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

If you are a Peter Rabbit fan then this is worth a visit, seeing where the stories began and also Mr Macgregors garden was fun , small area to sit if the weather is nice too.

Thank mtog1
Reviewed today via mobile

Small car park and it was full when we first arrived so we drove back to Hawkshead to visit the Beatrix Potter Gallery, and returned later in the day (after 4pm) to get a place. To be honest we are not huge Potter fans but...More

Thank KeefandJan
Reviewed yesterday

Enjoyed a visit here with my 2 children age 8 and 9. NT members, so included in membership. All of the staff we met were stand out helpful and very informative. House itself relatively quick to visit, but as it was a sunny day we...More

Thank 1womble
Reviewed yesterday

On holiday as a family and with my father (aged 95). Arrived, and got tickets (£40+ for all of us), then found the entrance was a 200 yard walk, then another hundred yards up to the house. There is a disabled space at the house,...More

1  Thank OssianLtd
Reviewed 2 days ago

Staff was great and very willing to answer questions. Take advantage of that as there is no “tour”. References to rooms in books marked by the little books themselves. So cool to see what she drew in her own life.

Thank elliek134
Reviewed 4 days ago

We are NT members so we got in for nowt!, but I think the price they charge to look at 4 rooms and a back garden is a rip off, just dragging people in on BP s name

Thank Forfarian2013
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a great afternoon trip full of things to do and see without being too fast paced! Tour guide Peter was so knowledgeable and friendly and the sites are worth every minute! Reasonably priced and finishes with a beautiful cruise on lake Windermere! I would...More

Thank Work2Travel1985
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our second visit to this lovely property. We arrived at the ticket office just before it was due to open, there was already a queue & the car park was pretty full. The cottage itself is delightful. The rooms are so small, it...More

Thank mrandmrsg626
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came to Hill Top with our two young children and have NT membership. It would be quite expensive to go without as it is quite a small house & gardens. They are well kept and interesting information about BP as you go around, but...More

Thank Becky F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't brought up on BP but my wife & I thought it might be interesting & we like the work she did in preserving the area. We'd just (re)joined the NT so thougth we might as well visit on our way back down south...More

1  Thank VINDEN G
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Response from marandt | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. Dogs are not allowed.
8 July 2018|
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Response from edwardchappell65 | Reviewed this property |
Hello i go to hill top when i go on a mountain goat trip as i also do not live in the area I do not know what there is to visit after hill top but you will love hill top there is so much to visit I am sure you will have a... More
7 April 2018|
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Response from boydy73 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is.