Hill Top was the inspiration for many of Beatrix Potter's enchanting tales. It remains largely as she left it and is filled with her favorite possessions. The cottage garden contains the same rather haphazard mix of flowers, herbs, fruit, and vegetables as Beatrix introduced. A selection of her original watercolors can be seen at the Beatrix Potter Gallery nearby.

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Family Review of Beatrix Potter's Home, Hill Top

Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
FamilyExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 3 - 5 , 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Because of its popularity and small size, the author's 17th-century farmhouse is on a timed entry system. It's worth waiting for, especially for school-age children who want to know about Potter's life and inspirations. Each room in the house has something from the author's books, and her belongings have all been left as she had them, at her request.
  • Although you may have to wait to get into the house, the garden and shop are always open to visitors.
  • Also make a stop in nearby Hawkshead to visit the Beatrix Potter Gallery where original artwork is displayed. The gallery has children's activity sheets for young visitors.

2ml S of Hawkshead, in hamlet of Near Sawrey; 3ml from Bowness via ferry
Ambleside, Cumbria
United Kingdom
Price: Adults £5.40, children £2.70, family £13.50.

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 44 015394 36269
Email: hilltop@nationaltrust.org.uk
Price Information: Adults £5.40, children £2.70, family £13.50.
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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