Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House

Type:Historic House / Palace

Near Sawrey
LA22 0LF
xxx miles to Manchester Airport
xxx miles from Manchester City Centre
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Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House

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Road Directions

By Bus: Bus is probably one of the easiest ways to get to Hill Top. There is also a regular service (505) from Coniston, or Ambleside, with some buses going on to Windermere. If you are coming from Windermere or Bowness you can cruise or catch the Ferry across the Lake then the seasonal bus link (from the beginning of April through to the end of October) between Ferry House and Hill Top.

By Boat: The Windermere ferry between Bowness and Ferry House offers a low-cost, frequent and scenic link to Hill Top for visitors based in the Bowness and Windermere area. The footpath from Ferry House to Hill Top is comprehensively signed. The Cross Lakes Experience provides a package via Windermere Lake Cruises from Bowness to Hill Top using boat and bus.

By Bike: Hill Top is a short and relatively quiet ride down country lanes from Hawkshead, where cycle hire is available from the village post office or via bridleways from Ferry house.
There are cycle parking racks near the visitor ticket office.

On Foot: There are numerous footpaths and bridleways in the vicinity for you to explore including a direct off-road link from Ferry House.

By Car: B5286 and B5285 from Ambleside, 6 miles, B5285 from Coniston, 7 miles. The roads are narrow and can be very busy, please allow extra time to park during peak times.

Accessible by Public Transport: Windermere station is 5 miles away.

Dates and Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)

* Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

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  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Imported Facilities

  • Baby Changing facilities
  • Major credit cards taken

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Accept coach parties
  • Public toilets
  • Shop

Provider Features

  • No Smoking Attraction

Target Markets

  • Family Fun

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