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Rydal Mount & Gardens

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Rydal Mount & Gardens

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A591, Rydal, Ambleside LA22 9LU England
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6 hour Private tour of the Lake District.
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6 hour Private tour of the Lake District.

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Grasmere and Hawkshead are certainly two of the most traditional, historical and adorable villages in the Lake District. On this tour you will visit both of these villages along with Tarn Hows and Blea Tarn, two of Lakeland's most popular and charming Tarns.<br>Picture perfect villages, unspoilt valleys, tarns, lakes and many more hidden gems are all a part of this 6 hour tour.
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Sonia H wrote a review Oct 2020
10 contributions2 helpful votes
Lovely visit; the tour guides are very friendly and the house itself has lots of information as you walk though it. The gardens are beautiful, so many little nooks and crannies to find and beautifully laid out. Would definitely recommend.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Rydal M, Curator at Rydal Mount & Gardens
Responded Oct 12, 2020
Thank you for your feedback - we're all very glad you enjoyed your visit.
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bellachickson wrote a review Oct 2020
Preston, United Kingdom18 contributions14 helpful votes
It was the first time that I’d visited Rydal Mount and there is plenty to see but I didn’t appreciate being asked to leave. We were asked to start at the top and we wrote our way down the house. When we got to the bottom we were shocked when we were told we only had 5 minutes to see the ground floor. This spoilt out visit and unnecessary. The next lot of people were starting at the top of the house so we could have had an extra 5 minutes which wouldn’t have been a damaged to anyone. When we were in the library we asked to leave which we felt was rude. There’s so much to see it spoilt our entire visit. For that reason I wouldn’t recommend.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Rydal M, Curator at Rydal Mount & Gardens
Responded Oct 12, 2020
Thank you for your feedback and our apologies that you felt you didn't have enough time. COVID restrictions are difficult for all of us and of course we wish we could give people unlimited time to enjoy and soak up the atmosphere of the house. We are working to keep both staff and visitors safe and keeping visitors socially distanced, as well as timed visits, are all part of this. This is clearly communicated during the online booking process. We are glad you enjoyed what you saw and hope that you will consider returning once again when things return to normal. Many thanks.
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HelsBelsR wrote a review Oct 2020
Wokingham, United Kingdom14 contributions7 helpful votes
My sister and I had just walked Grasmere lake and Rydal water and need a sit-down and the tea room at Rydal Mount was the perfect spot. The Polenta lemon cake was delicious.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Lottie R wrote a review Oct 2020
Leicestershire, United Kingdom124 contributions40 helpful votes
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Firstly, we loved it here. We booked online (nice & easy) to do the house tour & then the gardens. It was organised very well, and the staff were friendly and helpful. The house is great. A little gem. The gardens were lovely, especially in autumn. Secondly, I feel compelled the address the recent 2 negative reviews. Whilst I appreciate we all have opinions and thoughts, as well as expectations, it's important to remember that part of this house is still a home for visiting family. It's also an old building and was literally WW's home. Maybe people were expecting a massively overly touristy type house where you spend more time in the gift shop than the house?! Who knows. But please take note, the house is delightful. It's homely. It's not got a commerical feel to it like other houses one can visit. As for the gardens. Well, we loved them. The meandering pathways, copper trees, Robins and the rock pools. The garden was tidy and beautiful. Not immaculate. But anyone who knows anything about gardening and namely, rewiring, will appreciate the garden even more and the host of benefits for the wildlife. It was not a mess however. Either the last 2 reviewers came expecting a commerical stately home or they came with a lack of knowledge for WW, the Lakes, Wordsworth family and rewilding. Or maybe all!!! Please don't be put off. We felt so relaxed here and it was an extremely tranquil place. You can pop for lunch or a cream tea. Or you can add the gardens to your itinerary. Or do all 3 and include the house. Great prices. We had a blurb Scone cream tea and it was just lovely. This place really transports you into a literary world of imagination. There's no rush in the gardens and the 30 minute slot for the house viewing was more than enough. We will definitely return. 💙
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Responded Oct 7, 2020
Thank you for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit.
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Ros G wrote a review Oct 2020
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Not much of a WW flavour here. Worse literary home/museum I've ever been to. Dove Cottage is better. Just a nice lakeland cottage, pretty gardens and good place to kick off a walk (excellent coffin path to grasmere starts behind cottage). But no real sense of his life or poetry. Staff not friendly at all, too concerned with what you shouldn't do and where you shouldn't go. No particular knowledge of/love for WW demonstrated. Far too expensive for not very much.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Rydal M, Curator at Rydal Mount & Gardens
Responded Oct 2, 2020
Dear Ros, Thank you for your feedback. Our apologies that you didn’t have the experience that you’d have liked. We’re all massive Wordsworth fans here and the guides in particular are very knowledgeable about him, but again our apologies if this wasn’t communicated to you during your visit. We’re doing our best to keep staff and visitors safe during COVID. All the best, Emily
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