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The former home of artist and writer John Ruskin is perched high above Coniston Water. Brantwood offers a fascinating insight into the world of John Ruskin and the last 28 years of his life spent at Coniston. Filled with many fine paintings...more
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Brantwood Brantwood East of Lake, Coniston LA21 8AD, England
All reviews john ruskin interesting house short film introductory video coniston water his life gardens are beautiful sausage rolls worth a visit social reformer home made excellent cafe victorian art fascinating man open to the public enjoyable visit terrace cafe
We walked from Coniston through Grizedale and into Brantwood taking the steamer back over to Coniston. We did not go into the house itself as we had dogs but the grounds were delightful and the cafe there a lovely place to stop and relax.
Although we visited in the pouring rain we enjoyed our visit. The house is very interesting although only a few rooms open to the public, and the information about Ruskin fascinating. Probably more worthwhile to visit when you can take full advantage of the garden....More
A small but interesting house. Only three or four rooms are open to the public but they are well-resented with Ruskin memorabilia. Some of the labelling is a bit scanty, but the video presentation Is well worth seeing before you look round. The usual gift...More
This is a lovely place to visit. So much to see and do. John Ruskin was a fascinating man and well worth getting to know all about him. The house is beautifully situated overlooking Lake Coniston. Lovely walks in the woods behind Brantwood and also...More
I did not know much about John Ruskin when I came here but the information at the house is enough for an introduction. He was an important 19th century art critic and pre-raphaelite enthusiast.
The house is not large but in a stunning setting overlooking...More
John Ruskin's home for the latter part of his life. Full of interesting information about the man and his works. If you don't know John Ruskin his home will fill some of the gaps and may spark a desire to learn more about this remarkable...More
Branteood is a lovely historical house, set in a perfect spot above Coniston Water. The different rooms in the house along with the art displayed in them are very interesting. The gardens are so inspiring with beautiful views around. Tea Room was lovely and well...More
We had a lovely visit here as part of a large group visit. The house was informative and had many interesting displays which told me a lot about the life of a man I hadn't really heard much about before. It's been well looked after...More
On a bright, sunny morning we ventured to Brantwood, the fascinating home of John Ruskin, famous writer, artist and social reformer 1872-1900. Standing in a 250 acre estate on the edge of Lake Coniston it was a remarkable location with far reaching views. The house...More