Question: Where are the toilets?
Answer: They're in the garden, half way up on the right hand side but subtly hidden and you may be distracted by the garden!
Question: How long have you lived on this island?
Answer: We just get the map out for this.
|Crossing to the 'island'
Answer: Beatrix was a very private person. She was cremated and her ashes were scattered by her shepherd, Tom Storey, in a secret location.
Question: When is the quietest time to visit?
Answer: A hard one. Generally it's quieter in the afternoons but at very busy times you may find we've sold out. Saturday and Sunday afternoons are often surprisngly quiet.
Question: The car park's full. What should I do?
Answer: A few options: - You could come back in a little while when there may be spaces - but please don't wait on the road.
There's a car park in Far Sawrey. The 30 minute walk along the off road footpath gives you a great rural introduction to Hill Top.
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National Trust car park at Ash Landing by the shore of Windermere and a lovely walk up - mainly off road and takes about an hour.
|Sam on the footpath from Far Sawrey
Answer: Another one for the map!
Question: We've got some time to wait before going into the House. What can we do?
Answer: Sawrey House Tearoom and the Tower Bank Arms pub can provide you with sustenance. There's an excellent children's play area with picnic tables just down the road. The walk to Moss Eccles Tarn, following in Beatrix's footsteps (it was one of her favourite places) takes about an hour. Go beyond the tarn to get fantastic views over to the Langdales.
Alternatively, you could get tickets for later in the day and fit in a visit to Wray Castle or the Beatrix Potter Gallery.
|Sawrey House terrace
Moss Eccles Tarn
Water Lilies were Beatrix Potter's favourite flowers. She planted a white one and a pink one in Moss Eccles tarn and they have since spread! On her birthday, 28th July, we pick some from the tarn for the House
Answer: We'd guess Watford but ........ unless you're talking rabbit burrows of course!
Ticket Office Team