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Very informative

It was too wet to visit the gardens but will return another time. The house and its history were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hexham, United Kingdom
A fun and relaxing walk through the woods

If you want to unwind and reflect on everything or anything then take an afternoon and walk here... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2018
Fort Worth, Texas
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Coniston, Hawkshead, Ambleside, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was too wet to visit the gardens but will return another time. The house and its history were very interesting albeit the rooms were a bit on the chilly side.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 December 2018

If you want to unwind and reflect on everything or anything then take an afternoon and walk here. This is the place where Henry David Thoreau was inspired. You will definitely see why...

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 29 November 2018

I had heard of John Ruskin, but only vaguely. He was something of a polymath who came to fame as an art critic and then lecturer on art, philosophy and politics. We had planned to visit Brantwood as my wife is an art lover, but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

I didn’t have time for the gardens or tearoom, so this review is just on the house itself. Excellent short documentary to start, then so many of his original possessions throughout the house. Lots of biographical info-but I’ll agree with the previous review stating some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank marftrip
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Wonderful setting with a great tea rooms as well as plenty of interest on Ruskin and his life in the lakes.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cjandma
Reviewed 18 August 2018

This is such an interesting place to visit, John Ruskin as an amazing man, so nice to learn more about him. Afterwards we visited the cafe which is very nice. I can recommend the delicious scones and jam.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 530valr
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Excellent food here and sitting outside looking over the lake to Cat Bells is just amazing! Great place for lunch .

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Hazel H
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Well worth visiting views from house and gardens out over Coniston water. All very interesting , enjoyed the lower gardens going down to Coniston and the getty . Was well timed as the steam launch " Gondola " came in .

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Victor P
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Beautiful spot overlooking lake, lovely food, interesting place, gardens to wander round and nicely renovated recently. Easy access although lane is narrrow so take care, good place to explore.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Eccles1954
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Lovely space to send a couple of hours, great for anyone interested in John Ruskin. I have to say though there was a certain amount of white washing with regards to Ruskins early life that meant the information given was somewhat biased. Nevertheless there are...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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21 October 2018|
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Response from wutheringwithen | Reviewed this property |
Outside is yes, inside I’m not sure but I didn’t see any dogs in the building.
18 February 2018|
Response from FionaH2278 |
Hello Karen. Thank you for your interest. As the house is situated on the side of a steep slope, much of the estate is stepped and on a slope. We have a wheelchair within the house for use and the house itself can be... More