Book Rydal Mount Holidays

Holiday Travel Guide
Rydal Mount showing a house and interior views

Wander through the picturesque grounds of Wordsworth’s family home and imagine how the views of lakes inspired him to write.

Rydal Mount is the house where English poet William Wordsworth lived from 1813 until his death in 1850. The acclaimed writer used the stunning Lake District region as his inspiration for much of his work on nature. Enjoy the views of lakes and forests as you meander around the scenic gardens.

Spot the waters of Grasmere and Windermere from the hilltop section of Rydal Mount. See the natural world through Wordsworth’s eyes to understand how it inspired him to write.

Hear how the poet designed the layout of the gardens, which he considered his office. The gardens stretch across a 4-acre (1.6-hectare) stretch of hilly land. Discover the Writing Hut, which sheltered the poet from rain and provided excellent views of the lakes. Rock pools and terraces decorate the paths leading through trees. Note the daffodils, bluebells, rare shrubs and colorful rhododendrons that populate the pleasant gardens.

Admire the quaint Tudor house, set amid the trees. It now belongs to descendants of the Wordsworths and retains some of its original furnishings including oak beams and a flagged floor. Make your way through the various rooms to imagine the daily lives of the family. See the bedrooms and the attic study where the poet worked.

The house has personal belongings and artworks that belonged to Wordsworth. Marvel at authentic examples of early drafts of his poems.

Enjoy pastries and drinks in the old school room for Wordsworth’s daughter that is now the Tea Room. Purchase memorabilia and souvenirs in the small gift shop. Arrange an evening tour to relax with a glass of wine in the old library listening to poetry readings.

Enter the house on any day from morning to late afternoon in summer. It closes on Mondays and Tuesdays in winter. There is a fee for adults, while children and groups get discounts.

Travel past picturesque sections of the River Rothay to get to Rydal Mount. The 3-mile (5-kilometer) journey from Ambleside should take 10 minutes by car. Visit Rydal Church in the area.

Top Trending Hotels Near Rydal Mount

Glen Rothay
Glen Rothay
3.5 out of 5
Rydal, Cumbria, Ambleside, England
Situated in Ambleside, this bed & breakfast is steps away from Rydal Water and Dora's Field. Rydal Mount and Alcock Tarn are also within 2 miles (3 km).
Glen Rothay
Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection
Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection
4 out of 5
Lake Road, Ambleside, England
Situated in a national park, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of White Platts Recreation Ground and Lake Windermere. Brockhole - the Lake District Visitor ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (605 reviews)
"Lovely hotel, but no recycling facilities"

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2021

Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection
Riverbank At Stepping Stones
Riverbank At Stepping Stones
3.5 out of 5
Under Loughrigg, Ambleside, England
Situated in Ambleside, this cottage is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Dora's Field and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Lake Windermere. Rydal Mount and Rydal Water are also within ...
Riverbank At Stepping Stones
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Plan a trip to see Rydal Mount

The Alan
Quay Apartments Manchester
Birch Hotel
Don't see what you're looking for?
See all available trips from Belfast to Rydal Mount
View all trips

Popular places to visit in Rydal Mount

Book Rydal Mount Holidays

Choose two or more items and save on your trip:
Choose two or more items and save on your trip:

Top Hotel Deals

Rothay Garden Hotel
Rothay Garden Hotel
4 out of 5
Broadgate, Grasmere, Ambleside, England
The price is £114 per night from 9 Feb to 10 Feb
Rothay Garden Hotel
Glen Rothay
Glen Rothay
3.5 out of 5
Rydal, Cumbria, Ambleside, England
Glen Rothay
Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection
Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection
4 out of 5
Lake Road, Ambleside, England
Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection
Riverbank At Stepping Stones
Riverbank At Stepping Stones
3.5 out of 5
Under Loughrigg, Ambleside, England
Riverbank At Stepping Stones
Crow How Country Guest House
Crow How Country Guest House
4 out of 5
Rydal Rd, Ambleside, England
The price is £127 per night from 20 Feb to 21 Feb
Crow How Country Guest House
Foxghyll Country House B&B
Foxghyll Country House B&B
3 out of 5
Under Loughrigg, Ambleside, England
Foxghyll Country House B&B
Larna Place
Larna Place
3.5 out of 5
3 Lesketh How Rydal Road, Ambleside, England
Larna Place
KIRKSTONE COTTAGE, close to the shops, restaurants and bars of Ambleside, walking from the door.
KIRKSTONE COTTAGE, close to the shops, restaurants and bars of Ambleside, walking from the door.
Ambleside, ENG
KIRKSTONE COTTAGE, close to the shops, restaurants and bars of Ambleside, walking from the door.
Long Crag Annexe
Long Crag Annexe
3.5 out of 5
Long Crag Rydal Road, Ambleside, England
Long Crag Annexe
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.