Brantwood: John Ruskin’s home

Brantwood is celebrating the bicentenary of Ruskin’s birth with exhibitions and events to promote a wider understanding of his work. 

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.

Children’s house and garden trails 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).

Coniston, LA21 8AD
Tel: 015394 41396


Open all year.  Mid Mar – mid Nov, daily 10.30am – 5pm.  Mid Nov – mid Mar, Wed – Sun 10.30am – 4pm.


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 impairmentsWinter opening and facilities

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