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Rydal Mount & Gardens

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A591, Rydal, Ambleside LA22 9LU, England
+44 15394 33002
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Interesting place!!!

Wife and I walked from Windermere to Grasmere and passed through here en route. It's a 9 mile hike... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RobsterWirral
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Good gardens, nightmare to park.

This was a lovely place to stroll around. The gardens were well tended on the whole. The place... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JK47
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ravenstone
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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 flagged floor and oak beams, contrasts pleasingly with the larger proportions of the drawing room and library, added in 1750. The house contains works of art, furniture, manuscripts and many of the Poet's books and personal possessions, reflecting his life here. Wordsworth was a keen landscape gardener and the four acre garden remains very much as he designed it, consisting of fell-side terraces, lawns, rock pools and a 9th century Norse mound. There are rare shrubs and, in season, the daffodils, bluebells and rhododendrons produce a spectacular display.
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  • Average7%
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“dove cottage” (36 reviews)
“his life” (9 reviews)
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A591, Rydal, Ambleside LA22 9LU, England
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+44 15394 33002
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"dove cottage"
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"william wordsworth"
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"his life"
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"small tea room"
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"interesting house"
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"cakes"
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"gardens are beautiful"
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"family home"
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"lake district"
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"coffin route"
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"wordsworth family"
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"tea shop"
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"old school"
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"wordsworth's house"
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"worth a visit"
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"full bloom"
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"lovely place to visit"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wife and I walked from Windermere to Grasmere and passed through here en route. It's a 9 mile hike both ways. The owner of the Saddlery Tea Rooms is one of the most ignorant owners of a business I have ever met. My wife and...More

Thank RobsterWirral
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a lovely place to stroll around. The gardens were well tended on the whole. The place itself was great but they need to sort out the parking as its a nightmare. There is a small road off the busy A591 with limited 1st...More

Thank JK47
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Wordsworth’s cottage and gardens at Rydal Mount almost by default, because we were staying in a cottage only a few steps from the entrance. I was very pleasantly surprised by just how lovely a spot it is. The cottage is pretty both externally...More

Thank Paul R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the house and gardens as part of a two for one offer. Without this I would have said it was expensive. The gardens have great views but are a bit overgrown and need a bit of tender loving care. We enjoyed visiting the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is William Wordsworth's house and gardens, it is well worth a visit with lots of interesting facts and memorabilia. It is quite a small house so if a coach party arrives it can get busy. They have a small tea room with cakes and...More

1  Thank SimonSaint
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

Have been inside the house before (also highly recommended) but only visited the gardens this time, using the 2 for 1 Gardeners World card which made it great value. We were there in the late afternoon and it was quiet and peaceful to wander around...More

2  Thank BackinBracknell
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

This was a lovely surprise, having been some years ago to Dove Cottage.You could really feel Wordsworth here and get a real glimpse into his family life.Who could fail to have been inspired with a view such as he had from his desk in the...More

Thank BrummieScotland
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

The house is well displayed and interesting, particularly for Wordsworth fans, having the atmosphere of a home rather than a museum. The gardens, which were designed by the poet, are beautiful and a peaceful place to quietly wander, particularly early in the day before groups...More

Thank gadabout216
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

Lovely , interesting house, you could really feel the history here. Beautiful, simple gardens, and the view was amazing. Simply a beautiful place to live no wonder Wordsworth wrote such great poetry from here.

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

A wonderful place to visit whatever the unpredictable Cumbrian weather. The gardens are beautiful, designed by Wm. Wordsworth himself and largely maintained to his realism his vision. This house is still lived in by Wordsworth's decedents so you may well meet them in the garden...More

Thank Imran K
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whatever22558
8 July 2018|
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Response from gadabout216 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, not heard of a 2for 1 ticket.
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Jerusalem1234
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 :-)
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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
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