Rydal Mount & Gardens

Rydal Mount & Gardens 2-for-1 entry

Get one free entry with one full-paying adult, with your Gardeners’ World Magazine 2-for-1 entry card. Valid at 392 gardens.

Walk in the footsteps of the most famous Lakes poet, William Wordsworth. At Rydal Mount and Gardens you can visit the poet’s Lakeland home – a part of the Lakes he once described as ‘the loveliest spot that man hath ever found’. With breath-taking views of Windermere and Rydal Water, it’s easy to see where he got his inspiration.


A beautiful informal garden, originally landscaped by the poet himself. Overlooking Rydal Water and Windermere, it features a host of golden daffodils, of course, along with bluebells, rhododendrons and many other attractive shrubs. There is even a picnic spot where you can enjoy the beauty of this wild and romantic informal garden.

Check before you travel

Before setting off check the garden’s website or call direct, as opening details can vary and one-off restrictions may apply.

We advise checking the garden’s own website or calling them direct to ensure the published details are accurate, as opening times and restrictions may vary.

Always take your 2 for 1 card with you

Some gardens have pre-booking systems in place – take your 2 for 1 card with you to validate your booking.

If a garden offers both pre-booking and walk-up options, we recommend booking prior to your visit to avoid disappointment should the garden be busy.

Please don’t make multiple pre-bookings or share your 2 for 1 card – card misuse will invalidate your discount claim at the garden.

Using your 2-for-1 card at Rydal Mount & Gardens

  • One free entry with one full-paying adult
  • Card valid for the whole property. Card not valid on event days - check before visiting
  • Single visitor discount

Opening details:

Open all year except Jan, daily: 1 Apr-30 Sep, 9.30am-5pm; 1 Oct-31 Dec & 1 Feb-31 Mar, 10.30am- 4pm

Entry prices:

Adults & seniors £12.50/£5 (house & garden/garden only), under-16s free. No booking – walk-up only


Parking spaces
Public transport
Access for disabled (partial)
Light refreshment
Picnic area
Dogs allowed on leads

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