Rydal Hall Gardens

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Rydal Hall Gardens
4.5
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Situated in the heart of the Lake District UNESCO World Heritage site, Rydal Hall Gardens have developed from the 1600s until the present day with formal gardens, woodlands and iconic landmarks to explore. The gardens and estate are open daily throughout the year. Entry is free, although donations towards garden maintenance and development are greatly appreciated. Designed and built by renowned landscape architect Thomas Mawson, the formal gardens are a fine example of Arts and Crafts design in a wonderful setting.
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Bill M
Glasgow, UK19 contributions
Great little walk
Oct 2021
This is a very easy walk and worth evey step the gardens are fantastic with great views of the waterfalls, the small tea room is a welcome break with lovely service
Written October 10, 2021
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fluffievelluto
Henlow, UK338 contributions
Very nice surprise
Sep 2021
Was walking from Ambleside to see Rydal water, caves and Grasmere. Wasn't expecting to go through these lovely gardens ... and certainly not without being asked to pay!

My highlight was the little waterfall, which is even better when you find your way through the quiet garden to the viewing area. Although the window pane could do with a good clean in order to get better photos.
Written September 29, 2021
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James C
Driffield, UK23 contributions
Lovely Waterfall & Gardens
Sep 2021
Free to enter, though contributions were appreciated. Nice walk around the gardens, where we saw a beautiful waterfall. You could see view it through a little open house. We drank lovely cool fresh water taken from a tap near the Cafe, a sign said no additives and safe to drink. This place has ambience.
Written September 13, 2021
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Michael
8 contributions
10/10, you have to stop here.
Aug 2021 • Family
Booked in last minute for one night 20th august, Absolutely stunning, room 22, garden room.
Love the fact that there is not a television or radio in the room. All you can hear is nature and the water fountain.

I believe there is one in the library if you need your fix.
The room is airy and bright, and spotless. Bathroom again spotless. Can’t fault it.

The sash window has a block on it so you can’t open it fully, but enough to let fresh air in.. guess that’s more for safety.

Reception staff all great, the breakfast in the morning was just enough

The highlight is the bar .. its so good, good choice or bottles to choose from.

Best of all the tips jar is for dog treats / food for the puppy.. 10/10 for that!! It’s the cutest puppy ever too..

I can’t wait to book again, well worth every penny
Written August 21, 2021
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Sand_dollar_57
Staffordshire Moorlands141 contributions
Nice little visit
Jun 2021
Stayed in the immediate area many times but never got round to visiting the gardens before.
The bank up to it is a bit of hard work!
I love taking photos and loved the little building next to the waterfall, also enjoyed the sculptures in the gardens.
Nice way to spend an hour in the peace and quiet.
Written July 25, 2021
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amyschris
Stonehouse, UK18 contributions
Beautiful
Jun 2021 • Couples
Pleasant walk around the garden and sculptures with our dog. The view from the little house by the waterfall was the highlight as was the planting around the quiet garden. Although some of the borders were empty on the terrace and the existence of box blight, the views across the valley were amazing
Written June 22, 2021
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GazBouch
Yorkshire, UK209 contributions
Picturesque
May 2021
Large gardens that you can walk about in for free; nice to go down by the river/waterfalls and see the picturesque grot
Written June 13, 2021
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Jo Edwards
3 contributions
Beautiful place with varied gardens and spectacular views.
Jun 2021
So relaxing to wander in the gardens and enjoy the formal and informal. Interesting outdoor sculpture exhibition. Excellent coffee and cake. Lots of places to visit nearby
Written June 11, 2021
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planet54
Preston, UK7 contributions
Fresh air and culture
May 2021
Until September there is a sculpture exhibition. I walked round the formal garden and quiet garden and found 24 of the 28 art works. I liked the mermaid carved out of oak best but it was out of my price range. There was a snake made out of brightly painted old tin cans on the roof of the grotto and a similar snake in a tree. Free entry but request for donations. The exhibition guide gives details of wheelchair access, my arms are nowhere near strong enough to push even a small person in a wheelchair on those slopes or gravel paths.
Written May 23, 2021
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ROSANNA M
Inverness, UK220 contributions
Very disappointing.
Oct 2020 • Friends
Please note these gardens should not be mistaken for those of Rydal Mount, Wordsworth’s home, which is further up the hill from Rydal Hall. My friend and I visited recently and got the wrong place, so have still to see Rydal Mount gardens which we’ve heard are stunning. Unfortunately the same can’t be said of Rydal Hall’s. The basis is there but they need a good deal more love and attention to do them justice. The lady who directed us to the gardens was very pleasant and friendly and advised us that the gardens are free, although there is a notice at the side gate saying they’re grateful for donations. There are lovely views down the valley and the formal garden could be absolutely stunning but definitely needs work. Total lack of autumn colour and all rather run down and tired looking. My friend and I are both keen gardeners and are all for getting the balance between tidying up in the autumn and leaving food sources and shelter for the wildlife. But there’s a difference between that and just left to run wild. I appreciate there may not be resources, but I’d be surprised if there aren’t keen local volunteers given the chance. Unfortunately living in Scotland doesn’t give us an option.
Written October 6, 2020
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