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Coniston, Hawkshead, England
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Ranked #6 of 8 attractions in Hawkshead
Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Jul 15, 2014
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English first
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Unfortunately, this place is just an eastern Lakes typical rip off venue. Prices too high, and what the hell is a "Brantwich"?

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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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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
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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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
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7 helpful votes 7 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Went with a disabled friend. Were able to get the wheelchair right up to the front door. Downstairs only available to us - but very well presented and first class room guides. Able to drive down to cafe (bit steep for pushing wheelchair). Had an excellent lunch all freshly prepared and well presented. Had a short time exploring the gardens... More

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