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Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House

| Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0LF, England
+44 15394 36269
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0LF, England
+44 15394 36269
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I went with my wife by car, arriving at 9.20 am after reading the horror stories of the overflowing car park. There was plenty of room in the car park that early, but it was full by the time we got back around an hour...More

Thank Chatto127
Reviewed 2 days ago

I loved my visit to Hill Top Farm. I booked the evening Candlelight Tour through the National Trust. What a knowledgable and dedicated group of docents led the tour! It was so obvious how much care and love they all had for this unique and...More

Thank Aroth98609
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Parking was a nightmare in the village but there is a car park for Hill Top...handy hint..if it says it's full...just wait as tickets are timed and a space will become available. Overflow carpark is a long way down a big hill....no good if you...More

Thank GannyMagnus
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed seeing Hilltop and comparing the illustrations from the Peter Rabbit books to the house features and furnishings. They do a great job of setting the environment when Beatrix Potter lived there. Reading about the different items and seeing her illustrations was fun. The...More

Thank 198kelleen
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Arrived 12 noon and told there'd be a 2 hour wait to go in the house and that we were welcome to look around the garden and the gift shop (of course). There's no cafe on site but they directed us to one in a...More

Thank Penny P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is really lovely. If you love Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter's writings then go! I would say that there is less for young children (that haven't read the books or seen the show) to do. But there is still the lovely garden. The...More

Thank Holly M
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you're a Beatrix Potter fan then obviously visiting her house is one to tick off the list. But it takes only around 1/2 an hour to go around the house and gardens and there's almost no interpretation (there are volunteers in the rooms but...More

Thank KellyR744
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We decided to visit Hill Top on our holiday to the Lakes. I would recommend getting here early as parking is not easy and was made worse on the day of our visit as the overflow car park was flooded following heavy overnight rain. Having...More

Thank Lee K
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had been thinking about visiting this home and were glad we did. The sky was threatening rain but we managed to enjoy the lovely garden and get a few photos of the outside of the home before it rained. I enjoyed touring the home...More

Thank GlobalRambler
Reviewed 5 days ago

After reading others reviews, i decided to visit today alone without my husband and five year old, to save on the admission fee. It was a beautiful sunny day, my husband dropped me in the car park and i had a wonderful 90 minutes to...More

Thank claire B
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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 NTSouthLakes | 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