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Rydal Mount & Gardens

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“rydal water”(22 reviews)
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...more
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A591, Rydal, Ambleside LA22 9LU, England
+44 15394 33002
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not to be confused with Rydal Hall which is over the road. Interesting house full of Wordsworth memorabilia which you can walk around at your own pace. Pleasant gardens overlooking Rydal Water.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Angu5
Reviewed 5 days ago

The house contains furniture, books and historical information about Wordsworth (building on nearby Dove Cottage) and the gardens are surprisingly large and beautiful. Very well worth a visit, especially on a day when you can spend some time wandering around the gardens.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Long time since we were last here. Nice and tranquil for a gentle relaxing stroll with nice grounds. Recommended, although parking is very limited.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank clowcroft
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To see the place that was the Wordsworth home for many years is interesting and you begin to appreciate the "inspiration" that he gained from the location, beautiful gardens and the views.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank An_Old_Burian
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Though there's no much showing in the gardens during winter, it's still an interesting place to walk around and a 10 minute sit in the Quiet Garden is really worth it.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Steve_at_Studio_5a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The grounds are lovely with a beautiful seat by the waterfall. The café serves great food , and the walks up to Nab Scar and Heron Pike offers some amazing views of the Lakes

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank tcampapril
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Excellent flying display by knowledgeable staff who obviously love the birds A walk around the well maintained aviaries with full details of the birds highlights the problems they experience in their natural habitat Food for thought!! Great place for kids to visit

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank andyccox
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Whilst walking in this area, my sister and I came across this beautiful, tranquil place and decided to have a break here, so had coffee and cake before plodding on with our walk. Afterwards to took time out to explore. Lovely interesting house and wonderful...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Claire W
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Visited Rydal Mount and gardens whilst visiting the Lake District last week. Our party was given a welcome talk before looking around. We decided to look at the gardens first. Absolutely beautiful. All different levels at which you could view the house and the wonderful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Marcia S
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

We visited here and were so surprised by the house and garden. It’s outstanding and seemingly one of the lesser visited places. It has a sweet little coffee shop with cakes and a lovely house to walk around. The pictures on the walls tell so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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July 8, 2018|
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Response from gadabout216 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, not heard of a 2for 1 ticket.
March 25, 2018|
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Response from SkinnyJonny | Reviewed this property |
See previous answer from giglens. There is a selection of prices on the website. However, it's worth walking round Rydal Hall gardens and waterfall ... it's across the road and it's free :-)
Pamela D
August 10, 2016|
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Response from Gail T | Reviewed this property |
Hi Pamela, in detail, firstly the parking is very limited which is close to the venue. If you get parked there, it is about an 1 in 12 slope up to the pay desk. Then a reasonably accessible level short path to the front... More