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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...more
Rydal, Ambleside LA22 9LX, England
+44 15394 32050
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All reviews tea room quiet garden formal gardens coffin route cakes tea shop lovely place to walk worth a visit lovely cafe red squirrels woodland walk christian retreat lovely scenery pretty waterfall pea and mint soup limited parking couple of hours
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Not to be confused with Rydal Mount, which is just over the road. Lovely gardens, woodland and sculpture park that are free to walk around. Great cafe on site with a good selection of reasonably priced food and drink.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Angu5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed in Rydal several times but only recently realised that Rydal Hall Gardens are open to the public. They are part of a Christian retreat and community. The atmosphere is perfect for reflection of faith and to enjoy the beauty of nature. The...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank willowkearey
RydalHall, Marketing Manager at Rydal Hall Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are very pleased you had a pleasant surprise and that you had enjoyed your visit in the grounds and in the Tea Shop. Yes, our gardens are open 7 days a week, all year round and you are all welcome to visit and enjoy...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gardens wore a manicured well planned look with a fountain in the middle and steps going to different portions of the garden.... It was very nice!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Easy to spend the day wandering these grounds, peaceful with trails and a coffee shop. No entrance fee.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lawrens123
Reviewed February 23, 2019

super views - nice coffee shop- waterfalls streams- birds red squirrels - lovely place to walk to from Ambleside or to begin/end the legendary coffin trail round Rydal water

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Steve A
Reviewed February 12, 2019

We have passed by here so many times and never thought of calling in ! but last week we decided to give it a try and headed to the tea rooms, we were not disappointed, the staff were lovely and the food was exceptional. We...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ellie B
Reviewed January 29, 2019

Great set of gardens to walk around which obviously show to their best when all are flowering - that said there a couple of attractions, the sculptures and the Grot which make for interest in the winter.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Steve_at_Studio_5a
Reviewed January 5, 2019

Visited rydal hall Early January, have walked past it many times on a walk and never called in ,what a mistake .This place is absolutely beautiful .gardens are so peaceful.There is a beautiful waterfall,which you can view from below,it's just wonderful. To top it all...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Colette L
Reviewed November 15, 2018

Rydal Hall gardens are on a route from Grasmere to Ambleside, for walkers who want to get above and away from the traffic noise of the main road. Identified on maps as the "coffin route", it is actually charming in the sense that it passes...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed November 6, 2018

A lovely spot half way through a walk from Ambleside to Rydal to Ambleside. Lots to explore here without so much as entering any building - lovely cafe overlooking waterfalls, beautiful gardens, bigger waterfall with The Grot (viewing hut) and sculptures in the woods. Something...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sean B
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June 9, 2018|
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Response from RydalHall | Property representative |
Hello, Thanks for your enquiry. If you are coming from Ambleside you can take the 555 bus, which will leave you at the bottom of the hill so you will just walk up and Rydal Hall & Gardens will be on your... More
August 17, 2016|
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Response from SkinnyJonny | Reviewed this property |
Yes - dogs are more than welcome in the grounds (we stayed in the Herdy Huts to the rear of Rydal Hall) and in the coffee shop.
June 20, 2016|
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Response from RydalHall | Property representative |
We do have lots of parking, and the gardens are open everyday. As ever, there is free entry to the grounds and gardens but donations to enable further work and maintenance are very welcome (suggested £3.00 per person). If... More