Brantwood – The home of John Ruskin:
Brantwood was the home of John Ruskin.
Ruskin lived in this magnificent house on the east side of Coniston for 28 years.
The house is situated in a most beautiful setting overlooking Coniston Water.
Furthermore, it is set amid 250 acres of gardens which were designed and built by Ruskin himself.
The house contains many fine paintings and beautiful furniture.
Incidentally, to this day, the house retains the character of its most famous resident.
Ruskin was one of the most important figures in the Victorian period; he was a theorist and passionate critic of society.
Above all, was a famous writer, critic, artist and social reformer.
Brantwood remains a place of inspiration with magnificent views of Coniston Water and the Lakeland mountains.
As a final point, a children’s house and garden trails are available during the holidays.
Brantwood is situated off the B5285 and is 30 minutes away from Lothlorien by car.