Rydall Hall Thomas Mawson Gardens
You must not miss the Rydall Hall Thomas Mawson Gardens a great example of the Arts and Crafts movement in Garden design
Situated in the heart of the Lake District UNESCO World Heritage site, Rydal Hall Estate has developed from the 1600s until the present day with formal gardens, woodlands and iconic landmarks to explore.
Designed and built by renowned landscape architect Thomas Mawson, the formal gardens are a fine example of Arts and Crafts design in a wonderful setting.
The Grot, or grotto, was built in 1668 by Sir Daniel Fleming and designed as a place to frame and enjoy the spectacular Rydal Falls. It is one of Britain's earliest examples of a viewing station. William Wordsworth was particularly fond of the Grot, writing about it in one of his earlier poems 'An Evening Walk' and visiting with his nephew shortly before his death.
The Quiet Garden is a secluded area of woodland, with ponds and paths leading to Rydal Beck; a place for peace and reflection.
Opening Times 2021 - see latest information by visiting website
- Street: Rydal
- Postcode: LA22 9LX
- City: Ambleside
- County: Cumbria
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