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Bridge House

Bridge House Rydal Road, Ambleside, England
+44 15394 35599
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A quirky little gem

An essential visit in Ambleside. Interesting history, purportedly built over the beck to avoid land... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tista C
Glossop, United Kingdom
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An OK experience - a little bit of history

Not much to see here - but a quaint reminder of the past. A nice chance for a photo or two but this... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Roswell, New Mexico
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Bridge House Rydal Road, Ambleside, England
+44 15394 35599

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An essential visit in Ambleside. Interesting history, purportedly built over the beck to avoid land tax. Nicely preserved by the National Trust.

Thank Tista C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not much to see here - but a quaint reminder of the past. A nice chance for a photo or two but this could be no more than a 10 minute trip in and out.

Thank AdiC69
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A well kept cute little house. The national trust run this little house if two rooms. It's a good photo opportunity spot. Doesn't take long to stop have a curious look around and it's free

Thank Harmeash K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Owned and ran by the National trust, Free to visit, Built many years ago as an apple store, as the water kept them cool. Then later lived in by an eccentric gentleman... One of the smallest houses in the country, worth a pop in if...More

Thank alisdair t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This 'house' must be the dinkiest place the National Trust have! Fascinating both inside and out. Definitely a good photo opportunity.

Thank sophierambler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A tiny little house, seemed very popular it was a cute little place to visit whilst heading out on a walk.

Thank christina s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little house on the bridge is looked after by the National Trust. Absolutely fascinating, definitely worth a visit.

Thank Sandie G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely day out in Ambleside on a recent trip to the Lake District. There are lots of quaint shops to look around and higher up the hill we discovered a waterfall with a wonderful woodland walk. Thoroughly enjoyed our time here.

Thank wanderingRover
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Call in and see this house its small but it was home to families through the decades. Lovely fire burning inside and its free to enter even for non National Trust members. Donations accepted. What a place.

Thank Carol157
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Long before tiny houses became the rage on reality TV, there was Bridge House. Ambleside is one of the many picturesque villages scattered throughout the Lakes, one of my favorite regions of the UK. Make sure you also visit nearby Rydal Mount, Wordsworth Cottage.

Thank Brian K
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Are you able to give me a bit more information about the Chairmaker who is supposed to have lived with his large family in the tiny Bridge House, please? Was he known as 'Chairy' somebody? What sort of chairs did he make in those mighty cramped conditions? My mobile 'phone number is 07885-810342. Many thanks, Jonathan Ward.
14 November 2015|
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Julie M
Post code please
25 June 2015|
Response from Julie M |
Please can you give me the post code of Bridge House Ambleside. Cumbria.