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Rydal Hall
Ranked #2 of 5 Rydal B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 July 2013

Loved it very back to earth camping a million miles away from the haven campsites. Pitches were good a bit uneven we were on our own nearest tent at least 100 yards away we had a picnic table right by our tent , great shower block all in £20 not bad for the lakes!!!! Only gripe parking is away from the tent we had a 150 yard uphill walk which does not sound much but you take a lot of gear camping ... All in very happy will be back

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

Camping at Rydal Hall was my first ever camping experience. After discussing with a friend about going to the Lakes, camping was by far the cheapest option. We stayed for one night, costing £18.50. The staff were very friendly and accommodating, allowing us to pick our camp site and inviting us to morning prayer if we wanted. We pitched up the tent early afternoon, and then walked up the waterfall to a 'splash' pool we were told about by a local resident. The camp site was peaceful, with great views, and only a 30 minute walk to Ambleside down a beautiful sectioned off path overlooking fields etc. My friend had previously stayed in the Ecopods, which is a step up from camping but unfortunately these were fully booked but she said they very good.

Shower and Toilet room - clean with all the essentials. Shower room was much better than I expected. They were brand new with separate cubicles to both get changed and shower with lots of hot water, and also sockets if you wanted to use hair dryer.

The grounds as well were beautiful, with much care taken over the gardens.

I very much enjoyed camping at Rydal Hall, and would definitely come again, and have already recommended it to my friends, who may prefer 'glamping' to camping!

Thank You!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

I stayed in Rydal Hall for 5 nights to be with friends who were camping in the grounds. I did not know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised and I loved the grounds which are open to the public. I had a single room which was very nice and clean, in the room there was a kettle (tea and coffee supplied) and a wash basin, the private bathroom was a short distance down the corridor from the room. In the dining room, there was a special table reserved for private guests for meals (other tables were for the groups), breakfast selection was good. Dinner was included but I did not eat there as I had dinner with my friends. In the lounge there is tea and coffee (self service throughout the day) and Wifi. The Hall is situated right next to Rydal Mount and about a 20 minute walk along a very nice footpath to Amberside.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Rydal Hall is owned by the Diocese of Carlisle and as such is mainly used by Christian groups, but it is open to others (I was there with a yoga group). It's a beautiful place.....extensive gardens which are open to the public, the Hall itself, a youth centre, yurts and camping.
The rooms are comfortable with spotless ensuites and fabulous views over the gardens.
The food was the real star though....genuine 'home cooked' style, plentiful and delicious. The breakfasts had a wide choice, and a proper roast dinner is served on Sunday lunchtimes.
There is a small bar, but we took our own wine as we weren't sure what would be available.
It is a short walk to the Badger pub, and just off the Coffin Trail to Grasmere and a lovely circular walk around Rydal Water.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Rydal Hall

Address: Rydal Hall, Rydal, Ambleside LA22 9LX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside > Rydal
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Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Rydal
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rydal Hall has been providing Christian hospitality to people of all faiths or none since 1963. Set in over 30 acres of garden, woodland and natural beauty in the Lake District UNESCO World Heritage Site, Rydal Hall is the ideal venue for retreats, events, activity weekends or just a family holiday. With wonderful views over the Rothay valley and with the Fairfield Horseshoe and Nab Scar as a backdrop, the Hall and its grounds are the perfect place to enjoy this beautiful part of the world. Rydal Hall offers excellent accommodation, meeting and events facilities with options to suit everyone, including en suite bedrooms in the main Hall, a bunkhouse, self-catering cottage and a campsite including three eco pods. With our kitchen team producing delicious home-cooked meals, we can offer a range of catering options to suit each visit. As well as group bookings, Rydal Hall is also available to accommodate private individuals or families all year round. ... more   less 
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Rydal Hall Lake District, Cumbria

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