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“Interesting and Peaceful at Rydal Mount” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rydal Mount & Gardens

Rydal Mount & Gardens
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Rydal
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Owner description: 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.
Hampshire
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“Interesting and Peaceful at Rydal Mount”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

Wordsworth's final home and where he and his family spent the most years. Lots of small family details, portraits, and you can imagine how they lived here in a peaceful setting with rocky terraced gardens. Lovely quiet home, compact but with lots of interest. The only downside is the car park is very steep and small so you may not always be lucky to get a space.

Visited June 2014
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“great tea room”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

A lovely find at the end of a good walk. Beautiful gardens, interesting grounds and great tea room but only one toilet and a queue of people

Visited July 2014
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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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“A peaceful few hours”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Visiting on a Monday out of school holidays was a bonus as house nice and quiet. A sunny day ( rare in Cumbria) meant the gardens and views of Windermere and Rydal water were stunning. Garden paths were quite steep and uneven for the older visitor. House a little smaller than expected but interesting and well presented. £7 entry fee seemed fair for a couple of hours of tranquility, toilets a little dated and we did not try the cafe as Grassmere nearby with alot more choice. Overall would recommend a visit.

Visited July 2014
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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“Lovely Gardens”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

The house was nice but not one of the best to see. The gardens however are lovely and has an old 9th Cent mound called Norse Mound. There is a tea room (although I preferred the one at Rydal Hall which is just over the way) and toilets. The church is also not far from here.

Visited June 2014
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“Worth a visit, but questionably worth the entry fee...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

The house and gardens are worth a visit. However, the charge of £7 each is a bit steep. Also to add to this overpriced venue, they try and sell you a programme for another 50p, which is just an A4 bit of paper folded in half.

For the size of the house and gardens, in my opinion they should not charge more than £5, which would include the 'Programme.'

There was not loads to see in the house, and you would enjoy it more if you are a Wordsworth fan. The gardens were well presented and nice to walk around.

Visited June 2014
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