Rydal Mount, in the heart of the English Lake District, lies between Ambleside and Grasmere and commands glorious views of Windermere, Rydal Water and the surrounding fells. This was William Wordsworth’s best loved family home for the greater part of his life from 1813 to his death in 1850 at the age of 80. The house, which was a focus for romantic literature, continues to be owned by the Wordsworth family and retains the feel of a lived in family home.


The house dates from the 16th century, although was enlarged over the intervening centuries, and even by Wordsworth himself. It contains a selection of the family’s prized possessions and portraits.


Wordsworth was a keen landscape gardener and the five acre garden remains very much as he designed it. It consists of fell-side terraces, rock pools and an ancient mound.


Located during the Summer in what was originally the saddlery over the coach house, The Tearoom serves a selection of homemade cakes and fair trade drinks.


Ticket Prices & Exclusive Tours

Come as a regular visitor and enjoy family feel of the Poet’s favourite house. Walk in the garden and see the views of Windermere and Rydal Water. Or come on an exclusive tour and have a guided tour of the garden or have a Lakeland cream tea or a romantic dinner in the Poet’s dining room. The house is also fully licensed as a venue for civil wedding ceremonies.

Seniors & Students
Garden Only
Children 5-15 yrs
Family ticket House & Garden (2 adults + children)
Family ticket Garden (2 adults + children)
Exclusive House and Garden Tour

Full house and garden tour including personal guide, complimentary Rydal Mount booklet, glass of wine and famous Grasmere gingerbread

Exclusive Garden Tour

Personal guide and complimentary Rydal Mount booklet

Afternoon Cream Tea

In Wordsworth’s dining room max 6 persons and by arrangement including complimentary Rydal Mount booklet and copy of Daffodils poem

On request
On request


From 3rd April to 2nd November 2020
OPEN 7 days a week - 9.30am to 5pm

The House

Opening Times

From 1st November 2019 to 2nd April 2020
Monday and Tuesday - CLOSED
Wednesdays to Sundays - OPEN - 11am to 4pm
January 2020 Closed - please check below

Please call ahead to check whether the house is open. It's sometimes closed for private functions.


House CLOSED for maintenance and cleaning
From 3rd January Tea Room & Gardens - open 7 days a week - 10am to 5pm


House - winter opening hours - from 1st February 2020 until 3rd April 2020
With the exception of Monday 17th February to Sunday 23rd February 2020
(when the house will be open 7 days a week, 9.30am to 5pm)
Tea Room & Gardens - open 7 days a week - 10am to 5pm

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