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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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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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Beatrix Potter fans....its a must

What a lovely place, tiny rooms, some of it inaccessible to those with mobility issues but a must for any Beatrix Potter fans, fascinating information about the wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Liversedge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a lovely place, tiny rooms, some of it inaccessible to those with mobility issues but a must for any Beatrix Potter fans, fascinating information about the wonderful children's author.

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Headcorn Kent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lovely little house is very appealing in itself but also as an Insight into Beatrix Potter. there are books all round the house, showing pictures that she drew from different angles of the stairs, front room etc and the guides were so helpful at pointing this out and also little artefacts that are in the books. There is a... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been a few times over the years. Really nice place to have a look about and walk around. We got the little car ferry to it. Saves driving all the way round the lake. Think it was 50p not sure tho. Well worth looking. Has toilets and a shop there.

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london
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like stepping back in time. It looks as though it has been untouched since she left. Lot's of character.

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1 Thank kengis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Well worth a visit to experience how this lady wrote her books and lived her life. Does get busy with tourists.

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Almelo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

A beautiful place to visit with a wonderful history about all the excellent tales of Beatrix Potter,how she used to live and the surroundings which inspired her

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Thank HarryMAlmelo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Magical place...loved being able to see where these stories were created. Would definitely like to come back in peak season to have a tour of her house! The gardens and gift shop were free to look around :)

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Visited Hill Top when only the Gardens were open as visited in winter and the gardens are free to look around, however the gardens and house were enjoyable to see from the outside and we were provided with interesting guide books, the shop attached also had some lovely stuff to buy.

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Thank Sophie-Rosex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Treasure hunt kept kids amused and house is a time capsule of her time. Well worth a visit and especially if you have national trust membership

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

this is a lovely house, and very interesting to walk round and found out how beatrix potter lived and worked

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