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Bridge House

Bridge House Rydal Road, Ambleside, England
+44 15394 35599
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Small but interesting!

Worth a look, very small, but a very interesting history behind it. Run by the National Trust... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Katie D
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
How to avoid taxes

Apparently this house was built over the river to avoid taxes for houses built on the land. It’s a... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Paul G
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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“an apple” (15 reviews)
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Bridge House Rydal Road, Ambleside, England
+44 15394 35599
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a look, very small, but a very interesting history behind it. Run by the National Trust, makes some very nice photos!

Thank Katie D
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Apparently this house was built over the river to avoid taxes for houses built on the land. It’s a real landmark however, looks amazing, very small though, not much to see however!

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

More of a photo stop really,really unique building straddling the river below...use to be a fruit store is what we were told by one lady who was stood inside...not a huge amount of time needed but a sweet little photo for the album. Visited Oct...More

Thank shane s
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

If your in Ambleside for the day this is a nice place to have a quick look round. It is free to go in. Top tips: It is very small so be prepared to queue to go upstairs

Thank PrincessBellexx
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Quaint little house spanning the river in Ambleside. Only one up, one down so hard to imagine a family living there. Lovely lady from the National Trust explained its history. Recommend.

1  Thank Karen G
Reviewed 22 September 2017

This bridge house is amazing, but it was initially built to store apples, because the farmer had an orchard on the other side of the waterway. There is much history here and a guide to share it.

1  Thank ehiggin
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Not a lot to see ! but worth having a look for its quirkiness.Not my favourite areas to visit around the lakes.Grey stone buildings and rather grim.

2  Thank flyinghigh1000
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Didn't expect to find this at the top of the main street. A very unusual and quirky building. Only takes five minutes to check it out and well worth the effort.

1  Thank Sue_Morrison
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a delightful sight in Ambleside and this September 2017 celebrates 90 years since Bridge house was bought by the community for the community. A small attraction that you shouldn't miss - great photo opportunity for the David Baileys in your group!

1  Thank curlyPreston
Reviewed 5 September 2017

This National Trust property will only take a couple of minutes to visit as it a tiny house on two levels, quite a novelty

1  Thank AndyW5961
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Julie M
24 June 2015|
Response from Julie M |
Please can you give me the post code of Bridge House Ambleside. Cumbria.