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  • Address: Rydal, Lake District, England
Despite its diminutive size at just over 1 km long, Rydal Water’s strong literary connections have cemented its status as one of the Lake District’s most visited spots. Wordsworth’s Seat, overlooking the western bank, was renowned as the poet’s favorite viewpoint, while nearby points of interest include Nab Cottage, once home to Thomas Quincey and three of Wordworth’s former homes – White Moss House, Rydal Mount and Dove Cottage.

One of the few boat-free lakes, Rydal Water makes a perfect spot for open-air swimming during the warmer months, while the lakeside hills are at their most beautiful in spring and autumn, when fields of wildflowers and colorful foliage add a rich range of hues. 

Practical Info

Rydal Water is located in the center of the Lake District National Park, just south of Grasmere.

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Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District from Windermere, Windermere, null
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Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District from Windermere

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 277 Reviews

The English Lake District is one of the most recent additions to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Admire the rolling countryside and craggy fells whilst listen ...  Read more

Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 hours 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $59.27
The Winter Ten Lakes Spectacular Tour: Lake District Tour from Windermere, Windermere, Day Trips
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The Winter Ten Lakes Spectacular Tour: Lake District Tour from Windermere

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 26 Reviews

See ten of the most beautiful lakes in England in ONE winter day. The English Lake District is one of the most recent additions to UNESCO’s World Heritage ...  Read more

Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.41

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