District. The only downside is, its a bit expensive for a small house if you are not a National Trust member.

Thank Trekker047
Reviewed 5 days ago

It took us 2 hours to get the Hawkeshead due to road works and a diversion. The signing from Keswick was poor. When we got there the parking was full. I know the parking is limited but in view of the popularity of the place...More

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This house is a must for lovers of Beatrix potter as a lot of her work was inspired here and her love of the lakes which was saved by her investment in the region funded by her books. You visit the cottage to feel the...More

Thank U5601UXpaulw
Reviewed 6 days ago

A look into the world of Beatrix Potter and some of the things she collected. Also contains paintings by her brother and items she had made connected to her books.

Thank 557fiona1
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been to the Lake District a number of times but never got here before. You have to take the chain ferry from hawkeshead to get there (£4.00 per car) which is a nice trip in itself. Lovely house and gardens in a lovely...More

Thank Ian H
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Jenni C
September 14, 2017|
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Response from 24lorraineS | Reviewed this property |
We had our visit set in advance, however I think you might just be able to purchase on arrival. Check the venue itself on line.
Thomas W
May 30, 2017|
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Response from Droftel | Reviewed this property |
I went 1st March this year just check their web site
Jo C
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