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Coniston, Hawkshead, Ambleside, England
+44 15394 41396
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House of John Ruskin

John Ruskin, a "Great Victorian" was an important figure in the 19th Century art world, but not a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Northampton, United Kingdom
Spectacular lakeside views

Absolutely loved Brantwood. It was recommended by our hosts at Walker Ground Manor. Delete... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
Christine S
Bradford, United Kingdom
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Coniston, Hawkshead, Ambleside, England
+44 15394 41396
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 12 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 22 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
Reviewed 7 January 2017

I took my students to Brantwood as part of graduate student excursion, and it was a really worthwhile visit! Aside from the lovely grounds and the fascinating house, there is a wonderful intimacy to the way visitors can explore the house freely and even play...More

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Our second visit to Brantwood but still plenty to enjoy. Increased our appreciation of Ruskin and his work, which must have been inspired by the beauty of the location. Staff in the house and the café pleasant and helpful. Well worth a visit for anyone...More

Thank Paul S
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