Brantwood, Coniston

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  • This was a return visit. Why go back? There is quite a lot to take in about Ruskin the man and what he achieved. He was a lot more than an art critic! You can get that from books and the internet, but...  more »
  • We enjoyed visiting the house but we're a bit disappointed at how few rooms were open to the public.  more »
  • The aim today was making our way to Brantwood for lunch. Sadly, as far as the 4 off us are concerned the ambience and historical nature of the eating facility has been lost. Gone are the old farming a...  more »
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  • A really beautiful arts and crafts style house on the shore of Coniston Water. Former home of the artist and social reformer, John Ruskin. Road access is a bit tight down a single track lane so why not come over by lake steamer from Coniston? You could even use the beautiful Gondola, a real steam powered vessel. Brantwood has it's own jetty where the lake steamers will stop on request.
  • John Ruskin was here! Interesting story and memorabilia from the life of a less-recognised polymath. Large garden for strolling around, pleasant tearoom, accommodation available and ferry transport across the lake to / from Coniston. (See timetable!)
  • What an interesting place to visit. The introductory film is a must. I usually find them boring but not this one. The house and contents and the glimpses into the mind of such a brilliant person were fascinating. And do visit the cafe!! Sausage rolls and scones to die for!!!
  • Lovely place to visit - interesting exhibitions, with arts and crafts on display. Brantwood itsel provides a fascinating insight into the life and works of John Ruskin ... all this and a great cafe with a wonderful view. What more can you ask for?
  • A delightful way to spend an afternoon overlooking Coniston, the gardens are well worth a walk around but make sure you have suitable footwear and certainly leave time to visit the Ice House!
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