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Lake District

Hill Top

Beatrix Potter's farmhouse retreat: the inspiration for her little books.

Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0LF

Hill Top house in the frost

Important notice

Hill Top house is now closed for the season but the shop and garden are open Wednesday to Friday 10am - 3pm from 29th November until 15 December. No pre booking required.

Planning your visit

Autumn gate at Hill Top

Booking your visit to Hill Top 

The house and garden at Hill Top are open, and you will need to book in advance to guarantee entry. If you're planning a visit to Hill Top, read this article to find out everything you need to know.

a dog at Quarry Bank

Visiting Hill Top with your dog 

Find out which areas of Hill Top you can explore with your dog. Hill Top is a one pawprint rated place.

Autumn borders in the garden at Hill Top

Book your visit

Please note you need to book tickets to Hill Top. You can book for today up until 8am. Every Thursday time slots will be available for the next 14 days.