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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Brantwood Brantwood East of Lake, Coniston LA21 8AD, England
Anyone unfamiliar with the life of John Ruskin (1819-1900) would do well to read a little around the subject before visiting. This house was the creation of a truly great man. He was a social reformer and champion of the poor. He was a patron...More
We used the gondola from Coniston across the late to Brantwood. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. Our visit to the house explained the life of John Ruskin. Whilst the garden was suffering from the drought is was still looking interesting and colour to be...More
The cafe is in spectacular spot and we were looking forward to enjoying a nice lunch with a view before visiting the house and gardens.
Both myself and my husband ordered a Cumberland and black pudding sausage roll with salad and we both found small...More
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit to Brantwood. You are quite right that it is not normal or acceptable to find shot in the Cumberland Sausage rolls and having investigated it seems you were inadvertently...More
Brantwood House is important architecturally - relating to the arts and crafts movement, art nouveau and gothic.. As the home of Ruskin it was somewhere I wanted to visit for a long time. There's a strong sense of Ruskin's presence here, and his art work,...More
My dog and I went to Brantwood via the ferry ( caught from Coniston Pier). The gardens are stunning and so pretty, we'll worth a tour. Dogs can't go in the house so we stuck to the gardens (free) and visited the Cafe- I can...More
Visited on a wet day in June.
Took the launch across Coniston lake. Quiet very a few steps upto house through gardens from jetty.
House itself stats with a 15 minutes narrative and visual introduction to John Ruskin.
The house itself is well laid out...More
We spent an enjoyable couple of hours at Brantwood on a glorious June weekday afternoon. You can get a good impression of the property in a couple of hours, or spend all day wandering the estate in the footsteps of John Ruskin and his cat...More