• Welcome to
    Visit Rydal Mount and Gardens, the historic family home of William Wordsworth
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 1st April to 31st October 2019
OPEN 7 days a week - 9.30am to 5pm

The House

Opening Times

Open until 31st March 2019
Monday and Tuesday - CLOSED
Wednesdays to Sundays - 11am to 4pm
January 2020 Closed

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

Sunday 26th May

From 12pm onwards house and gardens closed to the general public for a private event.

Wednesday 19th June

From 2.30pm onwards house closed to General Public for a private event.

Wednesday 11th September

From 12pm onwards house and gardens closed to the general public for a private event.

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