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Nice day out

Interesting house of character. Lovely grounds and gardens to walk through. Pleasant tea shop... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Preston, United Kingdom
Worth finding

Wordsworth’s final home was amazingly quiet and obviously not as visited as Dove Cottage just down... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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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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A591, Rydal, Ambleside LA22 9LU, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 6 days ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 13 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

1  Thank SimonSaint
Reviewed 23 May 2018

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

2  Thank BackinBracknell
Reviewed 21 May 2018

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

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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