Near and Far Sawrey

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Near and Far Sawrey are two small villages in the Lake District of Cumbria in England, about 1 mile apart, 2 miles southwest of Hawkshead, 2 miles west of the Lake Windermere Ferry.

Near Sawrey is extremely popular for visits to Hill Top house, one of the homes of the author Beatrix Potter from 1905 till she died in 1943.

The image below is of the Sawrey House Hotel, one of the first building when arriving from the Hawkshead side. The car park for Hill Top house is situated next to the hotel, left in the image below.

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Sawrey House Hotel image

The image below is of the Tower Bank Arms, a short walk up from the car park. Hill Top is situated just behind the Tower Bank Arms.

Tower Bank Arms Near Sawrey image

The image below is of from the entrance to Hill Top looking over Near Sawrey, with the Tower Bank Arms on the left.

Near Sawrey image

The image below is of Hill Top house, bought by Beatrix Potter in 1905. This is regarded as the top attraction for her, as the house remains as it was when she lived here. Many books were written at Hill Top, with the house and garden used for inspiration.

Hill Top Near Sawrey image

The image below is of Far Sawrey under 2 miles east of Near Sawrey.

Far Sawrey image

The image below is of the Cuckoo Brow Inn, the main attraction in Far Sawrey, popular for meals and drinks.

There is also a popular walk from here to the 890ft Claife Heights with great views. Walk Information.

Cuckoo Brow Inn Far Sawrey image

The image below is of Braithwaite Hall across the road from the Cuckoo Brow Inn. From the hall, you get views west over Near Sawrey and the mountains at Coniston, 7 miles west.

Braithwaite Hall Far Sawrey image

The image below is of the slip for the Windermere Ferry, about 2 miles east of Far Sawrey. The crossing is under half of a mile, with Bowness on Windermere being 1 mile north of the slip on the east side of Lake Windermere. The ferry runs about every 20 minutes, costing about 50p per passenger and about £5 per car. Ferry Website.

Windermere ferry image
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