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Discover the magical highlights of Beatrix Potter's Lake District for yourself. We have included accommodation, which were favourites of Beatrix.
Shop at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's Cottage
In Hill Top shop you'll find a great range of Beatrix Potter soft toys, books and other lovely gifts which delight our visitors young and old alike. All your favourites are here - Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck, Mrs Tiggywinkle, Benjamin Bunny, Tom Kitten, Jeremy Fisher and more.
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VenueHill Top, Beatrix Potter's Cottage
Near Sawrey, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0LF
See location on Google maps.
Map reference: SD 370956
Lat: 54.35203 Long: -2.97078
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.
Parking : free
Limited car parking. No coach parking. Please ask for accessible parking space. Level access to ground floor, many steps to first floor rooms. Dim light, especially on overcast days. Groups by advanced booking please, tel: 015394 36269 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org