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Review of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House

Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House
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Private Tour: Lake District of Beatrix Potter
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Hawkshead
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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“A very nostalgic trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

Just loved our trip to Hill Top House, as you walked in the front door into the parlour it was as if Beatrix still lived there, her jacket was on the back of the chair, her gloves & bag on the table, her shoes under the chair by the roaring fire, I half expected her to appear at any moment!
There were sketches of rabbits on the table with letters she had written to friends it was just so homely & when you went out into the garden it was so pretty & peaceful with only the sounds of birds singing!
In the field next to the garden there were numerous little bunnies running about, you could see where she got her inspiration from.
The whole ambience off the house & garden was perfect, I grew up reading Beatrix Potter books & I shall make sure my grandchildren do the same!

Visited June 2014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

Mainly an attraction for Potter fans, but very sweet cottage and location. Go early. Closed Friday?????

Visited June 2014
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Alsager, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

If you have any interest in Beatrix Potter then this is a must visit, if not then probably not worth the bother. It's a lovely setting and the whole village is interesting because you can see buildings and sites from a number of the pictures from the books. The gardens are very old country garden and can be visited for free. The house is quaint and again, you can see rooms and furniture from the books so it's great if you have kids who are reading BP or if you have a personal attachment to the books. Worth noting that it's worth arriving early because parking is limited and house entry is timed, and the wait is usually well over an hour.

Visited June 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Enter the world of Beatrix Potter”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

We got the first ferry across from Windermere at 10.15am so got a carspace ok - but any later, it is likely to be a problem. There is a parking attendent there which is helpful. You purchase entrance tickets to Beatrix Potter's house from the booth in the carpark - this is quite slow and the entry time to the house is timed - about 30 minutes after your arrival. The house and gardens are beautiful and there is a good gift shop. The guides to the house are excellent and are happy to share their knowledge and answer questions. They only let small groups enter the house at 15 minute intervals so it is not too busy. The house is well worth looking at and is set up with Beatrix Potter's possessions.

Visited June 2014
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

This is a lovely cottage and although you get timed tickets you are not stuck on a tour and can view the place at your leisure. Sadly you cannot take photos inside but there are postcards of the inside rooms available to buy in the shop. We walked here from the ferry which was nice and then took the mountain goat bus which was very friendly and played classical music on our trip! The bus stop is just opposite the entrance. The tea room was not open as it had been booked. Recommend getting there early to avoid the crowds as when we left we saw bus loads arriving!!

Visited June 2014
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