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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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Have been inside the house before (also highly recommended) but only visited the gardens this time, using the 2 for 1 Gardeners World card which made it great value. We were there in the late afternoon and it was quiet and peaceful to wander around...More
This was a lovely surprise, having been some years ago to Dove Cottage.You could really feel Wordsworth here and get a real glimpse into his family life.Who could fail to have been inspired with a view such as he had from his desk in the...More
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
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 door. The ground floor rooms are pretty and interesting and all on the level. The stairs to the next floor are even, a bit narrow but with a banister rail as far as I can remember....two flights of about 8 to 10 steps with a turn in the middle. Once on the next level, all is even. There is no lift as far as wheelchair access goes and the upstairs corridors are pretty narrow anyway. The entrance lobby downstairs if I remember rightly is also to narrow for a standard wheelchair. The gardens - you can get a pleasant view from beside the house and potential wheelchair access around that top part, but the remainder is a narrow path set in lawn, and bumps up and down over tree roots, and is sloped up and down. The tea room there would not be ideal for you, but Rydal Hall Tea Room Im sure would allow you to drive all the way to the tea room door if you are disabled, there are three solid steps up to their door but space between tables and chairs inside is limited. I hope that helps. It would be SUCH a shame for you to miss Rydal altogether. It is a lovely place. x