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Address: Rydal Road, Ambleside, England
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+44 15394 35599

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Such an unlikely place to build a house!

We just had to see this little house for ourselves after reading about it. It really looks like a doll's house but apparently a chair-maker, his wife & 6 children lived here in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
John H
London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We just had to see this little house for ourselves after reading about it. It really looks like a doll's house but apparently a chair-maker, his wife & 6 children lived here in the 19th century! It really is sweet & quirky & worth a look.

Thank John H
East Sandwich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not really much of a place but what is there is really cute. There are only two rooms so I guess free admission was to be expected but it was still a nice surprise. I would definitely recommend a visit if you are already in Ambleside.

Thank Mary C
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

This building is now the property of the National Trust. It is a much photographed tiny building spanning the River Rothay -( I believe). Once used as an Apple store. Well worth a visit.

Thank tyersjean93
Leven, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The Bridge House catches your eye and you simply have to go in! Afetr a glance around the upstairs and downstairs room tyou have virtually done it! There was a fire in the range when we went so if there is nobody else there a couple of people can sit down and look out the windows down the stream and... More 

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Salford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Passed by Bridge House a few times - seen it on the TV. Very quirky building. A lady was narrating it's history. Lots of photo' s being taken.

Thank Livelygadabouts
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This is a small little house belonging to the National Trust. I think this used to be a bridge when it was first built hundreds of years ago and eventually became a little house with 2 floors. You can't go inside the house but you can go up the stairs on the little balcony, to take some pictures. If you're... More 

Thank Wolf L
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Such a quaint and gorgeous little building with a fabulous history, very lucky not to have been lost in the floods of December 2015. Recommend a visit; it doesn't take long and the National Trust volunteer is both knowledgeable and friendly. Make sure you sign the Visitors' Book to ensure this little gem receives the funding to preserve it for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We visited this amazing little bridge house and were surprised to find that it is actually two - an upstairs with it's own entrance as well as a downstairs. This is a National Trust property and so will be preserved and protected for future generations :)

Thank Hancocks
Brisbane Region, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

What a charming place to visit. I visited early before the tourists arrived as I wanted to capture some images. I parked in the parking station nearby as it's just a short walk away. I left before it actually opened to the public for viewing as it's very popular

Thank Ripper_Family
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Worth a quick look if you're in Ambleside. It's a 17th century building with a lot of history. Worth a photo or two.

Thank Stuart N

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