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Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House

| Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0LF, England
+44 15394 36269
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Private Tour: Lake District of Beatrix Potter
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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0LF, England
+44 15394 36269
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Reviewed today

Well, this has been well kept and if you are in the area I would suggest that you visit to support this gem.

Thank Mike J
Reviewed today via mobile

Would give it 5 stars if wasn't so expensive. You will only be in the house for around 10 minutes. Timed entrance meant a lot of waiting around before being allowed in. Beautiful little house though. Gift shop is very expensive. National trust generally is...More

Thank jambelt
Reviewed yesterday

Another visit to a wonderful house. I enjoyed reading the books which were open to relevant places. The framed drawing's done by Beatrix her mum and dad were a surprise as I don't remember seeing them on my last visit a few years ago.

Thank wendyb09
Reviewed yesterday

It was difficult to find by car as the directions are not good from Ambleside. When we found it, the car park was full so we drove straight passed looking for a place to turn around before we reached the ferry! We turned round and...More

Thank Rosey38
Reviewed 2 days ago

A wonderful opportunity to see where so many childhood memories were created, a chance to understand what Beatrix Potter achieved to secure the beauty of the Lake District for generations and to see how she lived. Interesting rooms to explore including one with original Peter...More

1  Thank Chris M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautifully presented home with books open at relevant places to show illustrations in Beatrice Potters books. Friendly staff

Thank Badger0505
Reviewed 3 days ago

Interesting to see where she lived and how she lived. Well worth a visit. Like by people of all nationalities. NT property

Thank seebee1609
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As a writer I wanted to see this place for myself. I can now understand why she fell in love with this place. Visitors are given a time to enter the house, but the tours are self conducted so you either know about her life...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Can you believe it? We saw real rabbits hopping around in this garden! Did they come from central casting? Amazing. But the house itself is fascinating. Rooms are carefully preserved to maintain the atmosphere. And the curators are very knowledgeable.

Thank oranjezicht1
Reviewed 5 days ago

Always worth a visit. Lovely setting. Lots to see and read about Beatrix Potter. The house is full of character and can be enjoyed by all ages.

Thank reeth
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Thomas W
31 May 2017|
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Response from Droftel | Reviewed this property |
I went 1st March this year just check their web site
Jo C
17 May 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
10 May 2017|
Response from NTSouth L | Property representative |
Hello, thanks for your question. You cannot book tickets in advance for Hill Top currently, just on site, on the day. The house operates a timed - entry ticket system. Best to arrive in the morning to get a slot that suits... More