Brantwood: John Ruskin’s home

One of the most beautifully situated houses in the country, Brantwood is both a vibrant centre for the arts and a historic house.

The house overlooks Coniston Water amid 250 acres of gardens designed and built by Ruskin himself. You can take in the mountain views from the house and The Terrace Coffee House and Restaurant.

Filled with many fine paintings and beautiful furniture, the house retains the character of its famous resident. From mid-March, marvel at some of the finest crystalline treasures in the all new geology display.

Children’s house and garden trails are available during the holidays. 

Always a friendly welcome to dogs in the gardens and at The Terrace.  

Self-Catering Accommodation
Unique holiday accommodation is available throughout the year in the Eyrie (sleeps 2), or Lodge (sleeps up to 9).

What else is nearby?

Beatrix Potter Gallery

Hill Top


Coniston, LA21 8AD
Tel: 015394 41396


Opening times and facilities may be different to anything published here due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Confirm details on the members own website.


On east shore of Coniston Water. Off B5285. Brown signs from Hawkshead and Coniston.
Also via bus, connecting with Coniston Launch and The Gondola at Coniston jetty to Brantwood jetty.

Free parkingDogs welcome on leadsTearoomGift ShopGroup visitsFacilities for wheelchair users and those with limited mobilityFacilities for those with visual impairments

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