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Coniston, Hawkshead, England
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Ranked #7 of 9 Attractions in Hawkshead
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Runcorn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Definitely worth a visit fab cafe with plenty of choice fantastic views across lake coniston. Very pretty gardens and loved the boat trip which was very informative.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This property is so well run and managed. I spent ages inside, really informative guides. The gardens both wild and formal are beautiful. The little lake at the top is worth the short uphill walk. I spent a couple of hours admiring the splendid views, and just discovering all the gardens had to offer. The tearoom was very good, a... More

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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

our first visit to Brantwood. The house was really interesting and we enjoyed the exhibiton of Ruskins early photography. The public toilet should be mentioned as not only were they immaculately clean but boasted a wonderful design by a disabled group of desginers. The musical rocks room was very intersting and enjoyable. The Jumping Jenny cafe was a little bit... More

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

We stopped off here on a cruise on the steam gondola, good little cafe, not long enough to do the house.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

John Ruskin was arguably one of the Giants of the Victorian era (though rather troubled in his emotional and private life). Our visit to Brantwood was combined with a trip across Coniston (via the Steam Launch) lunch at the Spinning Jenny Cafe and a walk back along the lanes to Coniston - all of which made for a splendid day... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We so much enjoyed visiting Brantwood and seeing where John Ruskin lived. It is well worth seeing the film before touring the house as it gives insight to the man and how he lived. The house was so interesting we spent much longer than we had planned just soaking up the atmosphere and perusing all his belongings. Very much worth... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I have been here a couple of times and this time there was a craft fair within the house which was full of little treasures to buy (not all expensive). Gardens and house are beautiful and give you a real impression of Ruskin. Would visit again.

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158 reviews 158 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

We did not enter the house due to having two dogs with us. We did walk through the gardens. These gave lovely views of Coniston water, however were very steep in places and I could imagine the paths could get very slippy in wet weather.privately owned, so there is a small entrance fee. Toilets and a cafe on site. Free... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

A wonderful place to visit in a dream location, overlooking Lake Coniston. A great place to get to know John Ruskin and his life.

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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We arrived at Brantwood from the Conniston launch boat (combined discounted entry is available from the tourist info office in Conniston). There is a bit of a climb from the boat jetty to the house, and may only be suitable for more able-bodied people to approach via this route. The house is very interesting and informative and there was very... More

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