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Address: Coniston, Hawkshead, Ambleside, England
Phone Number: +44 15394 41396
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Interesting house in a lovely location

Our second visit to Brantwood but still plenty to enjoy. Increased our appreciation of Ruskin and his work, which must have been inspired by the beauty of the location. Staff in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Paul S
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Mold, United Kingdom
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Mold, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second visit to Brantwood but still plenty to enjoy. Increased our appreciation of Ruskin and his work, which must have been inspired by the beauty of the location. Staff in the house and the café pleasant and helpful. Well worth a visit for anyone interested in the Victorian era, or just to enjoy the ambience.

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Sheffield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Arrived via the Gondola steamship. What a wonderful place and so much to see of Ruskin's former home. Staff were very helpful and informative. Lots to see including exhibitions and what a fantastic building and such stunning views. Recommend travelling from Coniston (rather than via the very narrow road on the east side of Coniston Water) on either the steamship... More 

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Stevenage, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

I did not realise the significant thought-leadership that John Ruskin exhibited. An artist, poet, aesthete, speaker, moralist. The video is a must see. One wonders how we were never taught about him at school. One of the best single-topic museums I've ever visited.

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Thank simono1958
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Brantwood was a fascinating insight into John Ruskin's life. To be able to walk through the rooms where he lived and worked, as well as the gardens which he made and loved, was very revealing and made for a most interesting morning.

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Thank Alan J
York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

We sailed over on the Steam Yacht Gondola & visited the house and grounds. The house is beautiful and the views amazing.

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Thank RaffYork
Scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Visited this lovely house on a day when it was so wet you could not see the lake. Would love to go back and wander around the gardens when it is dry. Very little of the house is on show to the public therefore I would consider it a rather expensive outing if the weather is bad.

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Thank CarolineAmcDonald
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

A really interesting and beautifully preserved house & gardens. Admission costs gives you access to house, studios and gardens, which is well worth it. I'd recommend viewing the information video about John Ruskin as he is a truly inspirational man. The information about him throughout the house was really interesting. We drove so didn't make use of the steam powered... More 

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Thank Andrew F
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Information designed for disabled visitors on the website is misleading and does not tell the whole story. Most of the site is inaccessible if you are in a wheelchair. The path up to the house is incredibly steep, and although there is a drop off point at the top, by the house, there is no provision for access if you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Booked to come here through seeing a leaflet. Well worth a visit. Entrance price 8.50 or something similar - a good insight into Jon Ruskin's life - spectacular views

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Thank Janet M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

We combined the gardens here with one of the lake tours from Coniston. With our 2 children, aged 10 and 12, it made an interesting and varied afternoon. We had an excellent lunch at the cafe here, and wandered around the gardens/woodlands, looking for the items on the children's trail. It's an exciting garden to explore, with steps and narrow... More 

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