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“well worth a visit .bus from ambleside”

Rydal Mount & Gardens
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Rydal
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed 20 August 2014

visited after doing the coffin walk made a good day out it was good to sit down and enjoy a light meal after the walk and the bus is 30 meters away

Thank Kate W
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

The house is still a family home and the owners have managed to create a relaxed atmosphere with enough information to keep you interested whilst not being overwhelming.

You're left to explore at your own pace and using the provided written guide you can view objects, furniture and rooms as you see fit.

A great place to visit.

Thank thesetter
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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.

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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

Thank vicanago
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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.

Thank David H
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