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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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 door. The ground floor rooms are pretty and interesting and all on the level. The stairs to the next floor are even, a bit narrow but with a banister rail as far as I can remember....two flights of about 8 to 10 steps with a turn in the middle. Once on the next level, all is even. There is no lift as far as wheelchair access goes and the upstairs corridors are pretty narrow anyway. The entrance lobby downstairs if I remember rightly is also to narrow for a standard wheelchair. The gardens - you can get a pleasant view from beside the house and potential wheelchair access around that top part, but the remainder is a narrow path set in lawn, and bumps up and down over tree roots, and is sloped up and down. The tea room there would not be ideal for you, but Rydal Hall Tea Room Im sure would allow you to drive all the way to the tea room door if you are disabled, there are three solid steps up to their door but space between tables and chairs inside is limited. I hope that helps. It would be SUCH a shame for you to miss Rydal altogether. It is a lovely place. x