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Rydal Mount Tours

Rydal Mount
Lake District wouldn’t be the same without its important literary heritage. The glorious scenery over both Grasmere and Windermere lakes certainly provides an inspiring environment for writers from all over England. Such was the case for poet William Wordsworth, who lived in Rydal Mount with his family for the greater part of his life, from 1813 until his death in 1850. This house is where he revised much of his earlier works and penned the final version of his celebrated poem “I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud,” commonly known as “Daffodils.”

The house, which belongs to the poet’s direct descendants, is now open to the public. It retains a strong lived-in, family atmosphere that is typical of English cottages. The Tudor-style cottage retains its original flagged flooring and oak beams, which contrast nicely with the modern additions of the mid 1700s, such as the drawing room and the library.

Wordsworth’s print is omnipresent throughout the property; a keen landscaper in his free time, he designed the layout of the 4-acre (1.6-hectare) garden himself, saying that the luscious grounds and the writing hut he built were his informal office. Additionally, first editions of his writings and portraits and knick-knacks of his can be found inside the house. 

Practical Info

Rydal Mount is located in the very center of the Lake District National Park, making it easily accessible in under two hours from both Liverpool and Manchester (via the M6 and A591) as well as Newcastle (via the A69, the M6 and the A591). The house is open daily March 1 through October 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Wednesday to Sunday in November, December and February. Tickets cost £7 per adult, £3 for children and £16 for family (two adults and children between 5 and 15).
Address: Lake Distict National Park, Ambleside, England
Hours: Open daily March 1 through October 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Wednesday to Sunday in November, December and February.
Admission: Adults: £7, Children: £3, Families: £16 (two adults and children between 5 and 15).
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Lakeland Poets: Wordsworth and his circle at Dove Cottage, Grasmere and Rydal Mount - Full Day All-inclusive Tour

Lakeland Poets: Wordsworth and his circle at Dove Cottage, Grasmere and Rydal Mount - Full Day All-inclusive Tour

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Gain insight into the relationship between the English Romantics and their beloved landscape on a Lake poets tour, ideal for literature lovers, history buffs, and nature enthusiasts alike. Discover landmarks including William Wordsworth’s former school, family home, and church, with insights provided by your guide, and benefit from round-trip transfer from a pickup location of your choice for a hassle-free excursion.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$143.83
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US$143.83

William Wordsworth: Morning Half Day Tour with an Expert Guide

William Wordsworth: Morning Half Day Tour with an Expert Guide

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Discover the life of William Wordsworth in the English Lake District on a half-day tour of Grasmere village from Windermere. Visit landmarks that were important to Wordsworth and his family, including St Oswald's Church, Dove Cottage, Dora's Field, Rydal Church, and the poet’s former home at Rydal Mount. This small-group tour explores this scenic destination through the lens of Wordsworth’s life and work.
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  • 3 hours 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$77.69
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US$77.69

William Wordsworth: Afternoon Half Day Tour with an Expert Guide

William Wordsworth: Afternoon Half Day Tour with an Expert Guide

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During this 3-hour tour, admirers of the poet William Wordsworth will have the pleasure of visiting some of the Lake District sites where he lived. With the benefit of a guide’s specialized knowledge you'll gain insight about the environment that influenced Wordsworth’s poetry. Explore the villages of Grasmere and Rydal, with admission to Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum included for your convenience. 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$77.69
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Private Tour: William Wordsworth: Morning Half Day Tour with an Expert Guide

Private Tour: William Wordsworth: Morning Half Day Tour with an Expert Guide

This tour takes you to: • Grasmere Village where William Wordsworth lived. • Church Stile the former inn where William Wordsworth, his brother John and fellow poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge stayed for several days during their Lake District tour in 1797. • Grasmere Gingerbread Shop where Sarah Nelson invented the world famous "Grasmere Gingerbread" in 1854. • The Wordsworth family graves. • St Oswald's Church where the Wordsworth family worshipped. • Dove Cottage where William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy lived from 1799 to 1808. • Views of Grasmere, the beautiful lake the Wordsworths knew so well. • Rydal Mount William Wordsworth's best loved family home from 1813 to his death in 1850. • Rydal Hall Gardens where Wordsworth admired the waterfall from the "grot" viewing house. • Rydal Church built on the site chosen by William Wordsworth which also inspired two of his poems. • Dora's Field bought by William Wordsworth in 1826. • Views of Rydal Water, one of the smaller lakes.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$427.30
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US$427.30
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Private Tour: William Wordsworth: Afternoon Half Day Tour with an Expert Guide

Private Tour: William Wordsworth: Afternoon Half Day Tour with an Expert Guide

This tour takes you to: • Grasmere Village. • Church Stile the former inn where William Wordsworth, his brother John and fellow romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge stayed for several days during their Lake District tour in 1797. • Grasmere Gingerbread Shop where Sarah Nelson invented the world famous "Grasmere Gingerbread" in 1854. • The Wordsworth family graves. • St Oswald's Church where the Wordsworth family worshipped. • Dove Cottage where William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy lived from 1799 to 1808. • Views of Grasmere, the beautiful lake the Wordsworths knew so well. • Rydal Mount William Wordsworth's best loved family home from 1813 to his death in 1850. • Rydal Hall Gardens where Wordsworth admired the waterfall from the "grot" viewing house. • Rydal Church built on the site chosen by William Wordsworth which also inspired two of his poems. • Dora's Field bought by William Wordsworth in 1826. • Views of Rydal Water, one of the smaller lakes.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$427.30
per group
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US$427.30
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Discovering William Wordsworth: Private, Full Day Tour for 8

Discovering William Wordsworth: Private, Full Day Tour for 8

If you’re looking for everything Wordsworth this is the tour for you. Taking you into the heart of Wordsworth country, you will discover his love for Cumbria and the Lake District from his birth in 1770 to his death in 1850. Visit the places he lived and see the uncompromising views that inspired his famous poetry. See the Lake District through the eyes of William Wordsworth for a glimpse into the life of one of the Lake Districts most historically significant figures. The Tour Includes: • Full day private tour • Local expert driver / guide • Attraction fees excluded
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$310.76
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US$310.76
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Private Tour: Lakeland Poets: Wordsworth and his circle - Full Day all-inclusive

Private Tour: Lakeland Poets: Wordsworth and his circle - Full Day all-inclusive

You get to see: • Hawkshead Grammar School where Wordsworth went to school and carved his name on his desk (only on a friday) • Grasmere Gingerbread Shop where the Victorian cook Sarah Nelson invented Grasmere Gingerbread in 1854 • St Oswald's Church where the Wordsworth family worshiped and whose interior William was so fond of • Wordsworth Family Graves nestled beneath the yew tree that Wordsworth planted himself • Dove Cottage the first family home of Wordsworth and where he wrote some of his best poetry • The Wordsworth House where William Wordsworth was born (not on fridays) • Rydal Mount & Garden was Wordsworth's best loved family home for the greater part of his life from 1813 to his death in 1850 at the age of 80
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$731.59
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US$731.59
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Lakeland Literary Tour: Private, Full Day Tour for 4

Lakeland Literary Tour: Private, Full Day Tour for 4

Visit the homes of great writers such as William Wordsworth, John Ruskin and Beatrix Potter. Immerse yourself in their literary genius and discover how the Lake District and Cumbria influenced each one in very different ways. The Lake District is teeming with outstanding, stunning and inspirational views which fired some of Britain’s greatest creative minds. If you are enthralled by literature and history alike this is the tour for you. We have chosen the very best for you to explore. The Tour Includes: • Full day private tour • Local expert driver / guide • Attraction fees excluded
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$284.87
per group
From
US$284.87
per group

Lakeland Literary Tour: Private, Full Day Tour for 8

Lakeland Literary Tour: Private, Full Day Tour for 8

Visit the homes of great writers such as William Wordsworth, John Ruskin and Beatrix Potter. Immerse yourself in their literary genius and discover how the Lake District and Cumbria influenced each one in very different ways. The Lake District is teeming with outstanding, stunning and inspirational views which fired some of Britain’s greatest creative minds. If you are enthralled by literature and history alike this is the tour for you. We have chosen the very best for you to explore. The Tour Includes: • Full day private tour • Local expert driver / guide • Attraction fees excluded
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$310.76
per group
From
US$310.76
per group

Discovering William Wordsworth: Private, Full Day Tour for 4

Discovering William Wordsworth: Private, Full Day Tour for 4

If you’re looking for everything Wordsworth this is the tour for you. Taking you into the heart of Wordsworth country, you will discover his love for Cumbria and the Lake District from his birth in 1770 to his death in 1850. Visit the places he lived and see the uncompromising views that inspired his famous poetry. See the Lake District through the eyes of William Wordsworth for a glimpse into one of the Lake Districts most historically significant figures. The Tour Includes: • Full day private tour • Local expert driver / guide • Attraction fees excluded
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$284.87
per group
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US$284.87
per group

Wordsworth 250: A long weekend following in the footsteps of William Wordsworth

Wordsworth 250: A long weekend following in the footsteps of William Wordsworth

An exclusive tour for William Wordsworth fans in the 250th year since his birth. No other tour company provides this sort of in-depth tour. We visit both the more obvious locations such as Dove Cottage but also some of the more difficult to find locations which we have researched extensively and are key to his inspiration later in life. You will be accompanied by an expert guide and we will stop at times to read relevant extracts from both "The Prelude", his autobiographical poem of his early life, as well as many of his other writings. You will be taken on guided tours at all of the places that we stop at as well as having some exclusive delights! This is an absolute must for any serious fan of William Wordsworth.
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  • 3 days
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US$368.14
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Rydal Mount hours of operation: Open daily March 1 through October 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Wednesday to Sunday in November, December and February.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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