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Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0LF, England
+44 15394 36269
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you have any interest in Beatrix Potter naturally Hill Top provides a unique insight. I was met by wonderful caring and friendly staff at the gate and the cottage is very fairytale like and quaint. I visited at the height of summer so there...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DonnaWashington
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked for hours to get there only to be told I wasn't allowed in the grounds of the house with my dog. Considering how Beatrix Potter made her money writing stories about animals, seemed very harsh not allow a very well behaved dog near the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are members of the National Teust and this is well worth a visit. Staff very helpful, not ideal for disabled Uneven grounds. The house is lovely and it’s good to see the works and where Beatrix Potters got her inspiration from.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mags2hoots
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

We took a visit to hill top Beatrice potter's house, it was an oldie world looking place, and is left like she had just gone out into the garden, ok you had to que to get in, but we did not mind that much, the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank brian6leighton
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Just been down to kendal to visit an old friend been going to lake district for some time over the years but never visited Beatrix potters house and on this visit we did i was pleasantly surprised the house is so quaint and extraordinary to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

What a stunning place to visit - the drive there is magical through some of the most picturesque scenery and you won’t be disappointed on arrival. Car park small and timed tickets but lovely tea shop in the village and a great little cosy pub...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Quite a small exhibition, but interesting and informative. Only need about 30 mins to see all. Lovely to see the original building.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank juliefK2146MW
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Really enjoyed my visit to her home. Lovely insight into her life and her love of the area and her desire to preserve the Lake District. Do to and see it

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RKClassic
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

A delightful place full of character. It doesn’t disappoint on Amy level. The garden is also great- just like Mr McGregors!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SarahMGF
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Ideal For Beatrix Potter fans. Lovely shop as well selling all sorts of souvenirs and books. Free Entry for NT members.

Date of experience: May 2018
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6 September 2018|
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Response from aussie1928 | Reviewed this property |
Drive directly to Hilltop Farm and find a parking spot near the ticket office. They’ll allocate you a time slot based on demand. We were lucky to go straight in as mid afternoon and apparently quieter than normal - the farm... More
11 July 2018|
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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