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“Very interesting and a delightful location”
Review of Brantwood

Brantwood
Ranked #7 of 12 things to do in Hawkshead
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

Brantwood was the home of the 19th century art critic, John Rushton. It has been well restored and is well worth a visit, particularly on a wet day! There is also a good tea shop/ cafe.

Thank Gary W
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Reviewed 12 September 2012

We spent over 2 hours here just going around the house taking in all the exhibits and facts about John Ruskin - very interesting throughout and a man really ahead of his time in so many ways. The gardens are extensive with great walks throughout. Really good value for money too.

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Reviewed 10 April 2012

Having read a bit round John Ruskin prior to visit was delighted to see where he spent time and ultimately died. Complex character but got a feel of the man seeing round the property and a quick ferry to Coniston to double an interest.

1  Thank nearandfar100
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

John Ruskin's former home is one of the most interesting and beautiful places I have ever been to. Set on a hillside just outside Coniston, Brantwood overlooks the lake, and nestles in its fascinating terraced gardens designed by the man himself. John Ruskin came here to heal his tortured mind but stayed till the end of his life having created a home and garden of some significance. His story is well worth hearing and his home and garden will not fail to give pleasure to those who seek to spend a pleasant afternoon in the tranquil surroundings of Brantwood. There is a tearoom, but I think it's a little expensive, even for lake district prices.

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Reviewed 17 August 2016
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