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
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. Near Sawrey
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
The image below is of from the entrance to
Hill Top looking over Near Sawrey, with the
Tower Bank Arms on the left.
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
The image below is of Far Sawrey under 2
miles east of Near Sawrey.
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.
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
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