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Coniston, Hawkshead, Ambleside, England
+44 15394 41396
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Educate yourself.

Understand the impact of a great Social thinker here on Coniston. Take time to educate yourself and... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Wrexham County, United Kingdom
First visit

Visiting a friend who lives locally, he recommended this place for lunch. The restaurant was clean... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Rowland M
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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“john ruskin” (19 reviews)
Coniston, Hawkshead, Ambleside, England
+44 15394 41396
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Understand the impact of a great Social thinker here on Coniston. Take time to educate yourself and contemplate the impact Ruskin had on society. A beautiful experience with stunning views.

Thank Mumofone2005
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Visiting a friend who lives locally, he recommended this place for lunch. The restaurant was clean and well presented with a small but varied menu. Ordering from the counter we had a chicken and bacon ciabatta with chips, a sausage roll with bean salad and...More

Thank Rowland M
Reviewed 21 June 2017

John Ruskin, a "Great Victorian" was an important figure in the 19th Century art world, but not a significant artist himself. I would have like more information about his relationship with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. The house is not too big and more interesting than most...More

Thank abbeyman2002
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Absolutely loved Brantwood. It was recommended by our hosts at Walker Ground Manor. Delete repeated wordb. We walked round the beautiful gardens bursting with azaleas and rhododendrons then enjoyed a delicious lunch sitting on a beautiful day surrounded by spectacular views over Coniston lake. We...More

Thank Christine S
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Unfortunately we visited on a rainy day, so were unable to look round the gardens. This house has stunning views and one can understand how Ruskin must have fallen in love with it. The film about Ruskin is very informative, he was the original socialist...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017

We didn't visit the house but enjoyed walking around the hillside gardens. The bluebells were out and the Azaleas were just coming into bloom adding colour to the gardens. A lot of the paths are quite steep and we didn't find the garden map very...More

Thank Polly1955
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This was our first visit to Brantwood and we really enjoyed it. Being aficionados of all things Arts-and-Crafts and late 19thC /early 20thC. The tour starts off with a fifteen-minute film about Ruskin and Brantwood and then you are free to discover more about a...More

Thank Andyhowes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Ok so it was rainy and we didn't see the gardens, but come on, someone is having a laugh at your expense. Loads of the pictures not even from Ruskin.

Thank Reb_N_13
Reviewed 5 February 2017

A rather damp day to see this property but in January there is not much open. Friendly welcome but unfortunately the temporary cafe only served tea/coffee and chocolate bars and crisps so hardly worth employing someone. Some interesting exhibits in the rooms that were open

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We have just spent a week staying in The Eyrie, a self-catering flat on the top floor of Brantwood. It is designed for two people, but is very large. It has a well-equipped kitchen and two toilets! One each! The view from the front window...More

Thank jake1642
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