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Rydal Mount & Gardens

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Rydal Mount, the last family home of William Wordsworth from 1813 until his death in 1850, now belongs to the direct descendants of the Poet and remains a lived-in family home. The dining room, part of the old Tudor cottage, with its original...more
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A591, Rydal, Ambleside LA22 9LU, England
+44 15394 33002
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Reviewed yesterday

Though there's no much showing in the gardens during winter, it's still an interesting place to walk around and a 10 minute sit in the Quiet Garden is really worth it.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Steve_at_Studio_5a
Reviewed 2 days ago

The grounds are lovely with a beautiful seat by the waterfall. The café serves great food , and the walks up to Nab Scar and Heron Pike offers some amazing views of the Lakes

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tcampapril
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Excellent flying display by knowledgeable staff who obviously love the birds A walk around the well maintained aviaries with full details of the birds highlights the problems they experience in their natural habitat Food for thought!! Great place for kids to visit

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank andyccox
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Whilst walking in this area, my sister and I came across this beautiful, tranquil place and decided to have a break here, so had coffee and cake before plodding on with our walk. Afterwards to took time out to explore. Lovely interesting house and wonderful...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Claire W
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Visited Rydal Mount and gardens whilst visiting the Lake District last week. Our party was given a welcome talk before looking around. We decided to look at the gardens first. Absolutely beautiful. All different levels at which you could view the house and the wonderful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marcia S
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We visited here and were so surprised by the house and garden. It’s outstanding and seemingly one of the lesser visited places. It has a sweet little coffee shop with cakes and a lovely house to walk around. The pictures on the walls tell so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank markmX3191PK
Reviewed 23 September 2018

as part of a group we arrived on a wet day, we were made very welcome and the house was quiet and felt very homely. one could imagine Wordsworth coming round the corner any minute. the gardens were much bigger than you thought and impression...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Diana H
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Pleased to hear the descendants of Wordsworth still visit the house as you can feel their presence. Great to read a bout the older family members in each room. Loved the bit about the uncovered window! Oh and the chocolate brownie in the tea room...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gwendolina10
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Last minute decision to walk up the hill to visit Wordsworth’s house. Prior to getting there we stumbled on Rydal Hall gardens and the famous waterfall next to it (admission free by donation) which was an absolute bonus. Once at Wordsworth’s house it was peaceful...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 741sarahb741
Reviewed 8 September 2018

It was lovely to see Dove Cottage, but inevitably it was as part of a group. We had Wordsworth's last home almost to ourselves; an incredible privilege. It's a charming old house with something old-fashioned about it - family pictures on the walls etc -...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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8 July 2018|
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Response from gadabout216 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, not heard of a 2for 1 ticket.
25 March 2018|
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Response from SkinnyJonny | Reviewed this property |
See previous answer from giglens. There is a selection of prices on the website. However, it's worth walking round Rydal Hall gardens and waterfall ... it's across the road and it's free :-)
Pamela D
10 August 2016|
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Response from Gail T | Reviewed this property |
Hi Pamela, in detail, firstly the parking is very limited which is close to the venue. If you get parked there, it is about an 1 in 12 slope up to the pay desk. Then a reasonably accessible level short path to the front... More