Rydal Mount

Home to the poet William Wordsworth from 1813 until his death in 1850 aged 80 and to his sister Dorothy, author of the Grasmere journals, until her death in 1855.

Now owned by Wordsworth’s direct descendants the house contains many of Wordsworth’s personal belongings. These offer a unique perspective on William Wordsworth as a family man, and gives a sense of who he was in the latter part of his life. 

North of Ambleside: 1.5 miles on A591 on Grasmere Road. Follow brown signs on right of the main road.
South of Grasmere. Accessible by public transport. 7 miles from Windermere Station.

What else is nearby?

Dove Cottage, Wordsworth Grasmere

Brockhole on Windermere

Holehird Gardens


Ambleside, LA22 9LU
Tel: 015394 33002


Gardens: slightly wild, the gardens give an insight into Wordsworth the passionate gardener. 

Tearoom: located in what was originally the saddlery over the coach house, we serve a selection of homemade cakes and drinks. 

Guided Tours: exclusive tours of the House and Gardens are available to pre-book.

Afternoon Cream Teas: in Wordsworth’s dining room can be pre- arranged.

Dogs: welcome on leads in gardens and tearoom courtyard.

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