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Worth it for the view alone

Wonderful setting with a great tea rooms as well as plenty of interest on Ruskin and his life in... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2018
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Very interesting

This is such an interesting place to visit, John Ruskin as an amazing man, so nice to learn more... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2018
Val R
Settle, United Kingdom
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Coniston, Hawkshead, Ambleside, England
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

Wonderful setting with a great tea rooms as well as plenty of interest on Ruskin and his life in the lakes.

Thank cjandma
Reviewed August 18, 2018

This is such an interesting place to visit, John Ruskin as an amazing man, so nice to learn more about him. Afterwards we visited the cafe which is very nice. I can recommend the delicious scones and jam.

Thank Val R
Reviewed August 3, 2018

Excellent food here and sitting outside looking over the lake to Cat Bells is just amazing! Great place for lunch .

Thank Hazel H
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Well worth visiting views from house and gardens out over Coniston water. All very interesting , enjoyed the lower gardens going down to Coniston and the getty . Was well timed as the steam launch " Gondola " came in .

Thank Victor P
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Beautiful spot overlooking lake, lovely food, interesting place, gardens to wander round and nicely renovated recently. Easy access although lane is narrrow so take care, good place to explore.

Thank Eccles1954
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Lovely space to send a couple of hours, great for anyone interested in John Ruskin. I have to say though there was a certain amount of white washing with regards to Ruskins early life that meant the information given was somewhat biased. Nevertheless there are...More

Thank wutheringwithen
Reviewed February 20, 2018

The collections showed an amazing range of the interests and enthusiasms Ruskin had, but also had lots of modern art. A good range of hands-on displays. Lovely relaxing spot with amazing views and lots of places to walk in the gardens and down to the...More

Thank Corrie N
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Great place to visit. I had a dog with me so just walked around the gardens and down to the lake. It was a nice couple of hours which would be even better in the summer. It has a nice looking cafe/restraunt and a few...More

1  Thank garymarkstevenson
Reviewed August 15, 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 August 14, 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
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February 17, 2018|
Response from FionaH2278 |
Hello Karen. Thank you for your interest. As the house is situated on the side of a steep slope, much of the estate is stepped and on a slope. We have a wheelchair within the house for use and the house itself can be... More