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    A historic house, museum and vibrant centre for the arts, Ruskin’s former home has a wealth of things to see and do for the whole family. Brantwood offers a fascinating insight into the world of John Ruskin and the last 28 years of his life spent in the Lakes. Filled with many fine paintings, beautiful furniture and Ruskin’s personal treasures, the house retains the character of its famous resident. Our visitors are free to explore the rooms and house stewards are on hand to answer questions. There are a range of quizzes and activities for children to enjoy.

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Opening Times & Admission

Brantwood is open all year: March - Nov 10:30am - 5pm

Dec - March 10:30am - 4pm

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Garden & Estate

Come and stroll around Brantwood’s estate which offers magnificent views of Coniston Water and the Lakeland mountains beyond. There is a wealth of interest from fine and exotic rhododendron, spectacular spring and autumn colour, to ancient woodland and Ruskin’s own unique gardens.

During the high season there are regular guided garden walks. Our knowledgeable guides offer a real insight into Ruskin’s life
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Accommodation with stunning lake views in the heart of the Lake District. Choose from our self catering apartment or our 5 bedroom holiday cottage.

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Celebrate your special day at Brantwood overlooking Coniston Water with spectacular views of Coniston Old Man.

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Brantwood is an independent registered charity - The Brantwood Trust Coniston Cumbria LA21 8AD enquiries@brantwood.org.uk Telephone: 015394 41396 Fax: 015394 41263