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Rydal Mount<br>& Gardens, Ambleside

Rydal Mount
& Gardens

LA22 9LU
Tel: +44(0)15394 33002
Fax: +44(0)15394 31738

Email: click here
Rydal Mount
& Gardens online: information and bookings

The Wordsworth Family moved into Rydal Mount in 1813 and rented the house continually for 46 years until the death of Mary Wordsworth in 1859. Rydal Mount was the largest house the Wordsworths lived in and became a much-loved family home.

Rydal Mount dates from the 16th Century when the house was a small yeoman style cottage. This older part of the house became the Wordsworths Dining Room on the ground floor and Dorothy and Dora Wordsworth’s bedrooms on the first floor.

The house has good entertaining space and the Wordsworths threw a great many parties in the Drawing Room . Both the Drawing Room and Library contain many original pieces of furniture, personal effects of the Wordsworths and portraits.

The house returned to the Wordsworth family when, in 1969, Mary Henderson (nee Wordsworth), the great great granddaughter of the poet bought the house and opened it to the public in the following year. Her daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren regularly stay in the house and therefore the house retains the feel of being a ‘family home’.

Rydal Mount<br>& Gardens, Ambleside

Historic House, Gardens, Tea Room, Picnic Area, Car Park, Private Group Tours,

Prices per Person unless specified
Please refer to website (link above) for opening times and admission prices.

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