• 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

Further your understanding of William Wordsworth by participating in a guided tour around Rydal Mount.  Or walk in the garden and see the views of Windermere and Rydal Water.  

Guided House & Garden Tickets
£12.50 each
Guided House & Garden Tickets for Children aged 6-12
£7.50 each
Guided House & Garden Tickets
Group of 4 people £45
Garden only (self guided)
Family Garden Ticket (self guided) (2 adults + children)
Family ticket Garden (2 adults + children)
Cream Teas

At 4.30pm every day.  Includes a short talk on the house before the Cream Tea (2 small scones,  Strawberry jam and clotted cream. Tea per person).
£20 per person  - minimum 2 people - maximum 6 people
£25 per person - Cream Tea and a glass of prosecco.


Exclusive dinners in conjunction with Michelin starred chef – available from Summer 2021. Please contact us to book. (We'll need to add the link to the booking page once I've got the platform to set that up for us.)

Ticket price includes a short talk on the house before the Cream Tea (2 small scones,  Strawberry jam and clotted cream. Tea per person) which lasts for half an hour in Wordsworth's Dining Room, and then you self-guide around the house and garden.


From 17th May 2021
OPEN 7 days a week
Please book your Guided House & Garden tickets online.
It is possible to buy drop-in Garden tickets from the Ticket Office or you can book your Garden tickets online.

The House

Opening Times

Please contact house for information about opening times from 1st November 2021
January 2022 Closed

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

30th May 2021

Closed for a private event

3rd July 2021

Closed for a private event

January 2022

House CLOSED for maintenance and cleaning

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