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Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, Ambleside

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  • Came here using my National Trust membership and loved it. We booked our slot online and managed to park in the National Trust carpark. Short walk to the house. Really loved looking around the... 
    Came here using my National Trust membership and loved it. We booked our slot online and managed to park in the National Trust carpark. Short walk to the house. Really loved looking around the...  more »
  • National Trust property, booking advised as they limit the numbers in the house. The house is a small lakeland farmhouse which is interesting in itself but the room stewards add fascinating... 
    National Trust property, booking advised as they limit the numbers in the house. The house is a small lakeland farmhouse which is interesting in itself but the room stewards add fascinating...  more »
  • The bus service did not survive Covid and Hill Top lies at the mid point of the 5 mile road form Hawkeshead to the small cable ferry that runs across Windermere to Bowness. Some fo the road has been.....  more
    The bus service did not survive Covid and Hill Top lies at the mid point of the 5 mile road form Hawkeshead to the small cable ferry that runs across Windermere to Bowness. Some fo the road has been.....  more »
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  • How lovely! Beautifully maintained property full of magic and thoroughly entertaining. The tour guides are so knowledgable about the house and to see the house used in her books is wondrous! The garden is the cherry on the cake. I would have gone to the cafe but went to the pub instead for a cheeky feeling good pint!
  • This is one of the most amazing places we've visited. Unbelievable step back in time to Beatrix Potters house exactly how she left it. Book online before you go or you won't get in, Get there early as parking is limited (about 30 spaces) short walk through the village to the house. There is a small refreshments shed at the bottom of the garden selling, tea, coffee, cajes etc and benches to sit and reflect It doesn't take long to get around the house and gardens but it is well worth a visit and is now my favourite NT place to visit.
  • This is definitely a must-visit spot. Definitely if you are familiar with Beatrix Potter and her famous children books (Peter the Rabbit) but also if you are not. It’s highly recommended to buy tickets in advance. There is also some tickets available for walk-ins but these are few.
  • A charming cottage with a lovely garden and very nice to stand at the actual desk Beatrix Potter used to write and illustrate her wonderful books, guides were helpful and knew the history of the house. We visited as National Trust members but given the fact it doesn’t take long to see the whole cottage I’m not sure I’d feel I’d have got value for money if I’d had to pay the full entrance fee. Be aware too the car park is rather small and isn’t adjacent to the cottage but a short walk away.
  • Absolutely gorgeous place to visit! The windy roads to get up to here takes some concentration but once you’re up at the house it is such a peaceful place & so calming in Beatrix’ gardens. There is a coffee van at the bottom of the land for refreshments & I found the staff here so very friendly. There’s also a gift shop at the bottom of the garden with great staff, very knowledgeable and with some lovely souvenirs to take home.

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