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Wordsworth House and Garden Tickets

Explore William Wordsworth’s favourite home and discover breathtaking views of Windermere and Rydal Water!

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 Home

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

The Garden

Wordsworth was a keen landscape gardener, and the 5-acre garden remains very much as he designed it. It consists of fell-side terraces, rock pools and an ancient mound.

The Poet

It was here that Wordsworth and his family found happiness and stability and where he lived from 1803 until his death in 1850.

Many of his belongings that were in the house while he lived here have been returned to the house via his direct descendants. The house inhabits the remaining chapters of the story of Wordsworth’s life, which started at Cockermouth and continued, famously, in Somerset and Grasmere. Rydal Mount provides an insight into the man whom, through these experiences, Wordsworth eventually became.

Duration: We recommend visitors leave at least an hour to visit the property.

Please note parking is provided (although not guaranteed) while you’re on site.