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Rydal Mount & Gardens

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“dove cottage”(37 reviews)
“his life”(9 reviews)
Rydal Mount, the last family home of William Wordsworth from 1813 until his death in 1850, now belongs to the direct descendants of the Poet and remains a lived-in family home. The dining room, part of the old Tudor cottage, with its original...more
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A591, Rydal, Ambleside LA22 9LU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last minute decision to walk up the hill to visit Wordsworth’s house. Prior to getting there we stumbled on Rydal Hall gardens and the famous waterfall next to it (admission free by donation) which was an absolute bonus. Once at Wordsworth’s house it was peaceful...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was lovely to see Dove Cottage, but inevitably it was as part of a group. We had Wordsworth's last home almost to ourselves; an incredible privilege. It's a charming old house with something old-fashioned about it - family pictures on the walls etc -...More

Thank Diane P
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Interesting house of character. Lovely grounds and gardens to walk through. Pleasant tea shop. Interesting to see 3 different versions of “Daffodils “ by William Wordsworth

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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Wordsworth’s final home was amazingly quiet and obviously not as visited as Dove Cottage just down the road but is well worth seeking out. In a beautiful location overlooking 2 lakes and with a lovely garden it is easy to see why he spent 40...More

Thank mjg3927
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Loved this house and gardens. Great to learn more about Mr Wordsworth and his life in context. The gardens were supreme, just to come upon places where he may have stood to reflect and be inspired, and to be able to read copies of his...More

Thank Paul and Tracey B
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Wife and I walked from Windermere to Grasmere and passed through here en route. It's a 9 mile hike both ways. The owner of the Saddlery Tea Rooms is one of the most ignorant owners of a business I have ever met. My wife and...More

Thank RobsterWirral
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This was a lovely place to stroll around. The gardens were well tended on the whole. The place itself was great but they need to sort out the parking as its a nightmare. There is a small road off the busy A591 with limited 1st...More

Thank JK47
Reviewed 4 July 2018

We visited Wordsworth’s cottage and gardens at Rydal Mount almost by default, because we were staying in a cottage only a few steps from the entrance. I was very pleasantly surprised by just how lovely a spot it is. The cottage is pretty both externally...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

We visited the house and gardens as part of a two for one offer. Without this I would have said it was expensive. The gardens have great views but are a bit overgrown and need a bit of tender loving care. We enjoyed visiting the...More

1  Thank KP11347
Reviewed 16 June 2018

This is William Wordsworth's house and gardens, it is well worth a visit with lots of interesting facts and memorabilia. It is quite a small house so if a coach party arrives it can get busy. They have a small tea room with cakes and...More

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8 July 2018|
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Response from gadabout216 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, not heard of a 2for 1 ticket.
26 March 2018|
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Response from SkinnyJonny | Reviewed this property |
See previous answer from giglens. There is a selection of prices on the website. However, it's worth walking round Rydal Hall gardens and waterfall ... it's across the road and it's free :-)
Pamela D
11 August 2016|
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Response from Gail T | Reviewed this property |
Hi Pamela, in detail, firstly the parking is very limited which is close to the venue. If you get parked there, it is about an 1 in 12 slope up to the pay desk. Then a reasonably accessible level short path to the front... More