Beatrix Potter Revealed

Hill Top

A lovely place to visit in the Summer is Beatrix Potter’s 17th-century farmhouse which is a time-capsule of her life.
Her house is called Hill Top and it is a few minutes from Woodside and a very pleasant drive through woodland lanes. It’s at Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0LF . Although it is open most of the the Summer months , from September it is closed on Fridays

Hill Top

You can enjoy the story of Beatrix Potter and her life,by visiting Hill Top. It is full of her favourite things, and the house appears as if Beatrix had just stepped out for a walk! Every room contains a reference to a picture in a ‘tale’.

The lovely cottage garden is a haphazard mix of flowers, herbs, fruit and vegetables. Bought in 1905 with proceeds from her first book, the Tale of Peter Rabbit, she used Hill Top itself and the surrounding countryside as inspiration for many of her subsequent books.

Hill Top is a small house and a timed-ticket system is in operation to avoid overcrowding and to protect the interior. Hill Top can be very busy and visitors may sometimes have to wait to enter the house.  Tickets cannot be booked in advance and early sell-outs are possible in the Summer holiday periods..

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